The European leader in steel wire and fibre rope products and services has appointed Anne Raangs to the position. 

This role will focus exclusively on projects that enhance sustainability practices and contribute to efforts to strengthen the circular economy of the industries in which Hendrik Veder Group operates.

 Following an experienced career in the offshore and maritime industry supply chain and having played a crucial role in a series of sustainability and environmental-focused projects and groups, Raangs will utilise her expertise across both fields to further integrate Hendrik Veder Group’s dedication to sustainable alternatives to standard industry practices for its customers.

Responsible for developing, implementing, and promoting Hendrik Veder Group’s sustainable initiatives, she will design detailed strategies for customers within the North Sea triangle (UK, NL, and NO) whilst establishing partnerships with operators to implement new approaches. This includes applying circular solutions for end-of-life materials (such as used rigging materials) and supporting customers to optimise the reuse of resources as part of a cost-effective asset management project.

Through a proven inventory management program, Hendrik Veder Group’s asset management support provides direct insight into the condition and certification of lifting and hoisting equipment. By supporting customers to integrate the program, Anne will help clients introduce a cost-efficient, safe, and sustainable approach to maximising the utilisation grade and lifespan of equipment and materials.

Although the role is based in its Rotterdam headquarters, the position will oversee the entirety of the Group – including its UK division, with a primary office in Aberdeen and a secondary branch in Sheffield – to align commercial and operational teams in the Netherlands, Norway, and the UK.

 “This is an exciting development to be part of at Hendrik Veder Group. I have maintained a close eye on the Group and its track record of providing sustainable and more environmentally conscious alternatives, so I am thrilled to help develop this even further," said Raangs.

"Hendrik Veder Group has consistently shown that its commitment to sustainability is not just a marketing strategy; the team here truly has made an impact in reducing industry impact. I look forward to continuing to utilise my technical industry knowledge and experience in implementing sustainable strategies as part of my new role and to help the Group achieve its aims, making a lasting impact across our industries."

“Hendrik Veder Group continues to pave the way for supporting sustainable development within the maritime, offshore, and shipping industries. We have a rich history of innovation, and Anne’s appointment as Sustainability & Circularity Specialist is the latest milestone," added Bertwin Zonneveld, MD, Hendrik Veder Group.

"We have embraced Anne’s experience and insight wholeheartedly and believe she can help take our approach to the next level, creating synergy between suppliers and operators to maintain high sustainability standards and a commitment to reducing our collective carbon footprint. Collaboration is key, and through this new appointment, we will create a framework across the North Sea triangle that we hope can make a global impact.”