ITANCIA ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY RESSOURCES (STR), A FRENCH VALUE-ADDED DISTRIBUTOR OF PROFESSIONAL SOFTWARE.

 In Communiqués de Presse

Paris, 1st October 2020,

As part of its European growth strategy and with the aim of expanding its distribution offering of value-added technology products and solutions, ITANCIA is acquiring the business assets of Software Technology Resources (STR), a subsidiary of the German Softline group.

With this acquisition, ITANCIA is extending its technology solutions portfolio to include the distribution of professional software, along with all associated services such as consultancy, training and user assistance.

“For strategic reasons, our group – Softline AG – is withdrawing from the software distribution market to focus exclusively on growing its portfolio of consulting services. The ITANCIA group will be taking over our software distribution activity. We will continue to work together on projects related to the French market. In future, these projects will be supported by the Softline group’s DACH region. We are delighted to be handing this business activity over to the ITANCIA group, who will be able to support customers and provide exact solutions to their needs” explains Martin Schaletzky, CEO of Softline AG.

STR – Software Technology Resources – is a logical extension of the ITANCIA group’s product and service offering: “The acquisition of STR allows us to enrich our product/service offering and meet our customers’ growing demand for computer software. Over the years, STR has grown and built a strong reputation in its market around its key skills. Following the acquisition of the cybersecurity specialist NIS in 2019, we are continuing to position ourselves as a global player covering all customer needs concerning Information Technology, Telecoms and cybersecurity. The solutions offered by STR are a perfect fit for the value-added services already in our catalogue. Lastly, to promote synergy between the two teams, all STR employees will soon move to our Nanterre site, outside Paris” explains Thierry Le Goff, Managing Director of the ITANCIA Group.

This new acquisition represents an important milestone for ITANCIA, which continues to develop innovative and environmentally friendly value-added services and solutions.

About STR:
A distributor of business software and value-added services, STR markets a catalogue of products and services focused on application development and packaging tools, databases, business intelligence (reporting, management dashboards, etc.) and office solutions. In addition to its software catalogue, STR offers innovative services, particularly in the fields of systems virtualisation, online storage and cloud computing. STR’s development strategy is based on the rigorous selection of the brands it represents, the products it distributes and the added value it delivers to its customers and users.
Market-leading software publishers (Microsoft, Flexera, SAP, VMWare, Acronis, Teamviewer, etc.) recognise STR’s expertise, and trust it to promote and build a base for their products in France. STR has one of the broadest offerings in the industry (more than 150 publishers, more than 500 B2B applications) in terms of both quantity and the profile of the brands represented.

Find out more at www.str.fr

About the Softline group:
The Softline group is a Europe-wide IT consulting company that is experiencing sustainable growth and is acknowledged for its skills in software asset management (SAM), information and communication technologies (ICT) security and digital workspace management, the datacenter of the future, and cloud computing technologies.
The Softline group pursues a single goal in this process: to ensure the conformity of the implemented technologies, ensuring that its customers are in control of their use and are able to reduce their expenditure in this area.
The group is composed of Softline AG, which acts as a holding company, and its subsidiaries Softline Solutions GmbH, Softline Services GmbH, Softline Solutions Netherlands BV, Softline Solutions NV and Softline Solutions Ltd, with offices in Germany (Leipzig, Wolfsburg and Munich), the Netherlands (Nieuwegein), Belgium (Antwerp) and the United Kingdom (London).

Find out more at www.softline-group.com

About ITANCIA :
Founded in 1991, ITANCIA is the eco-friendly distributor specialising in corporate communications solutions in Europe and Africa. Its mission is to assist you through each of the 4 stages of the product life cycle: recovery, purchase, deployment and maintenance.
With over 4,000 resellers, the group’s activity encompasses 4 complementary service activities: the multi-brand distribution of telecommunications and collaborative equipments and network infrastructures.
The sale of eco-recycled products; the electronic repair of industrial and computer equipment; the provision of services with tailor-made logistics solutions.
The ITANCIA group in figures: 60% growth over the last 3 years, a turnover of 184 million euros in 2019 and an international presence with 450 employees across 9 subsidiaries.

Find out more at www.itancia.com

Softline contacts:
Marketing and public relations: Vanessa Zeh
e-mail : presse@softline-group.com
Phone: +49 341 24051-0

ITANCIA contacts:
Sales Department: Mathieu GALVAING – m.galvaing@itancia.com
Marketing Department: Clément HERAUD – c.heraud@itancia.com
Press contact: servicemarketing@itancia.com

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