Through the acquisition of the cyber security solutions and data centre technology firm, Bechtle aims to expand its portfolio and establish a joint managed services platform to support customers


Bechtle acquires ACS Systems UK for an undisclosed sum. (Credit: Joachim Köhler/

Bechtle, a Germany-based technology company, has announced its acquisition of ACS Systems UK with an aim to strengthen its foothold in the British market.

The financial terms and conditions of the deal have not been disclosed.

Based in Northampton, ACS Systems is claimed to focus on cybersecurity, managed IT and cloud services, and modern work concepts to deliver clients its own cloud hosting capacities.

Through the acquisition, Bechtle aims to expand its portfolio and set up a joint managed services platform for supporting customers.

Bechtle direct UK managing director James Napp said: “I’ve known ACS for many years and have always enjoyed working with Jon Thorpe. ACS has a very experienced and highly capable team and will undoubtedly put us in a position to accelerate our growth and expand our offering for our customers.

“The cultural fit could not be better and we look forward to the opportunity to scale our mutual business together and become one of the top 10 IT solutions providers in the UK.”

Established in 1995, ACS Systems is said to have generated €31m in the last financial year.

The cyber security solutions and data centre technology firm has 93 people working out of Northampton.

Following the acquisition, ACS Systems’ executive management team will continue in their existing roles.

ACS Systems co-founder and CEO Jon Thorpe said: “Having co-founded the company, it was very important to me to know the company will be in good hands down the road, both for our colleagues and our customers.

“Together with Bechtle, we’re well poised to keep growing while ensuring consistent, long-term support for our customers during their digital transformation. I’m very much looking forward to this new chapter in our company’s history.”