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Telco Accessories International B.V. acquires a 100% share in Gecko Covers B.V.
Telco Accessories International b.v., parent company of A-solar B.V. better known as Xtorm, acquired a 100% share in Gecko Covers. The two companies will merge and operate as one company, while preserving both brands. It is a step forward for both brands to strengthen and expand their international position in the mobile accessories market.
The full integration of Gecko Covers will take place in the first quarter of 2016. The parties will proceed jointly from the Xtorm office in Houten, The Netherlands. The merge of departments as product development, finance, sales and marketing will ensure efficiency in all parts of the organization. In addition, both companies’ knowledge on the market and technological developments will be used optimally in order to remain leading, on both a national and international level.
Xtorm founder Ralph Both is responsible for both brands in the position of CEO. Gecko founder Luke Klein Nijenhuis will focus on managing the sales team, new business development and the further development of the private label concept in the position of CCO in the new organization.
Xtorm is a leader in the field of (mobile) charging solutions such as power banks, solar chargers, cables and power home solutions and is sold in 52 countries. The products are unique for the high quality and design which have been awarded with prizes such as the RedDot Design Award and the High-Tech Award. Xtorm is sold worldwide at airports, Apple Premium Resellers, consumer electronics chain stores and online through channels such as Amazon and Coolblue.
About Gecko Covers
Gecko Covers develops protective covers and accessories for e-readers, tablets and Macbooks. The products are distinguished by their contemporary design and the focus on the ‘complete concept’ which is used to offer covers for popular and less popular models of mobile devices. Additionally, Gecko Covers develops a special private label for a number of retailers. Gecko Covers is mainly for sale in the Benelux, Germany and France through online and offline channels such as Media Markt, Coolblue, Bol.com, Thalia, FNAC and Amazon.
Every year the ‘Thuiswinkel Awards’ are announced in March. Last year we worked very hard on our customer service and the optimization of the web shop. The result is shown on the picture on the left: by the public we were chosen as the best out of all XS web shops in the category Consumer electronics & Telecom!
We are very grateful to all consumers who granted us this prize. To us this prize came as a great honor and token of appreciation from our customers. We will do our utmost best to keep up the good work!
Annually the FD Gazelle Awards are organized by ‘Financieel Dagblad’, a Dutch newspaper that focusses on economy and businesses. Dutch companies of which the revenue has grown with at least 20% over the previous three years will be nominated for the FD Gazelle Awards. Gecko Covers was nominated for these awards in 2014. With a growth of 500% we ended up in 13th place, something we are very proud of.
As shown on the right, our 13th place in the awards resulted in an article in the FD Gazelle magazine.