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PPT continues global expansion project after NCE Group acquisition

The move by PPT to increase its presence in the UK market has been boosted with the acquisition of NCE Group

Datacentre maintenance provider, Park Place Technologies (PPT), is building on its global reach after the acquisition of NCE Group (NCE).

NCE provides third-party datacentre maintenance and IT enterprise services, whilst PPT offers post-warranty server and networking hardware for datacentres. The new agreement, which is the biggest in Park Place’s history, means that immediately the two companies will begin to incorporate channel partners, customers. In addition, over 280 staff members have been added to the PPT team. Customers will benefit from better efficiency and affordable services too as a result.

Andrew Genever was previously the CEO of NCE but now is VP of depot operations at PPT, said that the tie-up gave it a chance to reach a wider audience .

“As we join Park Place, we will continue to provide exceptional service to our customers worldwide, while utilising Park Place’s broad expertise. Our customers will benefit from greater access to engineering capabilities, faster response times and a better service experience. This acquisition will further enhance how we work with our channel partners, solidifying our ability to meet the ever-changing IT needs of our customers,” he said.

Ed Kenty, chairman and CEO of PPT, said that NCE had a strong reputation for delivering industry expertise and was a positive acquisition and one that gave the firm more of a UK footprint.

 “With design and delivery at the core of NCE’s identity, we are excited to leverage their unique experience and exemplary leadership as we further expand our capabilities and service and support functions for our customers,” he said.

This marks the sixth acquisition for PPT over the past year, with others including Prestige Data Centre Solutions, Allen Myland Inc. and Performance Data. The agreements highlight the provider’s plan to expand its global presence. It now has 30,000 datacentres and 9,000 customers across over 100 countries.

Chris Adams, President and COO of PPT, underlined the aim of worldwide expansion: “We are expanding our footprint into additional European markets and adding talent to the deepest bench in the industry to support our growing customer base and enrich the customer experience.”

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