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RWL Group acquires Dutch datacenter specialist Mulder-Hardenberg

New combination focused on European data center and telecom facilities

DUBLIN, Ireland and AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, June 9, 2020 - RWL Group acquires Dutch data center connectivity and industrial automation specialist Mulder-Hardenberg. A definitive agreement arranging the acquisition has recently been signed.

The acquisition is intended to jointly serve the European market for data centers and telecom facilities even better. "Both RWL and Mulder-Hardenberg have been active in these markets for years and with great success", says Robert Walsh, Managing Director of RWL Group. "Together we think we can serve the European market even better," explains Mark Landeweer, chairman of Mulder-Hardenberg.

“RWL Group is well-known for building data centers and telecom facilities in the United Kingdom and Ireland. In recent years we have also focused strongly on the European market. We were able to work closely with Mulder-Hardenberg on several of these projects. We have been impressed by their knowledge and expertise when it comes to the technical infrastructure of data centers and telecom facilities and the connectivity solutions that the company develops for its customers. We particularly noticed how Mulder-Hardenberg has frequently been able to develop special tailor-made solutions for customers. In our view, this makes this collaboration very strong,” says Robert Walsh of RWL.

“Based just outside of Amsterdam and with an office in German datacenter hotspot Frankfurt as well, Mulder-Hardenberg has been active in the European data center and telecom markets for decades, particularly in the Netherlands, Germany, the UK and Belgium," explains Chris Laarman, CEO of Mulder-Hardenberg. “One of our business units has a focus on connectivity and other solutions for applications in manufacturing, control rooms, maritime and naval solutions and the like. These customers often need a different solution than you can supply off-the-shelf. Mulder-Hardenberg regularly develops tailor-made solutions that can be seamlessly integrated into the existing infrastructure of customers. With our engineering expertise we have been able to support customers in manufacturing and control room applications, but also very much in the data center and telecom markets. ”

The Dublin-based RWL Group has built many large data centers and telecom facilities in Europe in recent years. Says Walsh: “We are convinced that with our experience and expertise we are also very capable of building medium-sized and smaller facilities. That is precisely why I am so excited about the acquisition of Mulder-Hardenberg. Together we can realize all types of data center and telecom projects - from hyperscalers and other large facilities to modest server rooms to solutions for the edge. And now all these facilities can be based on either standard and off-the-shelf products and services or on specially designed tailor-made solutions.”

Industrial Automation
The activities of Mulder-Hardenberg in the industrial automation space focus on standard and customized Human Machine Interfaces with specific knowledge of the electrical, optical and ergonomic issues of a HMI project and process control. The customer base for the Industrial Automation Division can be found in marine, off-shore and defense industry, but also in civilian air transport solutions. With a full line of process automation controllers Mulder-Hardenberg also supports innovative machine building applications with an emphasis on open software and open communication structures are supported.

About RWL Group
Representing leading manufacturers in the Data, Security and Telecoms market. Providing Solutions to clients through an experienced team of individuals with extensive industry experience. Website: 

About Mulder-Hardenberg 
Mulder-Hardenberg is a family owned and operated company that was established in 1927. Grown to become a leading importer and value-added distributor for electronic, electrotechnical and networking products in the Benelux, Germany and Northern Europe. Our clients are among others System Integrators, Installers, OEM's, Machine Builders, as well as R&D Centers and Engineering Consultants. Together we develop and produce industrial products & installations, and implement Industrial Automation and Networking Projects throughout Europe. Website: 

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