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January 6, 2004

SCH buys Getronics’ Pluz

Specialist Computer Holdings Plc, Europe's largest privately held IT services company, has acquired Dutch hardware distributor Pluz from its joint owners Getronics and Hagermeyer for an undisclosed amount.

By CBR Staff Writer

Pluz will be merged into SCH’s existing Dutch distributor business, ETC Bestware, to create a new organization called ETC Pluz. The new company will have combined revenue of 335m euros ($425m) and 160 employees, and will be led by Wout Isbout, chief executive of ETC Bestware.

According to a statement from the company, the two businesses are complementary because Pluz is a broad line distributor specializing in the provision of volume enterprise products to value-added resellers and systems integrators. It generates about 235m euros ($298m) revenue, and employs 150 people in three sites.

ETC Bestware specializes in Enterprise systems and has revenue of over 100m euros ($127m). It employs 55 people at headquarters in Bodegraven.

Pluz was formed in 2001 after merging Getronics’ distribution subsidiary Datelcom with Hagemeyer’s Codis activities, with Getronics NV owning 49% and Hagermeyer NV retaining a 51% stake. The agreement in principle for the sale was announced on October 16, 2003.

This article is based on material originally produced by ComputerWire.

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