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Our history

1872 AD: headline claiming resilience in DNA

Armed with the reputation, design know-how and experience in cost calculation of Vuyk Shipyards, a few ambitious young men launched a new company called Vuyk Engineering and Trading in 1979.
28 September 2021
3 March 2021
Image: Royal Doeksen took over Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam from royal IHC

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.

1 June 2017
Image: Vuyk moves to Rotterdam

Vuyk moves to Rotterdam

In June 2017, Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam moved to a large three-story office building in Rotterdam located at Lichtenauerlaan 2. From now on Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam is located in Rotterdam at last.

1 June 2017
12 July 2011
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Founder passed away

Early January 2011 Egbert Dik Vuyk passed away, our founder and former managing director of Vuyk Engineering and Trading.

12 July 2008

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

12 July 2008
1995

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. 

1979
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Crisis

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. 

1979
1979

Vuyk Engineering and Trading

A few ambitious young men launched a new company called Vuyk Engineering and Trading

1972
Image: Vuyk office back in the days

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.

1972
1948
Image: Vuyk’s shipyard in 1948

Vuyk’s shipyard in 1948

1900
Image: Vuyk’s shipyard in the early years (1900)

Vuyk’s shipyard in the early years (1900)

1900
1879
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Launch first vessel

The first steel vessel was launched and so a new chapter began for the company. 

1872
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The beginning

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. 

1872

The beginning