History

The history of Getronics dates back to 1887, when Groeneveld, Van der Pol & Co’s Elektronische
Fabriek NV established a technical installation company for public utilities and the ship–building industry
in the Netherlands. Over the years, the company went through numerous transitions to emerge as Geveke Electronics in 1972, which changed its name to Getronics NV IN 1988.

In 1999, Getronics acquired Wang Global (who had recently acquired Olivetti), building upon its strong market presence in Europe and consolidating its position as a truly Global player in the ICT arena.

In 2005, Getronics and Pinkroccade combined their strengths to become one company. Working in 90 countries around the world, Getronics became Benelux’s largest international ICT Services Company.

Between 2007–2012 Getronics was part of KPN and on May 1st 2012 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. Between 2012 and 2017, the Getronics Group expanded from both a geographical and portfolio perspective through a number of 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).

Also in 2016, Getronics announced its partnership with U.S.-based partner CompuCom to lead the Global Workspace Alliance (formerly Getronics Workspace Alliance). 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 employees.

In 2017 Getronics moved under new ownership with Grupo Bottega InvestCo S.à r.l. as majority owner.
The majority shareholder of Bottega is the US/Brazilian entrepreneur Nana Baffour, who operates in the IT services market through Grupo Cimcorp in Brazil.

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