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Turnover

Vebego

Vebego's consolidated turnover increased by 6% in 2020 to € 996 million; in 2019, it was € 941 million (+7%). Organic growth remained limited by 2% in 2020. The increase in the consolidated turnover is mainly due to Vebego acquiring the majority of the shares from two joint ventures in 2020 and including the turnover from those shares in the consolidation in 2020. The corona crisis has had a major impact on the individual company contributions. The companies that work at the airports (Amsterdam, Zurich and Brussels) have substantially lower revenues than in the previous year. The companies that work with the large event sites and in the temporary employment sector also show negative growth figures. Nevertheless, Vebego's consolidated turnover remained stable due to the stable turnover in the healthcare sector and because the cleaning companies were able to keep the turnover level with extra work. There were no major purchases or sales in 2020. The increase in value of the Swiss Franc barely affected turnover. The total managed turnover, where the contribution from the joint ventures counts fully, ended up at € 1.27 billion (2019: € 1.23 billion), an increase of 3% compared to 2019.

Belgium
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The consolidated turnover in Belgium grew significantly to € 138 million in 2020 (2019: € 74 million). In particular, the acquisition of the shares from a joint venture partner contributed € 36 million to this sharp increase. The facility companies and the service voucher companies had a difficult time in 2020 due to the corona crisis. On the other hand, home healthcare showed positive turnover development. The Belgian activities account for approximately 14% (2019: 8%) of Vebego's total turnover.

Germany

The activities in Germany suffered the most within the group from the corona crisis. Our temporary employment agency lost 30% of its turnover compared to 2019. The facility management activities also shrunk compared to the previous year. In particular, the companies that are active in hotels and logistical services at the large department stores had to make significant reductions. Home healthcare remained stable. The total turnover of the companies that are active in the German market amounted to € 88 million (2019: €114 million), approximately 9% (2019: 12%) of Vebego's total turnover.

The Netherlands

The turnover from all activities in the Netherlands increased to € 551 million (2019: € 544 million). The cleaning companies managed to maintain their turnover due to additional work (among other things, disinfection). The landscaping sector had few issues with corona (a lot of outdoor work) and managed to maintain the turnover. Due to the start of a new contract at the beginning of 2020, Facility Management experienced significant growth. In the commercial activities, we see a decline in the sale of regular cleaning agents, machines and materials, but a sharp increase in agents and materials that are related to disinfection. The cleaning activities in the healthcare sector grew slightly and the healthcare companies have developed in line with expectations. The share of the Dutch activities in 2020 is 55% (2019: 58%).

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Switzerland

The turnover increased to € 219 million (2019: € 209 million). This increase is partly due to the activities in facility management. Due to a number of large new clients, turnover was positively affected, despite the pressure from the corona crisis. There was also a lot of extra corona-related work, such as disinfection and extra rounds of cleaning. Vebego is active in Switzerland in facility services, healthcare and maintenance. Switzerland has a share of 22% (2019: 22%) in Vebego's turnover. 

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