Fugro in the 1980s
Outgoing CEO Kees Joustra hands over the reins to civil engineering expert Gert-Jan Kramer, who introduces new financial reporting systems to the various operating companies, beginning a long journey of transformation for the company.
Fugro takes over McClelland
In October, McClelland and Fugro merge into Fugro-McClelland. A problem comes to light with McClelland’s share-holding employees; once resolved, it transpires that Fugro now owns 66% of the shares, so the merger is in fact a takeover. Fugro becomes the world’s largest engineering consortium in geotechnics and owns 85% of the geotechnical offshore market.
Gert-Jan Kramer and Bramlette McClelland