Bechtle smashes billion euro mark in public sector revenue
Public business breaks 1-billion-euro threshold
Public sector support at 92 Bechtle locations
Digitalisation increasingly present
Neckarsulm, 18 December 2017 – This December, Bechtle has surpassed one billion euros of revenue in its public sector business. Over 2,000 members of staff in 14 European countries navigate the unique requirements of public tendering and supporting customers in the public sector, backed by 50 dedicated specialists at the company headquarters in Neckarsulm. Since the founding of Bechtle’s public sector unit in 2004, it has experienced continual growth. 2011 saw the addition of a Brussels office providing local support to EU agencies, instutitions and bodies. “Bechtle’s public-sector unit has achieved an excellent market position on both a national and international scale and has enjoyed impressive growth. In addition to our core team, the credit for this success goes to our staff at Bechtle’s systems integrators and e-commerce companies”, says Gerhard Marz, Executive Vice President Public Sector at Bechtle.
Bechtle’s public sector business combines group-wide expertise with local support through its regional systems integrators and its international e-commerce units. The offering spans procuring hardware and software, IT services and consultation, all tailored to the specific needs of public clients including European institutions, national and regional authorities, municipal administrations and schools, research and education institutions, in addition to clients in healthcare, churches and charities and the energy sector. “Throughout many European countries, we provide IT services not only to large national and regional agencies, but also to municipal administrations, schools, associations, and welfare organisations”, says Gerhard Marz.
Digital administration is here.
Bechtle expects the current upward trajectory to continue well into the future. There is growing demand for digital administrative processes from the general public, driving the need for digital services and secure access to modern information and communication platforms. “Based on what we have seen this year, a large number of public-sector organisations are well on track to more digitalisation, creating modern, flexible workplaces, digitalising services, and using advanced cloud structures. We are here as their technology partner to advise our clients and collaborate with them to shape a future-proof IT architecture for the public sector”, says Gerhard Marz. Bechtle’s public sector clients include the German armed forces, public ITC provider Dataport, numerous federal ministries, state governments and universities in Germany, as well as the European Commission and NATO.
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.
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.
Roland Schön has over 25 years of experience in network solutions, working in the areas of sales support, consultations, solution design, implementation and further development of network solutions. He is the Head of Pre-sales Networking Solutions at Bechtle where his focus in on Cisco and HPE Aruba technologies and solutions.
Since 2018, Adalbert Fuchs has been working as a consultant for mobile solutions at the Bechtle IT system house in Bonn. In Michael Rohrmund's team (Client Management), he brings his many years of expertise in the field of mobile solutions with a focus on Android, especially in connection with Samsung end devices and the complementary Samsung Knox solutions, to a wide variety of projects. The focus is on providing support in pre-sales and project situations, also across locations and system houses within the entire Bechtle organisation. In conjunction with the Mobile Solutions Competence Centres in Neckarsulm, Freiburg and Bonn, Adalbert Fuchs can thus guarantee the necessary consulting and further integration support for a wide variety of project and customer situations.
Daniel Hofmann completed his studies in business economics with a focus on personnel management and logistics and supply chain management at the University on Bonn-Rhein-Sieg. He is an Account Manager in network specialised sales for enterprise solutions and Meraki in Bonn.
Marius König has been working as a Senior System Engineer in the Security Competence Team since May 2018. He is a trained IT specialist for system integration and has focused on security solutions for the past six years. His focus is on the products of the manufacturer Sophos. In this area he has implemented numerous security projects.
For more than eight years Dennis Trescher has been advising customers as a Consultant & System Engineer on all aspects of Enterprise Mobility. As team leader Mobility in the Competence Center Collaboration & Mobility, he and his team are available to customers on the topic of Unified Endpoint Management. From the classic project business to managed services, his team offers customers a broad spectrum of know-how in the areas of MobileIron, VMware Workspace One and App Development.
In my role as team leader and senior sales consultant for VMware Software Solutions, I am responsible for Bechtle's operative VMware business from the Lead Competence Center & Cloud Transformation. I have been working in IT since my studies and work at the Westphalian Wilhelm University of Münster, where I was responsible for the HPC and HTC systems as well as the virtual infrastructure. Based on this technical background I have built up my presales role. Since 2013, I have been supporting Bechtle's sales units on all strategic, sales and commercial topics relating to VMware.
Philipp Koch is a system engineer at the Dortmund system house and works there in the Networking & Collaboration competence team. His focus is on HPE Aruba in the areas of switching, wireless and network access control.