German IT reseller Cyberport has taken over HQ-Patronen, an online cartridge reseller. The Germany company has gained control over the distribution of toner, ink and office supplies including specialized company HQ cartridges.
Cyberport’s core IT business can be enriched from the takeover of online dealer’s HQ as its role in the field of printer accessories and office imaging supplies will strengthen. The IT reseller also hopes the new addition of the cartridge business will also propel the entire company’s growth.
HQ Cartridges is a specialist in Europe-wide distribution of ink, toner and office supplies, setting high standards in the area of alternative printer consumables.
Cyberport was started in 2006 and is headquartered in Seevetal, adding a fully-equipped logistic center in Hamburg Hafencity 2013. Together, the company’s logistic centers in Hamburg Hafencity and Seevetal employ 130 workers.
Aliz Tepfenhart, Chairman of Cyberport, said, “We are looking forward to the intensive collaboration with HQ cartridges, both in the customer and in the product area. With the purchase, Cyberport gets an even bigger footprint in the market and can at the same time play its strength in service and consulting.”
HQ Patronen GmbH, the online cartridge reseller, will be working as an independent subsidiary of Cyberport, and its founders and managing directors Benjamin Maurer and Stefan Siebenberg will continue to run it. Customers of HQ cartridges can also continue to receive the proven HQ quality in completely unchanged conditions.
HQ Patronen’s managing director and co-founder, Benjamin Maurer, recognizes clear advantages of the takeover: “With Cyberport, we have a strong partner who ideally complements our distribution channels around Omnichannel Services and enables us to continuously expand our customer base. We are delighted that Cyberport has been able to inspire us with a company which explicitly focuses on customer requirements and quality as well as service, as we see it, as the top priority.”
However, the takeover is yet to be approved by the German cartel authorities before completion.