Agidens

Back-Office for Agidens –
the leading Engineering
and Turnkey Automation
company

agidens

about the client

Industry:IT
Size:600+ employees
Location:Belgium, the Netherlands, France,
Switzerland, The United States
Client since:Aug. 2017 – present
Technologies:
EPlan P8 and Autocad, PLC, SCADA, WinCC, Simatic S7, PCS7, TIA Portal, Simatic WinCC, C#
Services used:Dedicated Team
600+FTE Personnel
€ 90MIO Order intake
1947Year founded

The Background

For over 70 years Agidens has been helping companies in various sectors to improve their operations in security, reliability, efficiency and sustainability. Agidens provides its clients with consulting and engineering solutions. They deliver turnkey automated solutions as well as maintenance and support.

The Challenge

Agidens, a quickly growing company, constantly needs motivated professionals with a heart for technical challenges. Nonetheless, with a shortage of technical profiles in Belgium and the Netherlands, the company had to look for a nearshore team. They wanted a partner who would help them build a reliable back office with good expertise. Such a growth partner will enable them to take on as many projects as they want without the trouble of constantly searching new talent.

Skelia did a thorough preselection process and helped Agidens find and hire experts that are perfectly-fit for the roles they needed. Particular attention was given to people’s soft skills, ensuring they fit Agidens’ corporate values of respect, sense of ownership, an open mindset and strive for excellence. Skelia provided a cozy office in the heart of Krakow, Poland, making sure the client’s Dedicated Team has the right resources and infrastructure in place.

Strategic Partnership

Skelia and Agidens started their collaboration in August 2017 and the partnership is still ongoing. The beginning of the cooperation went very smoothly. The work ethics of Skelia’s people were very close to Agidens’ corporate values. Moreover, Skelia shared their expertise on how to manage an international team. So fairly quickly the team had all systems in place, a good communication and an efficient workflow.

Agidens offers advice & engineering, (turnkey) automated solutions and maintenance & service support for the Life Sciences, Food & Beverage, (Fine) Chemicals, Bulk Liquid Storage and Infrastructure markets. The Agidens Dedicated Team at Skelia is mainly involved in software engineering, electrical design and electrical engineering at present, consists of 12 experts:

  • Electrical Designers
  • PLC/SCADA Engineers
  • Electrical and Instrumentation Engineers
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The Results

After only six months of working with Skelia, Agidens started getting significant tangible results. It was very satisfying to see their investment paying off in such a short period of time.

The extra benefit for Agidens is that recruiting in Poland is a lot smoother and easier than in Belgium. Thus, the company can keep growing at the pace they ambition and accommodate as many projects as they want.

Guillaume Hallaert

The team that we have at Skelia is very dedicated and puts in all their effort without the need for micromanagement. With a work ethic close to our own and great communication skills, the team is very easy to work with. Since starting this cooperation, I can certainly say Skelia does a great job with preselection and the experiences have been satisfying and very positive”.

Guillaume Hallaert,
Hardware Teamleader, Agidens











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