By joining forces with Bouwpas, Oribi will be able to offer a broader range of solutions regarding access control on construction sites, thus strengthening its position in the construction sector, one of the group's strategic end-markets.
Bouwpas specializes in solutions for registration, access management, onboarding and compliance, responding to safe and fair working on construction sites. Since partnering with software investor Main Capital Partners in 2021, Bouwpas is the Oribi Group’s fourth add-on acquisition.
Bouwpas, founded in 2014 and headquartered in Haarlem, offers a digital platform for labor registration and access control on construction sites. The company has a strong market position within the Dutch construction industry and currently serves a total of more than 70 main contractors as well as numerous subcontractors. With many integrations and partnerships, Bouwpas enables its customers to comply with increasing laws and regulations by means of ID, certificate and access control, among other things. Bouwpas makes the construction site a fairer and safer place, while simultaneously reducing administrative workload and overhead costs.
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Bouwpas’ extensive compliance and access control knowledge and capabilities align seamlessly with Oribi’s existing offering of scalable identity and access management solutions. The combination increases Oribi’s market position in the construction industry where identity and access management has become even more essential in recent years due to increasing security measures and the importance of compliance and data protection.
Earlier this year, Oribi already joined forces with Certwell, a specialist in certificate management in sectors such as construction, energy and logistics. Oribi Group customers are now provided with an even more attractive product offering through the complementary solutions of Oribi and Bouwpas that result in a one-stop shop in identity and access management.
Ivo van Deudekom, Investment Director at Main: “Due to increasing requirements regarding security and compliance, the identity and access management market has been growing strongly for years. We see many opportunities for Bouwpas as part of the Oribi Group to further grow into an even bigger household name within the construction industry. There are also concrete growth opportunities in adjacent markets where there is also a huge demand for access control & compliance solutions driven by laws & regulations, such as infrastructure but also healthcare, for example. Finally, we see commercial growth opportunities in the combination of Bouwpas and Certwell, the company Oribi added to the group earlier this year.”
Daan Verkaik, co-founder at Bouwpas: “Bouwpas has now attained a strong market position within the construction sector, but we are not there yet. We still see vast opportunities for the entire construction sector to become compliant with our scalable solution. We also see great opportunities to expand further, both internationally and in other adjacent sectors. By partnering with Oribi and with Main’s involvement, we can achieve this ambition faster.”
Henk de Kort, CEO at Oribi: “The combination between Oribi and Bouwpas is another milestone in our growth and expands our position as a leading provider of identity and access management solutions. We are very excited about the collaboration with the Bouwpas team, with whom we will be working in the coming years. We can’t wait to better serve our customers’ needs for identity and access management solutions.”
We see many opportunities for Bouwpas as part of the Oribi Group to further grow into an even bigger household name within the construction industry.
The Oribi Group offers modern solutions that allow identities of, for example, visitors, customers and employees to be securely and efficiently verified and the corresponding authorizations then managed. With offices in Oisterwijk and Houten, Oribi has over 50 employees serving a total of more than 500 customers. About half of these are municipalities, but Oribi also serves customers in multiple sectors including the flex industry, education, construction and healthcare.
Bouwpas was founded in 2014 and is based in Haarlem. The company offers a digital platform ‘Bouwpas’ for labor registration and access control on construction sites, which enables contractors to easily comply with laws and regulations. The Bouwpas software works in three domains (fair, safe and access) and is currently offered to more than 70 main contractors within the construction industry.
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