Logicalis Germany has expanded its business into industrial networking and IoT through acquiring a team of Cisco specialists from German networking firm Hopf.
The transaction will see Hopf's team of experts in Cisco's Industrial Networking portfolio and Cisco Connected Factory solutions move over to Logicalis.
The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, and Logicalis did not specify how many employees will move over as part of the deal.
But Logicalis Germany CEO Christian Werner said the acquisition underpins the firm's investments in IoT and operational technology (OT).
"In this way, we can support industrial companies in the best possible way - as a digital pioneer who drives the interaction between IT and OT and underpins them with suitable solutions and services," said Werner, translated from the original German.
Werner told CPI in 2017 that Logicalis Germany is targeting a top line of €250m by 2020, which would break the firm into the top 10 IT services providers in the German market.
The German arm, previously known as Inforsacom Logicalis until it was rebranded as Logicalis Germany, expanded four of its six offices in 2017 as it looked to hire 50 more staff in Germany.
While Logicalis Germany is in growth mode, its UK arm has been stuck in a cycle of contracting revenues and losses which culminated in a restructure and potential job losses in March this year.
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