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CMS buys €30m-turnover German distributor sysob

CMS Distribution is buying Germany's sysob IT-Distribution. sysob is a value-added distributor of Security, Networking and server-based products, based in Bavaria, with about 2000 customers. sysob was founded in 1999 and has grown into a multi award winning value-added distributor (VAD) with a team of 36 people and annual sales in excess of €30m.

It has a diversified portfolio of solutions in the areas of Security, WiFi, and servers which includes brands such as Okta, Pulse Secure and Yubico.

 The enlarged group will benefit from expanded territories and complementary vendors that enhance its offering to a broader range of customers, it says. In addition to this extended portfolio, sysob adds technical skills and services capabilities augmenting the groups value proposition. The result will be increased growth opportunities for partners across key vertical markets in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

sysob is led by Thomas Hruby, Founder and Managing Director, who will remain with the business and continue to drive sysob’s growth strategy. . Frank Salmon, CMS Distribution Founder and CEO, said, “sysob is a strategic acquisition, enabling us to expand our true value-added IT products, services and solutions across Europe. Our group has many complementary attributes, a large and loyal customer base, and we are both widely known for our expertise as a trusted advisor, partner relationships, and reputation for delivering results. I’m delighted to welcome sysob to our group and look forward to continuing a strong growth strategy together.”