TWS now acquires KPN web hosting company Argeweb

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The web hosting specialist has bought a number of Dutch and Spanish companies in recent times and the KPN buy is another significant addition.

KPN web hosting subsidiaryArgeweb has been acquired by fellow Dutch company Total Webhosting Solutions (TWS) for an undisclosed sum, which has completed a number of other acquisitions in the sector.

Argeweb provides services such as domain registration, web hosting, email hosting, Office 365 and online storage. Argeweb focuses on the self-employed and SME segment. Argeweb has operated as an independent company since being acquired by KPN in 2014, and it will continue in this vein while being part of TWS.

The sale of its web hosting portfolio is in line with telco KPN’s ongoing strategy to simplify its operations. KPN recently started migrating all of its domain and web hosting related services to Argeweb.

Koen van Deudekom, CEO of Argeweb, said: “With TWS as a partner, we can continue to guarantee our premium service in the future, and we will continue to invest in new and relevant services for our customers.

“We have gained a lot of operational knowledge and experience regarding technical migrations in recent years, which we are happy to use to do our own acquisitions in this rapidly consolidating market.”

Matthieu van Amerongen, CEO of TWS, added: “The web hosting market is not growing fast and is expected to consolidate further. Web hosting companies have built a stable customer base and are now looking for opportunities to continue their success in this changing market.

“We’re very pleased that we can welcome Koen and his team to TWS to further expand our leading position in the Dutch market.”

Other companies operating under the TWS umbrella include Yourhosting, Versio, PC Extreme, RealHosting, De Heeg, Savvii, Provider, Neostrada, InforTelecom, Axarnet, Cartagon and SoHosted.

InforTelecom, Axarnet and Cartagon of Spain were acquired this January and PC Extreme and Savvii were bought in March 2018.