Benelux: French network and security VAD Exclusive Group has acquired Dutch competitor TechAccess for an undisclosed amound. The acquisition grows the combined Benelux operation to over 150 staff at offices in Son and Amersfoort (the Netherlands) and Kontich and Duffel (Antwerp region, Belgium - to be later merged). And with a vendor portfolio and value ethic matching that of Exclusive, the deal boosts the Group's position in the region (especially in the Netherlands where Exclusive Networks local operations lag far behind TechAccess) and continues the successful transaction formula that has seen it become one of the industry's fastest growing distributors worldwide. The acquisition adds Fortinet distribution into the Netherlands, extending a relationship that spreads across all of EMEA & APAC. Other shared synergies include Arista, Brocade, Edge-Core, Gemalto, Huawei, Infoblox and Supermicro, plus the passion and commitment to offer market differentiation through continued innovation and value-based services.
Olivier Breittmayer, CEO of Exclusive Group, said: "we identified TechAccess as a strong candidate to boost our Benelux market presence and to provide the catalyst for further growth in the region. The people are highly aligned to our way of thinking, and it is these shared values that will act as a unifying force for our two businesses. The Exclusive project, to become a 'VAST' group on a global scale, but with local execution, continues at a pace and is strengthened today with this announcement and the addition of Berry van Waayenburg and his team."
"Exclusive Group offers a compelling vision for the future of value-added distribution, and access to global resources that will propel our ambitions to the next level", said Berry van Waayenburg, Co-Founder and CEO at TechAccess who now becomes Exclusive Networks Netherlands' Country Manager reporting to Exclusive Group Benelux Regional Director, Kris Van den Bergh. "Our combined strength increases our relevance to vendors and partners, providing enlarged market access and greater resources to execute value-added services. These are exciting times for everyone associated with TechAccess and the existing Exclusive Networks, BigTec and Exclusive Capital businesses in Benelux."
Kris Van den Bergh added: "having admired TechAccess for some time, I'm delighted to welcome them to the Exclusive family. The opportunity to combine both companies with the same DNA and growth ambitions was one we could not ignore, and I look forward to working together towards greater success on this exciting journey."
More partners for Alcadis and TechAccess
Netherlands: network and telecom VAD Alcadis has become official distributor for the network infrastructure products from Brocade1. Its competitor TechAccess has inked a distribution deal with phishing test vendor KnowBe42 (source: ChannelConnect Nederland 1 and 2).
Netherlands: home automation vendor Fibaro has appointed broadliner Copaco as an official distributor for its products. An historical Aruba Networks distributor, network and security VAD TechAccess has expanded its partnership with HPE to its full HPE Networking portfolio. Finally, broker XCES has been chosen as official distributor by DataON for its distributed Microsoft storage appliances in the country.
TechAccess acquires Blue Vision Telecom
Belgium: network and security VAD Blue Vision Telecom has been acquired for an undisclosed amount by its Dutch competitor TechAccess. TechAccess distinguishes itself in the Dutch market by assisting its resellers not only with presales, marketing and logistics, but also and foremost with professional technical support. TechAccess elaborates relation-building with the objective of making new technology more accessible for the resellers. This acquisition of Blue Vision Telecom by TechAccess is an important step forward into the future for both companies, and enables TechAccess to extend its activities to the belgian market through a reliable company with renown in the market and an identical customer-focus, and Blue Vision Telecom to realize its growth ambitions in product-portfolio and wireless-based activities into the Dutch market, being part of a strong well capitalized group with an equal customer–focus. Both activities and portfolio are complementary, guaranteeing continuity en renewal for all stakeholders and parties involved. Wim Simons and Geert Nauwelaerts will stay aboard to guide the ambitious growth - together with the employees and their excellent skills. The Kontich office will remain center of excellence and sales for the whole Benelux-group in Belgium, and is ready for this extension of activities. Wim and Geert emphasize that there will be no changes for our customers in the professional and personal service that Blue Vision Telecom is renowned for, and that more than ever will be the baseline of the whole TechAccess Group.
TechAccess distributes Viprinet
Netherlands: network, security and storage VAD TechAccess has been appointed official distributor by VPN editor Viprinet.
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