|Industry||Information Technology & Communication|
|Key people||Andreas Ziegenhain, CEO
Pom Burie, CFO
Mark Cook, CSO
Hans-Jorg Tittlbach, COO
Christian Schmehl, CTO
|Products||Workspace, Applications, Communications, Consulting, Managed Services, Data and Hosting Services|
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 acquired by CompuCom.
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 moved in 2008 from Amsterdam to the Dutch regional business centre of Zoetermeer, with regional headquarters among others 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 2006 Getronics won a €200m outsourcing contract with Barclays Bank in the UK to upgrade and maintain its computers in its branches, regional and head offices.
On 30 July 2007, 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, United States, & Asia-Pacific regions. The acquisition was completed on 23 October 2007.
Getronics was #72 in The 2008 Global Outsourcing 100.
In early 2009, Getronics made a staff cut, losing about 1,400 staff, and cut some more in 2010 after losing its contract for Barclays. Then in March of the same year, Getronics teamed up with old Getronics offices in North America, APAC and Europe to form the Getronics Workspace Alliance. On 30 July 2009, KPN hinted uncertain future of Getronics UK.
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