- New digital business will focus on rapid development of data-driven products and solutions
- It will set Arcadis apart from the competition by creating an environment for next generation thinking
- Led by Chief Executive Rachel White with 200 employees based across the globe
30 January 2020 – Arcadis, the leading global Design & Consultancy organisation for natural and built assets, today announces that it has launched a new global digital business that will help secure its position as the leading provider of data-driven products and solutions across the built and natural environment.
The launch of Arcadis Gen is the Dutch based consultancy’s latest move towards becoming a fully digitally enabled business. Operating as a separate legal entity, Arcadis Gen will be led by Chief Executive, Rachel White. With 200 employees based across the globe, it brings together recent acquisitions SEAMS and EAMS Group with software development specialists from the Arcadis business.
Arcadis Gen will have a significant footprint in the UK market and work with a range of clients across the infrastructure, utilities and built environment sectors. In October 2019, Arcadis announced its biggest ever digital contract win from Transport for London (TfL). Arcadis Gen will lead and manage this project providing a single platform to manage all of TfL’s infrastructure assets with the aim to improve the reliability and performance on the London Underground and London Tram networks.
The new entity is being created to further accelerate Arcadis’ industry-leading digital transformation. While Arcadis continues to progress its innovation and digital strategy across its core operations, Arcadis Gen will be focused on rapid development of scalable digital products and solutions.
Arcadis Gen’s solutions are designed to improve performance and optimize decision-making for its customers and help them maximize the value of their data across the asset lifecycle. The unique blend of its technical asset knowledge, combined with advanced analytics capabilities helps customers improve reliability, performance, efficiency and safety across their operations. Solutions include Enterprise Asset Management (such as that provided for TfL), Asset Investment Planning and Asset Performance Management, which can be used from the very earliest stages of strategic planning through to operational delivery.
The new digital business will set Arcadis apart from the competition by creating an environment for next generation thinking – where a culture of agility and innovation inspires development of world-class software and customer experiences.
“We’re doing something the industry hasn’t seen before” said Rachel White, CEO of Arcadis Gen. “We’re launching a tech company; bringing together some of Arcadis’s brightest digital minds in an environment for thinking differently. At Arcadis Gen, our agile teams will be empowered to bring next generation insights to customers, to explore bold new business models, and to innovate digital solutions quickly and seamlessly.”
“Arcadis Gen is a vital step in Arcadis’ digital transformation. Together, we will positively disrupt the industry and help our clients harness the power of data to transform their businesses and improve quality of life for their customers,” said Peter Oosterveer, Arcadis Global CEO.