The Netherlands-based group of web hosting companies, Total Webhosting Solutions (TWS), is expanding its ecommerce hosting specialty with the acquisitions of Skyberate and MageHost. TWS will enable both ecommerce hosting companies to leverage their “strong” market position and accelerate growth in the coming years.
MageHost is located in Valkenswaard, the Southern part of the Netherlands, and is a high-end Magento and Shopware hosting specialist. Skyberate is located in Doetinchem, in the Eastern part of the Netherlands, and one of the largest ecommerce hosting companies in this country. Financial terms of the two deals were not disclosed.
“The Dutch ecommerce hosting market is at the forefront of Europe and is growing fast,” said Matthieu van Amerongen, CEO of TWS. “The ecosystem of TWS offers hosting companies an environment in which they can continue to focus on the technology and support of customers, while the knowledge within the group can be transferred to other companies within the group. Every entrepreneur who brings his or her company into TWS strengthens the group and itself because we create an environment where entrepreneurs can learn from each other. Every new entrepreneur brings new experiences that are of value. We are therefore very pleased to welcome Skyberate and MageHost to TWS to build the ultimate ecommerce hosting specialist.”
MageHost supplies specialty hosting to large and high demanding web shops, where performance, safety and support are crucial. Jeroen Vermeulen started MageHost in 2012 and has achieved rapid growth in recent years. His in-depth knowledge and expertise would enable him to offer the very best performance, with various smart tooling and extensive automation. Joining TWS would ensure that Jeroen and his team can continue to focus on the technical development of the platform, while operational and commercial matters are supported by a strong partner.
– story continues below the photo –
“Joining TWS will allow me to continue to fully focus on the further technical development of the platform, with TWS taking care of the administrative and operational matters,” said Jeroen Vermeulen, the former owner of MageHost. “Given the rapid growth of the company, now was the right time to enter into this partnership. In this way, customers can be assured that they will receive the very best ecommerce web hosting with the associated service levels 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.”
In the past 17 years, Skyberate has specialized in hosting Magento, WordPress and Shopware platforms. The market-oriented model of TWS would safeguard Skyberate’s current focus. TWS offers the organization the opportunity to grow and innovate to further expand its “leading” position.
“After 17 years, the time has come for the next step for both the company and for me as an entrepreneur,” said Jeffrey Brussen, the former owner of Skyberate. “We see that there is a consolidation in the hosting market, and decided it was best to transfer the business to a party that can take the company further, also internationally. By working with and learning from TWS sister organizations such as Savvii and MageHost, Skyberate can continue to guarantee service and performance in the future and continue to invest in new relevant services for our customers. Skyberate’s long-term growth and continuous development is in good hands with TWS. That was an important consideration for us to choose TWS.”
Total Webhosting Solutions (TWS) would provide financial security, strategic guidance, and best practices for the web hosting businesses it owns. Other companies that operate under the umbrella of TWS include Yourhosting, Versio, PCextreme, RealHosting, DeHeeg, Savvii, Provider, Neostrada, InforTelecom, Axarnet, SoHosted, Argeweb, Flexwebhosting, Alphamega, Sitebytes, Sloppy.io, RAN Networks, SingularWeb, Domeinbalie and Nerion.