The dogado group bolsters their ambitions for Austria with purchase of third largest hoster
easyname GmbH, the second biggest Austrian hosting provider, is taking over its competitor, sprit.org. The CEO of easyname, Florian Schicker, and Jan Egger and Daniel Colakovic, sprit partners, came to an agreement on this. For easyname and dogado, the parent company, the merger is another step on the path to expanding their competitive position on the Austrian market. “In the Austrian market, which is characterized by small and medium-sized companies, we see specific potential for digitalization”, stated Schicker, explaining the corporate group’s strategy.
sprit.org, a traditional Austrian company, serves around 8,000 customers with its hosting services. All 32,000 services will be transferred to easyname GmbH’s technical platforms by summer 2021. “This provides huge added value for our faithful customers”, stated sprit CEO Jan Egger, who is well aware of the high technical standards and excellent quality service of easyname. Jan Egger will also work for easyname within the dogado group in the future, along with two other Sprit employees. Florian Schicker takes a particularly positive view of work with his new colleagues: “We maintain an open-minded company culture that is similar to that of our neighbors in Vienna – everyone at the company is like a big family”.
easyname was first included under the dogado group’s umbrella in May. Since then, easyname founder Schicker and dogado CEO Daniel Hagemeier have been working together to expand their Austrian business. The local focus is a clear priority for the entrepreneurs here. “The customers really appreciate the fact that our service and technical departments are housed in Austria. It will stay that way in the future”, emphasized Hagemeier, who stated that a fully customer-oriented approach is their guiding ethos. Schicker is already seeing the fruits of the work that started in May: “By combining this local focus and the opportunities that we have due to sheer size when we are united, we’ve become a lot faster at providing new products and improvements for our customers”. Customers of sprit.org can also look forward to innovation at the speed of light in the future.
f. l. t. r. Daniel Colakovic, Florian Schicker, Jan Egger
About the dogado group
The dogado group is a cloud hosting provider for business clients and holds its main offices in Dortmund, Hannover, Halle (Saale), Lübeck and Vienna. After it was founded in 2001, the company primarily specialized in professional hosting services and later became one of the first German specialists for cloud-based company solutions. With over 230 employees and the brands checkdomain, BUSYMOUSE, dogado, alfahosting, easyname and Profihost under their umbrella, the group has around 260,000 customers and is one of the leading hosting companies in Austria and Germany.
The financial investor Triton Partners supports the ambitious growth of the dogado group via its company, European Directories. dogado thus belongs to a European corporate network with over 1,500 employees across locations in Austria, Finland and the Netherlands. Thanks to this support, the dogado group has become a leading hosting company on the German-speaking market.