KOMSA and Westcoast have agreed a new communications partnership.
“In combination with the logistical strength of both companies, the joint technology expertise to link IT and TC and the expertise around repair and refurbishment, we help industry, trade and business to participate in technological progress,” says Joe Hemani, chairman and founder of Westcoast. “KOMSA also contributes extensive knowledge in the area of unified communications into our partnership, and also its specific know-how in setting up agile structures is of strategic importance for Westcoast. The fact that we are thus participating in KOMSA beyond the partnership is a strong signal and confirms our continued commitment and trust in the ICT industry. We will bring our know-how from the highly competitive IT market to the world of telecommunications, which will improve the customer experience and range of available services. With access to the German growth market, where we have not been significantly active to date, we are also strategically expanding our market position.”
“The main driver is the convergence of the IT and telecommunications infrastructure, which opens up completely new applications and productivity gains for companies” explains Pierre-Pascal Urbon, CEO and CFO of KOMSA. A current example is the integration of cloud-based collaboration software such as Microsoft Teams into the infrastructures already existing at the company level. “In order to realise the productivity gains, you need the right equipment, services as well as professional advice. By merging with Westcoast, we are able to enrich our sector expertise in telecommunications with IT. This is of high strategic value to us, as it allows us to offer our customers a unique range of services and pass onto them the efficiencies generated by the merger, says Pierre-Pascal Urbon.” In addition, the merger gives KOMSA access to markets in the UK, Ireland and France, where it has not been significantly active to date. The company will use the regional expansion to strengthen its business relationship with technology partners and to market the lease and operation of smartphones (device-as-a-service) on an international scale. “KOMSA is about to take the biggest development step in the company’s history,” summarises Kerstin Grosse, chairwoman of KOMSA’s supervisory board.
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