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Company nameGetronics N.V.
Company typeSubsidiary
IndustryInformation Technology & Communication
HeadquartersZoetermeer, the Netherlands
No. of locationsBelgium, Brazil, Colombia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Key peopleSteven van Schilfgaarde, CFO (temporary)
ProductsWorkspace ICT Services, Applications, Data & Hosting Services
Revenue-2.08 billion (2009)
Employees13,000 (July 2009)

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Getronics N.V. is a company, subsidiary of the Dutch IT & Telecommunications firm KPN since October 2007, focused on creating value for IT Workspace Management Services, Applications & Software Development Services. In June 2008, the North American operations division of Getronics was acquired by CompuCom.

With a focus on delivering and implementing Microsoft and Cisco solutions, Getronics designs, integrates, and manages ICT systems & applications for many global and local companies and organisations, and has approximately 23,000 employees worldwide. The KPN subsidiary's headquarters moved in 2008 from Amsterdam to the Dutch regional business centre of Zoetermeer, with regional headquarters among others in Boston and Singapore.

The firm's history began with the incorporation of Groeneveld, Van der Pol & Co.'s Elektrotechnische Fabriek in 1887. Groeneveld installed control and technical equipment for the shipbuilding, utilities and construction industries. Over the next century, the company went through a number of transformations, becoming Geveke Electronics NV in 1985, then Getronics NV in 1988.

In 1999, Getronics acquired Wang Laboratories and with it an international market.

In 2005, Getronics expanded its capabilities in security and applications with its acquisitions of PinkRoccade and RedSiren.

On 30 July 2007, it was announced that Dutch IT & Telecommunications company KPN would buy Getronics for -766 million, combining customers, core competency, and revenues to form a -14 billion (US $20 billion) company heavily focused on the Benelux, US, & Asia-Pacific regions.

The acquisition was completed on 23 October 2007.

In 2008, Getronics was selected as 2008’s Best Outsourcing Service Providers The Global Outsourcing 100.

In early 2009, Getronics made a staff cut, losing about 1,400 staff, and cut some more in 2010 after losing its contract for Barclays. On 30 July 2009, KPN hinted uncertain future of Getronics UK.

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