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.


2017 2016 2015
net turnover* 130,806 137,112 129,567
wages, salaries and social security charges* 60,806 60,388 58,341
result before taxation* 16,341 20,818 19,252
result after taxation* 12,523 15,750 14,348
result as percentage of net turnover 9.6 % 11.5 % 11.1 %
EBITDA** 20,505 23,457 21,315
average number of employees (FTEs) 957 973 973
net turnover per employee* 136.7 140.9 133.2
value of Witteveen+Bos share 5.83*** 6.25 6.33
dividend*** 0.93 1.03 1.03

* Amounts stated in thousands of euro
** Earnings before tax, interest, depreciation and amortization
*** Value as adopted by the General Meeting of Shareholders heldĀ at 9 April 2018.
In 2017, the average age of Witteveen+Bos employees was 38. Our workforce in the Netherlands in terms of educational levels is composed of 84% with university degrees or higher vocational qualifications, and 16 % with intermediate vocational and accounting qualifications.