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Bilfinger Tebodin

Bilfinger Tebodin

Bilfinger Tebodin, part of industrial service provider Bilfinger, is a multidisciplinary consultancy and engineering agency. The company provides independent services on the basis of knowledge and experience of around 3,200 consultants and engineers.

Bilfinger Tebodin has eight locations in the Netherlands. The location in Deventer has over 40 employees and is specialised in designing and engineering factories in the food and feed industry.


The Engineering department’s activities are very varied. Oswin Verkerk, manager Engineering, explains: “Sometimes we are involved in created concepts for new factories or we are the lead partner in the entire process of thinking, designing and constructing the building and the machinery in it. Bilfinger Tebodin has all necessary skills in-house to be able to carry out the entire project. We can also be employed for one or multiple specialisms in the process.”

The food industry in the Netherlands is at a high level compared to the rest of the world. The entire chain of food safety as it exists in the Netherlands is unique in the world. Therefore, the demand for this specialism is high. A project Oswin is proud of is the realisation of a new, very large dairy factory in Borculo. The entire process, from A to Z, was managed from Deventer. “It was a unique and big project. Most engineering projects are between 500 and 1,000 work hours of work, but Borculo went far past that.”

An important element when engineering is BIM (Building Information Modelling). This is a work method in which all information of an existing or new factory are put into a virtual 3D environment.


Arthur Beskers is senior consultant at Bilfinger Tebodin and has always been closely involved in the location in Deventer. This department is growing fast as well. Lately, there is increasingly more attention for circular entrepreneurship. For the manufacturing industry, Tebodin Bilfinger has developed a scan that measures energy and water use, maps out natural resources and waste streams and then indicates possible saving methods. Within the Deventer team, there is also much knowhow about license applications, environmental reports, safety studies, setting up a compliance register and of course the future Environmental Law that is in high demand.

Export countries: Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom and incidentally in countries in the rest of Europe and Asia.