In 2015 Actief Group acquired ISU Group (Actief Personalmanagement), a fast growing personnel service provider in the Baden-Wuerttemberg, Thuringia, Saxony and Hesse regions. The partnership with TimeCraft enables Actief Group to strengthen its German footprint in the Bavaria region and add a strong complementary company with a solid client base to its portfolio.
Founder of TimeCraft, Boris Foltin, is pleased with Actief Group as the new partner: “After 25 years of successfully developing and expanding the TimeCraft Group into a personnel service provider renowned for its quality and a long-standing partner of reputable companies in the industrial, craft and services sectors, I’m glad to have found a partner who shares the same values as TimeCraft. Actief’s strategy to focus on SMEs, entrepreneurship and local-for-local approach leans very close to the way we built our company over the years. I’m confident that TimeCraft will continue its successful growth path and I believe that the TimeCraft team will do a great job in partnering with Actief to accelerate growth through amongst others the opening of new offices”.
CEO Heiko Harms of Actief Personalmanagement on the partnership: “Since 2015, we are implementing an ambitious roll out program by opening new offices in order to realize our ambition of gaining national coverage in Germany. In our interactions with TimeCraft it became clear quite soon that both from an organizational and a geographical point of view there is a very good fit between TimeCraft and Actief Personalmanagement. TimeCraft has an attractive client base and enjoys a strong reputation in the Bavaria region. I look forward to further grow our German presence together with the TimeCraft team.”
Mark Maesen, CEO of Actief Group, complements: ”Over the past 25 years Actief Group has grown from a small local Belgian player to a successful international temporary staffing company. We now operate over 150 offices spread over three countries, fully focused at providing high quality temporary staffing services for small and medium sized enterprises. With two acquisitions in 2014 and 2015 we gained a strong position in the Dutch market and after entering Germany in 2015, welcoming TimeCraft is a great step forward. We now realize over EUR 120 million sales in Germany and I am confident that our German management can successfully expand the German presence over the coming years.”
TimeCraft, founded in 1991 in Regensburg, is an independent personnel service provider with strong regional presence in the Bavaria region. Throughout the years, the company grew to 12 offices today, serving clients in industrial & manufacturing, office & finance, IT services & engineering and social & medical sectors. Clients include both renowned ‘German Mittelstand’ companies with whom longstanding relationships exist, and larger corporates.
Actief Personalmanagement (former ISU Group), originally founded in 1989, is an independent personnel service provider with strong regional presence in the Baden-Wuerttemberg, Thuringia, Saxony and Hesse states. Over the years, Actief Personalmanagement grew both organically and through acquisitions to what it is today: a group of 33 branches (of which 7 opened in 2016), active in a broad spectrum of sectors, ranging from highly qualified skilled workers for technical and industrial areas and commercial staff to qualified employees for production and logistics. Clients comprise renowned ‘German Mittelstand’ companies with whom longstanding relationships exist.
Actief Group is one of the largest independent and fastest-growing staffing companies in Western Europe. Founded in 1988 in Lummen, over the past 25 years Actief established a leading position in Belgium, with a network of 66 offices realizing EUR 250 million of sales. Actief delivers a professional link between supply and demand on the labor market and offers companies an optimal and flexible service in their search for personnel. Its success is founded on its deep roots in local networks of small and medium sized enterprises, combined with a firm believe in anti-cyclical investments, a high degree of stability and most importantly the quality and drive of its employees. Backed by its majority shareholder Gilde Equity Management Benelux, Actief Group tripled sales since 2011, with the first footsteps outside of Belgium made in 2014 with the acquisition of TiP in the Netherlands and in 2015 with the acquisition of Tence in the Netherlands and ISU Group in Germany. The group now operates through three brand names: Actief Interim in Belgium, Actief Werkt! in the Netherlands and Actief Personalmanagement in Germany.