PlanNet21 Acquires Hutchinson Networks
In June 2019, we were delighted to make the acquisition of Hutchinson Networks in Edinburgh, Scotland. The businesses assets and IP was bought out of Administration and has played an important role for PlanNet21 Communications as we expand our operations in the UK. We were delighted to retain some of Hutchinson Networks employees as well as some customers who have all played a critical role in our new customer acquisitions over the past 12 months.
“It has been a really exciting 12 months following the acquisition of Hutchinson, we are seeing unprecedented growth, making lot’s of new relationships and we see a massive opportunity in the UK over the next 5+ years” – Kenn Larkin Director of Operations UK & I
Looking forward to the next 12 months we plan to continue to expand across the UK, expanding our Edinburgh operation and increasing employment and investment in the UK. We have some really exciting projects in the pipeline which will be some real game changers for our UK operation. We see the majority of our growth coming from our Collaboration and Contact Center solutions. Remote and security applications are also showing exponential growth following the unprecedented times that we live in.
Founded in 1998, PlanNet21 are a fully privately owned multi-award winning technology solutions provider with headquarters in Dublin Ireland. PlanNet21 employee over 140 full time staff with regional offices across Cork, Galway, Belfast, Paris, Edinburgh and California USA. Since our inception PlanNet21’s heritage was built upon pioneering technical innovation and excellence and this continues with some of the key customers PlanNet21 work alongside today. Throughout our 20-year + history PlanNet21 have built up key strategic technology partnerships with some of the world leading technology vendors including Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, HPE Aruba, Juniper, Nutanix and IBM among many others.
We hold a number of advanced industry specialisations across enterprise networks, security, cloud, unified communications and collaboration, contact centre services and bespoke software development solutions. With our unified architecture approach we possess all the key attributes to evaluate, design, commission and support complex solutions for some of the industry’s most prestigious customers across a range of sectors including enterprise, public sector, education and global multinationals. This is a reflection of the technical pedigree that PlanNet21 continue to promote within our team. It allows PlanNet21 to continue to innovate and forge long standing relationships with our customers which is underpinned with a laser focus on support, managed services and ITIL based service delivery.