Van Aalst Group
Next generation solutions,
made by a family owned business.
Safeway is a Dutch company part of the Van Aalst Group and specialised in the design and production of offshore transfer equipment. Together with the other Van Aalst companies, Safeway is able to provide full services for the transfer of personnel and cargo during offshore operations. With our sister company Techano, Safeway can provide complete 3D compensated cranes next to integrated load handling functionality on the gangways.
Sustainability is a key topic for Safeway; it contributes to the Company’s vision to provide Safe, Sustainable and Affordable Transfers at Sea. Sustainability objectives are integrated in the core of the Company and aimed at creating value for Safeway’s stakeholders to provide context for Safeway’s targets and performance.
The Van Aalst Safeway team
Wijnand van Aalst
Third generation in the family owned Van Aalst business, currently managing the group. With a background in shipbuilding and holding a master mariner degree he entered the family business in 1999. Introduced innovative bulkhandling equipment in the offshore industry and diversified into engineering, drill cuttings and motion compensated
gangways under the brand name “Safeway” in 2015.
Joined van Aalst group in 2010 as Finance Manager and was appointed CFO in 2017. Over 20 years of experience in senior management positions in the Banking industry. Holds bachelor degree in Accounting and Master Degrees in Business Administration from Erasmus
University and University of
Rochester New York.
Sales & Marketing Director
A seasoned Sales & Marketing Director with over 30 years of experience in the maritime and offshore sector. Before Safeway he successfully stewarded our CargoMaxx unit. Previously he held several positions at Boskalis Dockwise.
With an broad background in Sales, Account management and Business Development, Suzanne joined the commercial Safeway team in 2019. As Sales manager she is dedicated to serve clients interests in the NW Europe.
Boudewijn has joined our team as Sales Manager in November 2020. He has over 15 years experience in the Offshore and Maritime industry. In his last roles Boudewijn has been involved in large offshore projects. Boudewijn has broad knowledge in the global offshore industry and a strong focus on Business Development.
Sales Manager Scandinavia
25+ years of experience within the offshore and marine industry. Holds a long trackrecord as PM and Sales
Director for advanced load handling products, within major players as MacGregor, NOV, Frigstad and MHWirth. He is an honorary graduate
from the University of Glasgow, Mechanical Engineering.
Ria is a creative, and hands-on multitasker with years of experience in Finance and Marketing in the Offshore and Maritime Industry. Easy going and a real people person, social and always willing to help you…with a smile.
Aftersales / Spareparts
Experienced commercial professional with a demonstrated history of working in the Services Industry. Skilled in Sales
Management, Negotiation and Contracts mainly in the Offshore and Maritime Industry. Strong Business
Ivo joined the Van Aalst Group as Manager Operations in 2019. He has a wealth of experience in the building and maintenance of W2W systems. His background includes the management of hydraulic and commercial assets. Ivo is always ready to assist and to bring your operations to the highest level.
Culture & Careers
Set for growth
Set for growth
The added value of this partnership, besides the financing we are receiving, is the possibility for us to continue as entrepreneurs, managing our own business. This turned out to be an excellent combination, made possible by the minority stake which NIBC & RPF have taken in the business.