Press Release

asknet sets up new office in Switzerland

Karlsruhe, September 4, 2015 – asknet AG, an e-commerce pioneer, is continuing to pursue its growth strategy and is strengthening its global presence by opening a new sales office in Switzerland. asknet CEO Tobias Kaulfuss, Michael Baumann and Steffen Gruttke have been named Managing Directors of the subsidiary.

“The opening of the office in Switzerland acknowledges and strengthens asknet AG’s market presence as an expression of our close relationship with our Swiss customers. The move significantly expands and cements our market position in terms of sales,” says Gruttke, Head of New Sales, Academics Business Unit, explaining the decision.

The new office is an initiative of the Business Unit Academics and will focus mainly on managing and further expanding sales activities. It is part of asknet Group, an experienced global provider of e-commerce solutions with additional offices in San Francisco, Tokyo and Karlsruhe.

“Thanks to our good vendor relationships with IBM and Microsoft in Switzerland, the new office in Switzerland will put us in a position to provide better solutions that are geared even more closely to end customers’ needs. asknet Switzerland GmbH’s close contacts with SWITCH will also play a positive role in enhancing our appeal to our academic customers in Switzerland,” Gruttke adds.

“I look forward to having the opportunity to actively shape and help promote the expansion of asknet,” says Baumann, Vice President of the Business Unit Academics at asknet AG. “asknet Switzerland’s goal is to strengthen our business relationships in Switzerland  that willcontribute to our growth. I am confident that we will grow to become a strong partner in this regionin the years ahead.”

asknet Switzerland GmbH’s address is: asknet Switzerland GmbH, Turbinenweg 5, 8610 Uster, Switzerland,

About asknet AG:
asknet, a pioneer in the development of global e-commerce solutions, offers extensive expertise and individual shop solutions to ensure worldwide electronic distribution of products of all kinds 24/7 in more than 190 countries. Customers benefit in selling digital and physical goods from both the possi-bility of handling a variety of international payment and logistics processes as well as the extensive experience of the company in the development and operation of successful e-commerce platforms.

Founded in 1995 as a spin-off of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) the company is also a partner of around 80 percent of German universities and research institutions. Here asknet offers as a large account reseller for manufacturers such as Adobe and Microsoft a comprehensive range of software licenses and services related to the procurement and distribution of software. In addition, asknet distributes via the established internet platform "" a wide range of software to students. In 2014 the company generated transaction revenues of more than 100 million euros. For more information, visit

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