Contraste Europe takes over the operations of BTR Services and reinforces its supply of ICT-services, mainly in the banking and insurance sector

29 December 2015

As of January 4, 2016 Contraste Europe will take over the activities of BTR Services, an ICT-service provider in consulting, application development and know-how in infrastructure. The complementary nature of both companies in the ICT-services market for financial institutions allows the Contraste Group to enhance its position in the market and to expand its range of services.

The Contraste Group, integrator of ICT-services (consultancy, application development and outsourcing) will take over 70 employees of the company BTR Services together with the existing customer contracts.

With this operation, fully supported by the BTR Services management team, the Contraste Group becomes an organization of more than 300 employees. This new group holds activities in Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and France, with a remarkable enhancement of activities in Flanders. The consolidated turnover will be over 32 million Euro.

This acquisition enables the expansion of activities and opens new possibilities thanks to the larger scale of the group and the additional skills.

The complementary nature of activities lies in the mutual delivery of the following elements:

  • In geographical terms: The Contraste Group strengthens its presence in Flanders and Brussels
  • In customer terms: The Contraste Group adds new teams to existing customers and new key customers will be added to its existing clientele
  • In services terms: The Contraste Group offers a portfolio of services mainly in three segments: consultancy, application development and outsourcing. The acquired services of BTR Services are located in the same segments, adding supplementary specializations like testing competence and experience.

This acquisition allows the employees of both companies to evolve in a multilingual and international group with a broad spectrum of technologies and specializations.

The Contraste Group takes a very important step on its way to a necessary strategic growth in the European ICT world where focus lies on larger players with multiple competences.

The customers of the Contraste Group obtain a greater choice of services from their supplier who delivers continuity, financial stability and consistent growth strategy for already 21 years.

Luc Vandergoten, the current head of BTR Services, joins the management committee of the Contraste Group, in full collaboration with Benoît Pirotte, CEO of Contraste Europe.



Contraste LogoContraste Europe is a growing group with an international presence. We are now evolving to €32M revenue with 300 IT experts spread over 3 countries: GD Luxembourg, Belgium and France.

Our activities consist in executing long-term projects with guaranteed delivery for large organizations such as Bank and Insurance Institutions, Utilities, and non-profit & public authorities. We provide creative solutions with high added value, that support their business and assist them reaching their objectives.

The main mission of Contraste Europe is to design, develop, integrate and operate applications and complex ICT infrastructures based on our clients’ organizations and the competence of our outsourcing teams.

Contraste Europe supplies services in the three areas described here:

ServicesConsulting Services: analysis of functional requirements, evaluation of process and application maturity, management of suppliers and RFP, security analysis, compliance with regulations and standards, project management.

Application Management: complete lifecycle of applications (analysis, design, development, tests and quality assurance), software engineering (architecture, version and configuration management), Third-Party Application Maintenance (TPAM).

Managed Services: system engineering, user support, infrastructure support, migration and transformation projects, Service Desks, Business Desks.

The Contraste Europe Group is Microsoft Gold Partner since 2013.


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BTR Services is a Belgian ICT consultancy company founded in 2005. We offer smart business solutions and assist businesses throughout their daily activities. We are specialized in the dynamics of challenging environments: migrations, consolidations, integrations, transformations.

The knowledge and experience of our highly skilled employees has led to an extensive list of successfully finished projects by BTR Services in, among others, the financial and insurance industry. We are preferred supplier for ICT consultancy for a number of financial and insurance institutions, thanks to our track record as a Services & Solutions provider.

The BTR Services team continuously delivers added value to your business or organization. By carefully listening to our consultants’ hopes and wishes, we guide and support them in developing their careers and skills. They have the opportunity to constantly follow extra trainings and obtain certifications within several business and IT domains, which is only beneficial to your company!