Our story

PQR has been a leader in the IT industry since 1990. Three decades in which a small hardware reseller grew into a renowned and contemporary IT company with nearly 300 employees. PQR is now Rustmaker in the IT of 1000+ companies, municipalities and healthcare institutions in the Netherlands and part of the Bechtle Group. This is our story... Please scroll with us? 

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Travel along back from the present

 
 

Until more than 30 years ago.


 

2024



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Marijke Kasius appointed VP at Bechtle

Marc van Rinsum appointed Managing Director alongside Marco Lesmeister

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Gold certification EcoVadis


2023


2022



PQR neemt infrastructuurspecialist Axez overImage

Ecovadis Sustainability Rating Silver

PQR signs Charter DiversiteitfromSER

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Acquisition of infrastructure specialist Axez

De overname is een belangrijke mijlpaal die de positie van PQR versterkt als leverancier van maatwerk in de cloud en flexibele IT-infrastructuren.

Marijke Kasius CxO of the Year Award

Aruba Managed Service Provider Partner

Recertification ISO 9001 and 14001

Bechtle AG

PQR kondigt aan dat Bechtle AG, één van de grootste IT-providers in Europa, 100% van de aandelen van PQR zal overnemen. De overname geeft PQR meer slagkracht en nieuwe mogelijkheden hun dienstenportfolio uit te breiden.

Aruba Public Sector Partner of the Year

HPE Partner of the Year


2021


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Marijke Kasius appointed as the new CEO


Ecovadis Sustainability Rating Silver

PQR wins ROAD2021

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Liquit Partner of the Year 2021 Award 

Partnership with Caribische MSP NetPro Group

Strategisch samenwerkingsverband tussen PQR en NetPro

Recertification ISO 20000

ISAE 3402 type II statement for 2020

ESET Recognition Award 2020

Formation of CTO Office 

Bestaande uit: Peter van der Meijden, Hugo Peters en
Ward van den Heuvel

Marco Lesmeister appointed as Managing Director


2020



More than 70% recurring revenue

PQR now at 1 location: Secoya Campus in Utrecht. Integration of services and departments completed. 

HP Enterprise Platinum Partner

HP Aruba Platinum Partner

First Citrix Platinum Plus Partner in Benelux

PQR achieves MVO Performance Ladder level 3

Certification ISO 20000-1:2018 for service management

Cybersecurity offering in collaboration with Northwave 

Bieden klanten vanaf nu gezamenlijk de mogelijkheid compleet geïntegreerde IT- en security-diensten af te nemen voor een vaste prijs per werkplek per maand.

2019



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Erik Wiechers appointed as the new CEO

Acquisition of 5W, data security specialist

Datasecurity- en disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS)-specialist 5W uit Houten wordt onderdeel van PQR. Het bedrijf gaat dit jaar verder als '5W: a PQR company'.
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Achievement of strong growth in long-term contracts

HP Enterprise Platinum Partner

Aruba Gold Partner

Relocation to Secoya Campus in Utrecht

Channel Awards - Value Added Reseller Award

MT 1000 Awards - Top 10 best service providers in management and maintenance ICT Award


2018



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The emergence of SpaceHub

SpaceHub is een intelligente hub die vendor- en cloudonafhankelijk is en een geïntegreerde en flexibele IT-omgeving creëert. Of het nu gaat om public of private cloud, legacy-infrastructuur en -oplossingen, SaaS, IaaS of PaaS, met SpaceHub neemt PQR de complexiteit uit de IT-omgeving weg en brengt er rust voor terug. Rust om te werken, te groeien en te innoveren.

HP Enterprise Platinum Partner

VMware EMEA Partner of the Year

VMware EMEA Solution Provider of the Year

VMware Global Partner of the Year

VMware Global Solution Provider of the Year

Dutch IT-channel nomination VAR of the Year

Dutch IT-channel winner Reseller Personality of the Year: CEO Ronald Schaap

Certification ISO 20000:1-2011 for service management

2017



Nomination RvC

Met de komst van InterSaction als investeerder is de Raad van Commissarissen opgericht. Bestaande uit Robert Pijselman, Luc Brandts en Joost Becker. 

Acquisition of 2ML, provider of managed services

Met de overname van 2ML voltooit PQR haar evolutie naar een aanbieder van een volledig geïntegreerde IT oplossing, van advies en implementatie tot aan (eindgebruikers)beheer, voor hardware én software.

Filesharing platform MediaLab becomes part of PQR

Met MediaLab kan de gebruiker veilig en snel bestanden delen in de cloud. Zonder datalimiet, met onbeperkte opslag en ondersteuning voor alle bestandstypen.

