With Bechtle offices already serving customers in 14 European countries, we decided to reach beyond continental borders. Since 2014, we’ve forged an IT alliance with eleven solid partners on all continents, ensuring the same Bechtle quality around the world. Each partner in the Global IT Alliance (GITA) was carefully selected to meet our high service, process and portfolio standards.
Our shared goal: Provide customers with a full range of global services no matter where they’re located.
Since opening the doors of our first international subsidiary in 1996, Bechtle today operates in 14 European countries. In the meantime, we’ve added another aspect to our strategy by creating an alliance of – currently eleven – strong partners around the world. The purpose of the alliance is to meet the increasing demand by global businesses for comprehensive customer support around the world. In short, we’ve embarked on a promising journey.
Global companies don’t want to waste their time looking for individual IT providers for each of their international offices. We meet several times leading up to our cooperation agreements, allowing us to review our potential partner’s portfolio, online shop and service quality in depth. We plan to continue pursuing partnerships within and beyond Europe.
Global Alliance Management
Bechtle E-Commerce Holding AG
Founded in 1968, Atea has approximately 7,000 employees, 3,700 of which are consultants with over 7,500 certifications. The company’s 90 locations in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia provide IT infrastructure services and products from leading manufacturers. In 2017 the company earned approximately 3.5 billion euros in revenue. Atea is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
“Our partnership with Atea opens the door for us to serve customers in Scandinavia and the Baltic states. From the beginning, we were impressed not only with Atea’s values, which largely mirror our own corporate culture, but also with their customer focus, first-rate processes, excellent flexibility and straightforward manner.”
Managing Director Bechtle direct UK,
Head of Global IT Alliance (GITA)
Headquartered in Mexico City, the company was first established in 1989 and today employs some 150 people. A partner of all leading manufacturers, its offering includes services for personal computing, data centre and printing solutions. In 2017, Compucentro generated revenues amounting to $50m.
“Our corporate culture values reliable, long-term partnerships and believes that IT services should strive for continual innovation. That’s why we are pleased to be part of a global IT network that is opening up new, innovative IT supply routes for us and our customers.”
General Manager, Compucentro
Connection owns three sales companies: Connection Sales Corporation (Merrimack, New Hampshire), MoreDirect, Inc. (Boca Raton, Florida) and GovConnection, Inc. (Rockville, Maryland). Founded in 1982, it now employs over 2,500 people, and its 2017 revenues reached some US$2.9m. All three subsidiaries provide custom-configured systems with next-day service. Connection also operates an ISO 9001:2008-certified installation and distribution centre in Wilmington, Ohio. The company is listed on the US stock index NASDAQ.
“When we started out, we wanted to make sure that we had a partner that acted like we did, that went the extra mile for their customer, and it was clear to us that Bechtle did. That provides us with the ability to really focus on the customer service aspects of things and not worry about what’s going on in the back-end, because our companies are so similar.”
Vice President Global Alliances, Connection
The South African agency Empowerdex ranks Datacentrix as the most empowered ICT service provider on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). Datacentrix Holdings Limited has approximately 1,200 employees, and its 2017 revenues totalled over 180 million euros (approximately 2.6 billion South African rands). For 17 years Datacentrix has offered IT infrastructure, IT solutions and managed services to private and public-sector customers. With an established reputation as an innovative solutions integrator, Datacentrix prides itself on its customer-centric approach, consistently high service delivery levels, and strong vendor and customer partnerships.
“We are pleased to have joined forces with Datacentrix, a large, well-established partner in South Africa. This solutions specialist and systems integrator embodies the same high standards and values as our own.”
Managing Director Bechtle direct UK,
Head of Global IT Alliance (GITA)
First established in 1977 and headquartered in Brisbane, the company has been listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, ASX, since 1997. Data#3 boasts extensive knowledge of technologies from all leading manufacturers—a solid foundation for its six solution segments: Hybrid IT and Cloud, Big Data and Analytics, Mobility, Business Consulting, Security, as well as IT Lifecycle Management. In 2017, the company turned in revenues amounting to AU$1.1 billion. Data#3 has a total 14 offices, data centres, as well as configuration and logistics centres across Australia.
“Customer satisfaction is our highest priority. Becoming a member of the GITA allows us to partner with companies that can offer the same high quality standards in international markets in which we don’t have physical offices. The GITA network has greatly increased our opportunities on the global stage.”
Founded in 1990, the company employs approximately 2,107 people and operates additional offices in the US, China and Singapore. Through its strategic partnership with all major manufacturers, JBS offers a portfolio that includes IT infrastructure procurement, systems integration and services. JBS also specialises in application development, ERP and CRM solutions. Its 2017 revenue totalled approximately 304 million euros.
“JBS harmonises brilliantly not only with our business model, but also our corporate culture. This is important, since we place cultural values on par with quality, skill and speed when selecting our partners. Only in doing so can we guarantee that customers within our network receive consistently high-quality service.”
Executive Board Member,
Responsible for IT E-Commerce, Bechtle AG
JOS is owned by the Jardine Matheson Group, a Fortune Global 500 company. Founded in the early 1950s, the company currently employs over 3,000 people and operates nine offices in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Malaysia and serves customers in many parts of Asia – among these Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Maldives, Mongolia, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Through its strategic partnership with all major manufacturers, JOS offers a portfolio that includes IT infrastructure procurement, systems integration and services. In 2014 the company generated some 1.7 billion dollars in revenue.
“We are proud to be the Asian partner of the Global IT Alliance. JOS and Bechtle deliver the same high service standards, which is both an essential and encouraging foundation upon which to build our partnership. The alliance allows us to confidently recommend dependable partners throughout the world to our global customers.
Eric van der Hoeven
Established in 1987, Lexel Systems Ltd. is still being led by members of the founding family today. The company employs some 160 people and strategically partners with key IT vendors. Lexel extensively covers the key economic regions of New Zealand and also Australia, offering IT infrastructure consulting, procurement and implementation services as well as after-sales support. The company also has specialists for large-scale IT projects. Its 2017 revenue totalled approximately 50 million dollars.
“With Lexel, the largest privately run IT infrastructure and solutions provider in New Zealand, we’ve found a partner who provides our customers with the same high-quality support and a comparable product portfolio.”
Managing Director Bechtle direct UK, Head of Global IT Alliance (GITA)
Microware was founded in 1984. A partner of all major manufacturers, the company specialises in the fields of Professional Services, Data Centre, Networking, Workplace, and Business Processes. A dedicated department provides specialised services to Microware’s international customers since 1999. In 2015, 130 employees achieved revenues amounting to US$50m.
“Our goal is to stay close to our customers in order to find the best solutions and deliver top-tier service. The Global IT Alliance lets us apply this principle of proximity on a global level—through dependable partners on all continents.”
Sales Director, Microware
Founded in 1993, the company has offices in 30 countries. As a member of the Global IT Alliance, Softline opens the door to markets in Turkey, Russia, Romania, Georgia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, which includes Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Belarus, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Moldova. In 2017, the IT service provider generated a revenue of 1 billion US dollars. It currently employs some 3,800 people serving 60,000 private and public-sector customers. Softline’s comprehensive solutions portfolio includes a broad range of cloud technologies.
"Joining the Global IT Alliance has given Softline Group an outstanding opportunity to partner with an international community.”
Chairman of the Board, Softline