ICT Group nominated for Computable Awards: vote for us!

ICT Group has been nominated for the Computable Awards 2021 in the Service Integrator category. The reason for this nomination is the won tender for the PALGA contract. Will you help us win this award? From 5 July to 10 October you can vote for us via this link. Thank you in advance for your support!

Computable Awards 2021 ICT Group

PALGA contract for ICT Group

PALGA, the Pathological-Anatomical National Automated Archive, manages a database with all pathology results of the Netherlands, as well as a computer network for data exchange with all pathology labs of the Netherlands. The existing infrastructure is intended for the exchange of orders and pathology reports between the 49 affiliated laboratories and the storage of the 85 million examination reports that the database now contains. Because the infrastructure needed replacing, a European tender was issued. This was won by ICT Group. For the general jury of the Computable Awards 2021, this was reason enough to nominate ICT Group in the Service Integrator category.

The development of the new communication service will start in December 2020. The implementation is planned from the end of 2021 and will be completed in 2023. It involves the design, implementation and management of a new communication service. The contract has a term of ten years. ICT Group was awarded the tender because they showed in their offer that they understand what the work is about and how the responsibilities should be divided..

With its Smarter Industries solutions, ICT Group provides services to the automotive, manufacturing and high-tech, food, chemical and pharmaceutical, oil and gas, and logistics industries. The Smarter Cities solutions focus on water, rail and road infrastructure, as well as public transport and mobility. The Smarter Healthcare unit provides solutions for the exchange of medical data and services and/or products in the fields of radiotherapy and obstetrics. In addition, ICT Group provides its own cloud-based software for iot, digital transformation and artificial intelligence.

Please vote for us!

Half of the opinion of the professional jury determines who will win, the other half is in the hands of the public vote. Therefore we appreciate it enormously if you want to vote for our nomination! This can be done via the voting procedure on the Computable website. After filling out a form you will receive a voting link. You can only vote once per category. Our PALGA project can be found under the category Service Integrator. Voting is possible until Sunday, October 10. The winners will be announced on November 2.

EXTRAORDINARY SHAREHOLDERS MEETING ICT GROUP ADOPTS ALL RESOLUTIONS

ICT Group N.V. (ICT) announces that all proposed resolutions were adopted during today’s Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (EGM) in connection with the Offer made by a consortium led by NPM capital, under the condition precedent that the Offer is being declared unconditional by the Offeror.

During the EGM, the Offer was discussed. The voting items, all in relation to the Public Offer, included the Merger Resolutions, the future composition of the Supervisory Board and proposed amendments to the Articles of Association. 

Because the Merger Resolutions have been adopted, the minimum acceptance level threshold of the Offer has been lowered from 95% to 80% when the Merger Resolutions become in full force and effect as at the closing date or the postponed closing date. Reference is made to Section 6.6(a)(i) of the Offer Memorandum.  

Key next steps Public Offer

Shareholders can tender their Shares until 23 July 2021, 17.40 CEST. Within three working days following the closing date the Offeror will announce whether or not it declares the Offer unconditional.

More information can be found in the Offer Memorandum and Position Statement, which are published on the company’s website.


ICT Group N.V. is a leading European industrial technology solutions provider. Our dedicated technical professionals offer our clients services in the field of consultancy, software development,project-based solutions and IT system maintenance. It is our mission to make the world a little smarter every day.

Our specialist knowledge in a variety of industries enables us to realise innovative solutions by linking people, technologies and ideas. With approximately 1,500 dedicated technical specialists in the field, we are capable of building and integrating new and innovative technologies into relevant business solutions for our customers.

Our Industries solutions serve the automotive, manufacturing, high-tech, food, chemicals & pharma, oil & gas and logistics industries. Our Public & Infra solutions are focused on water, rail and road infrastructure as well as public transport and mobility. Across all industries ICT Group offers proprietary industry-specific software solutions, including its own cloud-based platform for IoT, digital transformation and artificial intelligence.

ICT Group N.V. is listed on Euronext Amsterdam and has a presence in the Netherlands, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Portugal and Sweden.

For further information:

Carla Stuifzand, marketing director

+31 (0)88 908 2000, E-mail: investor.relations@ict.nl

Website: www.ictgroup.eu


General restrictions

This press release contains inside information within the meaning of the EU Market Abuse Regulation(596/2014). The information in this announcement is not intended to be complete. This announcement is for information purposes only and does not constitute an offer or an invitation to acquire or dispose of any securities or investment advice or an inducement to enter into investment activity. This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or issue or the solicitation of an offer to buy or acquire the securities of ICT Group in any jurisdiction.

