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Metal Industries

The Dutch metal processing industry depends upon high levels of professional expertise. Combining the knowledge of traditional craftsmanship with the application of modern production techniques is especially valuable when dealing with small and medium sized companies. The PUM experts in this sector combine their professional skills with their long-standing experience in devising and implementing the industry upgrades necessary to cope with ever-changing market demands.
These PUM experts also have knowledge in areas specific to: process optimisation; efficiency and productivity; quality control; environmental and working conditions.

PUM experts are able to give advice on a range of activities related to the processing of metals as well as to the processing of cast iron, steel, and nonferrous materials.


  • Cast, iron, non-ferrous metal processing
  • Metallurgy and alloying
  • Metal processing; Equipment operations, equipment maintenance
  • Workshop management; Advice on technical capability of machinery and the production

Metal: Machine Engineering & Construction

This sector has experts who are experienced in developing and in constructing equipment used in a wide range of industries. They all have technical backgrounds but also have in common that they all rose to management positions in the companies where they either work or have worked. As a result, they are able to combine a very useful perspective on what is needed, together with what may be possible, so that your enterprise might operate and compete successfully.


• agriculture
• automotive technologies
• boilers
• chemicals
• food
• heat exchangers
• heating/cooling technologies
• internal transport
• packaging
• pressure vessels
• pulp and paper
• textile
• welding equipment

Metal: Metal Construction, Maintenance & Repair

The Netherlands may be a small country, but it is highly innovative. The metal sector employs some 150,000 people. 98% of them work in small or medium-sized enterprises. Everything from screws, fences, stairs, medical tools, luxury yachts and harvesting machines to wheelchairs and so on. The list of metal products that are produced in the Netherlands goes on and on. The Dutch metal sector is internationally known for its flexibility, knowledge and innovative power. It generates about 22 billion euros every year. For instance, cars all over the world drive with parts that are made by Dutch metal companies. The Dutch metal sector is known for its capacity to invent solutions. The sector has an important part in making life more comfortable, efficient and sustainable.

Our experts in the metal construction and maintenance & repair sectors have a very hands-on approach when it concerns providing quick and effective results. In addition to the areas of expertise listed, they can also offer branch-relevant management support. This may concern skills and experience regarding entrepreneurship, strategy, planning, marketing and sales, export, innovation, product development, productivity, quality systems, human resources or environmental issues. The scope of this sector covers all stages, from the processing of raw materials to the manufacturing of finished products and from design to maintenance and repair. The sector is not only very familiar with basic metal products but also high-end products ready for the market, such as machine parts, machines, equipment, vehicles, structures, ships and the processing of mechanisation. Our experts can assist with issues regarding construction maintenance and repair.

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