JLT Mobile Computers has completed the acquisition of its French sales partner ID Work. ID Work now becomes JLT France, with ID Work founder Philippe Briantais continuing as managing director of the new operation.
“This acquisition will be of great value to our French partners and customers,” said Philippe Briantais, founder of ID Work and newly appointed managing director of JLT France. “We have been an authorized JLT sales partner for nine years and our customers have always known they can rely on the superior quality, performance, and reliability of JLT computers. They will value JLT’s increased sales and support presence, and the company’s obvious commitment to the French market.”
“ID Work has been a close partner and done a terrific job in introducing the JLT brand and our products on the French market and setting up a growing network of sales partners throughout the nation,” said Per Holmberg, CEO of JLT Mobile Computers Group. “With this acquisition we now have the opportunity to work more closely with, and paying even greater attention to the specific needs of, our French partners and customers. I’m thrilled to be able to continue to work with Philippe Briantais as we drive our expansion in France further.”
As a result of the acquisition, JLT will establish a local French office trading under the name JLT Mobile Computers France SAS and with its own personnel. ID Work’s business and all of its customers and sales partners in France will transition into the new JLT company. JLT is already in the process of recruiting technical and commercial sales managers for their new French office (see here) and has also set up a dedicated French language version of its website.
JLT recently launched the Android-based JLT6012A rugged vehicle-mount computer and has established its new JLT Software Solutions subsidiary in France with the aim to develop software and services that will provide competitive advantage and new business opportunities for JLT’s core products.
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