VMware Partner Innovation Award

HP Enterprise Platinum Partner

HP Enterprise Storage Partner of the Year

Hitachi Vantara Content Partner of the Year

Aruba Platinum Partner

2016



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HP Enterprise Platinum Partner

HP Enterprise Converged Partner of the Year

Aruba Gold Partner

Hitachi Partner

2015


 

HP Server Partner of the Year

Citrix Most Influencing CSDA Partner in Western Europe Award

Hitachi Partner of the Year


To Valencia, 25 years PQR!

2014


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PQR becomes Nutanix-partner

HP Platinum Partner

2013


PQR Experience Center launched to demonstrate state-of-the-art technology.

PQR publishes Smackdown's, a series of bundled white papers on a variety of technical topics that are eagerly sought after by experts worldwide.


HP Specialist in multiple disciplines

2012



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NetApp Partner of the Year

HP Gold ServiceONE Expert

2011


 

Microsoft Small Business Specialist

Citrix Fastest Growing Partner Award

Citrix Best Networking Partner Award

2010



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20 years PQR!


Cisco Premier Certified Partner

Hitachi Platinum Partner


Under the leadership of Ronald Schaap, PQR has successfully navigated its second decade. Despite economic setbacks such as the dotcom bubble and the 2007 economic crisis, growth remains assured.

Also, PQR continues to evolve as an IT service provider. At the dawn of 2010, thanks to the establishment of the project office, it is increasingly able to offer project-based consulting and implementation services, and increasingly advises its clients on management issues as well.

 



2009


 

Cisco Premier Certified Partner


2008


PQR establishes project agency on to evolve from hardware reseller to consulting and implementation service provider in the changing IT market.

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PQR organizes the first edition of IT Galaxy.


Cisco Premier Certified Partner

Check Point Pure Advantage Silver Partner

VMware EMEA System Integrator of the Year

2007


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PQR becomes Hitachi-partner

2006


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2005


 

PQR reorganizes internally into one sales organization.

The entire PQR team goes on an anniversary trip to Malta.

2004


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PQR becomes VMware partner (virtualization).

2003


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2002


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Compaq is being acquired by HP


PQR establishes tenderdesk to support government organizations


PQR becomes HP-partner


Cisco Systems Wireless LAN specialist

2001


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2000



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Acquisition of Combine, mainframe specialist, by PQR.

Acquisition of Venture/400, AS400 specialist, by PQR.

PQR grows to 70 employees.

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Ronald Schaap becomes CEO of PQR.

After a decade of growth and commercial success, PQR begins the new century and its second decade with a broadening of its offerings thanks a number of strategic acquisitions, and strengthening the organization with the experienced director of Ronald Schaap as CEO.

In addition to hardware sales and installation, PQR will also focus on software consulting and project support. At the hardware level, she specializes in products from Compaq, Netapp, and IBM; at the software level, she works with Citrix (server-based computing), Microsoft, Legato, and BMC.

 



1999


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PQR becomes Citrix-partner


1998


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Digital (DEC) is being acquired by Compaq.


PQR becomes Compaq reseller.


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Investment fund Gilde acquires minority stake in PQR.

1997


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PQR wins tenders with KLPD, CRI, and ITO.


1996


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1995


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Launch of the innovative PQR Direct service: order by telephone with the PQR Smartguide product catalogue


PQR becomes official DEC reseller and partner and grows to 18 employees.


Team PQR on anniversary trip to New York for 5-year anniversary

1994


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1993


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1992


 

PQR grows to 8 employees

1991


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DEC, also known as "Digital Equipment Corporation" or "Digital" for short, was an American manufacturer of computer systems and peripherals that merged into Compaq and HP, respectively.


1990

Rolf van Gameren

Henk-Steven Renzenbrink

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Rolf van Gameren and Henk-Steven Renzenbrink co-found PQR on Burgemeester Verderlaan in Utrecht. In its early days, PQR specialized as a DEC broker in the supply and installation of computer systems from the U.S. Thanks to fast deliveries, favorable rates and short lines of communication with the manufacturer in the U.S., PQR was able to immediately establish itself as a serious player in the market.

 


3 decades of excellence

As you can read, a lot has changed in 30 years. Where PQR began as a small company with a few people ordering hardware over the phone from manufacturers in America, we have now grown into one of the market leaders in IT infrastructure in the Netherlands.

For the first ten years of our existence, we made a difference for our customers mainly by being able to deliver quickly at favorable prices. In the second decade, we broadened our technical knowledge, which led to winning major tenders and appreciation from our customers. And recently we expanded our portfolio, making PQR known as an all-round IT service provider.

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What will you do in the next 10 years?

Despite rapid technical developments in IT, both inside and outside our organization, a few things have never changed. The core values we now promote as Peacemakersin IT propagate were actually our guiding principles when we started in 1990:

  • We are passionate about providing peace of mind in IT.
  • We are idiosyncratic and challenging in the choices we make.
  • We're smart in finding solutions.
  • We're proud of what we make possible.

And so suddenly IT doesn't matter.

To know how PQR can make peace of mind in your IT?

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PQR. 

Suddenly, IT no longer matters.