Bechtle's IT system house in Offenburg strengthens its position by acquiring the Offenburg IT service provider Rösch Datentechnik
Bechtle acquires the entire Rösch team
Plans for strong growth
Offenburg, 05 December 2011— Bechtle's IT system house in Offenburg strengthens its position by acquiring the long-standing IT system house Rösch GmbH. Bechtle has taken over Rösch's four-person team, along with the infrastructure maintenance agreements with its existing customers. Heinz Rösch, the former managing director who founded the company in 1988, will be sticking with the company: "From day one, Bechtle was a partner we felt a real connection with. Not only will we profit from noticeable synergy effects and the possibilities that come with a financially powerful corporation represented throughout Europe, but we can also continue to act as an independent, local system house in the region. For our customers and employees this means first and foremost stability and security, as well as enhanced performance and an expanded range of services.”
A wide range of services.
Rösch's customers are SMBs with up to 600 IT workplaces. The system house has always focussed on establishing trust and long-term relationships; as a result, the majority of Rösch's customers have worked with the company for over ten years now. Rösch's range of services includes hardware and software, as well as IT services, with a specialisation in IT infrastructure solutions.
Bechtle in Offenburg.
Bechtle started out in Offenburg in April 2008 by acquiring baden-data GmbH and its team of five. There are now four times the original number of employees. "In the past three-and-a-half years, we've made a good names for ourselves among the SMBs in the Ortenau region. Our strong growth confirms this fact. I'm very pleased that Rösch's experienced, highly qualified team will now be joining forces with us. I'm convinced that a great deal of shared success lies ahead of us," says Karl-Heinz Augustin, managing director of Bechtle's IT system houses in Freiburg and Offenburg.
The new business quarters acquired in 2010 provide ideal working conditions for the team, which has now grown to 21 employees. With just under 400 square metres, the location meets all the technical and functional requires of a modern office.
Bechtle in Offenburg and Freiburg.
Bechtle offers a wide range of services, from IT systems integration and consulting, to supplying hardware and software, planning and implementing projects, and providing sophisticated service concepts. Bechtle's areas of expertise also include specialist topics such as cloud computing, virtualisation, networking, unified communications, IT security, data protection/data security and operational support through what are known as Managed Services.
The IT system houses in Freiburg and Offenburg currently have 94 employees. "In addition to our regional presence, which we're strengthening and continuing to develop, our customers benefit from the extensive expert knowledge of the central units and solutions specialists at Bechtle AG," says Karl-Heinz Augustin. Bechtle's customers in the Freiburg/Offenburg are primarily SMBs from a wide variety of industries, as well as the public sector. The managing director: "Our strategy for success: from the region, for the region. For 28 years now."
Manon Smulders has been working for ARP in the Netherlands since 2008. She switched to the Bechtle e-commerce International Business Unit as an international business management development manager in 2017. Her focus is on the support of our international team in the increasingly complex IT world.
Jens Käsbauer was bitten by the IT bug as youngster. His first steps were taken on the Atari 800 XL and 130 XE micro computers before moving into the professional world of application development and network technology. Later, he started in the marketing team at the Bechtle subsidiary ARP. Since 2019, he has been located at the Bechtle headquarters in Neckarsulm.
Yannick Feuser has been with Bechtle for about 14 years. His responsibilities include the strategic development of the Professional Service and Managed Service portfolio in the Bechtle IT system house in Offenburg. His activities also include strategic consulting for multi-cloud or classic IT projects to accelerate or improve business processes.
Christoph Zimmermann has been working at the Bechtle networking competence centre in Rottenburg where he has been almost exclusively responsible for the WLAN technologies of the vendor Aerohive Networks since 2014. He has since continued to expand his knowledge with CWNP certifications in the area of WLAN.
Established in 1898 as Horn & Görwitz, the Berlin-based system house joined the Bechtle Group in 2001. Our expert team in Germany’s capital has a particular focus on data centre and public sector solutions.
Marko Unger completed his business management training before taking a position as Network Administrator in a military logistics centre. He has been working at Bechtle for over 13 years in the field of HPE Aruba, helping to build the network business.
In Tangible Benefit Ltd., Bechtle AG has acquired a lucrative value-added reseller in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1997, the London-based company has an excellent reputation and it is a well-known name in the industry.
The Bechtle IT system houses in Bremen and Oldenburg provide professional expertise for Bechtle’s core IT solutions—client management, server and storage, networking solutions, virtualisation, IT security and software.