Computacenter increases reselling clout with Misco acquisition

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Computacenter has purchased Misco Netherlands to expand its global footprint.

The move follows hot on the heels of its Poland service centre launch earlier in the year.

Computacenter is determined to become a global firm and this latest news certainly demonstrates its drive to gain more customers, especially in Europe. In addition to taking on Misco's customers, Computacenter will also absorb the company's 200 employees as they join the reseller's employ.

“Misco offers Computacenter a great base of experienced people and established major customers to grow a stable, long-term business in this key European market," said Lieven Bergmans, Computacenter’s managing director of European development.

"In addition to our financial strength and stability, we can bring value to both existing and new customers in the Netherlands through access to Computacenter’s resources, expertise and international capabilities.”

Computacenter has a pretty big operation in Europe already, which is why it wanted to launch a service centre in Poland to better service its French, German and Eastern European customers. However, this latest acquisition will also allow it to expand its operation into the Netherlands and neighbour Belgium.

“While we mainly focus on organic growth, we are interested in acquisition opportunities which either enable us to enter new markets or enhance our services and solutions for our customers," added Mike Norris, Computacenter’s group chief executive.

"The Netherlands is an adjacent European market for us and we are excited by the opportunity to build the long-term trust of Government organisations and some of Europe’s largest companies headquartered there. Our direct local presence in the Netherlands will also allow us to enhance our support to a number of Computacenter’s largest international clients for whom this is a key location.”

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