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EINDHOVEN - On 20th of June 2018 Continu, one of the companies that operates under the House of HR umbrella, took over the Dutch company Mténv. This consequently strengthens its position in the construction, civil engineering and housing corporation sectors;

The same core business

Continu, with its headquarters registered in Eindhoven, has a network of 14 establishments in the Netherlands and Belgium. "MTÉNV's core business complements Continu's existing specialist services perfectly. Continu is active as an intermediary in construction and industry and enables specialists to find work in construction, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering & electrical installation. We offer a range of high-quality services to the market. Every year we fill more than 1500 positions successfully," says Jeroen de Bruijn, CEO of Continu.

Continu, which joined House of HR in 2015, specialises in sourcing construction, civil engineering, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering & electrical installation specialists. In 2016, it opened its first office in Belgium. Germany will follow this year. To strengthen its position further in the Dutch market, Continu is now taking over MTÉNV, a company that serves the same market.

Additional specialism in housing corporations

MTÉNV has 20 years of experience in providing project-specific intelligent workforces. Particularly in the construction and property sectors, it has professionals working on a range of projects in civil engineering and for a number of housing corporations and local authorities.

The operation is managed from Amsterdam by a compact team of 40 in-house staff. Just like Continu, MTÉNV values entrepreneurship in the day-to-day running of its business. "With our specialism in construction, civil engineering and housing corporations, plus a personal and professional approach to both organisations and candidates, MTÉNV has been able to achieve strong growth and profitability. Long-term relationships with clients and employees are the foundations for this success," says Maurik Griep, CEO of MTÉNV. "Just like us, Continu has an entrepreneurial culture that is oriented towards the development of highly trained people in combination with a focus on innovation and market growth. That is why we believe this is a perfect match."

Rika Coppens, CEO of House of HR, is very enthusiastic about the new acquisition:

"Our strategy of the niche markets is completely in line with MTÉNV's positioning. By bringing MTÉNV into the House of HR group, we are strengthening our presence in the Netherlands. The House of HR group offers them a strong advantage for growth," clarifies Rike Coppens, CEO of House of HR.

About Continu

Continu plays a leading role in placing technicians in the construction, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering & electrical installation sectors. Through its 170 in-house staff, divided between 14 offices (13 in the Netherlands and 1 in Genk, Belgium), Continu provides 1300 people with work every day. In 2017, Continu achieved a consolidated turnover of EUR 62 million.

About MTÉNV

MTÉNV plays a leading role in placing candidates in the construction, civil engineering and housing corporation sectors. With its 40 in-house staff, divided between 3 offices in the Netherlands, MTÉNV provides 250 people with work every day. In 2017, MTÉNV achieved a consolidated turnover of EUR 18 million.

About House of HR

House of HR is active across the entire landscape of HR solutions. With its 14 brands and more than 500 offices, spread over 10 countries, in 2017 it achieved a consolidated turnover of EUR 1.4 billion. Accent, Continu, Covebo, Vialegis, TimePartner and Zaquensis are active in the temporary employment sector. Abylsen, Aero, IBB, Continu, Redmore and TEC provide engineering consultancy services. Logi-Technic provides engineering outsourcing.

 

For more information, please contact

The Netherlands

For further information or an interview with Ramses Peppinck (Continu) and Annemarieke Blancke (MTÉNV), please contact: Frans Gunnink +31 (0)6-29541 542 or frans.gunnink [at] sharpeinternational.com

Belgium

Lieven Van Nieuwenhuyzen / HoHR - T. +32 473 65 76 51

Gunther De Backer / Comfi - T. +32 475 903 909