BMT Acquires OBEG Fire Investigators
BMT is pleased to announce the acquisition of OBEG Fire Investigators on 1 June 2018.
OBEG is the Netherlands’ most recognised fire investigation group, founded and built by Erik Overtoom who has over 25 years’ experience in forensic fire investigation of public property, industrial and marine fires. Erik is also head of the Dutch chapter of the US’ most prestigious IAAI (International Association of Arson Investigators), and head lecturer at the Dutch Fire Academy. OBEG is often called as an expert witness in criminal and civil courts.
Yrjo Migchelsen, BMT’s head of fire investigation, comments: “Having Erik and his team of consultants joining BMT has been a great desire ever since we started working with them. This is a very special day for BMT, and an important step towards expanding our marine business nationally and internationally, as well as in fire investigation in private property and industry.”
OBEG started trading in 2011 and has experienced significant growth thanks to increasing customer demand within the domestic and international insurance market, as well as the legal sector, including courts, and property owners. Following the acquisition by BMT, OBEG will continue to trade under its own name for a period of two years and offer its customers the usual high-quality service; Overtoom will remain the focal point of his loyal customers in the Netherlands.
Erik Overtoom comments: “The success of my business over the past years has been beyond all expectations, and I am extremely grateful for the support I have received, both from my customers and from the people at BMT. Merging OBEG with BMT will not only significantly boost our capacity in handling the ever-increasing number of assignments OBEG is granted, but also, and most importantly, it will add capability through BMT’s almost unlimited resource of technological know-how.”