The industry faces several challenges. For instance, the laws and regulations on the environment are always increasing, there is a persistent shortage of skilled workers in the Netherlands and fluctuating commodity and energy prices are affecting the margins considerably. In addition, more and more new markets are emerging in Central and Eastern Europe, which results in increasing collaboration with local competing colleagues, customers and suppliers. It is important to properly discuss and assess the risks when these opportunities are realised.
Please contact Gerard Breuker for questions about this sector.