History

"Antwerp Building Consultants" (ABC) started in 1994 with electrical work and the installation of domotica systems. Gradually, general rebuilding work for the professional market - including the retail and office sectors - was added to its activities.

In 1998, the domotica department was made a separate entity and given the name "Domotica", which later became the current ABC - Domotica Projects. ABC continued to focus further on activities in the retail sector and that year started its telecom activities as subcontractor for Ericsson, at that time charged with the rollout of the KPN Orange network (today Base).

1999 was a year of strong growth in the retail and telecom sectors. As a result, all areas of the organisation were professionalised and structured during the course of 2000. In 2001, the activities then under the supervision of parent company ABC - Group became three separate business units, each functioning autonomously: ABC - Domotica Projects, ABC - Plan ID and ABC - Telecom. 2002 saw more than two years of structural improvements rewarded with the acquisition of ISO 9001-2000 and SCC** certification for each business unit.

In 1999 Oranjeflex was founded as a temporary employment agency in electrotechnics and telecommunication. Shortly also other specialities were added and since 2003 it became a holding structure with 4 subsidiaries, providing professionals in building and engineering industry across The Netherlands and Belgium. Currently 650 people within Oranjegroep are sent out to clients.

In the meantime, ABC - Telecom has become one of the market leaders in Belgium for the construction of mobile telecommunications sites. Since 2003, this business unit has been working for all the Belgian mobile operators. This business unit was taken over by Volkers Wessels at the beginning of July 2005 and no longer belongs to the ABC - Group.

The activities of ABC - Plan ID grew steadily, with the business unit becoming an established force in the market. It regularly handles projects for large retail chains. The rebuilding and complete furnishing of multiple points of sale according to a tightly defined concept and within a rigid time frame has thus developed into a core competence.

Finally, ABC - Domotica Projects also belongs to the top of its class in the home automation sector in Belgium and abroad. Diverse prestigious projects in the Netherlands, France, Spain and even India bear this out.

End 2006 ABC - Domotica Projects became independent after an MBO, in which ABC - Group retained a minority participation. After the necessary adaptations ABC - Domotica Projects moved in march 2008 to a new location, perfectly fit to demonstrate the domotica-concept in all its aspects (user-friendly integration of lighting, heating, security, audio and home entertainment). The focus still remains on residential housing projects across Benelux and even further abroad.

Finally, in November 2007 ABC - Care ID was founded, as an answer to the permanent need of retail chains for aftercare. The activities of Care ID start where those of Plan ID theoretically end: after realisation a store also needs to be maintained. Thus, Care ID provides maintenance and repair services, from urgent breakdown interventions to preventive maintenance and technical inspection of retail stores. In this way a complete scope of services can be offered in addition to Plan ID.

As of August 2015 ABC - Care ID will reinforce Care N.V.. Care N.V. is a subsidiary of the Dutch company Vebego. Care N.V. is a top 10 player on the market of cleaning companies in Belgium.

For both Care ID and Care, the wellbeing of their customers is key. This accession therefore brings a lot of potential in terms of expansion of our services. As such, we are convinced that in the future we will be able to better address our customers needs.