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Successful closing of Stork acquisition strengthens market position in Europe – Bilfinger continues on its strategic course

  • Closing of the acquisition of Fluor’s industrial services business Stork with units in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany
  • Regional expansion in the Netherlands and Belgium consolidates Bilfinger’s market presence in line with its strategy and expands the range of services for customers
  • About 2,700 qualified specialists strengthen Bilfinger’s position in the industrial services business
  • Positive advice from social partners on the acquisition
  • Integration into the Bilfinger Group within one year


Mannheim / Rotterdam – Industrial services provider Bilfinger has further expanded its market position in Europe. The acquisition of parts of Fluor’s European industrial services business Stork has been successfully completed as of April 1, 2024 ("closing"). The signing took place in September 2023.

European authorities recently cleared the transaction, and social partners in the Netherlands issued a statement on the transaction as required by Dutch law, giving positive advice on the transaction.

“We are pleased to welcome our new colleagues who are now part of our extended family. Together, we offer our customers comprehensive solutions covering the entire service portfolio. This transaction brings us one step closer to our goal of becoming number 1 in efficiency and sustainability for our customers,” says Thomas Schulz, Group CEO of Bilfinger. “Step by step, we are delivering on our strategy to achieve our mid-term targets,” he adds.

The transaction comprises the operating units in the Netherlands, Belgium and in Germany, with a total of more than 2,700 employees and revenue of approximately €530 million. The minor adjacent US part (with about €20 million revenue) is still subject to approval by non-EU regulatory authorities.

The acquisition is in line with Bilfinger's strategy of strengthening its core business in a market where the Group is already well positioned. The transaction especially expands offerings in the areas of maintenance services, automation and mechanical services in the Netherlands and Belgium. By integrating these services into Bilfinger's existing offering, customers will have access to the full range of solutions to increase efficiency and sustainability from a single source. This enables Bilfinger to reduce the number of interfaces for customers. With immediate effect, the Group will have more than 5,000 employees in the Netherlands and Belgium. They will work together to help process industry customers enhance their efficiency and sustainability standards.

Stork is to be fully integrated into the Bilfinger Group within one year. This is ensured by the strong European tradition of both companies, their outstanding reputation in the market and their high standards of safety, quality and integrity.

Additional information regarding the integration, synergies and an updated outlook for 2024 will be presented at the Capital Markets Day, scheduled for June 12, 2024 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Anette Weidlich
Chief Communications & Public Affairs Officer
About Bilfinger arnholdt

Your service provider in the industry

Bilfinger arnholdt GmbH, headquartered in Oberhausen, is one of the market leaders in the field of scaffolding services, corrosion protection, insulation technology, as well as rope access, positioning technology and height rescue.

Founded in 1906, Bilfinger arnholdt can look back on a success story spanning more than 100 years.
Today, around 1,500 employees work for numerous well-known customers in the chemical, petrochemical, energy supply and steel industries throughout Germany.

Our Services

Our Services


- Industrial scaffolding

- Special scaffolding

- Scaffolding coordination

- 3D planning


- Heat / cold insulation
- Sound insulation
- fire protection
- cold room construction
- industrial facades
- deconstruction
- Deep-freeze insulation
- Energy efficiency analysis with TIPCHECK

Corrosion protection

- Concrete repair
- fire protection coating
- painting works
- Sponge jet blasting
- TSA Coating
- WHG & floor coatings

Rope access and positioning technology

- Inspections
- Construction services
- Maintenance services

We perform our services on onshore and offshore installations, refineries, power plants, drilling platforms and factories.

Our markets

  Our Markets

(Petro-)Chemical Industry

Bilfinger arnholdt supports companies in the chemical and petrochemical industries in finding solutions and implementing them to make their plants more sustainable, efficient and future-proof. Our broad range of industrial services offers security for the entire life cycle of your plants, from early planning to efficiency-enhancing maintenance and decommissioning.


Pharma & Biopharma

Clients from the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical sectors rely on Bilfinger as a long-standing partner with extensive experience and the ability to successfully manage a diverse range of requirements. In our role as an industrial service provider, we rely on proven project management and a structured work methodology to efficiently implement even challenging major projects with tight deadlines. Our professional end-to-end solutions reduce interface problems, establish clear responsibilities and minimize the effort required for supplier management.



Öl & Gas

Over many decades, Bilfinger has successfully cooperated with companies from the oil and gas sector on a global level.

The advancing energy transition requires significant changes. Whether it is the conversion of a refinery to the production of low-sulfur fuels or a petrochemical company's search for sustainable alternatives to conventional petrochemical products - Bilfinger stands ready as a reliable partner. Our many years of experience enable companies worldwide to make the right decisions and implement them successfully.


Our Locations

  Our Locations

Herne (Headquarter)

Dorstener Straße 19 – 26
44651 Herne

Telefon: +49 0209 60571-000

Branch North

Schmidts Breite 19
21107 Hamburg

Contact: Mr Plake
Telefon: +49 0 40 547784-0

Branch North-West

Dorstener Street 19-26
44651 Herne
(Car access via Herzogstraße 66)

Contact: Mr Geerts
Telefon: +49 0 209 60571 011

Branch West

Dorstener Street 19-26
44651 Herne
(Car access via Herzogstraße 66)

Contact: Mr. Geerts
Telefon: +49 0 209 60571 011

Branch East

Woschkower Weg 39
01983 Großräschen

Contact: Mrr Wolf
Telefon: +49 35753 419-200

Branch South-West

Gottlieb-Duttenhöfer-Street 27g
67454 Haßloch

Contact: Mr Seitz
Telefon: +49 0 6122 5044 16

Branch South
& SubBranch in Austria

Altenbuch 2
84556 Kastl

Contact: Mr Hübner
Telefon: +49 0 8671-8868-631

Branch Projekte Infrastruktur

An der Wuhlheide 244
12459 Berlin

Contact: Mr Wolf
Telefon: +49 35753 419 -200

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