There is a benefit to experience, as BeDamCo well knows. The company draws on the knowledge and experience of its ex-military personnel to provide consulting services and professional staff for management and projects in the defense and security sector, focusing primarily on navies and coastguards.
While some companies can claim to be early adopters of the partners in business (PIB) initiative, BeDamCo was part of the driving force behind the creation of the PIB. Together with the NIDV, they worked to start a PIB in a new target region and both parties soon settled on Southeast Asia and Malaysia and Singapore in particular.
BeDamCo’s managing director, Mr. Nico van Dam, told us that the company already had extensive experience with doing business in the region. BeDamCo has worked together with the Indonesian Navy and the Indonesian Coastguard on logistic concepts for fleet maintenance and operational readiness and visited a number of Southeast Asian defence exhibitions. These activities resulted in various contacts and contracts, broader in the Southeast Asia region.
As such, Mr. van Dam explained, BeDamCo has experienced that there is a lot of interest in the training and programs that BeDamCo specializes in. He also expressed that the company’s experiences in Southeast Asia had been very positive and that cooperation with Navy and Coastguard clients has been very fruitful showing significant improvements.