Ter Beke, founded in 1948, has expanded into a market player in the meantime, with eight branches in Belgium and the Netherlands. Ter Beke has three specialities: meat products, ready-made meals and service slicing. Ter Beke employs a total of about 1,800 people, of whom 15% are temporary workers. Ter Beke has been stock-market listed since 1986, and the turnover of the group amounted to € 403.7 million in 2011.

“Progressive and flexible - One system for all branches”

Ter Beke has eight branches throughout the Netherlands and Belgium. It has staff of around 1800. “We regularly have to deal with changes in Collective Labour Agreements, time schedules, benefits, employees and product lines”, explains Marianna Aquarius, HR Manager for the Netherlands.
“For us, it is therefore essential that a time registration system can be quickly adapted to new circumstances. Moreover, we aim to have one system for all branches in the long run.”

For many years, these branches used various time registration systems and/or Excel sheets for monitoring the employee payroll administration. The need to update the system arose in the headquarters in Waarschoot (B) in 2007. This turned out to be the right occasion for the implementation of an integrated process: the introduction of Protime. Compensation & Benefits Specialist Linda Baelen is involved in the employment conditions, payroll and insurance aspects within the Ter Beke group on a daily basis.
Marianna Aquarius & Linda Baelen
HR Manager for the Netherlands & HRD