BBES Group founded by BlueFinch, BlackBridge, ESBD and Systematik


Schiphol, October 12, 2020 – The companies BlueFinch, BlackBridge, ESBD and Systematik, specialised in data security, announce the creation of the BBES Group.

Four existing companies that specialise in data security solutions, have decided to intensify their collaboration and establish a new brand within the European market.

BBES Group, headquartered at Schiphol, Netherlands, will provide an international presence and a multilingual assistance and support.

With over 500 customers in more than 15 countries and the companies’ combined force, BBES Group will make it possible for each member to increase their level of competence and capabilities, in order to provide an even higher service level to its customers.

“We have been in regular contact for some time now, and the idea of creating a new structure together became clear in December,” explains Richard Verkaik, CEO of BlueFinch and BBES Group. “The aim is to create a major player in Europe with 500 clients in 16 countries. Thanks to our new synergies, we will be able to improve our purchasing, sales, marketing and technical support.”

The success of these companies has for many years been based on their ability to integrate modern, competitive, and constantly evolving solutions, complying with current regulations and the actual IT needs.

With a strength based on various solid experiences around the Europe, this new association of skills and ‘savoir-faire’ will provide to their customers a better assistance to implement solutions that would perfectly suit to their needs and enforce a relationship full of trust.

“The customers will benefit from our expanded scope because, as integrators, we will have more clout than solution vendors, says Jacques Besnard, CEO of ESBD. Given the number of customers we serve as a group, vendors will have vested interest in the feedback on market developments that we provide. In addition, in terms of price, we will also be able, for the same reason, to obtain prices that are more competitive for our customers than if they had to request their product directly from the vendor.”

You can already discover our BBES Group website which will evolve on regular basis to give you the most valuable information for your business. The BBES Group teams remain at your disposal to provide any additional information that you may require.

About BlueFinch: BlueFinch specialises in data protection & compliance solutions to mid-market and enterprise customers in the BeNeLux and Scandinavian region. BlueFinch helps organisations to manage and secure critical information against loss, theft, and non-compliance.

About BlackBridge: BlackBridge based in Italy, provides expertise to secure file transfer systems and to automate both IT and business processes. Helping companies to increase their protection against cyber-attacks by offering innovative solutions that increase security and compliance.

About ESBD: ESBD deliver solutions and services dedicated to data security. This includes managed file transfers, data encryption, data access control, auditing … ESBD’s highly specialised staff provide assistance to their clients to implement and customise high level solutions that fit to their needs.

About Systematik: Systematik GmbH is specialised in managed file transfer and automation solutions since its foundation in the early 80’s. The expertise they gained in this area resulted in a large number of successfully implemented MFT projects within a broad and well-known customer base.