Doing the heavy lifting in the Netherlands

It was his father's company when Frans van Seumeren joined Van Seumeren's Crane Company in 1969 at the age of 19. Four years later, he was CEO. During his leadership, the company grew into a crane-hire company, specializing in heavy lifting and transport.

The company, which has been a market leader since 1974, took over its biggest its biggest competitor in 2000. Today Van Seumeren Holdings invests in 15 companies, all innovative in the marine industry.