Park Place Technologies Purchased Com-ComProvider of data centre maintenance in London, England
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2016.09.26
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
"We are thrilled to welcome Com-Com and their amazing capabilities for data centre maintenance into the Park Place Technologies family," says Ed Kenty, chairman and CEO, Park Place. "Park Place has experienced considerable growth year-over-year. I believe our acquisition of Com-Com will add to our ongoing success in expanding our data centre services and support to our global customers."
The acquisition of Com-Com into Park Place Technologies will further Park Place's service of 6,500 companies across 89 countries and support throughout EMEA.
Kenty said: "I am excited to embark on this new relationship with Com-Com. Their talents and expertise allow us to expand and capitalise on future opportunities."
Ian Shearer, a former director of Com-Com, will assume the new role of GM of UK operations at Park Place.
He said: "We are absolutely delighted to become part of the Park Place Technologies' family. The synergies of the IT support and maintenance services we provide are very closely aligned with the philosophy of Park Place Technologies, so this is a natural fit. With Park Place Technologies' 110 + service locations worldwide, we can now offer our customers greater access to IT support and maintenance services internationally."
Kenty also emphasised that for Com-Com customers, the name may have changed but it's 'business as usual': "We look forwad to providing our customers with the excellent service they have come to expect over the years. Within the Park Place Technologies family, our customers will benefit from a wider range of innovative IT maintenance and support services, as well as support for a wider range of hardware brands and models."
Park Place Technologies has specialised in providing organisations around the globe with post-warranty maintenance and support solutions for their storage, server and networking equipment including EMC, Dell, IBM, Cisco, Hitachi, NetApp, HP, Sun/Oracle and legacy systems like Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). It has more than 6,500 customers around the globe.
The company, with upwards of 425 employees, was established in 1991 and planted its technology roots as a computer hardware reseller. As customer needs grew and technology evolved, it shifted its focus from computer hardware to data centre hardware maintenance. It is at this stage of our evolution that the 'Service First' philosophy was created. It now has 110 stocking locations around the globe that house 136,000 parts to serve customers.
Com-Com is an independent, alternative supplier to businesses and institutions of IT storage, server and networking support, hardware supply and other IT services. It provides of a range of cost containment solutions and have a particular specialism in post warranty hardware maintenance and extending the life cycle of assets with 'End-of-Life' (EOL) maintenance support. The company provides support for vendors including Bull, Cisco, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, NetApp and Sun/Oracle. The firm has established relationships with brokers and suppliers throughout the UK and Europe. Our relationship power and access to the inventory of over 5,000 suppliers, combined with large stocks of spares.