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Pauwels Consulting acquires Dutch Java specialist Open Web

25 Jan 2021

GHENT, 25 January 2021. Pauwels Consulting, the Belgian consultancy firm specialising in engineering, life sciences and IT, is putting the finishing touches to its third Dutch acquisition in less than a year. Open Web, the Nieuwegein-based Java and Bloomreach specialist, is following hot on the heels of Developers.nl and Bruggenbouwers.

“Open Web is a company with experienced niche specialists, interesting customers and huge growth potential”, says Bert Pauwels, founder and Managing Director of Pauwels Consulting. There was an instant rapport between the two companies. I recognised the same ambitions and people-centric corporate culture as at Pauwels Consulting. The strong grasp of Java, Bloomreach, front-end and mobile development and Open Web’s customer base complement the expertise and customers at Developers.nl – which we welcomed to the Group at the beginning of 2020.”

“With the acquisition of Open Web, we now have a base in Utrecht alongside our offices in Rotterdam and Hoofddorp. This will be beneficial to our ongoing growth in the Netherlands.”​

“It feels good to leave Open Web in the hands of an experienced and warm entrepreneur like Bert Pauwels after seven years”.
Pauwels - Open Web

“It feels good to leave Open Web in the hands of an experienced and warm entrepreneur like Bert Pauwels after seven years”, state Levente Bokor and Ebrahim Aharpour, founders of Open Web. “We felt that to develop Open Web and allow our colleagues to grow, it was necessary to join a larger group. We had many options to choose from, but our rapport with Bert and Pauwels Consulting immediately won us over.

This acquisition offers new growth opportunities for our workforce and an expansion in the services we provide to our customers. At the same time, as the founders of Open Web, we now have more time for new ventures. For example, we will be able to pay more attention to the ongoing development of our e-mail security solution kevlarr.io. We look forward to working with Pauwels Consulting and Developers.nl to achieve optimal synergy for our staff and customers.”

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Interview
We asked Bert Pauwels, founder and Managing Director of Pauwels Consulting, along with Levente Bokor and Ebrahim Aharpour, founders and co-CEO and CTO of Open Web, respectively, about their plans and aspirations.

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