A DYNAMIC COMPANY WITH AN International mindset
Get to know our values, meet our team and discover our long journey.
Passion, Professionalism, and Ethics are our guiding Principle when assisting companies operating in Hungary. So far, so good: in the last 25 years we’ve helped more than 500 companies with their daily requirements, supporting the development of their activities and advising them about their local market
We promote business for a better world, this is why we created Atlas World and its community of leaders for change.
Ethics, Dedication and Professionalism: a long story of love and passion for enterprise
Our philosophy is based on Ethics, Dedication, and Professionalism which is ingrained in our corporate DNA. We can confidently claim that these traits are the backbone of our enterprise. We would never be able to gain so much trust and faith from our partners and customers had our professionals not possessed such a passion for enterprise. Our aim is to assist businesses and provide them with crucial daily advice, in order to amplify their chances of success.
Our story. Your gateWAY to Hungary
A long journey to the gate and beyond.
Explore the major events and achievements that characterized our journey.
WELCOME TO HUNGARY
Alessandro Farina moves to Hungary, cutting his teeth at a renowned English consultancy firm. Its clients include industrial, trade, agricultural, and real estate companies.
WELCOME TO HUNGARY
In 1993, Xavier Defaÿsse started his career in Hungary as an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand and PriceWaterhouseCoopers until 2000.
He establishes the ITL Group and starts providing corporate services. The first slogan was “if you want to predict the future, you have to understand the present” and it became the guiding principle which encouraged the company’s growth in the following years
Salustro Reydel (now member of KPMG) opens a subsidiary in Hungary for the French speaking community and starts a bookkeeping practice which will be known later as Duna Expert. Duna Expert has joined ITL Group in 2021.
Lajos Law Firm
Partnership is established with the Lajos Law Firm, run by lawyer Levente Lajos. A good partner and true friend: clients received his complete support, and he shared the burden of numerous market challenges over the following years.
ITL Accounting is established, making what once was an outsourced activity into an integral part of the ITL Group. The company makes a considerable investment in IT to guarantee high-quality services.
New ITL Group HeadQuarter
The company keeps growing. The ITL Group HQ is refurbished and expanded to welcome new staff. The group expands its managerial services for its clients, becoming a veritable one-stop shop.
The ITL Group establishes Kopernikusz, a non-profit organisation dedicated to developing training programmes and managing European Union tenders. It’s run by Barbara Ács (in 2016, the organisation was annexed to the Group and renamed ITL EU Finance).
The department provides communication, marketing, event planning, and market research services. Luigino Bottega heads the division, given his previous experience creating social communities and platforms in Italy
The ITL Group gains more experience and starts providing visual merchandising and training services to well-known retail chains. This leads to further work with international large-scale retail groups.
Welcome to Váci utca Center
We continue growing… and the ITL Group moves its offices to the pedestrian zone of Váci utca 81 in Budapest (current location). With the move, all departments are now under one roof. Moreover, the company rebrands and gradually increases its range of services.
The website, in Italian language, provides information on the Hungarian economy. It has become the most read publication on the economic exchanges between the two countries.
DATABASE OF THE ITALIAN COMPANIES
In 2010, we created the DATABASE OF THE ITALIAN COMPANIES which encompasses all of the active Italian companies within Hungary, with the intention of expanding our readers’ knowledge of the investment climate in the country.
Together with Dóra Szeles, an auditor who gained considerable experience at other international companies, ITL Audit was born. The department mainly implements audits and transfer pricing services.
ITL HR Solutions
The department focuses on research, staffing selection and provision as well as other HR services. The client list soon grows to include renowned multinational companies.
Budapest Business Party
The ITL Group launches “Budapest Business Party”, a yearly event targeting the international business scene in Budapest. Its resounding success makes it a go-to event in the following years, with attendance constantly skyrocketing!
Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic
Alessandro Farina is awarded the grade of Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic for his “role in stimulating economic and business exchanges between Hungary and Italy.”. That same year, the ITL Group started its outreach programme, assisting Italian citizens residing in Hungary with matters relating to INPS, the Italian National Social Insurance Agency.
ITL Real Estate
ITL Real Estate is established! Our experts are responsible for signing framework agreements with various credit institutions and assisting them in the divestment of non-performing assets, auditing line of credits, and brokering real estate.
Assistinting activities after retirement for pensioners
During the same year, ITL Group also started offering assisting activities for the management of practices at the INPS for Italian and Hungarian residents to fill a gap and support the multiple needs of people who have reached the third age.
