In the past years, LINKIT has been seeing a vast growth in the demand for its low-code services. That’s why the Utrecht-based IT company is now expanding to South Africa to grow its team of low-code experts. To give this latest branch in the international network of the LINKIT group a kick-start, it acquires South African OutSystems partner ITProsper. Growing internationally helps LINKIT to ensure enough capacity for the increased number of low-code projects for its clients.
In 2019, LINKIT founded a German branch, LINKITSYSTEMS, to service the German low-code market and started training local OutSystems experts. Since then, it has developed its own training programs to educate talents to become OutSystems or Mendix experts. Ronald Schrijver, Chief People Officer at LINKIT: “On the long term, setting up international LINKIT Hubs is an important part of our strategy to keep growing with IT talent. It helps us to explore both new markets and make a local impact, which is especially the case for our new South African hub.”
ITProsper is an OutSystems partner and is active in the South African low-code market since 2016. Its 14 employees join the global LINKIT family and start working for the international label LINKITSYSTEMS, a label that was introduced for the German market. The low-code consultants work on both local IT projects and European projects remotely. Vonnelize Haupt, founder of ITProsper, will continue leading the South African branch.
Vonnelize Haupt: “ITProsper has a talented, vibrant team ready to explore new opportunities and take on new challenges under the name of LINKITSYSTEMS, part of the LINKIT group. The LINKIT culture fits closely with the way ITProsper has been operating and the South African team is excited to become part of a bigger market player that shares our vision, but on a much larger scale. We will continue to grow local talent, and we are looking forward to joining forces with our European colleagues and working together as a blended team to enhance the LINKITSYSTEMS brand internationally.”
Ronald Schrijver: “We’ve gained a lot of experience the last few years with integrating our German branch into the culture and mindset of the LINKIT group and I’m confident we’ll be able to achieve a similar result with our newest branch.”