Occupational health and safety management software specialist Raatwerk joins Kader Group

Raatwerk, supplier of SaaS software solution AMS (Arbo Management System) for health, safety and prevention, has joined Kader Group. Hogenhouck m&a advised the owners of Raatwerk, Marja van Slageren and Michiel Ridder, in this transaction.

Platform for Risk Inventory and Evaluation

Michiel Ridder founded the predecessor of Raatwerk in 1998 and with the AMS solution, Raatwerk evolved to being the specialist for digital Risk Inventory & Evaluation (RI&E). Owners Michiel Ridder and Marja van Slageren have consistently developed the modular platform for risk assessments for labour conditions, safety and health within organisations.

Kader is the market leader in advice and training in this area. By joining forces, a strong combination is created. Michiel Ridder, director of Raatwerk: “We see many opportunities in the further digitalization of consultancy services in the areas of Quality, Health, Safety, Security and Environment. In Kader, we have found the perfect strategic partner to develop the AMS into the next phase of growth.”

Bart de Boer, CEO of Kader Group continues: “The addition of Raatwerk fits within Kader Group’s strategic growth plan, which is aimed at broadening the range of products and services, increasing sustainability, digitization and internationalization. Raatwerk’s AMS fits in very well in this portfolio. In the coming period, we will integrate Raatwerk into Kader’s business unit Digital, which already includes Smile Software for risk management.”

Software solution for health, safety and prevention

Working in a safe and healthy is an important part for companies in being a good employer. Raatwerk, founded in 1998, has developed the Occupational Health and Safety Management System (AMS) based on its vision and experience with digital Risk Inventories and Evaluations. The modular software solution – for small as well as larger and complex organizations – provides structure, insights and compliance with health and safety guidelines and prevention measures. Thousands of users in government, healthcare and commercial enterprises use the AMS system. In addition, Raatwerk supervises the implementation of the RI&Es and trains safety and prevention employees to work with the AMS.

Consultancy for people, the environment and society

Kader Group improves the quality, safety and sustainability of organizations that will benefit people, the environment and society. Founded in 1994, Kader Group has grown into one of the leading consultancy firms in the Netherlands in the area of QHSSE & Sustainability (Quality, Health, Safety, Cyber Security, Environment & Sustainability). With 11 offices throughout The Netherlands and more than 250 employees, Kader Group offers advice, software and training to a diverse group of customers.

In addition to strong organic growth, Kader Group pursues an active buy-and-build strategy and has acquired several companies in the past two years. With this, Kader wants to strengthen its leading position in the Netherlands and further expand its range of services. Kader Group has the ambition to become a leading player in Northern Europe.


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