Bechtle acquires ACS Systems in the United Kingdom


  • Bechtle continues to pursue international acquisition strategy
  • IT service provider extends Bechtle’s portfolio of managed services
  • Further growth planned in the UK


Neckarsulm, 24 November 2022 – Bechtle AG acquires Northampton-based ACS Systems UK Ltd. The IT system house is very well established on the British market and enjoys an excellent reputation, building on over 27 years’ experience in IT services. ACS focuses on cybersecurity, modern work concepts as well as managed IT and cloud services, offering customers its own cloud hosting capacities. The IT service provider covers a wide customer spectrum from regional companies to large corporations and the public sector. In the past, Bechtle direct UK and ACS have already 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 in good time. 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.

With this purchase, Bechtle is continuing to effect its acquisition strategy, which for the first time saw sites outside Germany, Austria and Switzerland added to the IT System House & Managed Services segment in 2021. After expanding the segment into the Netherlands, Bechtle can now also strengthen its foothold in the British market with a much-expanded portfolio and the aim to establish a joint managed services platform to support customers together.


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