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Royal Doeksen took over Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam from royal IHC
On the 3rd of March, 2021, Royal IHC and Royal Doeksen reached an agreement on the acquisition of all shares in Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam.
Vuyk moved to Rotterdam
In June 2017, Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam moved to a large three-story office building in Rotterdam located at Lichtenauerlaan 2.
Founder passed away
Early January 2011 Egbert Dik Vuyk passed away, our founder and former managing director of Vuyk Engineering and Trading.
CIG sold shares to the Royal IHC Group
In 2008 CIG sold the shares of Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam to IHC Merwede and Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam became part of the Royal IHC Group since 2008
Central Industry Group
In 1995 Vuyk Engineering joined the Central Industry Group (CIG) and was named Vuyk Engineering Center (VEC). CIG is a group of international companies that all specialise in various aspects of shipbuilding.
At the end of 1979 the company saw no other alternative to cease all shipbuilding activities after building almost 900 vessels due to a crisis in the shipbuilding sector.
Vuyk Engineering and Trading
A few ambitious young men launched a new company called Vuyk Engineering and Trading
Vuyk office back in the days
In the Shipbuilding sector the competition grew stronger, not only internationally, but on the home market as well. In 1972, the same year that the company commemorated its centenary, it was forced into a suspension of payments due to several setbacks which had occurred. A major modernisation was carried out and by the end of the year the suspension was lifted.
Vuyk’s shipyard in 1948
Vuyk’s shipyard in the early years (1900)
Launch first vessel
The first steel vessel was launched and so a new chapter began for the company.
Many shipyards were founded in the vicinity, as was the yard Adrianus Vuyk founded in 1872 along the river ‛Hollandsche IJssel' in one of the three communities called ‛Kralingsche Veer' which later formed the township Capelle a/d IJssel.