How Novius will benefit from joining Royal HaskoningDHV Digital

11 November 2020 2 min. read

Last month, Novius joined Royal HaskoningDHV Digital, lifting the latter firm’s headcount to 250 professionals and adding a range of digital transformation consulting capabilities to its ranks. Novius partner David de Graaf reflects on how the move will enable both firms to add more value.

“At Novius, we focus on helping clients shape, organise and realise their digital strategy,” explained De Graaf. “Our biggest strength lies in the design and realisation of digital business transformation, enterprise architecture, smart customer-centric processes and data-driven working.”

Over the past years, the consulting firm has regularly crossed paths with Royal HaskoningDHV, a global engineering consultancy, which paved the way for discussions between the two companies. “For example, we recently both worked with the same client at Schiphol Airport, where we once more discovered just how complementary our skills really are.”

David de Graaf, Partner, Novius

“Via its division Naco [an aviation consultancy], Royal HaskoningDHV was involved in shaping the physical environment. We were in turn developing the integral architecture and design for the rollout of new automated services, processes and underlying information systems in the new pier and terminal. That’s where our worlds came together – where engineering meets digital expertise.”

Amid an increasingly evolving, complex and digitising landscape, this blend of capabilities is now emerging as a key differentiator in the market, providing clients with solutions mixing the best of both worlds. Going back to the Schiphol Airport case, “Together, we created a pier and terminal that uses the latest technology and meets the highest quality requirements.” 

Now, as a result of this acquisition, Novius will be able to “keep bringing that same innovative approach to many more customers,” said De Graaf. “Joining forces under the brand of Royal HaskoningDHV Digital puts us perfectly at the intersection of business, operations, engineering, data and IT – exactly where our customers need us to be today.” 

“Our clients will benefit from our combined understanding of how to design and implement successful digital transformations that fit their ambition and vision – helping them bring bigger, bolder, more impactful digital transformations to life.”