A Proud History

130 years of reimagining the future.

In 1887 Amsterdam, the company was created as Electrotechnical Factory N.V. by Groeneveld, van der Pol & Co. (GVPC).

The enterprise was involved with electrical installations, such as monitoring and control of public facilities and shipping.

1887

In 1887 Amsterdam, the company was created as Electrotechnical Factory N.V. by Groeneveld, van der Pol & Co. (GVPC).

The enterprise was involved with electrical installations, such as monitoring and control of public facilities and shipping.

1950
In 1950, the holding company GVPC changed its name to Groenpol NV.
In 1950, the holding company GVPC changed its name to Groenpol NV.
In 1965 the distribution division became Groenpol Industrial Sales.
1965
In 1965 the distribution division became Groenpol Industrial Sales.
1968
Groenpol NV merged with another listed company, Geveke SA. The new name was Geveke & Groenpol NV. In 1970, SHV brought the holding company.
Groenpol NV merged with another listed company, Geveke SA. The new name was Geveke & Groenpol NV. In 1970, SHV brought the holding company.
Groenpol Industrial Sales made a partial takeover of the technical trading Merchant & Co, the company started sales and service of computer peripherals. Meanwhile, the company also had offices in Belgium, France and Germany. In the same year the name was changed to Geveke Electronics.
1972
Groenpol Industrial Sales made a partial takeover of the technical trading Merchant & Co, the company started sales and service of computer peripherals. Meanwhile, the company also had offices in Belgium, France and Germany. In the same year the name was changed to Geveke Electronics.
1985
Under the name ‘Geveke Electronics’ the company was introduced on the Amsterdam stock exchange. 
Under the name ‘Geveke Electronics’ the company was introduced on the Amsterdam stock exchange. 
In 1988 its name changed to Getronics NV. Getronics was traded by the AMX index abbreviation 23dGET. The main focus of the company became computer networking and maintenance. 
1988
In 1988 its name changed to Getronics NV. Getronics was traded by the AMX index abbreviation 23dGET. The main focus of the company became computer networking and maintenance. 
1999

In 1999 Getronics acquired Wang Global (which had recently acquired Olivetti) for 3.7 billion guilders. Wang Global, based in the United States, was active in 42 countries, which made Getronics a truly global player and this was strategically advantageous when it came to working with Getronics’ international customers.

In 1999 Getronics acquired Wang Global (which had recently acquired Olivetti) for 3.7 billion guilders. Wang Global, based in the United States, was active in 42 countries, which made Getronics a truly global player and this was strategically advantageous when it came to working with Getronics’ international customers.

On March 14, 2005, Getronics completed the acquisition of PinkRoccade. Getronics paid a total of €355 million in cash. With the acquisition, it became the largest IT service company in the Netherlands under the name Getronics PinkRoccade. 
2005
On March 14, 2005, Getronics completed the acquisition of PinkRoccade. Getronics paid a total of €355 million in cash. With the acquisition, it became the largest IT service company in the Netherlands under the name Getronics PinkRoccade. 
2007

In early July 2007 several companies looked at taking over Getronics: KPN, Capgemini and an unnamed American private equity firm. On July 30, KPN made a bid of 766 million euros. The acquisition of Getronics by KPN was confirmed on October 15, 2007. Getronics was subsequently delisted from the Euronext on December 12, 2007.

In early July 2007 several companies looked at taking over Getronics: KPN, Capgemini and an unnamed American private equity firm. On July 30, KPN made a bid of 766 million euros. The acquisition of Getronics by KPN was confirmed on October 15, 2007. Getronics was subsequently delisted from the Euronext on December 12, 2007.

The name was shortened from Getronics PinkRoccade, on October 13, 2008, to the internationally well-known Getronics.
2008
The name was shortened from Getronics PinkRoccade, on October 13, 2008, to the internationally well-known Getronics.
2009

Getronics founds the “Getronics Workspace Alliance”.

Gartner identifies the GWA as “a unique model and world’s first IT Alliance; “an alternative to monolithic companies such as IBM and HP”.

Getronics founds the “Getronics Workspace Alliance”.

Gartner identifies the GWA as “a unique model and world’s first IT Alliance; “an alternative to monolithic companies such as IBM and HP”.

