Nordlo acquires Appex Operations in Haugesund
Nordlo, the Nordic region’s IT and digitalisation partner, is acquiring the Norwegian IT firm Appex Operations, based in Haugesund. This is Nordlo’s third acquisition in Norway, and continues the company’s establishment as a key contender within IT and digitalisation on the Norwegian market.
“We started Nordlo’s operations in Vennesla, southern Norway, through the acquisition of IT Total. In January this year we acquired Lerøen Datapartner, in Bergen, followed by Appex Operations, a company based in Haugesund, which lies between Vennesla and Bergen along the west coast. Appex is focused on the SMB market and long-term customer relationships, achieved through local presence, a high level of service and effective IT provision, which is fully aligned with the Nordlo model. I welcome the acquisition of Appex Operation, which will further reinforce our position in Norway,” said Fredrik Almén, Group CEO at Nordlo.
With a turnover in the region of NOK 30 million, Appex Operations employs 13 people. Founded in 2011, it delivers IT operation and digitalisation solutions to small and mid-sized enterprises in Norway. The acquisition will provide Appex’s customers with access to Nordlo’s full suite of services and experts in the Nordic region. It will bring theNordlo Group’s workforce to 665 employees, based at offices in 38 sites across Sweden and Norway.
“Our business areas and products harmonise really well with Nordlo's offering, and our strengths are well suited. This will benefit both new and existing customers. Being part of the Nordlo Group also gives us access to better supplier agreements, a broader, more extensive bank of knowledge and additional resources. Nordlo’s management model also entails local operations and decision-making, which is much appreciated by the team here at Appex Operations as it will secure our future regional expansion,” explained Tore Solberg, the company’s CEO.
The acquisition will see Appex Operations change its name to Nordlo, with Tore Solberg becoming CEO of Nordlo Haugesund AS.
Nordlo, the Nordic region’s IT and digitalisation partner, was established in 2018 through a merger between Zetup, Office IT-Partner, Dicom and the Norwegian firm IT Total. Since then, Nordlo has acquired four more companies:Netcomp, Insignis IT, Lerøen Datapartner and Appex Operations, as well as setting up operations in Helsingborg. With a focus on advice and a local presence, the new Group will be a strong challenger in the Nordic market within cloud services, infrastructure, outsourcing and digitalisation, serving both national and international organisations. With 665 employees based in 38 sites in Sweden and Norway at present, Nordlo has an annual turnover of SEK 1.3 billion.
Read more at: nordlo.com
About Appex Operations:
Appex Operations delivers IT operation and digitalisation solutions to small and mid-sized enterprises throughout Norway. Founded in 2011 and based in Haugesund, the company has 13 employees and a turnover in the region of NOK 30 million. Appex Operations pledges to deliver its customers passion, expertise and service that set it apart from the competition. The passion of its employees is evident during all interaction with customers, their extensive experience in IT ensures good business understanding and their service exceeds customer's expectations. To find out more, visit appex.no