Bechtle signs reseller agreement with IQM Quantum Computers

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Germany’s largest IT system house becomes the first reseller partner for IQM Spark, a 5-qubit quantum computer in the European Union and Switzerland.

Bonn, Germany, Espoo, Finland, 4th July 2024  – The Bechtle IT system house Bonn/Cologne today announced it has signed a reseller agreement with IQM Quantum Computers (IQM), a global leader in building quantum computers.

The partnership will enable Bechtle to sell IQM Spark, an on-premises 5-qubit superconducting quantum computer, which is in demand as universities, research laboratories, and industries adopt quantum computing. IQM Spark has been already deployed to end-uses, including the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre in Germany.

With this agreement, Bechtle becomes the first reseller partner for IQM Spark and will provide sales and support for customers. Germany's largest IT system house wants to further strengthen its competence team for quantum technology at the Bonn site. Additionally, technical engineers are already being trained at the IQM Academy to install, service, and provide maintenance support for end users of IQM Spark.

Bechtle considers quantum computing as a promising technology, such as for accelerating high-performance computing (HPC) algorithms which provide its customers with a competitive advantage. The aim is to integrate quantum computing services into existing processes, not only in the IT sector.

“This partnership with Bechtle will strengthen our sales network and reinforce our commitment to the European market,” said Mikko Välimäki, Co-CEO of IQM Quantum Computers. “We are pleased that Bechtle chose IQM as a partner for its quantum projects, and its customers from the industrial, academic and public sector, among others, will get access to our systems to start their quantum journey.”

"We are very much looking forward to a trusting and future-oriented collaboration to offer our joint customers entrepreneurial and technologically excellent solutions in the promising field of quantum computing," said Christian Behma, Managing Director, Bechtle IT System House Bonn/Cologne.

About Bechtle:

The Bechtle IT system house located in Bonn/Cologne is part of the Bechtle Group. Bechtle is one of Europe’s leading IT providers with more than 100 system houses as well as IT e-commerce companies in 14 countries and currently employs over 15.000 people. The company offers a comprehensive, cross-vendor portfolio of IT infrastructure and IT operation solutions and accompanies their customers’ digital transformation. In 2023, the company generated a revenue of €6.42 bn.

About IQM Quantum Computers

IQM is a global leader in designing, building, and selling superconducting quantum computers. IQM provides both on-premises full-stack quantum computers and a cloud platform to access its computers anywhere in the world.

IQM customers include the leading supercomputing centres, enterprises, and research labs which have full access to IQM's software and hardware.  IQM has over 300 employees with offices in Espoo, Munich, Paris, Warsaw, Madrid, Singapore, and Palo Alto. 

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