With an average turnover increase of minimum 25% during the last few years, we can call ourselves a growth company. Following the take-over of T&M Solutions in The Netherlands in 2011, this process gained even more momentum. Growth is positive, but it also means that you very well need to keep tabs on things. We are extremely conscious of this and therefore we have taken proactive action. At the end of last year we entered into partnership with the external consultancy Paquay & Associates to guide us through this growth process in a spotless manner.
Matty Paquay (Paquay & Associates): "When a company is growing strongly, it always gets to a pivoting point. All is moving and changing and certain focal points get out of sight or need to be readjusted. At such a moment, it is of utter importance that the CEO keeps a good oversight on what needs to be done, being well aware which actions are still relevant and which ones are not and then really turns all that into reality. But because that same person is constantly pulled by the sleeve by everyone and at the same time has a handful of ever more and more problems to resolve – often operational issues – it is not obvious to continue keeping a clear perspective. This can lead to negative results."
Test & Measurement Solutions has realised in time that the company found itself at such a pivoting point. We are cooperating with the consultancy on this project, with only one goal to achieve: being and continuing to be a predictable and reliable partner for current and future customers.