Hungary 2014: a Guide to Investment
The ITL Group publishes “Hungary 2014: a Guide to Investment”, which offers an overview on the Hungarian economy, politics, and taxation system. The book was so successful that its rights were acquired by the HIPA (Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency) to promote the country.
“Il Ponte” Award
ITL Group receives the prestigious “Il Ponte” award by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hungary.
ITL Group completely refurbishes its offices to make space for even more staff. The company at the time counted a staff of 30 professionals.
ITL Group celebrates its 20th anniversary and plans the new Economia.hu portal.
A masterpiece as brochure
We designed our new brochure with an artistic touch. As an element of this, we asked Andrea Piacquadio, one of the top 3 worldwide stock photography best sellers, to shoot creative photos of our team leaders to “shock” the consulting market. We definitely achieved that! Thank you, Andrea, for the amazing job – and thanks to Mira for the fantastic graphic design.
Start of cooperation with TRA
We are proud to be the Hungarian representative for “TRA”, the Tax Representative Alliance, an association of independent VAT specialists from several European countries.
Start of cooperation with Activ Payroll
Our collaboration with the award-winning global payroll network ActivPayroll began in this year.
When we first established our partnership, we realized immediately that we shared the same passion, to help global businesses flourish, which they say “is part of our DNA”.
Together we provide services tailored to the unique needs of a wide variety of businesses, starting with one of the biggest international companies we work for here in Hungary.
ACCELIUM: Game-based coaching
We became the official Growth Center for Accelium in Hungary. Accelium, a multinational Israeli-based AI software, develops higher-order cognitive, social and emotional skills using strategy games.
Atlas Award: 1st edition
The Atlas Award is intended to publicly recognize Hungary-based entrepreneurs who exhibit outstanding moral values.
We believe that leaders with an E.S.C. approach, driven by ethical, sustainable and creative behaviours, will shape a better world!
Tax and Legal Explorer
Our experience has shown how difficult it is to identify a reliable consultant in a foreign country, where you don’t have established contacts. In the spirit of helping out, we have created the Tax and Legal Explorer, one of the largest databases of qualified tax and legal experts, members of the TOP 50 global networks. We call this “The Golden Selection”!
Fear is the mind-killer
Today more than ever, our worst enemy is fear. A fear generated by the unknown. Fear kills the mind and freezes our actions. Our task, we feel, is to influence people to reposition their focus away from fear and train it upon a more positive emotion. In that spirit, this website is an invitation to entrepreneurs and managers who have been facing the current economic crisis caused by Covid-19 to share their uplifting experiences. Because we believe stories are powerful!
ITL H2PRO: Knowledge, growth, awareness
We have come to understand that, in order to provide better service to our Clients, we also need to address the know-how of their employees and managers. We therefore decided to create an academy to help enhance their personal skills and professional knowledge development, the oxygen and life of your organization.
ITL Study Center: Data, research and analysis
Since we are firm believers in sharing knowledge, we created the ITL Study Center to provide micro- and macro-economic data on Hungary and its foreign investment activities. ITL STUDY CENTER includes a one-of-a-kind investment guide and the Database of Italian Companies in Hungary, which is easily accessible online.
We believe that change happens, especially when we are able to share ideas and we create the capacity for it. In order to do so, we set out to create a community of leaders to develop initiatives that strive for a better society. By joining this community, you can act as a catalyst to generate change and, as an intermediate step, leave an inspirational footprint behind for the world. Join our community now to make a positive impact!
As the number of payroll Clients has grown significantly, we decided to create a separate division dedicated entirely to this service to better meet our Clients’ needs
ITL Group has reached a milestone – the first 25 years from its founding. To celebrate this event, in 2020 we decided to plan a refresh of all of our online platforms and webpages.
From 2021 ITL Group is part of the foundation of Unindustria Hungary: an interactive consortium of companies, to create an Italian System using Confindustria Italia as a COMPASS. The Unindustria Association wants to act as a reference point in Hungary for companies already present and future ones, with availability to provide information and services that respond to needs of the same associates.
In 2021 Duna Expert, the leading accounting firm specialized in French-speaking investors operating in Hungary, joined ITL Group.
The strength of Duna Expert is a dynamic and dedicated team of professionals, lead by Xavier Defaÿsse, a French citizen in Hungary since 1993 with more than 35 years of experience in the audit and accounting profession.
Meet the team
Why do client trust us?
The main reason our Clients trust us in managing their entrepreneurial aims is because
of the proficiency and passion possessed by each member of ITL Group.
“We will take care of each one of you, like a beloved family member”
Partners And Affiliates
Partners And Affiliates
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