Window coverings and architectural products company Hunter Douglas announced it had agreed to acquire 70% of Polish custom window coverings supplier Akant.
Energy distributor Eneco Group announced it had appointed with immediate effect Mr Ruud Sondag as Chief Executive Officer.
Technical equipment specialist Batenburg Techniek reported a good start to 2018 with revenue and operating profit increasing in all divisions compared to the same period of 2017.
Consumer goods and food company Unilever reported sales were lower in the first quarter by -5.2% at €12.6 billion but underlying sales growth, excluding the recently announced sale of the Spreads business, was 3.7%.
Oil shipping and storage company Vopak reported revenue in the first quarter of 2018 was lower by -7% at €316.2 million compared to €341.8 million in the same period of 2017.
Dredging and marine engineering company Van Oord reported revenue declined 11% to €1,530 million from €1,713 million in 2016 due mainly to a fall in dredging revenue.
Window coverings and architectural products company Hunter Douglas reported sales were up by 14.4% in 2017 to US$3,226 million from US$2,821 million in 2016.
Technical equipment specialist Batenburg Techniek reported it had a good result in 2017 with revenue up 18% at €172.6 million with increased margins compared to €146.3 million in 2016.
Drinks bottling and packaging company Refresco reported revenue was up in 2017 at €2,269 million from €2,107 million in 2016 driven by 10% higher volumes.
Port of Rotterdam reported revenue increased in 2017 to €712.1 million from €675.4 million in 2016 due to higher land leases and strong growth in container throughput with a return to the growth trend seen before 2016.