Bechtle gains an additional SharePoint specialist.
Bechtle AG has expanded its Software Marketing & Application Solutions business segment by acquiring Redmond Integrators GmbH, Bochum. Founded in 2007, the company specialises in solutions involving the high-growth SharePoint technology. Redmond Integrators has a staff of fifteen employees. Mirco Kappe, the founder and managing director of Redmond Integrators, will retain his role in the company.
Neckarsulm, 11 January 2012—half a year after acquiring the Hamburg-based company HanseVision GmbH, Bechtle is enhancing its software business segment with another established and highly regarded SharePoint specialist. This represents further progress in Bechtle's strategy of positioning itself as an IT solutions provider. Redmond Integrators was one of the first consulting and systems integration companies to focus on Microsoft Office SharePoint technology. Among the services offered by the Bochum-based firm are consulting and planning, project implementation, development, coaching, training and support. Their range of expertise also encompasses cloud services. The customers of this Microsoft Certified Partner include both mid-sized companies and large enterprises. Redmond Integrators GmbH’s revenue amounted to 1.5 million euros in the fiscal year 2011.
Norbert Franchi, Head of Software Marketing & Application Solutions at Bechtle AG: "We're very pleased to have gained another experienced software specialist for Bechtle. This brings us a good bit closer to our goal of becoming the number one provider of SharePoint-based solutions in the German market."
Mirco Kappe, Managing Director of Redmond Integrators GmbH: "For me personally, joining Bechtle is a key step in the further development of our company. We're excited to work together with Bechtle and our colleagues from HanseVision to become the market leader for SharePoint solutions. Our customers will also benefit from the significantly expanded range of options available to us within the Bechtle Group. I'm really looking forward to a successful future together."
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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.
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.
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