National ICT integrator BKM acquires the Belgium Direct sales unit of Mitel

Beste klant,

Hexacom zette het jaar 2016 in met een belangrijke aankondiging: Hexacom wordt overgenomen door BKM. De drijfveren voor het samengaan van de twee sectorgenoten waren van strategische aard. De telecom- en IT markt is de laatste jaren onderhevig aan een consolidatie, en deze trend zet zich door. Schaalvergroting is een conditio sine qua non voor verdere groei en om u als klant optimaal te kunnen blijven bedienen met nieuwe oplossingen en de gepaste technologische ondersteuning. BKM en Hexacom dekken door deze fusie de hele Belgische markt af met kantoren in Hasselt, Steenokkerzeel en Gent. 170 gespecialiseerde medewerkers bedienen samen zo’n 16.000 klanten uit diverse sectoren.

New company, rich history

Vanaf 1 april 2017 nemen we dus een nieuwe start, maar de expertise en de kwaliteit die u van ons kent, blijven. Hetzelfde sterke team van ervaren, gespecialiseerde medewerkers blijft u ondersteunen en uw vertrouwde contactpersoon blijft dezelfde. Het blijft onze topprioriteit om u kwalitatieve oplossingen aan te bieden die perfect beantwoorden aan uw ICT behoeften.

Met vriendelijke groeten,

Bart Soetaers
Managing Director BKM-Hexacom

 

 

Mitel nv and BKM nv came to an agreement to acquire the direct sales unit of Mitel. BKM is a renowned ICT integrator in Belgium and this acquisition is in line with BKM’s long term strategy to grow. Full terms were not disclosed but the move will create additional employment opportunities in the ICT sector. With this BKM continues to implement both organic growth and growth via acquisition.

After the acquisition of Attention (2008), Businesscom (2010), Oratis (2015) and Hexacom (2016), BKM (founded in 1994 by Bart Soetaers and Marc Max) now acquired the Belgian direct sales unit of one of her major vendors, Mitel and the transfer is expected to complete on April 1st. Mitel is

Bart Soetaers (Managing Director BKM) and Marc Max (Finance Director BKM):

‘This acquisition is of strategical importance for BKM since economies of sales has become increasingly important in the ICT market. BKM (Platinum Mitel Partner) already has a long standing relationship with Mitel and sees this as an opportunity to further strengthen her partnership with Mitel (#1 Market share in Unified Communications & Collaboration) with 1.000 extra customers and 16 employees. With as joined target to guide and support those customers in the digital transformation in the area of IP telephony, IT, print solutions and connectivity.

“Migrating our direct business to BKM is the next natural step for Mitel which we believe will ultimately enhance our customers’ experience of Mitel’s cloud and unified communication solutions.” said Alain Huys, managing director, Belgium, Mitel. “BKM is a highly respected and trusted reseller in Belgium and we look forward to building on Mitel’s number one market share position in Belgium.”

BKM

BKM is a Belgian organisation founded in 1995 by Bart Soetaers and Marc Max. BKM is a specialist in advice, delivery, installation and support of ICT solutions in Belgium. BKM has its activities in telephony, IT, connectivity and document & presentation solutions. Is market leader in Belgium in the SME segment and trusted by over 14.000 customers. Customer who can count on the in-depth knowledge and experience of over 160 specialists spread through Belgium. In being a 'One Stop Shop', customers can focus on their core business and rely on BKM for all their ICT issues and solutions. BKM is managed by Bart Soetaers (Managing Director), Marc Max (Finance Director), Bjorn Van Beeck (Project Director) and Frédéric Michils (Sales & Marketing Director).

 

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