Cegeka is now responsible for the management of the IT infrastructure of AVEVE Group, the full-service provider for farmers and gardeners known for its 250 AVEVE stores where consumers can purchase animal feed as well as gardening and baking supplies. Through Cegeka’s expertise in numerous cloud solutions, AVEVE Group is currently moving towards a multi-cloud concept for its back-end IT management. The contract value is 2 million euros.
Zander Colaers, Infrastructure COO at Cegeka: “We are delighted to announce this collaboration with a wonderful company like AVEVE Group. For the number one full-range supplier to the agriculture and horticulture sectors, we can fully leverage our versatility and expertise in outsourcing. Allowing AVEVE Group to build up the relevant user experience is key in this story. As a strategic outsourcing partner, we will focus on delivering the business case outsourcing and the underlying business drivers. We are in a transformation where, alongside our management role, we want to focus on excelling as a consultant, integrator, producer, broker and innovator.’ Finally, we want to offer excellent craftsmanship in order to make a difference for AVEVE.”
AVEVE Group chose Cegeka because of their cloud solutions expertise and their vision of innovation. Bart Van Nynatten, IT manager at AVEVE: “We’re convinced that the experience and maturity of Cegeka as a company will help us to ensure a smooth transition to various cloud solutions. Their pragmatic view of innovation, in which they always examine the added value of the latest technologies, made to measure and in the long term, is a perfect fit for our organisation.”
Cegeka will take over the full management of AVEVE Group’s back-end IT infrastructure. “At Cegeka, we can be very proud of this deal, because it’s a very good example of a hybrid solution spread across Google Cloud, Azure Cloud, Cegeka Private Cloud, and AVEVE Group on-premise solutions” explains Zander Colaers. In concrete terms, Cegeka optimises the infrastructure underlying the SAP environment, which AVEVE Group’s production runs on, but also a series of AS400 solutions and related systems.