The distribution of this press release may, in some countries, be restricted by law or regulation. Accordingly, persons who come into possession of this document should inform themselves of and observe these restrictions. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, the Consortium, the Offeror and ICT Group disclaim any responsibility or liability for the violation of any such restrictions by any person. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of that jurisdiction. Neither ICT Group, nor the Consortium, nor Offeror, nor any of their advisers assume any responsibility for any violation by any person of any of these restrictions. Shareholders in any doubt as to their position should consult an appropriate professional adviser without delay. This announcement is not for release, publication or distribution, in whole or in part, in or into, directly or indirectly, in any jurisdiction in which such release, publication or distribution would be unlawful.

Forward-looking statements

This press release may include “forward-looking statements” such as statements relating to the impact of this transaction on the Offeror and ICT Group and language that indicates trends, such as “anticipated” and “expected”. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release. Although ICT Group and the Offeror believe that the assumptions upon which their respective financial information and their respective forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, they can give no assurance that these assumptions will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical experience or from future results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the Offeror’s ability to achieve the anticipated results from the acquisition of the Company, the effects of competition (in particular the response to the Transaction in the marketplace), economic conditions in the global markets in which the Offeror and the Company operate, and other factors that can be found in the Offeror’s and the Company’s press releases and public filings. Neither ICT Group nor the Consortium nor the Offeror, nor any of their advisers accept any responsibility for any financial information contained in this press release relating to the business or operations or results or financial condition of the other or their respective groups. Each of the Company, the Consortium and the Offeror expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

Water Authority Brabantse Delta assigns maintenance order to ICT Group

ROTTERDAM, June 30, 2021 – ICT Group’s Managed Services unit has been awarded a contract by Water Authority Brabantse Delta for maintenance of the process automation of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) and sewage pumping stations. It concerns a contract for 5 years with an option for extension.

Waterschap Brabantse Delta rioolwaterzuivering
Water Authority Brabantse Delta – Waste water treatment at Nieuwveer

Preventive and corrective maintenance

The contract includes preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance and making minor changes to the local and central process automation of the WWTPs and sewage pumping stations of the water authority. Preventive maintenance is performed on the process automation so that all hardware and software components of which it is composed continue to function correctly. The goal is to prevent failures by detecting and correcting possible defects before they manifest themselves as failures. Corrective maintenance is required to restore the proper functioning of an object that has suffered a failure. It involves work that is necessary to eliminate the cause of the failure and to repair any parts that have become defective.

The repair of malfunctions relates to the entire process automation system at the sewage pumping stations and WWTPs. Among others from Scada network, the PLC network, Alert local, and link(s) to other central systems. This means that ICT Group is available 24/7 for direct support to the Water Authority in case of failures and calamities.

Water Authority Brabantse Delta

Waterschap Brabantse Delta

As a modern water authority, Brabantse Delta is the water partner for inhabitants, companies, nature and the environment in Central and West Brabant. They take integral care of sufficient surface water of good quality and safety against flooding. “Adding value to the environment. Outside Just Doing” is the vision with which they want to carry out their water tasks at the lowest possible social cost. In doing so, the water authority attaches great value to corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

Managed Services by ICT Group

Via the Managed Services business unit, ICT Group manages clients’ software and maximizes the return. Managed Services offers continuity for business-critical software solutions and ensures high availability of the software throughout its lifecycle. Primary processes always continue to function thanks to ICT’s 24/7 safety net.

ICT Group is a leading European provider of solutions for industrial technology. Its 1,500 dedicated technical professionals provide customers with high-quality services including: software development, project-based solutions, consultancy, managed services, recruitment and secondment, testing and training. With a track record of over 40 years, ICT Group has both extensive multi-domain expertise and in-depth industry knowledge. By combining these strengths with compelling technological solutions, ICT is in the unique position to help clients make their business processes more efficient, flexible, simple, secure and – as a result – more sustainable.

ICT Group nominated for Computable Awards 2021

ICT Group is nominated for the Computable Awards 2021. For the general jury the PALGA contract was the reason to nominate ICT Group in the category Service Integrator.

About the Computable Awards

Ict trade title Computable has handed out ten nominations within the Computable Awards 2021 in the category Service Integrator. People can vote as from July 5th  and the winner will be announced on November 2nd.

A group of in total 21 Computable experts has digitally assessed the 36 nominations in the category Service Integrator. Their assessment formed the basis for the general jury of the Computable Awards 2021 to choose the ten nominees. This jury team consists of Artie Debidien, Stijn Grove, Bart van der Mark, Ruud Mulder and Fred Streefland. The nominations have been tested on the distinguishing capacity of the supplier, the distinguishing capacity of the product and what makes the company special according to the submitter.

Read the jury’s report of ICT’s nomination here (Dutch only). 

ICT Group sells its minority interest in Greenflux

All shareholders in Greenflux Assets B.V. (‘Greenflux’) and Novofleet Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, a subsidiary of European mobility provider DKV Mobility Services (‘DKV’) signed a sale and purchase agreement with respect to all shares in Greenflux. Closing of the transaction is anticipated later this month. This cash transaction will result in a one-off net profit of approximately € 8.2 million, which will be reflected in the Q2 results.

