Netherlands-based hosting conglomerate Total Webhosting Solutions (TWS), with its hosting brands across Europe including Axarnet Group, Yourhosting, Versio, PC Extreme, RealHosting, De Heeg, Savvii, Neostrada and Reviced Cloud Services, has added yet another hosting brand to its portfolio. TWS has acquired Argeweb from KPN for an undisclosed sum.
Argeweb is a web hosting company based in Maassluis, the Netherlands, and was acquired by KPN in 2014. In the cooperation with TWS, Argeweb’s independence would be safeguarded and the current organization will have the opportunity to further grow and innovate, according to a company’s statement.
Argeweb continues to provide services such as domain registration, VPS hosting, shared web hosting, Office 365, hosted exchange and online storage services to SMEs. For customers of both KPN and Argeweb services will continue uninterrupted.
The sale of Argeweb would help accelerate the simplification of KPN’s portfolio and contribute to their focus on a converged and simplified portfolio in the business market.
“I welcome the opportunity TWS is offering Argeweb, for us as a company as well as for me personally,” said Koen van Deudekom, CEO of Argeweb. “With TWS as our partner, we can continue to guarantee our position as a service hero. It will also enable us to continue to invest in new relevant services for our customers. Furthermore, we expect that applying the learning experience of TWS sister companies will accelerate our organic growth in the coming years. Finally, we have gained a great deal of operational knowledge and experience with regard to technical migrations over the past period. It will allow us the opportunity to make our own acquisitions in this rapidly consolidating market.”
Entrepreneurship, New Acquisitions
TWS would enable its web hosting brands to improve effectiveness, ensure quality and invest in the future. TWS offers financial security, strategic guidance and best practices for its companies. Other companies operating under the umbrella of TWS include Yourhosting, Versio, PC Extreme, RealHosting, De Heeg, Savvii, Provider, Neostrada, InforTelecom, Axarnet, Cartagon and SoHosted.
“The web hosting market is not growing that fast and is expected to consolidate further. Web hosting companies have built up a stable customer base and are now looking for opportunities to continue their success in this evolving market,” said Matthieu van Amerongen, CEO of Total Webhosting Solutions. “Customers benefit from quality and focus. This is what we try to achieve by giving management access to the knowledge gained at other companies. Every entrepreneur who contributes his or her company to TWS strengthens the group and himself because we create an environment where entrepreneurs can learn from each other. Each new entrepreneur brings in new experiences that are of value to us. We are therefore pleased to be able to welcome Koen and his team at TWS in order to further expand our leading position in the Dutch market together.”