SCC has acquired £100m turnover IT reseller Vohkus for an undisclosed fee.
It is the first acquisition since SCC announced a £300m technology investment programme to underpin its continued growth, targeting significant purchases in a multi-year strategy aimed at consolidating the company’s position as Europe’s largest private investor in technology.
Vohkus, based in Fareham, is an established IT product reseller, with 160 employees serving customers across the United Kingdom since 2001. Key to the acquisition is SCC and Vohkus’ shared values and entrepreneurial spirit, with a strong focus on people- and customer-centricity.
The acquisition represents an opportunity for SCC to scale its presence in the country and to bring its broad range of product and services offerings to Vohkus customers. SCC also gains a talented and experienced team of professionals recognised for delivering best-in-class customer service.
Vohkus co-founder, Ritchie Sharma, will retire from the company, with Frank O’Leary (co-founder), Lance Forster, Ian Hounsome, and Graham Gaut guiding the business day-to-day.
James Rigby, SCC CEO, said: “Vohkus prides itself on creating long-term trusted relationships with its people and its customers. It was apparent from our first conversation that Vohkus shares our strong entrepreneurial culture, with exceptional customer experiences at the heart of everything it does. The long tenure of Vohkus’s people and the talent it has within its growing services business will add tremendous value to SCC. In return, we can help scale Vohkus as part of the SCC family.”
Adam Clark, Chief Revenue Officer at SCC, said: “I’d like to offer a warm welcome to the Vohkus team and customers as we embark on this exciting journey together. This deal offers a platform for Vohkus to leverage SCC’s in-house services capability, providing both scale and market-leading capability in support of customers’ complex transformation initiatives. Like SCC, Vohkus has a strong partner eco-system, long-serving staff, and enduring customer relationships. The opportunity to grow together is massive.”
Frank O’Leary, co-founder at Vohkus, said: “This is a pivotal moment for Vohkus. It represents significant opportunity to strengthen our product business further while significantly expanding our services offerings. This will be to the great benefit of our customers, many of which are currently undergoing major IT transformations. It is also a terrific opportunity for our team to be part of a large ecosystem, delivering even more business value to customers.”
SCC simplifies the complex of IT solutions for global businesses as Europe’s largest independent IT group. It helps clients succeed through IT transformation and exceptional customer experiences.
Operating out of 65+ locations in the UK, France, Romania, Spain, and Vietnam, SCC delivers limitless IT solutions in partnership with the world’s best technology vendors.
SCC provides multi-award-winning cloud services, digital workplace and cyber security solutions to customers in a broad range of public and private industry sectors. It aspires to be the most customer and employee centric IT systems integrator.
SCC is trusted to discover, design, supply, implement, manage, and optimise IT that supports European economies through enduring partnership, driven by curiosity and inspired by innovation.
Established in 2001, Vohkus swiftly emerged as a leading UK technology company.
Vohkus offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions, serving as a trusted “Total IT Solutions” partner to customers across various technology domains. Over the past two decades, Vohkus has been consistently striving to exceed expectations by adopting an agile and flexible approach, with an ongoing evolution of managed and professional services while preparing for a digital future, for themselves and their customers.
Vohkus’s credentials include strategic export licenses, government accreditation supporting national procurement frameworks for the public sector, and a proven track record with their customers.