ICT convenes extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders

ICT Group N.V. (ICT) today published the convocation for its Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (EGM) that will be held on 9 July 2021 at 11:00 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The EGM is convened in connection with the Public Offer made by a consortium led by NPM capital, which was officially launched today. The Offer Memorandum and the Position Statement have been published on the company’s website. 

The EGM will be held at the Groothandelsgebouw, Engels Meeting & Conference Center, Stationsplein 45 in Rotterdam, if circumstances in relation to COVID-19 measures allow. ICT will closely monitor this situation and act in line with what is deemed appropriate by the designated authorities. As currently permitted under the emergency legislation, ICT may decide to hold the EGM virtually only, ultimately on the day before the record date. ICT will inform shareholders through the Company’s website if any changes regarding the EGM occur. 

On the Company’s website you will find further information with regard to registration and instructions how to submit votes. All documents, including the agenda, an explanation of the agenda items as well as the accompanying documents are available on the website.

Container Terminal Automation Conference 2021

Visit ICT Group on CTAC 2021

ICT Group is one of the exhibitors at the Container Terminal Automation Conference (CTAC) 2021. This fully virtual event will take place from Tuesday, May 18 to Friday, May 21.

This year’s event will host debates on the state of the sector featuring C-Level leaders from the industry, explore the emerging technologies that are revolutionising the sector and help guide your continued journey towards automation.

Key topics for 2021:

  • Automation in brownfield terminals
  • Big data and emerging technologies
  • The state of the sector

CTAC 2021 follows the success of the 2020 virtual event, which saw 450 attendees which included over 200 terminal operators. Over 60 speakers will present and discuss across the four days of CTAC 2021 which will feature C-level representatives from Container Terminals from DP World Limassol, all the way to Hutchison South East Asia and many in between, all sharing their own insights and case studies.

Smart Port webinar

As a follow-up to the CTAC 2021, ICT Group is hosting a Smart Port webinar on Thursday, May 27. In this webinar, of interest to anyone involved in port logistics and container shipping, we would like to share with you our vision on container terminal automation. How to achieve Smart Port Logistics, like we do for ECT and PSA.

Open systems and data-driven orchestration

A wave of technological innovation and integration is enabling industries, including ports, to operate in a more data- and insight-driven way. A Smart Port uses automation and innovative technologies. Data intelligence and IoT improve performance and optimize Return on Investment.

The ports of the future will expand their role by orchestrating information flows to improve the efficiency of their entire ecosystem. Information is the cornerstone of Port 4.0. As revolutionary as closed automation silos were in their days, today they limit your business. A new approach is needed if you want to stay in control and ahead of the curve. Replacing closed automation silos with open orchestrated systems is the key.

Sign up now and learn more about Smart Port Logistics!

ICT Group sponsors women’s team Amstel Gold Race

In September, the annual cycling event Amstel Gold Race will be held in the hills of Limburg. This year a special women’s team will participate, which is supported by ICT Group. On 11 September, 500 women, including Leontien van Moorsel, Wendy van Dijk and Anouk Smulders, will cycle the route.

ICT Group is a sponsor of this special initiative. Just like cycling, the IT world is still mainly a man’s world’, says CEO Jos Blejie. We welcome the influx of women into our company and like to offer them the opportunity to develop themselves. We also attach great importance to vitality and the well-being of our employees and we find it important to stimulate this kind of sporting events. Therefore, it was a logical step for us to support the initiative’.

ICT HCTS signed the Partners for International Business (PIB) GermanE-Health

On the 11th of may ICT HCTS signed the Partners for International Business (PIB) GermanE-Health in an online ceremony.

The signing of this international public-private collaboration GermanE-Health markes the start for a new strategic programme to position our digital health solutions in the German market.

ICT HCTS will contribute to the PIB by sharing our 10+ years experience in home/remote monitoring of pregnant women.

Together with Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), Task Force Health Care, NBSO Stuttgart and Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Germany and fellow companies CAREANIMATIONS, Curavista bv, easee IDCP B.V., Medify, SmartMed B.V., Spectator Healthcare Technology, Ximius – Patient Flow and Zivver we will share our experiences and promote our solutions to improve the lives of people and patients in Germany.

We are looking forward to share our experiences with our German neighbours to promote better access to care, increased safety, cost-effectiveness, efficiency and better outcomes for patients.

SHAREHOLDERS MEETING ICT GROUP ADOPTS ALL RESOLUTIONS

ICT Group N.V. (ICT) announces that the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM), which was held today via webcast, adopted all proposed resolutions. This included the adoption of the annual accounts and the reappointment of Mr. Theo van der Raadt, as member of the Supervisory Board of ICT Group.

In line with the proposal, the AGM approved a dividend of € 0.40 per share for the 2020 financial year. The dividend in cash will be payable on 3 June 2021. The ex-dividend date is 14 May 2021 and the record date is Monday 17 May 2021 after closing of the stock exchange.