Centia and Adtcom have merged to form a pan-European server-based computing distributor.
Centia, which was created after a management buyout at FutureLink Europe in 2001, will be relaunched as Centia Europe once it has merged with Adtcom.
The new company will bring together Adtcom's server hardware expertise and FutureLink's Citrix software capabilities.
Yuri Pasea, founder of Centia, said Adtcom's server-based computing hardware business will complement Centia's software-dominated portfolio and skills.
"Although the market is tough it has nothing to do with the merger," he added. "This is about growth and looking for new opportunities.
"As a company Centia always had European ambitions, and the merger with Adtcom will give us pan-European coverage."
Adtcom has a presence in Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy and Holland, as well as a small presence in the UK.
Centia Europe will be looking to sign new resellers, as well as vendors with European ambitions.
"The European coverage will give us new opportunities and will attract vendors that want a wider European presence," added Pasea.
Paul Robinson, managing director at reseller Thin Store, said the new company "will be a force to be reckoned with in a focused area of computing".
He added: "As a new reseller business we also have ambitions to move into continental Europe and this provides us with the ideal distribution partner."
Both companies will benefit from increased portfolios and a larger customer base; and pan-European coverage is vital in a tough market, according to Tom Doddey, managing director at Hartland Systems, a reseller that has bought through both companies.
"Adtcom is strong on the continent whereas Centia is strong in the UK, so they offer each other complementary coverage," he added.
"They are going in the same direction and there is a rational, in a tough market, in securing the future as one big company."
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