London, 6 September 2012 – Following its recent acquisition of Getronics Europe/APAC, AURELIUS is kicking off a major investment drive of €10 million into the company. The investment forms a crucial part of Getronics’ IT strategy to further enhance services for customers.
As a result of the investment, customers will benefit from an extension to the Getronics cloud portfolio. This will provide clients with an end-to-end managed service, including hosting of business applications, online workspace and provisioning of standard IT services on the platform.
Following its acquisition by AURELIUS, Getronics was able to move its applications into a cutting-edge private cloud to support its new global infrastructure. This new infrastructure will support a single platform across the entire Getronics group, enabling employees to work across one unified system and share services across the group.
Bring Your Own Device
The investment will also finance a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) capability for Getronics employees. This will enable Getronics employees to use their preferred devices whilst remaining within a secure IT environment.
Andreas Ziegenhain, CEO of Getronics, says: “Having a parent company that sees Getronics as a good vehicle for investment gives us a great assurance that we can continue to grow as a business across all territories. AURELIUS’ investment in Getronics has helped us become an interconnected organisation with employees now working across one platform and sharing services.
This additional investment in our business, which has come within a matter of weeks after acquisition, will greatly benefit Getronics, and in turn result in improvements for our customers. The new cloud portfolio will enable us to offer our customers a complete end-to-end managed service, giving them even greater peace of mind that their IT assets are in the best possible hands.
Furthermore, we see the acquisition and investment as a huge opportunity to build Getronics as a global business, competing with other large players in the ICT services market. International collaboration is going to be crucial to our strategy going forward, so the fact that employees are supported by the same infrastructure globally will go a long way in enabling customers to take advantage of services previously only available to other countries.”
The AURELIUS Group specializes in acquiring companies with development potential and providing them with operational support. With respect to the acquisition of subsidiaries, AURELIUS strives to identify, analyze, develop and exploit all available opportunities in the market. The AURELIUS Group understands itself to be a GOOD HOME for its subsidiaries on a long-term basis. Although its acquisition activities are not limited to a certain sector, AURELIUS has placed a certain emphasis on the following sectors: industrial enterprises, chemicals, business services, consumer goods/food & beverage and telecommunications, media & technology.
AURELIUS has many years of investment and management experience in different industries and sectors. AURELIUS improves the performance of its subsidiaries by providing management capacities and the necessary financial resources for investing in innovative products, sales and research. AURELIUS
is a globally active company with offices in Munich and London and subsidiaries in Germany, Great Britain, France, Poland, Hungary, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Norway, Slovakia and Slovenia, as well as China and Malaysia. The shares of AURELIUS AG are traded in the Open Market segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the m:access of the Munich Stock Exchange under ISIN DE000A0JK2A8. Additional information can be found at www.aureliusinvest.de.
The Getronics family is an ICT Services group consisting of the Getronics and Connectis brands and is owned by the AURELIUS Group, a holding company headquartered in Munich, Germany. With an extensive history that extends over 125 years, the Getronics family has approximately 4,000 employees in 13 countries across Europe, Asia Pacific & Latin America, and has a complete portfolio of integrated ICT services for the large enterprise and public sector markets. This includes Workspace, Applications, Communication, Data Centre, Cloud, Consulting, Product and Managed Services.
Getronics is the lead in the Getronics Workspace Alliance, a unique model that provides customers with a consistent IT service throughout the world, with one single point of contact and billing entity. According to independent research by Datamonitor, the alliance collectively manages 6.1M client workspace assets, positioning it within the top 3 players in the world today.