Rotterdam – Shield Group increased its footprint in the Netherlands after acquiring Aksys BV and IC Laboratoriumservices BV (IC Lab), both companies being part of Quality Group.
Quality Group has 15 years of experience in meeting the challenges of providing safe environments and working safely. Operating out of the office in Maarn, Quality Group offer expert guidance on how to protect a company's employees, customers, tenants, visitors and contractors alike to a diverse range of customers in both private and public sectors, and to members of the public.
For Quality Group joining Shield Group means new opportunities by becoming part of an internationally operating group of companies. Quality Group was sold to Shield Group NL on June 24th 2013.
Shield Group International, part of the Dutch parent company ACTA*, is an international company striving to create healthy living and working environment.
Shield Group is currently active in niche markets of Asbestos, Legionella, Mould and other Bio Hazardous agents, Fire Safety, Industrial compliance, Industrial hygiene, Air emission by providing Inspections, Consultancy, Education and Laboratory services.
Reinforcing market leadership
"I am very pleased to announce this news" said Hans van der Wart, Group Director at Shield Group’s head office in Rotterdam, Netherlands. "This opportunity demonstrates our commitment to develop a strong presence in all countries we work in and is of significant importance to Shield Group NL as we want to expand our foothold in the Netherlands and develop market share and as such reinforcing our market leadership."
Both Aksys and IC Lab specialises in providing high quality services with their Asbestos Consultancy, Inspection and Testing services associated with real estate & social housing and will give us now together with the recently acquired company Analyse Bureau Safety (ABS) in the southern part of the country full coverage of our services in the The Netherlands. "We look forward to further strengthening their position in their respective markets by offering the full range of capabilities of the Group" adds Van der Wart.
Quality Group which has been started 15 years ago, has had a positive growth path - developed by Sijmen Versteegt, General Manager and his team of experts. Sijmen Versteegt mentioned “Shield Group has similar core values to Quality Group based upon quality, adding value to the standard legislation driven inspections & surveying and service to clients. And they also combine their services with data management services and training for the client. Our clients can benefit immediately by having access to a huge capacity and a wide scope of activities and management related services. It truly is a fantastic opportunity for the continuity and next stage of development for the Quality Group Business.”
With this acquisition Shield Group grows to over 700 employees with an annual turnover of 60 million Euros. In addition to the strong expansion in the Netherlands the organization is also growing abroad. Currently Shield Group has companies in the Netherlands, Belgium, England, Scotland, Denmark and Spain.
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