The group headquarters of the Bechtle Group is located in Neckarsulm, Germany. Apart from the Bechtle AG, the central units are also situated here. The finance department is located in Gaildorf, Germany.

In the consulting-intensive service business of the IT system house & managed services segment, on-site customer contacts are vital. For this reason, Bechtle has a dense network of IT system houses in more than 50 locations in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. In this structure, the directors of the operating subsidiaries act in the capacity of independent entrepreneurs with a high level of personal responsibility in their local markets. In this context, a consistent earnings-oriented compensation system supports and promotes the entrepreneurial activities of the directors.

Market position strengthened by means of selective acquisitions

In the past fiscal year, Bechtle AG again reinforced its market coverage in the German-speaking system house segment by means of acquisitions. The group further expanded its presence in Germany by taking over BadenData GmbH, Netzwerk Beratung Informationssysteme Duisburg GmbH (nbi), and Wrede Systemhaus GmbH. In Austria, the market launch took place in 2008 by means of the acquisition of supportEDV GmbH and Madras GmbH.

However, due to the achieved wide geographic coverage of the Bechtle Group, it is also necessary to continually review the efficiency and effectiveness of the location structure. Thus, in the past fiscal year loss-making locations in Switzerland and Germany were either closed or consolidated. On the reporting date, the group had 44 IT system houses in twelve federal states in Germany. In Switzerland, Bechtle AG has ten system house locations in eight cantons and two in Vienna, Austria.

Following to the launch of Bechtle direct Ltd. in Ireland in September 2008 and Bechtle direct Portugal, Sociedade Unipessoal Lda in early March 2009, Bechtle AG now has subsidiaries in the IT e-commerce segment in eleven European countries.

Bechtle AG owns approximately 80 operating companies and investments, which are listed on here. The majority of the IT system houses, branches, and service and trading companies are located in Germany and Switzerland. The largest of the almost 70 locations in Europe is at the same time the location of the company headquarters in Neckarsulm, Germany, with more than 800 employees.