Fabulous 40 2012 – Second edition: 40 fastest growing Industrial companies
The Fabulous 40 Industrial Markets survey is the survey which charts the growth of companies active in the Industrial Markets segment in the Netherlands. The second edition of the study for the fastest growing companies in this segment is a BlueMind initiative and is published in PT Industrial Management. The figures relate to the period 2008, 2009 and 2010 and are based on data which the companies themselves deposited with the Chamber of Commerce.
Managing partner Bart Jonkman of BlueMind, who was closely involved in the composition of the list: ‘The years 2008-2010 were a difficult economic period, and yet these companies have still managed to achieve growth. Notwithstanding, the effect of the crisis is also clearly visible in this version of the Fabulous 40. The average growth in this list fell from 16,5% to 10,9% compared to previous year´s list, which covers the period 2007-2009. The unpredictability is also noticeable. There are no less than twenty new mentions in the list. And the twenty survivors have changed their ranking significantly. We believe that this is also a result of the crisis, it is a time during which companies are able to distinguish themselves from their competitors.’