Successful Results & Senses of Achievement
Expertise and inspiration, latitude and focus, perception and esteem – those are the principles that connect us at AKQUINET and play a role in all facets of our work.
From consulting and project planning to implementing the highly customized requirements for IT solutions: flat hierarchies and mutual appreciation help us reach our goal directly.
That is to say, your goal.
What we Stand For
Promoting individual strengths, social commitment, innovation through motivation, and communication on equal footing: we respect each other and the environment. We live sustainability by using natural resources responsibly and by maintaining business relationships that have grown through trust and respectful collaboration.
Diversity, prudence, tolerance, and competence go together splendidly at AKQUINET.
Strong Alone, Invincible Together
From the very beginning, we have worked and acted with the awareness that living inclusion makes us even stronger – after all, when combined, individual strengths are much stronger than a handicap. And, of course, passion is the greatest qualification. Passion for what we want to achieve and passion for what we accomplish together every day.More
SUSTAINABILITY AT AKQUINET
Green IT is another area we are pioneering with heart and soul. Our location in Hamburg Alsterdorf was thus the first data center in Germany to receive the Blue Angel award. Powerful, secure, and carbon neutral. That’s the way to go!
Corporate Social Responsibility
Assuming responsibility also means continual self-monitoring. That is easy for us because sustainably economic and social activity – the core themes of corporate social responsibility (CSR) – are part of all everyday dealings at AKQUINET.
Our Company History
AKQUINET is founded by Norbert Frank and Klaus-Dieter Gerken and, under the name Akquise-Netzwerk (AkquiNET), takes over sales activities for a business association of several successful IT companies with different technological specializations.
AKQUINET takes over the data center of the insurance company Itzehoer Versicherung and, together with the evangelical foundation Evangelische Stiftung Alsterdorf, constructs a data center as an integration enterprise. More than 40 percent of the employees working there have handicaps or impairments.
The business association becomes akquinet AG. The members of the board, managing directors of the limited liability companies, and the employees are its shareholders.
The business areas Microsoft, custom software solutions, SAP, and outsourcing are established. The SAST Suite rounds out the portfolio.
The first location abroad is established in Austria. Experts from the fields of social economy and container terminals enhance the portfolio.
The IT service provider Dataport commissions the construction and operation of two TWIN data centers in Hamburg and Norderstedt.
akquinet AG and the University of Applied Sciences Wedel found the Institut für Softwaretechnik und Outsourcing (Institute for Software Technology and Outsourcing) at FH Wedel GmbH. The dual study program in business informatics is based on three main components: study at the UAS Wedel, practical experience at a training company, and application-oriented seminars in Hamburg.
Norbert Frank, founding member of akquinet AG, takes on chairmanship of the supervisory committee.
A new management board is appointed: Dirk Aagaard, Klaus-Dieter Gerken, Thomas Tauer, and Till Vieregge.
AKQUINET signs the “Charta der Vielfalt” for diversity in the workplace.
akquinet AG continues to grow. A company from Bremerhaven specializing in port and terminal logistics is integrated, and a new company specializing in digitalization in health care is founded.
AKQUINET receives Hamburg’s inclusion award, the Inklusionspreis.
New management board: Thomas Tauer, Till Vieregge, Thomas Muszal, Michael Wienke, and Olaf Lange.
Construction of the new company headquarters begins in Hamburg. Beginning of a learning organization form.
Michael Wienke leaves the management board and is replaced by Olaf Zöftig.
Construction of a new data center in Hamburg begins. AKQUINET is awarded the “Blue Angel” eco-label.
AKQUINET celebrates its 20-year company anniversary.
Deutsche Beteiligungs AG acquires stocks and shares in the AKQUINET companies.