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univativ Schweiz AG opens new office in Basel


Basel (Switzerland) / Darmstadt (Germany), 06 April 2018 – univativ Schweiz AG, a Triton portfolio company, has opened a second office in Basel on the 1st of April, 2018. The company is a personnel service provider specialized on the junior-staff segment.

Since entering the Swiss market and opening its Zürich office in 2015, the company has experienced consistent growth. This expansion is in line with univativ Group’s growth strategy, which builds upon the company’s 19 current locations in Switzerland and Germany.

“Our business model is unique in the Swiss Service Sector. More and more companies recognise the benefits of the flexible placement of juniors, therefore leading to an increased amount of requests from customers outside the Zürich area. Personal on-site support is a key advantage for both our customers and applicants. Furthermore, Basel as domicile for the pharmaceutical and logistics industry, holds attractive growth potential. For us, the new office is just the next logical step,” says Stephan Zehnder, chairman of the board and managing director of univativ’s first international affiliate.

“Our new location in Basel is an important milestone to establish our services in the Swiss market,” says Olaf Kempin, co-founder and managing director of the univativ Group. “As a market leader in German speaking Europe, we want to enhance the presence of univativ Group. Regional expansion is an important part of our growth strategy, one which we would like to actively promote with this step.”


About univativ Group

Headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany, univativ Group is a personnel service provider that specialises in temporarily placing qualified students, graduates and young professionals in project business and daily business in commercial and technical task areas. The service portfolio is completed by provativ, a subsidiary specialised in the placement of freelance IT experts, and next level, the most recent subsidiary specialised in the placement of IT specialists.

With 19 branch offices in Germany and Switzerland, univativ employs more than 1,200 people supporting the business of international and medium-sized enterprises in various branches.

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About univativ Schweiz AG
With a team of 15 people, univativ Schweiz AG advises more than 40 customers in Zürich and Basel. More than 60 young talents are currently supporting over 40 customer projects. In 2017 the company generated sales of 3 million CHF.

About Triton

The Triton funds invest in and support the positive development of medium-sized businesses headquartered in Europe, focusing on businesses in the Industrial, Business Services and Consumer/Health sectors.

Triton seeks to contribute to the building of better businesses for the longer term. Triton and its executives wish to be agents of positive change towards sustainable operational improvements and growth. The 37 companies currently in Triton's portfolio have combined sales of around €14.3 billion and around 91,000 employees.

The Triton funds are advised by dedicated teams of professionals based in Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States, China, Luxembourg and Jersey.

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