In January 2008 the new association ‘Scheepsbouw Nederland’ (Holland Shipbuilding Association) has seen daylight. VNSI (Netherlands’ Shipbuilding Industry Association) and HME (Holland Marine Equipment Association) combined their representative activities. The new combination is established at FME in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands. The Holland Shipbuilding Association represents about 400 members with a total maritime turnover of € 6 billion, an export volume of € 3.5 billion, and a combined direct workforce of over 25,000 people.
The power of the new combination will be noticeable to all stakeholders. The member companies will get more value for their money, services will be further professionalized, influence will grow, and the professional network will be stimulated. The Holland Shipbuilding Association will be the voice of the Dutch maritime industry to the national and European government, press relations, other trade associations and international contacts.