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Actief Werkt! and Prima Personeel join forces

11 January 2019

Breda, 11 January 2019 – Prima Personeel, specialized in temporary staffing of skilled professionals, becomes part of Actief Werkt!. With this joining of forces, Actief Werkt! is growing to a top 10 position in the Dutch temporary staffing market. Both companies employ more than 7.000 flex workers on a daily basis through 68 branches and in-house locations throughout the Netherlands. The acquisition is aimed at cooperation between the two companies and at strengthening each other’s services. Clients and flex workers will benefit from a more extensive range of services, a larger national branch network and a wider range of available jobs.

Actief Werkt! is part of Actief Group, one of the largest independent temporary staffing companies in Western Europe with more than EUR 700m in sales. In the Netherlands, Actief Werkt! is one of the fastest growing temporary staffing companies with a national branch network. Actief Werkt! distinguishes itself through a personal and involved approach to both clients and flex workers. Actief Werkt! employs flex workers mainly in sectors such as facility services, production, logistics, transport and light technical functions. In order to be close to its customers and flex workers, Actief Werkt! is opening branches at locations where other national temporary staffing companies are closing branches.

Specialist in skilled professionals

Prima Personeel is one of the leading temporary staffing agencies in the market for skilled professionals. Prima has 20 years of specialist knowledge and experience in the fields of metal, installation, construction, painters, green, infrastructure (ground, road and hydraulic engineering) and marine & offshore. In addition, Prima has the ambition to become the largest temporary staffing education provider in the Netherlands. The joining of forces with Prima provides Actief Werkt! an entry to new specialist fields and will help both companies in their national rollout.

Strong match

According to Ronald Kardol, director of Actief Werkt!, there is a very strong match between Actief Werkt! and Prima Personeel. “Both companies show many similarities in vision and culture and the core values fit well together. Both do more than just temporary staffing. A personal approach, involvement and sincere attention for employees and customers are both central to Actief Werkt! and Prima Personeel. In addition, the major importance of local presence and entrepreneurship applies to both companies. This is where we make the difference.”

Bastiaan Last, founder and owner of Prima Personeel, is enthusiastic about the collaboration with Actief Werkt!: “We really fit well together. Actief Werkt! and Prima Personeel share the conviction that temporary staffing is all about the human touch. That people make the difference. Both companies complement each other well in their services. As a result, our skilled flex workers get a much broader range of available jobs. With the expansion of the service offering and a larger branch network, clients will be served even better in their personnel needs.”

Approval of acquisition

The Authority for Consumers and Markets Authority (ACM) still has to decide on the takeover. This process is expected to be completed by the end of this month. Parties do not make statements about the acquisition price.