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Our name and history


Our name 42 Solutions

Our company name, 42 Solutions, is inspired by a scene from the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, a book by Douglas Adams. In this scene, a gigantic computer comes up with the ultimate answer to life, the universe and everything: “forty-two”. Unfortunately, this only revealed that an answer is of no use unless the question is clear. 42 Solutions will provide you with the right answer because, before anything else, we focus on your question.


Company history

42 Solutions was founded by Bert Brouwer and Walter Strijland in 2000. Their ambition was to gather a team of enthusiastic proud professionals. To shape an organisation that cares about people and inspires them to excel. To pursue a mission in which money is a means, not a target.


Activities were started with a project for a limited term at EUROCONTROL MUAC. This project was acquired on the basis of a good relationship and excellent past work. Our drive and the way we do business impressed this client. Ever since that first project 42 Solutions has shown a balanced growth in terms of projects, customers, employees, expertise and finance. It is this solid basis that allows us to empower further growth.


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