Netherlands – De Gilde Groep acquires Dutch employment agency Parallel

November 26, 2020

De Gilde Groep, a recruitment company based in the Netherlands, has announced that it will take over the Dutch employment agency Parallel.

Financial details were not disclosed. The effective date of acquisition is December 1, 2020.

All Parallel employees will start working for De Gilde Groep from December 1st. With the takeover, Parallel’s individual activities will be discontinued.

Parallel, which is based in the city of Heerenveen, was founded in 1997. The company supplies professionals to the construction industry.

Bennie Schnoing, who founded Parallel and developed it into the company it is today, will move to De Gilde Groep. He will use his extensive experience and industry knowledge for De Gilde Groep and will mainly focus on issues such as safety, quality and production.

“I have built my business from scratch and am proud to have found a reliable new owner with De Gilde Groep,” said Schnoing. “I came to know De Gilde Groep as an organization that devotes itself body and soul to its professionals. They also work for large and complex projects and Parallel’s experience is a good addition.

De Gilde Groep declared that the takeover was in line with its growth ambitions. The company employs professionals for concrete construction and electrical engineering projects.

Alfred Nanninga, Managing Partner at De Gilde Groep, said: ““ Parallel has been around for over 23 years and has extensive experience in providing services to professionals in the construction industry. Their working method suits us perfectly: finding the right professionals to carry out projects through inventory, monitoring and support.

“With this acquisition, we are strengthening our position as a partner in the construction chain,” said Nanninga. “Bennie and his employees are a welcome addition to our organization. By joining forces, customers have a decisive specialist for their project with a single point of contact.