IT services provider Easi continues its expansion with its third major acquisition in nine months. This acquisition marks another important step in the Belgian IT company's rapid growth and adds more than 20 years of experience in IT/OT security.
With the acquisition of the IT security specialist Switchpoint, Easi strengthens its existing cybersecurity department with a player that has accumulated years of expertise in the field.
Thomas Van Eeckhout, CEO of Easi says: "This acquisition is part of our ambition to become a leading player in the Belgian cybersecurity landscape. Our two companies have extensive skills in different areas of cybersecurity. This will allow us to realize many synergies for our customers. Our combined expertise will guarantee us an even stronger market position."
Michel Nys, managing director of Switchpoint, adds: "We intend to continue to develop the team we have built up and invest in new skills and staff. As a small company, we sometimes lack the strength to capitalize on our competencies. By being part of a larger group, with a strong focus on happiness at work and a progressive HR approach, we will be able to grow our teams faster and our employees will be able to develop even more in their areas of expertise."
In the future, Switchpoint employees will use Easi's offices in Zwijnaarde as their workplace.
Up to 500 employees
For Easi, this means the third acquisition in nine months. "At the end of 2019, we presented our growth ambitions for 2025: our goal then was to employ around 500 people by 2025. Given our strong organic growth and our sane and ambitious acquisition strategy, it is possible that we will cross the 500 employees mark this year. And we intend to continue on this path," says Thomas Van Eeckhout.
Switchpoint is a Belgian specialist system integrator that helps companies make their IT/OT environments as resilient as possible by providing state-of-the-art network and cybersecurity solutions. The company, founded in 2006, employs about 10 people and is based in Drongen, Belgium.
Easi is a Belgian IT company that has been providing IT services and software to medium and large companies since 1999. Easi's focus on software, IT infrastructure, cloud and security is on short implementation times and high added value for its customers: flexible solutions for companies that want a partner close to them. Easi also places great emphasis on the well-being of its 480 employees. Every year since 2015, Easi has been voted 'Best Workplace' in Belgium.