Bechtle Q1: Sales dip as German economic slowdown bites

CEO Thomas Olemotz cites reluctant to invest SMEs as he pledges recovery in H2

Martin Fryba
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Thomas Olemotz, CEO, Bechtle
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Thomas Olemotz, CEO, Bechtle

German reseller giant Bechtle is one of many firms feeling the pinch of the German economic slowdown. Sales in the first quarter of 2024 fell by 2.3 per cent to €1.5bn. In Germany, which makes u...

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