Royal BAM Group

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Royal BAM Group nv
Native name
Koninklijke BAM Groep nv
FormerlyN.V. Bataafsche Aanneming Maatschappij van Bouw- en Betonwerken v/h Firma J. van der Wal en Zoon (1928-1971)
TypeNaamloze vennootschap
HeadquartersBunnik, Netherlands
Key people
Ruud Joosten (CEO), Henk Rottinghuis (Chairman of the Supervisory Board)
Revenue€7,209 million (2019)[1]
€52.3 million (2019)[1]
€11.8 million (2019)[1]
Number of employees
19,433 (FTE, average 2019)[1]

Royal BAM Group nv (Dutch: Koninklijke BAM Groep nv) is a Dutch construction-services business with headquarters in Bunnik, Netherlands. It is the largest construction company based on revenue in the Netherlands.[2]


The company was founded by Adam van der Wal as a joiner's shop in 1869.[3] It was renamed Bataafsche Aanneming Maatschappij van Bouw- en Betonwerken ('BAM') in 1927 and expanded through acquisition buying Interbuild in 1998,[4] NBM-Amstelland in 2000[5] and Hollandsche Beton Groep in 2002.[6]

In July 2020, Royal BAM announced it was winding down its 600-strong BAM International business, blaming the COVID-19 pandemic for mounting losses.[7] Up to 150 jobs would also be cut at BAM Construct UK.[8]


The company's major operations include:[9]

  • BAM Bouw en Techniek - Non-residential construction
  • BAM Wonen - Residential construction
  • AM - Area development
  • BAM Infra - Civil engineering in the Netherlands
  • BAM Interbuild - Non-residential and residential (apartments) building in Brussels and Flanders
  • BAM Contractors nv - Civil engineering in Brussels and Flanders
  • BAM Galere - Non-residential and civil engineering in Walloon (comprising BAM Lux)
  • BAM Construct UK (comprising BAM Construction and BAM Properties)
  • BAM Nuttall - Civil engineering in the UK (comprising BAM Ritchies - geotechnical)
  • BAM Contractors Ltd (BAM Ireland) - Building, civil engineering, facilities management, property and rail in Ireland
  • BAM Deutschland - Construction in Germany
  • Wayss & Freytag Ingenierbau - Civil engineering in Germany; as tunnelling specialist also active as joint venture partner in BAM's other home markets)
  • BAM International - Projects outside of Europe
  • BAM PPP - Investment company

Major projects[edit]

Road Construction by BAM Groep
Construction equipment from Koninklijke BAM Groep in Madurodam in typical green-orange livery
BAM towercrane in Groningen

Projects completed by the company include the Amsterdam Arena football stadium for AFC Ajax in Amsterdam completed in 1996,[10] the Antwerp Law Courts completed in 2005[11] and the Euroborg football stadium for FC Groningen in Groningen completed in 2006.[12] The company was part of the Infraspeed consortium which handed over the HSL-Zuid high-speed railway line for commercial use in 2009.[13]


  1. ^ a b c d "Annual Report 2019" (PDF). Koninklijke BAM Groep. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  2. ^ Published by Lars Kamer (2020-01-09). "• Netherlands: biggest construction companies based on revenue 2017". Statista. Retrieved 2020-02-20.
  3. ^ Royal BAM Group: History Archived 2010-12-16 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Company profiles: Interbuild Archived 2011-07-10 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ BAM buys NBM's construction arm Archived 2011-07-24 at the Wayback Machine Hebels, 1 September 2000
  6. ^ Royal BAM NBM completes takeover of HBG Archived 2011-07-10 at the Wayback Machine Europe Real Estate, 15 November 2002
  7. ^ Rogers, Dave (6 July 2020). "Covid-19 blamed as losses pile up at Royal Bam". Building. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  8. ^ Weinfass, Ian (6 July 2020). "Bam Construct axes up to 150 jobs". Construction News. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  9. ^ "Organisation | Koninklijke BAM Groep / Royal BAM Group". Retrieved 2020-02-20.
  10. ^ The making of Amsterdam Arena Archived 2010-12-03 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Antwerp Law Courts (Interbuild are part of Royal BAM Group) Archived 2011-07-19 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ 10 million euro orders for Olympic Stadium in Berlin and Euroborg Stadium in Groningen Archived 2010-12-28 at the Wayback Machine Imtech, 8 April 2004
  13. ^ HSL-Zuid Organisation Archived 2008-02-14 at the Wayback Machine

External links[edit]

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