Key facts and figures

Witteveen+Bos was established in 1946. The first work the firm undertook was the construction of the Prins Bernhard lock in Deventer. Much has happened since those days and today Witteveen+Bos is among the top 10 engineering firms in the Netherlands. A hallmark of our company is that we have attained this position through organic growth.

Witteveen+Bos is a financially healthy company, as can be seen from the key financial ratios stated below for the past three years.


2016 2015 2014
net turnover* 137,112 129,567 119,069
wages, salaries and social security charges* 60,388 58,341 55,114
result before taxation* 20,818 19,252 20,084
result after taxation* 15,750 14,348 15,274
result as percentage of net turnover 11.5 % 11.1 % 12.8 %
cash flow* 17,621 16,128 16,977
average number of employees (FTEs) 973 973 899
net turnover per employee* 140.9 133.2 132.4
value of Witteveen+Bos share** 6.25 6.33 5.99
dividend** 1.03 1.03 1.18

* Amounts stated in thousands of euro
** Value as adopted by the General Meeting of Shareholders heldĀ at 5 April 2017.
Witteveen+Bos had 952 employees on the payroll at 31 December 2016, with an average age of 38. Our workforce in the Netherlands in terms of educational levels is composed of 82 % with university degrees or higher vocational qualifications, and 18 % with intermediate vocational and accounting qualifications.