On May 2012, KPN was acquired by AURELIUS Group, an industrial holding company headquartered in Munich, Germany. Earlier that year AURELIUS also acquired Thales in Spain and Argentina, which was rebranded Connectis and became part of the Getronics Group.
2012
On May 2012, KPN was acquired by AURELIUS Group, an industrial holding company headquartered in Munich, Germany. Earlier that year AURELIUS also acquired Thales in Spain and Argentina, which was rebranded Connectis and became part of the Getronics Group.
2013
Between 2012 and 2017, the Getronics Group expanded from both a geographical and a portfolio perspective through several new acquisitions, including NEC’s UCC business in the UK and Spain (2013); IT consulting companies, Steria Iberica in Spain and Telvent in Spain and South America (2014); and Colt’s European managed cloud business, coinciding with the launch of Getronics’ Managed Cloud Services portfolio (2016).
Between 2012 and 2017, the Getronics Group expanded from both a geographical and a portfolio perspective through several new acquisitions, including NEC’s UCC business in the UK and Spain (2013); IT consulting companies, Steria Iberica in Spain and Telvent in Spain and South America (2014); and Colt’s European managed cloud business, coinciding with the launch of Getronics’ Managed Cloud Services portfolio (2016).
Between 2012 and 2017, the Getronics Group expanded from both a geographical and a portfolio perspective through several new acquisitions, including NEC’s UCC business in the UK and Spain (2013); IT consulting companies, Steria Iberica in Spain and Telvent in Spain and South America (2014); and Colt’s European managed cloud business, coinciding with the launch of Getronics’ Managed Cloud Services portfolio (2016).
2014
Between 2012 and 2017, the Getronics Group expanded from both a geographical and a portfolio perspective through several new acquisitions, including NEC’s UCC business in the UK and Spain (2013); IT consulting companies, Steria Iberica in Spain and Telvent in Spain and South America (2014); and Colt’s European managed cloud business, coinciding with the launch of Getronics’ Managed Cloud Services portfolio (2016).
2015
In 2015, announced its partnership with U.S.-based partner CompuCom to lead the Global Workspace Alliance (formerly Getronics Workspace Alliance).
In 2015, announced its partnership with U.S.-based partner CompuCom to lead the Global Workspace Alliance (formerly Getronics Workspace Alliance).
In 2016, Getronics re-launched GWA 2.0. The GWA’s mission is to support global companies as they transition towards an increasingly mobile, connected, and secure global workspace environment, enabling them to achieve their objectives by empowering satisfied and efficient colleagues.
2016
In 2016, Getronics re-launched GWA 2.0. The GWA’s mission is to support global companies as they transition towards an increasingly mobile, connected, and secure global workspace environment, enabling them to achieve their objectives by empowering satisfied and efficient colleagues.
2017
In 2017, Getronics came under new ownership following its acquisition by Grupo Bottega InvestCo, which immediately followed Getronics’ integration with sister company Connectis.
In 2017, Getronics came under new ownership following its acquisition by Grupo Bottega InvestCo, which immediately followed Getronics’ integration with sister company Connectis.

In 2018 Getronics expanded to the U.S. when Bottega acquired Pomeroy.


With this strategic acquisition, Getronics established itself as a leading Information & Communication Technology (ICT) service provider on a global scale, with a broadened service offering and capabilities to provide an exceptional customer experience.

2018

In 2018 Getronics expanded to the U.S. when Bottega acquired Pomeroy.


With this strategic acquisition, Getronics established itself as a leading Information & Communication Technology (ICT) service provider on a global scale, with a broadened service offering and capabilities to provide an exceptional customer experience.

2019
With the success of Global Workspace Alliance and targeted growth opportunities, Getronics strategically consolidates and focuses its operations in Europe and APAC preferring to divest its US Operations and replacing it with a strategic partnership through the Global Workspace Alliance.
With the success of Global Workspace Alliance and targeted growth opportunities, Getronics strategically consolidates and focuses its operations in Europe and APAC preferring to divest its US Operations and replacing it with a strategic partnership through the Global Workspace Alliance.

Getronics is acquired by GSH Private Capital under the leadership of Kenton Fine, a major figure in the service industry, who brings passion and verve as the Group Chairman. Fine and his management team renew Getronics’ core focus on innovation and delivery of world-class customer service.

Today, we have over 3,900 colleagues in 23 countries across Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Getronics’ transformation portfolio brings strong capability and expertise encompassing market-leading digital workplace, business applications, cloud services, security, and smart space IOT solutions, enabling businesses to prosper and thrive.

2020

Getronics is acquired by GSH Private Capital under the leadership of Kenton Fine, a major figure in the service industry, who brings passion and verve as the Group Chairman. Fine and his management team renew Getronics’ core focus on innovation and delivery of world-class customer service.

Today, we have over 3,900 colleagues in 23 countries across Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Getronics’ transformation portfolio brings strong capability and expertise encompassing market-leading digital workplace, business applications, cloud services, security, and smart space IOT solutions, enabling businesses to prosper and thrive.

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