Wednesday, 21. June 2017

ALSO recognized as Winner of the 2017 Microsoft Distributor Partner of the Year Award

ALSO Holding AG today announced it has won the 2017 Microsoft Distributor Partner of the Year Award.


The company was honoured among a global field of top Microsoft partners for successfully implementing innovations and customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

“We are delighted to receive this award. With our ALSO Cloud Marketplace, we have for years been pursuing a long-term strategy to transform the transactional business model. Today, we have embraced the consumptional model with IT as a Service. We continue to invest in the development of our own Marketplace technology to provide a first-rate platform for hardware, software as well as cloud services and infrastructure. Moreover, we offer the best basis to market Azure,” said Gustavo Möller-Hergt, CEO of ALSO Holding AG (SIX: ALSN).

Awards were presented in several categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 2,800 entrants from 115 countries worldwide. ALSO was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services in the distributor category.

“The outstanding innovation and expertise the Microsoft partner community continues to provide is demonstrated by this year’s award winners,” said Ron Huddleston, corporate vice president, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft Corp. “We applaud ALSO Holding AG for winning the 2017 Microsoft Distributor Partner of the Year award.”

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year.
Direct link to the press release: http://www.also.com/goto/20170621en

Contact person:

Brunswick Group GmbH
Simon Hertwig
Tel.: +49 89 80 99 02 525
Email: shertwig@brunswickgroup.com 

ALSO Holding AG

ALSO Holding AG Emmen/Switzerland) brings providers and buyers of the ICT industry together. The company offers services at all levels of the ICT value chain from a single source. In the European B2B marketplace, ALSO bundles logistics services, financial services, supply services, solution services, digital services, and IT services together into individual service packages. ALSO's portfolio contains more than 188 000 articles from some 500 vendors. The Group has around 3 520 employees throughout Europe (annual average 2016). In fiscal year 2016 (closing on December 31), the company generated net sales of 8.0 billion euros. The majority shareholder of ALSO Holding AG is the Droege Group, Düsseldorf, Germany. Further information is available at http://www.also.com

Droege Group (Major shareholder)

Droege Group (founded in 1988) is an independent advisory and investment company entirely family-owned. The company acts as a specialist for tailor-made transformation programs aiming to enhance corporate value. Droege Group combines its corporate family-run structure and capital strength into a family-equity business model. The group carries out direct investments with own equity in corporate subsidiaries and medium-sized companies in "special situations". With the guiding principle "Implementation - following all the rules of art," the group is a pioneer of implementation-oriented corporate development. Droege Group proves its implementation excellence daily within its own portfolio. The entrepreneurial platforms of the Droege Group are aligned to current megatrends (knowledge, connectivity, prevention, demography, shopping 4.0, future work). Enthusiasm for quality, innovation and speed determines the company's development. As a result the Droege Group has successfully positioned itself within the market, both nationally and internationally and operates in 30 countries. More information: https://www.droege-group.com

Disclaimer

This press release contains forward-looking statements which are based on current assumptions and forecasts of the ALSO management. Known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors could lead to material differences between the forward-looking statements made here and the actual development, in particular the results, financial situation, and performance of our Group. The Group accepts no responsibility for updating these forward-looking statements or adapting them to future events or developments.

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