Getronics


Getronics

Infobox_Company
company_name = Getronics N.V.
company_
company_type = Subsidiary
company_slogan = Make the world your workspace
foundation = 1887
location = Zoetermeer, the Netherlands
key_people = Erik van der Meijden, Chairman & CEO
Kevin Roche, Vice Chairman & EVP Americas
industry = Information Technology & Communication
products = Workspace ICT Services, Applications, Data & Hosting Services
parent = KPN
revenue = €2.5 billion (2008)
num_employees = 20.000+ (2008)
homepage = [http://www.getronics.com/ www.getronics.com]

Getronics N.V. is a company, subsidiary of the Dutch IT & Telecommunications firm KPN since October 2007, focused on creating value for IT Workspace Management Services, Applications & Software Development Services. In June 2008, the North American operations division of Getronics was aquired by CompuCom. [cite news
last = van de Hoef
first = Marcel
title = KPN Unit Sells North American Operations to CompuCom (Update1)
publisher = Bloomberg
date = 2008-06-23
url = http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=agRb0AIr1L.8
accessdate = 2008-08-20
]

With a focus on delivering and implementing Microsoft and Cisco solutions, Getronics designs, integrates, and manages ICT systems & applications for many global and local companies and organisations, and has approximately 23,000 employees worldwide. The KPN subsidiary's headquarters will be moved in 2008 from Amsterdam to the Dutch regional business centre of Zoetermeer, with regional headquarters in Boston and Singapore.

The firm's history began with the incorporation of Groeneveld, Van der Pol & Co.'s Elektrotechnische Fabriek in 1887. Groeneveld installed control and technical equipment for the shipbuilding, utilities and construction industries. Over the next century, the company went through a number of transformations, becoming Geveke Electronics NV in 1985, then Getronics NV in 1988.

In 1999, Getronics acquired Wang Laboratories and with it an international market.

In 2005, Getronics expanded its capabilities in security and applications with its acquisitions of PinkRoccade and RedSiren.

On 2007-07-30, it was announced that Dutch IT & Telecommunications company KPN would buy Getronics for €766 million, combining customers, core competency, and revenues to form a €14 billion (US $20 billion) company heavily focused on the Benelux, US, & Asia-Pacific regions. [cite news
last = van de Hoef
first = Marcel
title = Royal KPN Agrees to Buy Getronics for EU766 Million
publisher = Bloomberg
date = 2007-07-30
url = http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601085&sid=aRiPLtSw2vVY&refer=europe
accessdate = 2007-07-30
] The acquisition was completed on 23 October 2007. [cite news
title = KPN completes Getronics acquisition
publisher = Reuters
date = 2007-10-23
url = http://www.reuters.com/article/companyNewsAndPR/idUSWEA501120071023
accessdate = 2007-10-29
]

In 2008, Getronics was selected as 2008’s Best Outsourcing Service Providers – The Global Outsourcing 100 [http://www.outsourcingprofessional.org/content/23/152/1197/] .

References

External links

* [http://www.getronics.com Official International Website]
* [http://www.getronics.com/us/en-us/home.htm US Official Website]
* [http://www.getronics.com/us/en-us/industries/finance/GlobalFS/globalfs.htm Getronics GlobalFS Retail Banking Software Website]
* [http://www.getronicspinkroccade.nl/ Getronics Pink Roccade PKI Website]
* [http://www.getronics.com.mx Mexico Website (Spanish)]
* [http://www.outsourcingprofessional.org/content/23/152/1197/ Best Outsourcing Service Providers – The Global Outsourcing 100]


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