Maxdata is the name of two German information technology companies.

Native name
Maxdata Computer GmbH (1987-2003)
Maxdata AG (2003-2010)
HeadquartersMarl, North Rhine-Westphalia

The original Maxdata was founded in 1987 by Holger Lampatz in Marl, North Rhine-Westphalia, as the Maxdata Computer GmbH. It began selling personal computers in 1990. Maxdata used its own name for B2B products while selling notebooks and displays for the customer market under the Belinea brand.

In 1997, Maxdata was majority-owned by Vobis [de], itself a fully-owned subsidiary of the Metro AG.[1] In 2003, the company was restructured as the Maxdata AG and listed in the Prime Standard. Maxdata filed insolvency proceedings at the Local Court in Essen on Wednesday, 25 June 2008. It had 1000 employees at the time of closure.[2] The Belinea brand was sold to Brunen IT Group while the Maxdata name was sold to S&T.[3]

The Maxdata Computer AG, a fully-owned Swiss subsidiary of the Maxdata AG, was taken over by Brunen IT as Belinea AG before being sold to S&T and re-named Maxdata (Schweiz) AG. In 2016, S&T stopped the production of computers and notebooks.[4]

S&T founded a new Maxdata Deutschland GmbH in 2014 in Mendig[5] as a fully-owned subsidiary but in 2016 it was renamed to S&T Deutschland GmbH.[6]

Products Edit

Maxdata Laptop

Its product lines included servers, desktop computers, notebooks and the Belinea series of monitors.

References Edit

  1. ^ Biberger, Volker (1999-03-28). Attraktivität des Internetvertriebs von Apple Computern in Deutschland mit Blick auf Österreich und die Schweiz (in German). p. 48. ISBN 978-3-8324-1505-1.
  2. ^ Libbenga, Jan. "Maxdata goes titsup". The Register. Retrieved July 1, 2011.
  3. ^ Jacob, Harry (25 September 2008). "Maxdata: Zerschlagen und verkauft". (in German). Retrieved 2020-01-09.
  4. ^ "IT Reseller - Maxdata Schweiz stellt Betrieb ein". IT Reseller (in German). 6 May 2016. Retrieved 2020-01-09.
  5. ^ Borbe, Andre (2014-06-02). "Maxdata kommt zurück nach Deutschland". (in German). Retrieved 2020-01-09.
  6. ^ Wurm, Michaela. "S&T baut Systemhausgeschäft in Deutschland auf: Maxdata Deutschland ist Geschichte". CRN (in German). Retrieved 2020-01-09.