Codit Group, a joint venture between Belgian Codit and Dutch Axon Olympus, is opening Codit United Kingdom. This marks Codit Group's next step towards expanding its international presence outside its established markets of Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Portugal, and its recent opening of Codit Switzerland mid-April. The new local office in the United Kingdom will be led by Tim Lewis.
Codit and Axon Olympus are experts in on-premises and IoT cloud integration solutions on the Microsoft platform. They combined forces by forming the joint venture Codit Group, aiming to offer their products and services to international markets while operating under the familiar Codit flag. The joining of forces is motivated by an increasing demand for application integration and IoTintegration solutions. The ambition of Codit Group is to become the pan-European centre of excellence in Microsoft integration solutions. With the opening of Codit United Kingdom, another step has been taken towards expanding its international presence.
In 2015, Codit and Axon Olympus achieved a combined turnover of €11.3m in Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Portugal. The group employs about 100 people. Its customers include AG Insurance, Joules, Sally Beauty, G4S, BAM Groep, Boss Paints, DS Smith, DTEK, Italcementi, IVC Group, KLG Europe, Le Bon Marché, Limagrain, Marine Harvest, Média-Participations, Puratos, Redisport,Sabic, SCC, SMT Shipping, Stora Enso, Ugitech, Unilin (Mohawk), Valeo and Zespri.
Largest market for integration and Microsoft BizTalk in Europe is in the United Kingdom
Commercial Director and Country Manager Tim Lewis brings over 23 years of experience managing OEM and strategic client engagements for international software manufacturers, with a further 3 years running a UK integration business unit. He has been responsible for P&L in multiple businesses and has successfully established new products and opened new markets. ‘I have developed solution based consulting opportunities around the Microsoft stack, including BizTalk Server and Azure (both on premises and hybrid solutions) and associated complimentary products as adopted by client base. I am very pleased to join the Codit Group and to offer ourproducts and services to organisations in the UK. The country is known to be the largest market for integration and Microsoft BizTalk in Europe; here we will offer local presence and expertise, while enjoying the support and services of the larger international organisation,’says Tim.
Technical Director Iain Quick, a technology solution architect, joins Codit with over 20 years of commercial consulting experience, developing and delivering custom applications and infrastructures based on Microsoft Azure, BizTalk Server, SharePoint and SQL platforms. Iain says: ‘I have led technical presales bids and commercial software development teams in both technical and project capacities. I am excited to leverage this experience in this new challenging environment and grow the Codit UK business together with Tim.’
Stijn Degrieck, Director at Codit Group, says: ‘Our goal was to have organisations established in multiple countries by the end of 2016, all of which are actually working on projects in their respective markets. We will help the countries expand their local Codit organisation. In this way, Codit Group is set to meet the growing international demand for specialised knowledge and experience. With the establishment of Codit United Kingdom, the largest market for integration and Microsoft BizTalk in Europe, we have made another important step in reaching our goal, and this only a few weeks after opening Codit Switzerland.’