Press Release

Core ICT and Netleaf join forces
Brasschaat, Rumst, Belgium, May 6th 2022

On May 6th 2022, Core ICT, the IT infrastructure company, will officially merge with Netleaf, the specialist in network and security infrastructure. From then on, both companies will operate under the same holding, Syntory. Together they will strengthen their position in the market.

The collaboration was achieved with the help of Bert Van Loco, Hans van Erum and Frank Staut of investment company InvestLink.

The product and service portfolio of both companies already complemented each other perfectly. This now results in a logical next step: a merger.

Core ICT has built up a great deal of expertise in the field of IT infrastructure and Managed Services in recent years. Netleaf has a proven track record in the field of Network and Security. Two domains that fit together perfectly.

Single point of contact for all IT solutions

In combination with the extensive expertise of both companies, the collaboration guarantees an even more complete service for their customers, with the combined Managed Operations as the greatest asset. Due to these services, they can provide companies a 24 x 7 support for their complete IT-environment. The fact that customers now have a single point of contact for all their IT solutions is a huge advantage.

The merger between Core ICT and Netleaf, under the holding Syntory, fits perfectly into the growth strategy of both companies. They share a joint vision for the future and corporate culture and thus form reliable partners for the future. A win-win for both the companies and their customers. “Syntory” is a consolidation of Synthesis and Story, a reference to a combination of different elements, that together start creating a new story.

Frank Huyge (Core ICT): “In present time IT infrastructure needs extensive network connectivity with advanced security. We were looking for a partner who could strengthen Core ICT in this mission and who shares the same values; a businesslike yet personal approach where we put the customer first and all employees have the same enthusiastic approach with a broad range of expertise. This describes Netleaf perfectly, and together I am sure that we can offer our customers an even better all-in service, from architectural design to installation, to full management, and all this from a single joint approach.”

Kris Leysen (Netleaf): “Companies are looking for a true partner who can give back control over their increasingly complex network without a conflict of interest. At the same time, we have noticed that over the years this control is given to parties, under false pretence of consolidation, that should not have control over a network environment. Together with Core ICT, we keep this control with our clients. In the past years we already had multiple joint customers where we successfully worked together. Now we are taking the next step by joining the same holding.

About Core ICT

Core ICT is specialized in Managed Services and Next Gen IT with a focus on the whole of Belgium. The company offers solutions for the design, installation, and management for the IT infrastructure of companies ranging from medium-sized enterprises until multinationals and public entities.

Because every customer is unique and has different needs, Core ICT works together with a wide range of reliable technological partners.
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About Netleaf

Netleaf is a network & cybersecurity partner for medium and large companies in the Benelux. They assist IT teams of these companies in designing, implementing, securing and managing complex networks, in order to allow customers to focus on their core business.

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About InvestLink

InvestLink is an independent investment company founded by the former founders of SecureLink, Bert Van Loco, Hans Van Erum and Frank Staut. With targeted investments, support and their experience they want to help other companies to start up, grow, finance and internationally expand a company.
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About Syntory

Ever since its founding, the holding “Core Invest” has put its customer and their IT-team first. They have provided their clients with a solution custom-fit to their needs and consists of the most optimal technology to achieve their business objectives. Under their new name ‘Syntory’, the holding wants to help companies in every aspect of their IT environment as a trusted advisor. They will keep on providing personal approach with the needs of their clients as main priority.
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