Technogroup continues growth in third-party maintenance
19.07.18

Technogroup continues growth in third-party maintenance
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TPM expert expands executive leadership team to include Arnd Krämer and Alexander Bernecker

Following its considerable success last year, in 2018 too Hochheim-based Technogroup remains on a clear course for growth, as its double-digit growth rate for the first half of the year clearly demonstrates. “Servicing, maintenance, and first and foremost the future-proof alignment of data networks and data centers are absolutely essential if the economy is to remain competitive. As the main point of contact for our customers we perform all the requisite tasks, independent of the manufacturer. In addition to classic servicing, in the first half of the year we successfully realized a wide range of projects, including in the healthcare sector. Further promising projects are in the pipeline for the second half of the year,” says Dr. Ralf Dingeldein, CEO of Technogroup. Under his management the family-run business with its payroll of 250 employees is continuing to expand its management team. Alfried Netzband has been with the company since 1990 and joined the Executive Board back in 2012. As C00, he is responsible for the entire operational business. He has now been joined by Arnd Krämer and Alexander Bernecker, who have filled further positions on Technogroup’s management team.

New: Chief Sales Officer and Chief Financial Officer

In Alexander Bernecker, a distinguished sales expert has joined Technogroup’s executive team. Having headed Sixt’s international expansion, the business administration graduate subsequently held a number of management roles at Telefonica o2 before assuming responsibility for marketing at E-Plus. He then became Chief Commercial Officer for the Irish telephone company Eircom, after which he acted as interim manager and senior advisor to Arthur D. Little, the world’s oldest management consultancy, before joining Technogroup.

In addition to the new Chief Sales Officer, Arnd Krämer is joining the TPM experts’ executive team as Chief Financial Officer. Born in Remscheid, Krämer has already held several C-level positions and was for many years head of Group controlling with the OBI Group, in charge of controlling for the Group companies and its DIY stores in ten countries. His wealth of experience includes numerous overseas postings, to countries such as China, Russia and Italy.

The service dilemma for so many companies

A Technogroup study conducted for CeBIT, the IT trade fair in Hanover, revealed that 78 percent of all companies with data processing centers use hardware from different manufacturers. Only companies with their own large, and as such expensive IT departments are able to keep track of things. This leaves a large number of companies and groups facing a dilemma as regards service, bound as they are to maintenance contracts with various manufacturers. “Our brief is a complete overview of what the customer is currently using, what he will need in the near future, and what comes in between. And that is what we implement independently with continual consulting and maintenance,” Dingeldein says by way of explanation of the concept. The market for independent third-party maintenance is growing constantly. The technology industry analysts Gartner ascertained that savings of up to 60 percent can be realized compared with the servicing terms offered by the original manufacturers.