December 20, 2022

Netflow Group, Netropolix and COVR merge into one leading ICT player

Netflow Group, headquartered in Kruibeke and Cavere from Wuustwezel, on the one hand and Netropolix and COVR, headquartered in Geel, on the other, are merging into one new leading ICT company. Together they relieve mainly Belgian SMEs and larger companies of all their ICT worries, and provide both ICT and ERP support for medical professional organizations and medical congresses worldwide. After the merger, the new group will have more than 175 employees.

[20/12/2022] Kruibeke – Geel – Wuustwezel

"In order to continue to position ourselves as a leading and trendsetting employer, economies of scale are indispensable. We want to offer an even more first-of-class employment experience for our employees. This increase in scale is also very positive for our customers. They can rest assured that we offer them a modern, secure and sustainable service in our ever faster changing ICT landscape," says Koen Vanlommel, CEO of Netropolix.

Tim Sleebus, CEO of COVR further adds: "Because we roughly double in size, we also have more opportunities to develop new services and further improve existing ones. In addition, Dovesco's support also gives us the opportunity to further develop our new group through targeted add-ons."

Caroline Lecoque, General Manager of Cavere, sees mainly new opportunities : "We will continue to serve our customers in the same typical way. At the same time, we can also call on all the support and additional knowledge from Geel, Kruibeke and Edegem so that we can focus 100% on our customers and employees. In this way, everyone benefits from this increase in scale and complementarity."

Wim Jacobs, CEO of Netflow, agrees with this enthusiasm: "Together we are a perfect match: our services to customers, our values as a company and our teams are extremely complementary. Our regions are also 100% in line with each other. Moreover, we can learn an enormous amount from each other and I am looking forward to writing this new chapter together with Koen, Tim and all employees. Maintaining our top customer service and our attractive work environment are the priority here. My thanks also go to Dovesco for actively helping to support our entrepreneurship."

Koen, Tim and Wim will jointly lead the new group as Managing Directors. The group will maintain its presence in Kruibeke, Geel, Edegem and Wuustwezel.

About Netflow

Netflow was founded in 2006 by CEO Wim Jacobs and has grown year after year since its inception by focusing on quality, customer satisfaction and service with in-house data center infrastructure.

One of its strong assets is a competent internal service desk for customers with 24/7 availability. Netflow offers very broad IT, networking and cybersecurity expertise to more than 1,500 business customers.

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About Netropolix

Netropolix from Geel was founded in 1999 by, among others, CEO Koen Vanlommel and is a purebred Kempish IT company. With the concepts Business in Acceleration™️ and IT on the Background™️ the dedicated team provides personalized customization, advice and proactive support to hundreds of SMEs in the Kempen region. The custom software team assists you in the development of customized applications.

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About COVR

COVR was founded by Tim Sleebus, among others, in 2006. The company makes solid, efficient IT solutions that help scientific and medical associations with their membership administration and with organizing international conferences where knowledge transfer is central. COVR is a leading player within Europe in the field of technical support for scientific conferences.

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About Dovesco

Dovesco is a leading Belgian investment company. Dovesco is active in the chemical industry through Domo Chemicals, in real estate through Alinso and as an investor through Dovesco Private Equity.

Dovesco Private Equity's investment strategy is to work with ambitious entrepreneurs and management teams to sustainably accelerate the growth of their companies, both organically and through strategic acquisitions. Dovesco Private Equity invests in profitable companies with leading market positions, led by strong entrepreneurs and management teams. Over the past few years, Dovesco Private Equity completed more than 30 transactions.

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