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EC Harris name dropped as Arcadis launches global rebrand

Dutch consultancy giant Arcadis has dropped the EC Harris name in a move to launch a unified global brand following last year’s acquisition of Hyder Consulting.

The company said one integrated global brand would provide clarity and consistency to clients worldwide.

The move will see the EC Harris name disappear after more than a century. EC Harris became part of Arcadis when it was taken over in 2011.

Arcadis’ new brand will be adopted across the 70 countries in which it operates.

Arcadis UK chief executive Alan Brookes said: “In the UK we will see our expert teams from EC Harris and Hyder Consulting come together and go to market as one powerful, integrated Arcadis brand.

“This will help provide a clarity and consistency of approach to our clients who are already benefiting from our global collaboration. 

Global chief executive Neil McArthur said: “Building on the rich heritage of the excellent firms that have joined Arcadis and our leading design & consultancy positioning, the refreshed brand reflects Arcadis’ ability to seamlessly draw on our global capabilities to provide exceptional and sustainable outcomes across the whole lifecycle of natural and built assets. 

“Coming together under the single new brand is also an important step in bringing our people together to realize our passion of improving the quality of life and being recognized as the best.”

Arcadis UK Investments announced in July last year that it would buy Hyder Consulting in a deal worth £256.2m, while EC Harris was acquired in 2011.

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