CRI Luxembourg acquires Brussels-based ESI
As part of the international expansion of the CRI group of IT companies, in January 2012 CRI (Luxembourg) S.A. opened a European subsidiary office in Brussels, Belgi...
January 30, 2012
As part of the international expansion of the CRI group of IT companies, in January 2012 CRI (Luxembourg) S.A. opened a European subsidiary office in Brussels, Belgium. The subsidiary will be branded as CRI Belgium Sprl and is the upshot of a 100% stake acquisition of E.S.I., European Strategic Investments, a Brussels-based company active in the field of high-level consultancy to international groups in the European international affairs market segment.
With this acquisition, Computer Resources International (CRI) intends to launch the international expansion plan of the CRI group and enhance its presence in the BeLux market to be closer to its customer base. After the rebranding, the subsidiary office will operate in the fields of IT and telecommunications for both private and public customers.
‘CRI is pleased to provide a new service by extending the group’s reach to the new office in Brussels, which will be led by Frédéric Baeke, Commercial Director of CRI Luxembourg,’ said Stefano Bodrato, CEO of the company during a strategic meeting at CRI’s headquarters in Luxembourg-Dommeldange. ‘We are excited to be opening this office in Brussels which will allow us to build on our long-standing relationships with our customers. We look forward to working with our current customers in Brussels but also with new partners,’ he added.
‘Brussels is just so international, with an excellent business climate and home to the EU, NATO and other important institutions. We see clear synergies with CRI’s activities especially in the area of business intelligence, security solutions, IT projects and outsourcing and management consultancy,’ explained Mr Baeke. ‘Bringing in CRI’s international spirit and the wealth of 30 years of experience in IT and consultancy will be our differentiating factor. We are here now to exploit the potential not only of Brussels’ business partners, but also offer tailor-made advice and consultancy services to foreign companies that consider Brussels as a key destination for new economic activities’, he concluded.
CRI Belgium’s new Board of Directors will include William Van Malderen as President, Laure Wauters and Stefano Bodrato as Board Members.