The Group was formed in February 2011 by a merger between the Swiss-based ALSO Holding AG and German-based Actebis GmbH. In 2012, ALSO-Actebis generated net sales of EUR 6.3 billion with 2 985 employees.
ALSO is active in twelve European countries: Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland. In seven of these, it is also market leader: in the core market of Germany, and in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Switzerland.
Headquartered in Emmen, Switzerland, ALSO Holding AG is listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX). The Droege International Group AG, Germany, holds a majority interest.
In its ICT distribution activities, ALSO collaborates with leading manufacturers of hardware and software as well as 100 000 specialist distributors, resellers, retailers, and eTailers. ALSO holds a portfolio of around 100 000 articles from around 350 vendors as well as providing additional value-added services in the high-end-server, storage, security, and networks sectors.
ALSO complements its ICT product portfolio with a range of standardized marketing, training, information, logistics, aftersales, and accounting services. In addition, ALSO offers customized service packages along through the entire value chain.