Construction & Infrastructures

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Aertssen Group donates laptops to schools in Kapellen

After the Easter holidays, students start online classes, but not every child has a computer at home. Therefore, Minister of Education Ben Weyts launched an appeal to provide students with a laptop. And of course Aertssen Group is happy to help!

Aertssen Group has been preparing 20 used laptops for secondary school students in Kapellen. Greg Aertssen, CEO: “With this donation, we want to help students follow online classes and complete assignments on a computer. We want to help and support all teachers and students in these challenging times. ”

Support locals

Two weeks ago, Aertssen Group also donated masks to the surrounding municipalities, including Kapellen. Those masks have now been distributed to care providers of local nursing homes. “We are very grateful to have received this protective masks for our health care providers. Helping to protect their safety is a wonderful gesture. ” said Dirk Van Mechelen, mayor of Kapellen.

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Aertssen Group donates 2,500 mouth masks to local healthcare providers

In these difficult times, we want to support caregivers in our communities. That is why Aertssen Group has donated 2,500 masks to nursing homes in Stabroek, Kieldrecht and the neighboring municipality of Kapellen.

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Covid-19 Corona: what measures does Aertssen Group take?

Update 27/07/2020 - The number of infection cases have gone up sharply and we are most likely heading a second wave. On July 27th 2020 additional measures have been taken in Antwerp to prevent a further spread of the Covid-19 virus and to protect the most vulnerable in our society. Aertssen Group actively participates in this.

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Grootste afgraving in jaren van start aan Antwerpse Eilandje

65.000 m³ grond vervoerd langs de Schelde voor luxe-project Montevideo Residence

Vandaag zijn de werken voor de Montevideo-site op ‘t Eilandje pas echt van start gegaan. En dat is alles behalve alledaags te noemen. Onze grote rupskranen en grondverzetmachines zullen de komende maanden zo’n 65.000 m³ grond afgraven en via de Schelde afvoeren. Om deze gigantische karwei - de grootste afgraving in jaren op ‘t Eilandje - te klaren, zijn 44 vrachtschepen nodig die maar liefst 4.500 vrachtwagens - ofwel 9.000 ritten - op de weg zouden vervangen.

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Are you joining our team?

During our job day on May11 you can do much more than just watch. Learn how to use drones, test our work in 3D with VR and a crane simulator or immediately operate our mighty machines. Lifting with our cranes, driving with our dumpers and maneuvering with our trucks: it's all possible!

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Overname van Envi en Willy Crommen door Aertssen Group

Aertssen Group finaliseerde op 25 januari 2019 de overname van Envi en Willy Crommen. De ondernemingen uit Hoeselt werden tot voor kort bestuurd door Jan Van Broekhoven. Hij zal aan boord blijven en de verdere groei helpen uitbouwen.

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Check the new Aertssen Movie

Check our people, power and passion!

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New Trading branch

Aertssen Group recently acquired a new branch Aertssen Trading! Aertssen Trading will purchase and sell heavy machinery.

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Accredited asbestos removal

Another milestone that we are proud of! We received accreditation for asbestos removal from the Federal Public Service (FOD WASO). Aertssen Group is a specialist in this field and offers a range of removal methods including remove use of incubator bags and in hermetic zones.

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Our first warehouse has been built

We are very proud of our latest project. In just two months, we have refreshed the historic hangar 19 that stood along the Scheldt quays in Antwerp and rebuilt it on the sites of Spoor Oost.

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Aannemingsbedrijf Aertssen achieves VCA Petro certificate

Our building & infrastructure department proudly obtained the VCA-Petro certificate.

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Clean up operations following a train incident

This morning, we started the salvage works of damaged trains on the La Louvière-Bergen line. Thanks to the combined efforts of Aertssen Group, we performed this delicate job safely, quickly and professionally.


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A new mileston: 1,500,000 m³

Last year Aertssen started working in Wülfrath (Germany) with the preparatory works for a limestone quarry. We are removing several top layers of overburden, such as rocks and waste. Last week we've reached the milestone of 1,500,000 m³ of earthmoving! Quite impressive!

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G.Smeyers appeared on Kanaal Z

Alle Zaken Op Een Rijtje takes a look behind the scenes of Belgian companies. This weekend they visited G.Smeyers, a company of the Aertssen Group, and discovered how the groundwater on a construction site can be reduced.

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The Zwin in transformation

Measures have been taken to preserve the Zwin. Want to have an update on the expansion works at the Zwin? Read more.


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Open Doors Ford Genk

Aertssen and Aclagro are joining forces for a challenging project to demolish the C-zone of the former FORD plant at Genk. Sunday 01/10/2017 we are opening Ford Genk's old factory buildings. Visit the site one last time and discover how our demolition cranes are making path for future developments and new jobs.

