ALE and Hoist Group Enter Partnership to Address the Hospitality and Healthcare Markets

ALE, operating under the name Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise , today announced a distribution agreement with Hoist Group, the EMEA premier technology partner for hotels, healthcare institutions and public operations. Hoist Group will become the first fully verticalized ALE partner for hospitality and healthcare in the EMEA, covering the entire portfolio of Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise network and communications solutions.

“Hoist Group is focused on making fully integrated, reliable and competitive solutions available to our customers, ones which ensure high quality services along with end user satisfaction. Combining the knowhow and technology of both ALE and our business will allow us to offer a wider range of solutions, open new areas of development and reinforce our leadership as the one and only hospitality partner for hotels”, says Marc Valentin, CTO at Hoist Group.

The partnership creates a full end-to-end solution for the hospitality and healthcare EMEA market combining the Hoist Group Fusion Platform capabilities (guest and internet access, video content, centralised management, TV services, Digital Signage, PMS for hospitality & healthcare) with the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise network LAN and WiFi, communications phones and cloud offers. As well, the two companies will offer integration and customisation capabilities via an enhanced go-to-market and geographical coverage beyond the original scope of EMEA. 

“The hospitality and healthcare markets are key verticals for ALE. We have over 20 years of success with customers in these industries. The partnership with Hoist Group is an essential step forward in further developing our market relevance as well as distribution coverage. It will allow us to create enhanced end-to-end solutions and services for customers in these key vertical markets”, concludes Thierry Bonnin, WW senior Vice President verticals & Strategic partnerships.

Ann-Sophie Modigh, Chief Marketing Officer Hoist Group
Phone: +46 8 555 685 37
E-mail: ann-sophie.modigh@hoistgroup.com

Cristina  Grigoras, Hospitality Marketing Manager Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
Phone: +33 298 28 51 29
E-mail: cristina.grigoras@al-enterprise.com

About Hoist Group
Hoist Group is the complete hospitality partner for hotels, healthcare institutions and public operations. With more than 20 years of proven hospitality experience, Hoist Group is the market leader in innovative High Speed Internet Access, Conference services, TV & Content solutions, PMS and back-office software as well as other guest-facing amenities. Many hotel chains, flagship independent hotels and public hospitals have entrusted their IT to Hoist Group. Based in Sweden, the company has offices in a total of 17 countries in the EMEA region.

About Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Our company is a leading provider of enterprise and industry-specific communications solutions and services, from the office to the cloud, marketed under the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise brand. Building on our established heritage of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, we operate globally with 2400+ employees in 100+ countries worldwide, with headquarters near Paris, France.

With communications, networking, and cloud solutions for business of all sizes, our team of technology experts, service professionals, and 2900+ partners serve more than 830,000 customers worldwide, tailoring and adapting our solutions and services to local requirements. This provides tangible business outcomes through personalized connected experiences for customers and end-users. More information on the  Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Hospitality Solutions

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Hoist Group is focused on making fully integrated, reliable and competitive solutions available to our customers, ones which ensure high quality services along with end user satisfaction. Combining the knowhow and technology of both ALE and our business will allow us to offer a wider range of solutions, open new areas of development and reinforce our leadership as the one and only hospitality partner for hotels
Marc Valentin, CTO at Hoist Group
The hospitality and healthcare markets are key verticals for ALE. We have over 20 years of success with customers in these industries. The partnership with Hoist Group is an essential step forward in further developing our market relevance as well as distribution coverage. It will allow us to create enhanced end-to-end solutions and services for customers in these key vertical markets
Thierry Bonnin, WW senior Vice President verticals & Strategic partnerships