ASSOCIATE Partner of ScaVanger

Van der Laan International Consultancy BV (V.I.C)

Van der Laan International Consultancy BV (V.I.C)

Van der Laan International Consultancy BV (V.I.C) a Dutch consultancy firm. V.I.C. was founded in April 2021 by Henk van der Laan, a senior consultant.

Henk has worked 42 years in the aluminium industry of which 34 years at KBM Affilips BV as an international sales manager for aluminium based master alloys. The last 10 years he has been active as a procurement manager at KBM for scandium.

V.I.C. is specialised in strategic management, marketing and procurement of raw materials in the metal and mining industry. V.I.C is currently supporting a Dutch aluminium alloy producer. The company involved is producing special aluminium alloys for High Tech markets like Semicon, Precision Equipment and Aerospace applications.

V.I.C. is a partner of ERMA, the European Raw Materials Alliance.

V.I.C. is involved in the marketing and sales activities of a Turkish Nickel mine.

Furthermore V.I.C. is an associated partner in the ScaVanger project responsible for the business model.


Biography Henk van der Laan

Henk van der Laan is a senior consultant and owner of Van der Laan International Consultancy BV (V.I.C.). Henk was born in 1954 in Rotterdam The Netherlands.

Henk has worked 42 years in the aluminium industry of which 34 years at KBM Affilips BV as an international sales manager for aluminium based master alloys. The last 10 years he has been active as a procurement manager at KBM for scandium. In his search for scandium, he has identified 57 prospective scandium suppliers.

Henk has studied Metallurgy in Utrecht and Business Economics in Rotterdam and Industrial Marketing in Arnhem, all in The Netherlands. As a metallurgist he is specialised in the grain refining mechanism of Aluminium Titanium Boron, which is the main product of KBM.

Besides his passion for aerospace, astronomy, aluminium and scandium, Henk is an active mountain biker and a passioned Golfer and a great fan of all kinds of sports like soccer, cycling and formula 1.