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Afbraak Ford Genk begonnen

Vandaag is de afbraak van de oude fabriek van Ford Genk begonnen. De eerste fabriekshal werd neergehaald met hulp van Minister Muyters en in aanwezigheid van Frieda Brepoels, voorzitter van de Vlaamse Waterweg, en Genks burgemeester Wim Dries.

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Center of Kapellen gets a makeover

In 2023 the center of Kapellen will look very differently. A new administrative center, 30 service flats, a service center and a banquet hall will be built. Last week Aertssen signed the contract for this redevelopment project.

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Renewed stadium

"Den Bosuil" is saying farewell to its stage 1, making ways for a modern and new one. Aertssen is currently excavating the construction pit for the new stage.

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Demolition of former FORD plant at Genk

Aertssen and Aclagro are joining forces for a challenging project to demolish the C-zone of the former FORD plant at Genk.

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Remediation works at Lobroekdok

In the presence of Flemish Minister of Mobility Ben Weyts and Antwerp's municipal councillor of Mobility Koen Kennis, Aertssen started the remediation works of the Lobroekdok. These works are an important preparation for the construction of the Oosterweel connection.

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Largest sand sculpture ever in the Zwin

Zwin currently displays the world's largest sand sculpture. The artwork measures 40 by 40 meters and represents the logo of our group. We took pride in unveiling the logo during our family day on April 29, 2017.

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Clean-up operations in the wake of a derailment

Saturday a train was derailed nearby Leuven (B). Aertssen was contracted for the entire clean-up and recovery operation. We united forces and in less than 36 hours Aannemingsbedrijf Aertssen, Aertssen Kranen and Aertssen Transport brought this delicate operation to a successful finish.

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Looking for enthousiastic colleagues

We are looking for enthousiastic colleagues to join our team!
Looking for a new challenge? Don't hesitate to take a look at our vacancies.

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Demolition of last remnants of former sugar factory

05/10/2016 - Aannemingsbedrijf Aertssen demolishes the last remnants of the former sugar factory in Veurne and paves the way for a new green future. The former site of no less than 46 hectares, will be transformed into a new residential area with an expansive park area,  nature reserve and a business park. Without a doubt, Aertssen is proud to work on this project.

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Aannemingsbedrijf Aertssen in the news

23/08/2016 - On 22 August, the official ground-breaking for an additional 120 hectares at Zwin was undertaken by Flemish ministers Joke Schauvliege and Ben Weyts.

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Aannemingsbedrijf Aertssen in the news

05/08/2016 - Aertssen is quite busy working in Antwerp for the Noorderlijn project. Make sure to check out our yellow dump trucks, wheel loaders and excavators during the report of ATV.

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120 extra hectares for the Zwin

03/08/2016 – Aannemingsbedrijf Aertssen Aertssen is quite busy working in Knokke-Heist. The famous intertidal area the Zwin will be rebuilt and expanded with no less than, 120 hectares in the next three years. The new nesting islands, pools, cycling and hiking paths will undoubtedly charm humans and animals alike.

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Construction of Hospital ZNA Cadix

20/05/2016 - In the very heart of Antwerp, Aannemingsbedrijf Aertssen is helping with the construction of the new hospital ZNA Cadix. The new hospital will be located next to the Kempenstraat and nearby MAS and University College AP.

ATV reported the start of the works.

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Safety first

Recently, our affiliate Gulf Earth Moving in Qatar noted - get this - 2 million man-hours without a Lost Time Injury (LTI). A fantastic performance!

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Lifetime Achievement Award

Receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award has placed Aertssen Aannemingsbedrijf nicely in the spotlight. “From the worker who walks to his crane each morning to the accountant and engineer: all of our employees are working on their own lifetime achievement awards”, said Greg Aertssen.

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Finalist 'Onderneming van het Jaar' 2019

Onze Aertssen Group is genomineerd voor de titel 'Onderneming van het Jaar' 2019! Deze bekroning wordt voor de 25e keer uitgereikt door EY, De Tijd en BNP Paribas aan een uniek bedrijf op basis van criteria zoals visie, ondernemerschap, internationalisatie en innovatie. We zijn dan ook bijzonder trots op deze prestigieuze nominatie! 

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Bezinkingsbassins ruimen plaats voor natuurgebied

Op de site van de voormalige suikerraffinaderij van Genappe helpt Aertsen Terrassements mee aan de herontwikkeling van de oude bezinkingsbassins op de site. De site krijgt een invulling als natuurgebied.


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