History

FACT across a few dates

  • 1990s

    In Belgium, the Smet-Tobback Act opened up security to other sectors, and thus created new markets.

  • 2000

    After a career in aerospace, Yves Bastin, saw an opportunity here, and created a small security company: FACT Security. His aim: to supply a high-level security service intended for private and public companies. Very quickly, big names called upon FACT Security’s services (Walibi and ICI-Paris XL… which are still our loyal clients!)

  • 2003

    To guarantee quality recruitment, by having official security officer training authorised by law, Yves Bastin created FACT Training. Since then, FACT Training has developed what it offers, with training models around first-aid, fire, conflict management, management and well-being at work.

  • 2004

    To respond to all additional requests coming from clients, Yves Bastin founded FACT Services. This third company offers welcoming services (stewardesses) and logistics support.

  • 2005

    FACT Group moved to Limal, into a large, spacious building, where all training could be given, and security guards trained in fitted out sports halls. Specially-organised containers were made available for firefighting training.

  • 2006

    FACT Security became a full member of the Association Professionnelle des Entreprises de Gardiennage (APEG) (Professional Security Company Association)

  • 2007

    FACT Security achieved its first ISO 9001 : 2000 certification.

  • 2009

    FACT Security took part in developing APEG’s Secure Quality seal of approval, which it achieved.

  • 2011

    Yves Bastin made his entry into APEG’s Executive Board.

  • 2012

    Creation of the subsidiary in Luxembourg, FACT Security Luxembourg, which currently employs more than 150 people.

In 15 years, Yves Bastin has built up, from nothing, a group which currently has more than 800 staff, and achieves a turnover of more than €35 million. The group’s growth is self-financed, the profits being systematically reinvested into it.

FACT SECURITY is the first security company in Wallonia and the fourth Belgian security company, just behind the 3 big multinationals, SECURITAS, G4S and SERIS.

Amongst its many clients: public institutions, embassies, major companies, museums, amusement parks, conference centres, etc.