New regional office Delaware Consulting in the Netherlands

Dec 18, 2008

Kortrijk (Belgium), 18 December 2009 Press release: Delaware consulting strengthens its international foothold with new regional office in the Netherlands

Dutch SAP partner XAPlogistics becomes Delaware Consulting BV

Kortrijk (Belgium), Den Bosch (the Netherlands), 18 December 2008  - IT services provider Delaware Consulting CVBA, headquartered in Kortrijk, today announced the takeover of the Dutch XAPlogistics, an SAP implementation partner focusing on SME solutions for the food industry. The establishment of a Dutch office is an ideal opportunity for Delaware Consulting to expand market share for its increasingly successful portfolio of SAP All-in-One solutions and, as a consequence, to further strengthen its European foothold.

Over the past few years, Delaware Consulting has been experiencing steady growth. The company opened regional branches in Antwerp, China, the USA and Luxembourg, passed the 350-employee landmark and signed an impressive number of new contracts. The key behind that success is Delaware Consulting’s solid reputation for results-driven IT solutions that align business and technology, based on SAP and Microsoft platforms. An SAP Gold partner for many years now, the company is experiencing increasing interest in its SAP All-in-One solutions offering: a suite of powerful SME solutions that bundle the power of SAP software with preconfigured best practices for a particular sector.

Delaware Consulting BV

Delaware Consulting’s SAP All-in-One solution for the food industry, FAST-Food®, has been a success for more than 5 years now. In 2007, the software package found its way to the Dutch food industry, through a strategic partnership between Delaware Consulting and the Den Bosch-based XAPlogistics. The latter tailored the solution slightly to the specific needs of the Dutch food market and expanded its radius to include food wholesalers. The successful partnership between XAPlogistics and Delaware Consulting has now been converted into a full integration, whereby Delaware Consulting takes over the business and employees of XAPlogistics to form Delaware Consulting BV. Arie van der Veer and Jacko Obels – currently the owners of XAPlogistics - ensure continuity, as they become partners of the new Dutch Delaware Consulting branch.

SAP All-in-One for Dutch market

In addition to FAST-Food®, Delaware Consulting will also target the Dutch market with its other solutions like FAST-Engineer® (discrete manufacturing), FAST-Chemicals® (chemical industry), FAST-CRM® (a compact solution to optimize sales, marketing and service management) and FAST-BI® (an innovative template that bundles years of experience in data warehousing and business intelligence.) “Thanks to the integrated, best-practices based approach and modular structure, the FAST-solutions are a rock-solid guarantee for a short and, consequently, cost-effective implementation and for greater flexibility. Which delivers significant added value for SMEs in today’s challenging marketplace,” said Luc Van Aelbroeck, CEO of Delaware Consulting.

Consolidate European market presence

Luc Van Aelbroeck is confident that the takeover of XAPlogistics will consolidate Delaware Consulting’s presence in the European market: “Our joint consultants share a high number of common values: a passion for innovation and inventiveness, the perseverance to bring each project to a successful conclusion and a firm commitment to establish long-term customer relations. By joining forces, we add a wealth of experience and know-how about SAP and the Dutch market to our company. In this way, we will be able to provide XAPlogistics’ existing customers with increased added value and approach new customers with our innovative IT solutions and services.”

About Delaware Consulting

Delaware Consulting is a leading IT services provider, delivering state-of-the-art IT solutions and services based on the SAP and Microsoft technology platforms. A Gold SAP Channel, NetWeaver and Business Objects partner and a Gold Certified Microsoft partner, Delaware Consulting is continually strengthening and expanding its organization. The Delaware Consulting team consists of over 350 professionals at offices in Kortrijk, Antwerp, Luxembourg, China and the USA.