Back    07.06.07

Norlandia Omsorg acquires Achima – Norway’s leading staffing agency for healthcare personnel

Norlandia Omsorg expands further by acquiring the majority stake in Achima, a temporary staffing agency providing healthcare personnel to Norwegian and Swedish public and private healthcare institutions. Norlandia Omsorg had revenues of approximately NOK 300 million last year. Since being established in 2001 Achima has grown rapidly and has a budget for 2007 of close to NOK 200 million.

Achima is the largest specialised staffing company for healthcare personnel in Norway and provides nurses and doctors to hospitals, municipalities and private institutions. Achima has framework agreements with all the major healthcare institutions in Norway, and with several hospitals, municipalities and two larger health centres in Sweden.

“With Achima as a part of Norlandia Omsorg we have built a platform for further growth and strengthening of the services and quality we offer,” says Nina Torp Høisæter, CEO of Norlandia Omsorg. The company acquired the Swedish personal assistance company Personlig Assistans i Sødra Sverige AB (PASSAB) earlier this year and is following a strategy of further growth within healthcare

“For Achima and our personnel this ownership change represents a new and exiting opportunity for further growth in cooperation with a large professional service provider,” says Tom Tidemann, Chairman of the Board of Achima.

“Achima has highly skilled and qualified personnel that patients in the different institutions benefit from. High quality services is also something Norlandia Omsorg focuses on in all our health and care services,” says Høisæter.

Norlandia Omsorg is Norway’s largest care company with over one thousand employees. The company runs patient hotels, nursing homes, home care and personal assistance services.

The company changed ownership structure earlier this year and is now owned by FSN Capital and Hospitality Invest AS represented by Kristian and Roger Adolfsen.