Press Release

Mploy AS join forces with Barona Norway to become one of the leading Nordic EIT resource solutions provider

Barona Human Resource Services AS, daughter company of Finland’s largest human resource services group, has on the 15th of June acquired 30 % of the shares in Mploy AS. The acquisitions will not have any immediate impact on the customers, employees and operations of Mploy AS. The majority of the owners in Mploy AS will continue in their operative roles after the transaction. Mploy AS will immediately deepen their co-operation with Barona’s Norwegian operation, resourcing and recruitment solutions. Together Mploy AS and Barona are able to provide their customers with comprehensive customer EIT services as a specialized business line in construction, civil engineering and on / offshore sector. Mploy has for a long time been building a strong brand among electricians in order to provide temporary staffing solutions to their clients. Mploy was founded over 7 years ago and has had a fantastic development over time, with excellent growth in revenue and being granted the ”Gaselle” prize tree times. After a joint evaluation of each other over the last six months Mploy is now proud to present this strategic partnership with Barona were all good things from both worlds are to be merged into a strengthened presence and coverage of the Barona EIT services. Mploy AS is one of the largest specialized EIT project staffing suppliers in Norway. “Mploy AS and Barona is a perfect match and we are all very excited about this merger. All key personnel are very excited and look forward to develop the business further”, says Olav E Olsen, CEO of Barona Human Resource Services AS. “Barona was the obvious choice for us in order to grow further in the construction and industrial segment. Barona has international operations and muscles to recruit future employees”, says Kristian Nebell, CEO of Mploy AS. Barona is the largest human resource services group in Finland with annual revenues of 400 million euros and operations in 10 countries. Barona’s comprehensive service portfolio consists of different types of resourcing, recruitment and outsourcing services as well as other HR-related services such as training, education, employee well-being and HR consultancy services. After the acquisition of Mploy AS and Barona’s annual revenue in Norway will be close to NOK 140 million.