Specialist for Cisco technologies to reinforce Bechtle Schweiz AG
Expansion of Bechtle’s Managed Services portfolio
Neckarsulm/Baar ZG, 13 January 2020 – Bechtle acquires Wide Technology Partners AG with retroactive effect from 1 January 2020. Headquartered in Baar, in the Swiss canton of Zug, the IT service provider currently has 20 employees in Switzerland and also maintains a branch office in Vietnam. In the 2018 fiscal year, Wide recorded some 4.3 million Swiss francs in revenues. First established in 2006, the company is a renowned solutions provider in the fields of networking, data centre, voice and security with a focus on Cisco products. The Wide staff will bolster Bechtle Schweiz AG’s professional services segment under the management of previous owner and managing director, Reza Kordi.
“Wide adds a top-notch team of specialists to our flock, which will significantly enhance our expertise in networking and voice solutions and elevate our portfolio of managed services. For our customers, this means they’ll be able to source even more knowledge, skills and services from a single provider”, says Hanspeter Oeschger, Executive Vice President, IT System House & Managed Services Switzerland, Bechtle AG. “And Wide’s own employees, partners and customer base will also benefit greatly from the seamless integration with one of the market’s leading IT companies.”
Bechtle IT system house expands competences
Wide has a broad customer base that spans all segments and industries of Switzerland’s business landscape. The company’s core strengths include managed services for Cisco solutions, delivered by certified specialists and across two time zones. Wide’s employees boast several seals of excellence, including the coveted CCIE R&S (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Routing & Switching) certification—the highest-level certification for planning, installing, configuring and operating complex IP network infrastructures. The terms of the acquisition see all of Wide’s employees switch to Bechtle Schweiz AG, where they will join its Professional Services unit.
Reza Kordi, Managing Director, Wide Technology Partners AG: “Our expertise blends perfectly with Bechtle’s offering in Switzerland. We are very much looking forward to advancing our activities under the Bechtle umbrella, and offering our customers an even more comprehensive IT solutions portfolio from a single source.”
Both partners have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.
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