AOE, a leading global provider of Open Source Enterprise web solutions, announces the acquisition of web agency Aijko, located in Krefeld, Germany. The merger was completed retroactively by 01.01.2015. Financial details were not disclosed.
Aijko and AOE have been cooperating for years and have jointly implemented numerous web projects. The German web agency, like AOE is specialized in Open Source based E-Commerce and Content Management applications. Aijko and its approximately 20 employees will merge with AOE and thus represent the second German branch of AOE.
“Aijko and AOE have had a long and successful partnership,” says Kian Gould, founder and CEO of AOE. “The acquisition enables us to expand our footprint on the ground in one of Europe’s strongest economic regions. At the same time we continue to strengthen our knowledge pool with a number of highly qualified, motivated employees. Most importantly, however, is that both companies operate using a similar corporate philosophy. Quality, transparency and agile methods are the most important aspects of this philosophy.”
Erik Frister, CEO at Aijko comments: “Since we have been working together successfully for such a long time, this merger is a natural development for both of us, especially when you consider our comparable approaches both to development and how we deal with clients. We benefit from one of the world’s most important service providers for Open Source Enterprise Web solutions and AOE can tap into our extensive know-how regarding E-Commerce. In our day-to-day operations we perfectly complement each other personally and professionally.”
AOE is a leading provider for Open Source-based portal development, web content management and E-Commerce. A global company with its headquarters in San Francisco, California and Frankfurt, Germany as well as six additional offices worldwide, AOE has handled hundreds of implementations for major brands, such as T-Mobile, Cisco Systems, Sony, Hewlett Packard, QVC and Panasonic.
AIJKO, based in Krefeld, Germany, is a young web agency with a focus on excellence in the field of E-Commerce and content management. Recently, the team assisted new customers such as Weight Watchers and Vom Fass AG in the technical implementation of their shop systems.