Proact Netherlands was initially started when the founders wanted to create an independent IT service provider. At the same time, the Swedish Proact Group wanted to expand its business across Europe. “Back then, independent infrastructure service providers were hard to find,” says Dekker. “With a small team, we created new concepts, including the so-called Google model for infrastructure, remote Managed Services and Premium Support.”

According to Dekker, Proact Group’s strong brand name, processes, procedures and references, combined with an experienced local team and an extensive partner ecosystem led to fast, yet sustainable growth. Dekker adds: “From the start, we created a strong, winning mentality, with our complete focus being centred around customer satisfaction. In 2008, we were a start-up and would do everything ourselves, from keeping the books to delivering spare-parts to customers at the weekends. This work ethic and proactive attitude has never left the company.”

In January 2011, Proact announced the acquisition of managed service provider Databasement, which had offices in the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain. Databasement – which was three times bigger than Proact Netherlands – was quickly and successfully integrated into the expanding Proact Group. The acquisition added new customer faces and expertise in the field of managed services, which enabled Proact to grow further in the Netherlands and other European countries.

“Today, Proact Netherlands employs more than 110 people, generating a turnover of over €50 million. “Growth has been, and still is, key to the company. This year, we expect an organic growth of 10% in comparison to 2017.”

Dekker points out that despite many changes in the market, Proact has always focused on providing the services that customers need. This model has proven to be the right choice for building a sustainable and healthy business. “I am really proud of the team we have built over the years. Thanks to commitment, drive and teamwork of every individual, we have received excellent scores in Giarte’s annual Outsourcing Performance Survey with an Outsourcing Recommendation of 100%. We also entered the top 20 rankings of the best ICT Employers in the Netherlands.”

According to Dekker, Proact is excellently positioned to meet the needs of customers and will continue to grow. “Technology is moving fast and customers need a trusted partner with expertise and experience. We want to be that partner and help our customers on their journey to digital transformation.”

For further information, please contact:

Jason Clark, CEO and President, Proact, tel. +44 1246 266300

Peter Javestad, VP/IR, Proact, tel. +46 733 56 67 22,

Sander Dekker, Business Unit Director Europe West, tel: +31 30 30 33 200,