17 Dec 2020

Eekels, a subsidiary of TBI Holdings, reached agreement with the trustees on November 1, 2020 about a relaunch of De Keizer Marine Engineering in Zaandam, which was declared bankrupt on October 15. With this restart, the majority of the employees of De Keizer Marine Engineering will keep their jobs.

Eekels chooses to do this relaunch because the activities of De Keizer fit very well in the strategy of Eekels. This relaunch will strengthen the position of Eekels in the superyacht building market and in the western part of the Netherlands. Four large yards support this restart.

De Keizer Marine Engineering has been a family business since its foundation in 1965 and an important player as an electrical system integrator in the field of super yacht construction. The company realizes projects and carries out maintenance and service work. The head office is in Zaandam. There are project locations in Makkum, Amsterdam, Aalsmeer, Monnickendam, Alblasserdam, Kaag and Zwijndrecht. In terms of customers, Eekels and De Keizer Marine Engineering are complementary. In terms of knowledge, De Keizer Marine Engineering is comparable to Eekels. The combination of both companies creates a strong company which will be leading in the Marine & Offshore sector in the Netherlands. After the relaunch, Eekels will realize a substantially higher turnover with almost 900 employees.

Hendrik de Haan – Managing Director Eekels Technology B.V.
“I am delighted that we are relaunching De Keizer Marine Engineering under the wings of Eekels and that the workmanship and knowledge of the people at De Keizer Marine Engineering will be retained and that will form an important part of Eekels. Together we can serve our customers even better. I look forward to a joint successful future.”

Bart van Breukelen – Chairman of the Board of Directors TBI
“The integration of De Keizer Marine Engineering fits perfectly with the strategy of Eekels and TBI. We want to achieve growth with our companies in markets where engineering and high-quality technology make the difference.”