ACS Systems has been acquired by multinational technology company, Bechtle. Founded in 1983, Bechtle is now one of Europe’s leading IT providers with a presence in 14 countries. In the past, Bechtle direct UK and ACS have delivered a number of successful customer projects together, and by joining the Bechtle group, ACS Co-Founder, Jon Thorpe is securing the company a future-oriented succession plan. The executive management team of ACS will remain in their current roles and oversee the process of integrating the company into the Bechtle Group together with James Napp, Managing Director of Bechtle direct UK.
The acquisition of ACS forms part of Bechtle’s continued acquisition strategy, which in 2021, for the first time, saw sites outside Germany, Austria and Switzerland added to the IT System House & Managed Services segment of the business. After expanding into the Netherlands, Bechtle can now also strengthen its position in the UK market with a much-expanded portfolio and the aim to establish a joint managed services platform to support customers together.