Near Shoring

Most customers do not use near shoring as a “cheap software development” department – it is more a strategic choice to become more competetive and get better value for money spent on development. Near shoring will give a local team flexibility and access to skills you may not find in your team today.


Redsalt has close to 10 years of experience when it comes to near shoring software development activities to Eastern Europe. We have developed our own 10 step approach to make sure the process is carried out in a structured and controlled manner.

We always make sure our customers have a contact person in the Netherlands, which can act as an interface between the team in the near shore location and the local team. At request, we can also deliver a mix of local and near shore development capacity.

Our teams consist out of dedicated engineers that exclusively work for one customer. This way the teams in the near shore location become part of your company.

Our processes and reporting are carried out in a transparent manner, giving our customers insight in the performed activities in a timely fashion.

Download our 10 step approach to succesful nearshoring


Application Front-end

HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript
Magento, Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, Liferay


Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8
Phone Gap
Objective-C, Java, Swift, C#


MS SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle MongoDB, H2

Application Logic

Java: Prime Faces, Lucene, JSF, JSP, JPA, EJB, JMS, JAX-WS, JAX-RS, Seam, Servlets, Spring, GWT, Hibernate, IBM Rational
Microsoft: .NET, ASP.MVC
PHP: Zend, Symfony
Python: Django, Twisted

Web Services: Apache, Apache Tomcat, Apache Geronimo, Glasfish, WebLogic (Oracle), JBoss, IBM WebSphere, Microsoft IIS, Swordfish SOA


RS-232/485, USB, IEEE 802.11x, Ethernet, TCP/IP,
ZigBee, DASH 7, Lora, Bluetooth,
CAN, MOST, GPS, NMEA0183, J1939/J2534,
mBUS, PCI, 1-Wire, GPIB, I2C, SPI, JTAG,

Operating Systems

Embedded Linux, RTLinux, FreeRTOS, embOS, QNX, VxWorks, Contiki, Quantum Leaps,
Proprietary (REXX, AMX),
Mobile platforms (Android, iOS, Windows Phone),
MS Auto 3.0/4.0, MS Automotive 5.0/6.0

Hardware Platforms

8051/x86, ARM, AVR, PIC, DSP,
Texas Instruments (DSP and other),
Intel, Qualcomm, NXP, MediaTek, Renesas, Freescale, ATMEL, Microchip, FPGA (Xilinx, Altera)

Embedded SW

Embedded C, ANSI C, Embedded C++, Java (J2ME, Dalvik), Assembler (ARM, x86, others), LabView, VHDL, Matlab/Simulink

MS Visual Studio Embedded, LPCExpress, IAR, KEIL, Code Vision AVR, MPLABX, Emacs, Eclipse, Sourceinsight, Code Composer, Netbeans

Capacity and experience

We use our own delivery centres, as well as our extensive network of trusted development partners to ensure the right capabilities and capacity. This approach enables us to offer the best qualified personnel for our customers.

Our engineers have different kinds of working experience. We differentiate the following categories:

  • Junior: 1-3 years working experience
  • Intermediate: 3-7 years of working experience
  • Senior: 7-15 years of working experience
  • Experts: > 10 years of experience in certain field

We offer engineers in different roles, like developer, tester, project manager and architect.

Our engineers are up to date with the latest technological developments due to continiuous training and our co-operation with and participation in programs of the local universities.

All teams have extensive experience with development processes, like scrum and agile.

Commercial offer

Our commercial offering comprises of:

  • Competitive pricing
  • Pay what you use
  • Transparant reporting on time and budget spent
  • Flexible contracting


We have been involved in many outsourcing, off shoring and near shoring activities. Based on those experiences, we believe that regarding software- and hardware development activities, near shoring is the best option. The near shore location offers advantages like close proximity, no time difference, limited cultural differences and a productivity rate that is similar to that of Western Europe. Our main locations are shown left.

Please also refer to article of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands on Near Shoring vs Off Shoring: Article_Nearshore outsourcing is more cost efficient than offshore outsourcing.pdf