Business Profile

Bechtle has more than 50 system houses in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and is one of Europe’s leading IT e-commerce providers. We rely on a business model that combines system house services with the direct sale of commercial IT products – a unique business model considering the magnitude of the operation.

Since the foundation in 1983, Bechtle has shown continuous growth. Over 56,000 customers from various industry and service branches as well as the public sector trust in our employees’ competence and in the strength of the entire Bechtle group.

Over 4,400 employees ensure that the Bechtle success story continues.

IT System House & Managed Services

The Bechtle IT system houses provide our clients with strategic IT consultancy and also take care of hardware and software delivery, project planning and implementation, and even the complete operation of IT through Managed Services. Competence Centres with cross-regional availability and training centres in 19 locations complement our services. No other business in Germany or Switzerland can boast of such a strategically well-placed network of locations like ours. This same strategy of regional presence is also our goal for the Austrian market.


In our trade segment, we offer the direct sale of around 37,000 IT products via Internet, catalogue and telephone. In addition, our customers can benefit from a custom online purchasing platform. With Bechtle direct and ARP Datacon we rely on a consistent multi-brand strategy. Currently we maintain trading companies in eleven European countries. Extremely lean business processes and efficient logistics guarantee profitable growth of our reselling business.