All signs point to growth – Sharp acquires ITpoint
Rüschlikon/Rotkreuz, 17 March 2021 – Sharp Electronics (Europe) GmbH has acquired all company shares in ITpoint AG on 12 March 2021. With this, the company wants to gradually develop the core business of ITpoint into one of its strategic business areas. Roland Singer, founder of ITpoint, has found an ideal succession solution with this acquisition.
The partnership between Sharp and ITpoint offers customers of both companies great added value. Both offer nationwide service offerings with qualified technical support. While ITpoint customers get direct access to highly professional document and visual solutions hardware, business laptops and suitable software solutions, Sharp customers benefit from the expertise of the ITpoint team in the integration-, cloud- and managed services business.
In the coming years, both companies are planning to expand their existing range of services and the nationwide service and sales network throughout Switzerland. ITpoint services are to be gradually developed into a strategic business area of Sharp.
An important step in Sharp’s growth strategy
The investment in ITpoint is an important step for Sharp as part of the international investment and growth strategy in Europe. “Switzerland is an important market for us in Europe. Thanks to the partnership with ITpoint, we will be able to offer our customers even more extensive services from a single source, both here and internationally, and respond more specifically to individual requests”, says Alexander Hermann, President Sharp Information Systems Europe.
Lasting succession solution for ITpoint
For Roland Singer, founder of ITpoint, now is the right time for a succession solution.
Singer will remain actively involved in ITpoint and continue to pursue the company’s goals together with the proven company management.
„After almost twenty years of development work, the moment has come for me to find a lasting succession solution for my company and thus also for our employees, customers and business partners. With Sharp, I have chosen a group that offers us a unique and unparalled opportunity to continue to pursue our vision under the familiar ITpoint market presence, with the same organisational structure and the support of our existing ITpoint team“Roland Singer, Gründer der ITpoint
About Sharp Electronics (Schweiz)
Sharp Electronics (Schweiz) AG is an internal subsidiary of Sharp Corporation. With a comprehensive sales and service network, the company offers its customers in Switzerland an extensive portfolio of multifunctional systems, modern display technologies, business laptops and software solutions for professional use. The optimally coordinated solutions enable networked collaboration and help organisations to make their business processes more efficient. As a total solution for integrating a wide variety of products and software applications ‘My integrated office’ serves entire companies, teams and employees as an intelligent platform for collating and exchanging information. Thanks to is modular, scalable structure, the system helps companies with their digital transformation step by step. Further information at www.sharp.ch
ITpoint was founded in 2002 by Roland Singer. The team of around 90 employees plans, implements and manages individual IT environments for demanding companies. ITpoint is ISO 27001 certified, relies on an ISO 20000-certified service management system, components from leading international manufacturers and a close network of software and project partners. ITpoint supports its customers as a Swiss competence centre for all IT matters. ITpoint’s cloud- and managed services offer is bundled under the ‘ORIA’ brand. The company’s headquarters are in Rotkreuz, with further locations in Gümlingen and Meyrin. Further information at www.itpoint.ch