15.04.2020 – ALSO Holding AG

Focus on Europe: ALSO and Allied Telesis expand partnership

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Focus on Europe: ALSO and Allied Telesis expand partnership

15.04.2020 / 11:30



     Media Release
Focus on Europe: ALSO and Allied Telesis expand partnership

High-performance networks are the backbone of Industry 4.0 and digitisation.
The Japanese technology company Allied Telesis has for 30 years been a
leading manufacturer of network solutions for companies, public
administrations and organisations with critical infrastructure requirements.
ALSO and Allied Telesis, partners for years, are now expanding their
cooperation at a European level.

Allied Telesis offers technologies that facilitate the seamless provision of
audio, video and data. They include secure SD-WAN, solutions for totally
autonomous networking, for self-protecting networks, for the Industrial
Internet of Things (IIoT), and IP video surveillance. Key target markets are
healthcare and education, intelligent building systems and security, plus
technical support.

"Comprehensive, reliable and secure networking requires integrated,
intelligent, high-performance network solutions that ensure seamless
cross-media IT infrastructures," says Gustavo Möller-Hergt, CEO of ALSO
Holding AG (SIX: ALSN). "Developments in recent months show how important
stable and secure solutions are, especially in healthcare and education.
Demand is on the increase throughout Europe. That is why ALSO and Allied
Telesis are bundling their strengths in order to jointly open up new market
potential across Europe."

Since the company was founded in 1987 Allied Telesis has worked to provide
zero Total Cost of Ownership solutions with intelligent network tools that
make networking easier for companies, public bodies, educational facilities
and organisations with critical infrastructures. Christian Rannetshauser,
EMEA Channel Director at Allied Telesis, notes that "with our strong network
in these markets and ALSO's know-how as one of Europe's largest technology
providers there are interesting synergy effects with which new projects can
be implemented and new customers acquired".

Direct link to media release: https://www2.also.com/press/20200415en.pdf

Contact person ALSO Holding AG:
Manuela Rost-Hein
Head of Communications ALSO Group
Phone: +49 151 14040215
E-Mail: manuela.rost-hein@also.com

ALSO Holding AG (ALSN.SW) (Emmen/Switzerland) brings providers and buyers of
the ICT industry together. ALSO offer more than 660 vendors of hardware,
software and IT-services access to over 110 000 buyers, who can call a broad
spectrum of other customized services in the logistics, finance, and IT
services sectors, as well as traditional distribution services. From the
development of complex IT landscapes, the provision and maintenance of
hardware and software, right through to the return, reconditioning and
remarketing of IT hardware, ALSO offers all services as a one-stop shop.
ALSO is represented in 23 European countries and generates total net sales
of approximately 10.7 billion euros with around 4 000 employees in the
fiscal year 2019. The principal shareholder of ALSO Holding AG is the Droege
Group, Düsseldorf, Germany. Further information is available at

Droege Group
Droege Group (founded in 1988) is an independent advisory and investment
company under full family ownership. 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 its own equity in corporate spin-offs and medium-sized
companies in «special situations». With the guiding principle «execution -
following the rules of art», the group is a pioneer in execution-oriented
corporate development. Droege Group follows a focused investment strategy
based on current megatrends (knowledge, connectivity, prevention,
demography, specialization, future work, shopping 4.0). Enthusiasm for
quality, innovation and speed determines the company's actions. In recent
years Droege Group has successfully positioned itself in domestic and
international markets and operates in 30 countries. More information:

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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