Kinly – a leading global specialist in video collaboration services, headquartered in Amsterdam – has completed the acquisition of AVMI, establishing one of the industry’s leading global system integrators.
Since the official announcement in June, the integration has been successfully completed after the appointment of Tom Martin, new managing director for Northern Europe, the unveiling of a newly launched website that reflects the two companies’ combined solution and service offerings.
Martin will be responsible for overseeing the company’s operational capabilities across the UK as part of his role. A seasoned industry professional with over 13 years in technical operations, service and support positions, his in-depth knowledge of the collaboration industry and direct involvement with customer representatives in dealing with their technology challenges has provided a unique platform to guide Kinly on its current growth trajectory.
“The combination of Kinly’s now 1200 employees and being the No.1 UK player in our field is an unparalleled opportunity, both for our UK and international client-base, as well as our employees,” explained Martin. “I’m pleased to see the positive response from some of our clients to the new combined offering from Kinly being a full-service visual collaboration and communications provider.
“We continue to fight our way through COVID as does everyone else but see a huge demand for collaboration solutions and services, and expect to see an even bigger boom when a vaccine helps to normalise things again.”
Gisele Mast, Kinly’s chief product officer added: “We are excited to further drive Kinly’s solutions and services that connect the virtual and physical workspaces with AV and videoconferencing technology. For us, enabling users and unburdening IT and Facilities is the top priority, and with our own product development we enhance and optimise usability and functionality of the leading technologies in the market.”
Kinly will continue to focus on its strengthened ability for standardised global rollouts with its newly named ‘Global Services’ proposition – formerly known as Global Enterprise Framework at AVMI. Through the acquisition, the business will expand its global reach with the combined entity now serving a customer base of more than 2,500 organisations in over 125 countries throughout Europe, USA and APAC.
Kinly is planning a virtual event for Q1 2021. ‘The Future of Work: Preparing for the Hybrid Workplace’ will take place on 2nd March 2021. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with industry experts on some of the key trends, products and solutions that will shape the future of working in 2021 and beyond. More details to follow nearer the time.