News Archive 2015

Press release: Growth Agidens creates jobs
  • Since this week, Agidens (formerly known as Egemin Automation) employs over 500 people
  • The company has more than 50 vacancies
  • New subsidiaries in Germany and France

The strong growth of Agidens, located in Zwijndrecht (Belgium), creates new jobs. Since this week, Agidens  -specialized in automation, consulting and technical maintenance- employs more than 500 people. Next to that, the company is looking for more than fifty new colleagues to support the growth of the company in Belgium and abroad. Two new subsidiaries in Germany and France serve the same purpose.

This year, Agidens -with Ackermans & van Haaren (via Sofinim) and Axe Investments as main shareholders- has sold its division active in logistical automation as well as the brand name Egemin to the German KION Group. Agidens CEO Geert Stienen explains: “A strategic step that allows us to focus even more on process automation and on high quality advice in sectors such as life sciences, food & beverage, fine chemicals, tank terminals and infrastructure. Our deep know how of these markets, high technological solutions and passionate people allow us to keep our growth steady or even to fasten our growth process.

New offices

Two new offices in Germany and France show the ambitions of the Belgian engineering company. Geert Stienen: “We are strongly represented in Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland. But our customers ask us to serve their other production plants in Western Europe as well. Therefore, we have decided to open up new offices immediately after the sale of the Egemin brand name. Next year, around twenty colleagues will work in these countries mainly for Life Sciences sectors (pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical devices, etc.).

Need for high skilled staff

In Belgium too Agidens is looking for extra employees. “At the moment we have more than fifty vacancies,” says Stienen. “It is quite a challenge to find highly educated staff. We offer our colleagues all the opportunities to develop themselves within growing sectors such as Life Sciences, fine chemicals, tank terminals and Infrastructure. But at the same time we are very active on the job market to keep a steady influx of new talent. We want to encourage government and branch organisations to keep promoting technical education. Motivated technical people have lots of opportunities in the job market of today and of tomorrow.”

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