Cobaan means a ‘test or trial’ in Bahasa Indonesian and was chosen by the company’s founder, Jozef Derksen, to reflect his background and roots. Cobaan also expresses the idea of parties working together in partnership to fill a vacancy or position. Jozef Derksen set up Cobaan in 2003 to bring a more personal approach to the recruitment sector.
His approach quickly proved successful, and within a short time the business moved to the original Noble House premises at the Ceresstraat location in Breda. From the outset, Cobaan proved itself to be ambitious, energetic and highly enthusiastic. And now, some ten years later, it is these qualities that continue to define it.