How it all started in 1979 and where we took it from there.

Where it all began

Founded in 1979 by Dirk Huisman, SKIM has developed into a dynamic international customer insights agency with eight locations worldwide. In little over 35 years, our organization shaped up from an innovative, entrepreneurial individual into an international team of over 100 dedicated professionals from all over the world. And we are continuing to grow and expand…

From individual entrepreneur to market research agency

1979: Foundation in May, exchanging the attic for an actual office in Rotterdam in the fall of ’79
1983: International research scope of no less than 12 countries, covering 5 continents

Developing methodological leadership in conjoint

1987: Representing Sawtooth Software in Europe, Middle East and Africa
1993: Separate division taking care of distribution of Sawtooth Software

International expansion to be close to our clients

2003: Opening US office in greater New York area
2008: Opening Geneva office & relocation US office to Hoboken, NJ (greater New York area)
2009: Opening London office
2010: Opening Triggerpoint, our research and training facility in Rotterdam
2012: Opening San Francisco office
2013: Relocation of London office to bigger, more inspiring space; opening Atlanta office
2013: Expanding to Latin America, opening offices in Brazil and San José, Costa Rica
2015: Opening Singapore office