The history of ARP.

Our history.

The year is 1988. Computers were on their way to becoming a mainstay of modern society, not least through the introduction of the first personal computers. While Apple Macintosh II was still wowing fans with its 16 MHz processor, ARP opened its doors in Switzerland. It was the beginning of an era marked by rapid transformation in and through IT.

From foundation till today.

ARP has been there every step of the way, reinventing itself regularly to keep pace with the changing times. ARP was originally founded as a division of ARP AG, a Swiss industrial supplier. Just two years later, it broke off to become an independent company, ARP Datacon AG, and has forged full-steam ahead ever since. That same year, ARP Datacon AG opened its first office in Germany. It would go on to add four more subsidiaries in Austria, the Netherlands, France and Belgium, as well as its own purchasing company in Taiwan. ARP became part of the Bechtle Group in 2004, joining forces with a powerful network of companies whose services cover large parts of Europe and the world.

IT’s easy with ARP.

Customers today enjoy the benefits of our cross-channel strategy, which links account management with our e-commerce shop. Our mission is to serve you as a stalwart partner—through a wide range of products, extensive expertise and comprehensive services. In other words, we make your working life that bit easier.