1945 – 2000
Embrace technology

The history of SD Worx dates back to 1945, when Sociale Dienst VEV was established as a payroll service provider, incorporated in 1946 as a regulated provider under Belgian law (social secretariat).

2000 – 2015
Towards European leadership

Over the years, the company expanded both its services portfolio and footprint to customers in Belgium and abroad, to become one of Europe’s leading and most innovative HCM services companies.

2015-2022
Broadening the offering

It currently employs about 6700 people in more than 20 countries, servicing over 76.000 customers in more than 100 countries.

1945

The beginning of SD Worx

1960

Embrace Technology

2000

Towards European leadership

2015

Broadening the offering

2018

Strengthens its digital HR offering

2021

Expands European leadership

The beginning of SD Worx

In 1945, employers in Belgium create SD Worx, a payroll services provider

Embrace Technology

SD Worx in the first payroll company to embrace technology in 1960. It continues to grow through innovation, extending its offering beyond payroll

Towards European leadership

SD Worx starts its European journey into Luxembourg, the Netherlands, France and Germany both organcially and via acquisitions: Sodeco, SAK, and LWB

SD Worx starts diversification with investments in Protime and HazelHeartwood

Broadening the offering

SD Worx grows to European leadership with acquisitions in UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Switzerland

SD Worx expands into the staffing & recruitment markt (Vio Interim and Flexpoint Group)

Strengthens its digital HR offering

SD Worx strengthens digital HR services portfolio with the acquisitions of Pointlogic HR, the Adessa Group, and GlobePayroll

Protime acquires Strobbe, a company that automates planning and workforce management

Expands European leadership

SD further expands its European leadership with the acquisition of Aditro and by opening offices in Spain, Poland and Italy

Teal Partners participation to 74%

WorxInvest: pursue the track record of SD Worx on a journey to become a diversified investment company

In 2018, SD Worx’ investment activities have been incorporated in a separate legal entity. SD Worx’ growth keeps accelerating due to the sourcing of dedicated skills and an increased emphasis on external growth.