Arcadis, a leading Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets, has unveiled a new, refreshed brand identity and will now go to market globally under one brand. The announcement follows two years of investment in joining up its 28,000 people in a single operating model which enables Arcadis to bring its very best knowledge and technical expertise to clients wherever they need help.
The new brand will be adopted across the 70 countries in which Arcadis operates and will see legacy brands being phased out, including Langdon & Seah, Hyder Consulting, ARCADISLogos and EC Harris. Callison and RTKL, Arcadis’ architectural brands, are also merging to create CallisonRTKL.
Neil McArthur, Chief Executive Officer, Arcadis said: “Our clients tell us that the challenges they face call for their business partners to adapt and innovate, to bring their best ideas and expertise from around the world. Over the past two years we have invested heavily in our business to meet these client needs. We have expanded our global account management team and positioned experts to lead the development of core value propositions that are delivered across the world. We have aligned our global and regional operating models thereby facilitating innovation and easing knowledge transfer, while enabling sharing of best practices and the use of Global Design. We are already seeing this approach bear fruit through applying our global capabilities to win work on mega projects such as the Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia and the protection of New York following Hurricane Sandy.
“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.”
The new Arcadis logo brings a new, modern update to the Arcadis identity for the first time since the late 1990s. The boldness of the colors orange and black are designed to stand out, with the descriptor ‘Design & Consultancy for natural and built assets’ clearly defining both the capabilities Arcadis brings and the client environments in which Arcadis operates. The modernized icon of the fire salamander represents the sustainability and balance that Arcadis seeks to achieve through its work, with the orange colour linking to Arcadis’ Dutch heritage.