Thursday, 8. June 2017

ALSO wins HPE’s 2017 Global Distributor of the Year Award

ALSO has been named “2017 Global Distributor of the Year” by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), as the company announced today.

The annual award, which recognizes HPE partners that have excelled in developing business opportunities with joint customers, was announced in Las Vegas this week at HPE’s Global Partnership Summit.

From left to right: Maic Hengemühle, Senior Account Manager (HPE); Antonio Neri, EVP (HPE); Gustavo Möller-Hergt, CEO (ALSO); Meg Whitman, CEO (HPE); Volkan Weissenberg, SVP Supply Services (ALSO); Ole Eklund, Corporate VP (ALSO)

“We at ALSO are pleased to accept this award. Against the backdrop of fast growth in private and hybrid cloud ecosystems, we are convinced that the partnership between ALSO and HPE delivers the innovative and scalable solutions that our customers need to address their verticals. We see tremendous value in our continued cooperation with HPE and look forward to accelerating the adoption of cloud services together,” said Gustavo Möller-Hergt, CEO of ALSO Holding AG (SIX: ALSN).

HPE’s Partner of the Year Awards are based on several criteria, including excellent financial performance, innovativeness, and the ability to drive meaningful business results for shared customers.

“We congratulate ALSO Group for winning the 2017 HPE Global Distributor of the Year Award,” said Andy Isherwood, Managing Director of EMEA at HPE. “We are excited to continue working with ALSO to enable our joint customers to transform and accelerate their businesses.”

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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

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:


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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