Valamis expands to the Netherlands through acquisition of Componence

Valamis helps companies succeed in work-life transformation by utilizing the digitalization of learning. Fast global growth and the acquisition of its partner Componence in the Netherlands support this goal by improving Valamis’ local presence.

Amsterdam, January 3, 2019. Valamis, the global leader in digital learning technologies and workforce development, announced today that it has expanded to its sixth country by opening an office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with the acquisition of Componence. The acquisition adds to the company’s long-term plan of international growth, and represents the logical next step following the opening of offices in the UK, Germany, and US. The new office in the Netherlands helps Valamis to offer better service in delivering its next generation learning platform locally.

Valamis – Learning Experience Platform (LXP) brings together the best aspects of traditional LMS (Learning Management System) and LXP. Valamis LXP is a flexible learning solution that covers both basic learning management and content creation needs and comprehensive learning analytics and digital learning assistant, powered by artificial intelligence (AI). Valamis LXP is developed to support career-long learning in a way that is efficient for the employee and benefits the business the most. It combines two top areas of Finnish expertise, education and technology, and helps large companies tap into the benefits of digitalization.

Having a strong presence in professional services, financial, insurance, and complex manufacturing industries make the Benelux countries an interesting and potential market for Valamis.

“In the current business environment, workforce development is needed more than ever. The Benelux countries as a market are ready for an advanced learning platform, and I’m certain when I say that workforce development with Valamis LXP will offer great opportunities for the businesses in the Benelux region,” Jussi Hurskainen, CEO of Valamis Group Ltd.

Componence is a Liferay Platinum Partner and has been a Valamis Partner since 2015. Founded in 2001, it is the first and oldest Liferay partner in the Netherlands. Componence’s expertise is recognized by local and international enterprise customers such as Parnassia, Philadelphia, Radboud University, the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands, HEMA, and A.S. Watson. Valamis will continue to serve all existing customers with the same personnel.

“Componence becoming a part of the rapidly growing international Valamis Group is a logical next step and creates a win-win for our customers and employees. Being located in Amsterdam, we are witnessing the fast-growing enterprise e-learning market in the Benelux countries. Together with our local presence and Valamis’ expertise with its unique learning technology, we will have the opportunity to bring the Valamis LXP solution to the Benelux countries,” Chris Göbel, Director, Valamis Benelux.

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Valamis Group Ltd
Jussi Hurskainen
Chief Executive Officer
+358 50 087 9417

About Valamis
Valamis is a digital learning company specializing in workforce development. The company develops Valamis – Learning Experience Platform. Valamis’ customers are large organizations spanning all industries, but predominantly in finance and insurance, complex manufacturing, and professional services. Headquartered in Joensuu, Finland, Valamis operates internationally with offices around the globe.

If you are interested in learning insights about the benefits of proactive retraining and re-skilling, and how you can better understand the economics of learning, take a look at Valamis’ latest White Paper on “Digital Transformation of the Workforce”.

Valamis is a proud sponsor and exhibitor at several events at the beginning of 2019, including LearnTec in Karlsruhe, Germany, January 29–31, and Learning Technologies in London, the UK, February 13–14. Contact us for more information if you would like to arrange a meeting at one of these events:

About Valamis – Learning Experience Platform
Valamis – Learning Experience Platform is an award-winning open source learning experience platform developed by Valamis since 2010. Valamis provides organizations with a solution for turning the digital transformation of learning into a competitive advantage. Valamis enables social and informal learning, content authoring and management tools, learning measurement tools and other user experience capabilities using the Liferay platform. Valamis gives the user access to in-depth analytics on their learning process by supporting the xAPI standard, and includes a built-in Learning Record Store (LRS). The platform provides organizations with a cost-effective and flexible way to grow and manage their learning.