European IT provider Cegeka is taking over all shares in Westpole Italy. With the acquisition, Cegeka is further expanding its activities in Italy. Westpole Italy has four offices, with headquarters in Milan and a staff of 190 employees. No financial details of the acquisition will be disclosed. This acquisition doesn’t include the activities of Westpole in Belgium.
Westpole Italy is mostly active in the IT Infrastructure (datacentre and workplace hardware, software and technical services) and the Professional Services business for both private and public customers. More recently, they initiated a transformation to a managed services offering with a focus on Hybrid Cloud solutions and managed network & security services.
Transformation towards 'managed services'
The choice of Westpole in Italy is a well-considered one. "The company fits seamlessly into Cegeka's IT infrastructure, thanks to its transformation towards managed services. We see a great complementarity between the companies both in terms of expertise of the employees, as well as market presence," says Bart Watteeuw, Global VP Infrastructure at Cegeka. For Cegeka this is a new step to shape our further growth and expansion of the IT Infrastructure Business Line in Italy.
Milestone for expansion Cegeka Italy
With the acquisition of Westpole Italy, Cegeka marks a new milestone in their globalisation. Thanks to this acquisition, Cegeka becomes a relevant IT integrator in the Italian market. "In terms of IT Infrastructure, this means a duplication of our Italian activities and a strengthening in terms of skills and knowledge. The joining of forces between the two organizations ensures that we can offer our clients a broader spectrum of IT solutions," says Stefania Donnabella, managing director of Cegeka Italy.
"This step also offers new opportunities for Westpole Italy's employees. At Cegeka, they get the chance to develop in a large European IT organization," concludes Stefania Donnabella. Westpole Italy will eventually be fully integrated into Cegeka Italy.