K-Businesscom invests in digital start-ups
Vienna, December 5, 2019 - K-Businesscom acquires EVOLARIS NEXT LEVEL GmbH, a manufacturer of digital assistance systems, and takes a stake in the start-up Tablet Solutions, which offers WorkHeld, a solution for digital assembly and service processes. The digitalization expert already had strategic partnerships with both companies. The investments will enable K-Businesscom to expand its service portfolio and increase the relevance of its own services for its customers.
K-Businesscom (K-Businesscom) acquired a 45% stake in the Graz-based innovation center EVOLARIS four years ago and has now acquired 100% of the company. EVOLARIS primarily develops digital and high-performance assistance systems that merge the physical and digital worlds. The systems are used in production, logistics and the service sector and support the repair and maintenance of machines, for example.
K-Businesscom has already used EVOLARIS technologies in customer projects in the field of smart manufacturing and in the modernization of cable cars, helping customers to optimize their processes and save resources. K-Businesscom is already successfully addressing the entire DACH region with EVOLARIS.
Promising start-up solution WorkHeld
K-Businesscom also recently acquired a 10 percent stake in the Viennese start-up Tablet Solutions. The WorkHeld solution has been complementing K-Businesscom's portfolio for some time now. WorkHeld is a platform developed by Tablet Solutions for productive order processing of assembly, maintenance and service processes. It digitally maps all steps - from order allocation to documentation and signature. The system also records working times, defects and measured values by voice input.
WorkHeld was used, for example, at Messer Austria GmbH (the leading supplier of industrial gases), where the software replaces many lists in technical maintenance. "K-Businesscom is the perfect end-to-end provider for our solution," says Benjamin Schwärzler, founder and CEO of Tablet Solutions. "For us as a start-up, it is of course the dream scenario when you develop a solution and have a partner with many years of expertise in ICT and security and the corresponding market know-how on board."
With the acquisition of EVOLARIS and the investment in Tablet Solutions, K-Businesscom is pursuing its strategy of increasing the business value of its customers. To this end, the digitalization expert is constantly developing new solutions - together with customers, start-ups and research institutes.
"We are constantly expanding our expertise in the areas of digitalization and security. The aim is to be able to offer our customers holistic end-to-end digital solutions," says Jochen Borenich, Member of the Executive Board at K-Businesscom. "The cooperation with EVOLARIS and Tablet Solutions has worked so well in many projects that we realized it was time to intensify these partnerships."
What's more, K-Businesscom has a direct influence on the further development of the companies through its involvement.
As a leading digitalization partner,K-Businesscom supports companies in improving their business performance and developing new business models. K-Businesscom acts as a consultant, system supplier and service provider. With its comprehensive expertise in dealing with large amounts of data and security as well as a large number of successful use cases in numerous industries, K-Businesscom is the ideal companion for digital transformation. The extensive portfolio in Austria, Romania and the DACH region includes technology solutions for intelligent and, above all, secure ICT infrastructure, smart building, media and security technology as well as outsourcing services. K-Businesscom relies on vendor independence and partnerships with leading global providers such as HPE, Cisco and Microsoft as well as a broad network of partners from research and industry-specific solution providers - from start-ups to large corporations.
K-Businesscom has over 17,000 customers - e.g. Allianz, Erste Bank, ÖBB, OMV, ORF or Vodafone - and supports them locally and globally. 1.330 K-Businesscom employees generated revenue of around EUR 380 million in the 2018/19 financial year.