In March 1994, Andri Kisseleff, Urban Lankes and Urs Meier met at the Egerkingen motorway service area, as it marked the precise intersection point of their home towns. This meeting signalled the birth of SQL Consult AG – later to be called Trivadis AG.
The founders shared a common vision: to be more flexible, faster, more innovative and customer-oriented than their competitors at that time. “Our employees share a passion for creating intelligent solutions. Every single customer and project present new and exciting challenges. We accomplish these tasks with teamwork and a huge degree of personal responsibility. The know-how and experience of its consultants and programmers are Trivadis' greatest asset”, says Urban Lankes, founder and incumbent chairman of the board of directors.
This approach has proved effective. It began in a room 15 square meters in size in a single-family house. Then came the first office in Basel. Today, Trivadis has over 600 employees spread among fourteen locations in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Denmark. This IT service provider's success story is probably best reflected in its geographical spread. The company has grown steadily through its own efforts, and not as the result of acquisitions.
Goals for the future
Christoph Höinghaus, who has headed the company as CEO since 2013, has overseen a continuation of the principles of culture, innovation and growth. “We focus on areas of strong growth in the IT market so that we can continually develop our business activities,” explains Christoph Höinghaus. The company's goal is to consolidate its leading position in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Denmark as an independent, non-listed IT service provider focussing on Oracle and Microsoft technologies, and to belong to the five largest vendors.
Journey through time – the Trivadis milestones
Startup in June, relocation to Basel
"Flexsourcing" launched in Zurich
Branch office opens in Bern, and Trivadis GmbH starts up in Stuttgart
Company renamed as Trivadis, launch of "Projects" business field
Description of the Trivadis culture and Microsoft@Trivadis
Lausanne, TTC, Univag in Freiburg i. Br. joins Trivadis
Munich branch opens
Frankfurt branch opens
Baton is handed over to Trivadis Partner AG
Patrik Häberlin joins the board of directors; launch of BusinessCommunication
Strategy and organizational realignment: Trivadis becomes solution provider, Hamburg branch opens
Düsseldorf branch opens
Vienna branch opens in November
With over 500 employees, Trivadis is now a mid-sized enterprise
MIK Brugg joins Trivadis
Delphi Vienna joins Trivadis
Acquisition of Actinium in Vienna
Start of the strategic management process
Urban Lankes hands the reins over to Christoph Höinghaus; Brugg is established
Anniversary - 20 years Trivadis!
Copenhagen branch opens