MVV and DATA CENTER GROUP combine competences and solutions for data centers


The Mannheim based energy company MVV and the DC-Datacenter-Group GmbH are going to cooperate in the development and realization of customized solutions for data centers.

According to a common press release MVV acquires 25.1 % of the international operating company founded in 2015 and headquarters in Wallmenroth, Germany, focussing on the planning, realization and operation of data centers for companies of all sizes and business sectors as well as public authorities.

The DATA CENTER GROUP currently employs more than 180 employees and generated an annual turnover of nearly 60 million Euro. During the past twelve years, the DATA CENTER GROUP realized more than 1,000 high performance data centers and is one of the leading providers of data center services in Germany and Austria. With this new alliance competences, skills and solutions will be bundled. By doing so MVV and the DATA CENTER GROUP will jointly offer and operate individual data centers of highest requirements for security, availability, economy and efficiency in the future. According to MVV board member of sales, Ralf Klöpfer, the competences of both partners are complementing each other into a powerful total portfolio for extremely energy efficient and highly available IT infrastructures: “With this combination we will actively offer our expanded and customized portfolio to customers. Both managing directors of the DATA CENTER GROUP, Ralf Siefen and Thomas Sting, emphasized that the requirement for professionally planned and realized IT infrastructures in German industries grows with the increasing digitization of the business models. “The constantly progressing digital transformation requires integral and, most of all, efficient, reliable and secure solutions. The cooperation of MVV and the DATA CENTER GROUP experts paves the way for new business models combining the know-how in the fields of power supply and efficiency, IT infrastructure, technical building equipment and security technology.”

There was no disclosure regarding the purchase price by either company. The stake is currently still subject to an inspection by the Federal Cartel Office.

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