Empowering Human Progress
What we do
We are living in a time of unprecedented change and upheaval, and the challenges we face are immense. But so are the opportunities. At First Dutch, we believe entrepreneurship is a powerful tool for driving change and improving lives.
We believe that by providing entrepreneurs with the resources they need to succeed, we can help to create a more equitable and prosperous world. As a family of companies active in energy, health and technology, we are guided by our founder’s vision and driving force, Peter Goedvolk. We use our resources and expertise to provide mentoring, funding and networking opportunities to our family of companies, supporting them in bringing their ideas to life and scaling their businesses. By fostering the sustainable growth of our companies, we enable them to amplify their impact while we help drive positive change through their offerings. Our endeavours at First Dutch are not just about creating successful businesses but also about empowering human progress. As our goal is to create a ripple effect that will positively impact society as a whole.
First Dutch operates in three markets, each with its own specialization, but what underpins all our activities is the goal of promoting a better future for all.
To meet the energy needs of our customers in the maritime, industrial and logistics sectors, our energy division offers a wide range of energy products and services. We help to accelerate the energy transition through our energy network. We address the rising demand for more sustainable energy products and services to enable emission reduction for both ourselves and our customers.
Our health network is committed to strengthening quality and access to healthcare, as well as meeting compliance and safety standards for people and the environment, both now and in the future.
The technology network is aimed at facilitating digital convergence between industry, businesses and operational processes. By harnessing technological innovations, we will enable a more intelligent, interconnected supply chain and boost efficiencies and productivity.
Delivering on our purpose
We enable progress by continuously improving our offerings. We respond to new opportunities, innovations and trends while providing the solutions that are needed in a rapidly changing world. By fostering synergies within First Dutch and in our network, we can create intelligent route-to-markets and accelerate the connection of companies, customers and partners across the value chain. Additionally, we are not only investing in solutions that are needed today, but we are also scaling up our investments in future-proof solutions to seize opportunities for sustainable growth and progress.Learn more about our purpose
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Our corporate responsibility
Since our inception, First Dutch has always encouraged positive, responsible change. We pledge to use our resources and expertise to innovate as a force of good. We believe sustained growth is the only way to be a successful, future-proof company. By helping our companies, partners and customers contribute to a better future, we commit to enhancing the well-being of our employees and of the communities in which we operate.
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Learn more about our latest developments
VSL Opens New European Center for Flow Measurement in Rotterdam
VSL, a member of First Dutch’s family of companies, has achieved a significant milestone by…Read more
Partnership NLC Health
NLC Health, a company that helps inventors turn their ideas into businesses, will partner with…Read more
Burando acquires Martens Cleaning
Burando Maritime Services has acquired Zeeland-based Martens Cleaning, which primarily operates as a collector and…Read more
New European Centre for Flow Measurement
National Measurement Institute VSL has driven the first stake into its new ‘European Centre for…Read more
First Dutch to sell its stake in Share Logistics
On Friday, 25 November 2022, First Dutch completed the sale of its stake in Share Logistics to…Read more
Peter Goedvolk was named Chairman of the Rotterdam Maritime Board
Peter Goedvolk has been appointed by the Rotterdam Board as chairman of the Rotterdam Maritime…Read more
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