Sword Group acquires Ping Network Solutions

Dave Bruce (Sword IT Solutions CEO)

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PING Network Solutions has been acquired by Sword Group, effective March 21st 2022.

Based in Scotland, Ping Network Solutions is an award-winning network and security systems integrator & managed service provider with offices in Glasgow, Bellshill, and Aberdeen.

As an organisation with high-quality engineering expertise certified to Cisco CCIE level, Ping design, supply, implement and provide the ongoing support and management of networking solutions across a global customer base spanning all major market verticals including Energy, Financial Services, Education, Public Sector, Manufacturing, and Construction.  

This is enabled by holding key manufacturer partnerships with best-of-breed organisations such as Cisco (Gold Partner) & Palo Alto Networks. Ping Network Solutions Limited is a multi-award-winning Systems Integrator & Managed Service Provider operating from a purpose-built, state of the art office that features a bespoke, 24x7x365 Network Operations Centre (NOC). 

Both parties are delighted about the possibilities this relationship brings. In terms of the breadth and depth of support offered to the combined customer base and the innovation that can be delivered in our industry sectors, Ping’s experienced team of engineers will offer exceptional levels of skill for our client’s demands and are experts in their field with market-leading experience and accreditations.

Dave Bruce, CEO of Sword UK, commented: “I’m delighted to welcome the Ping team into Sword. This deal will allow us to deliver a more complete range of solutions to our customers. The Ping team has an exceptional level of skill and domain experience and is focused on delivering quality solutions – they will be a great fit within Sword. Our shared core values will ensure we continue to provide an exceptional result for our customers and the wider Sword Group.”

Terry Neill, Business Unit Director of Ping, said: “Ping has a long-standing working relationship with Sword in the UK and is very excited to be joining the Sword Group.  Our experience in delivering network and security solutions will complement Sword’s current service offerings.  We are looking forward to furthering our growth within the Sword Group.”

Sword is a leader in data insights, digital transformation, and technology services with a substantial reputation in software development, complex IT, business projects, and mission-critical operations.  Sword provides innovative digital solutions across the Energy, Public, and Finance sectors, delivering extensive domain expertise throughout the UK and worldwide. 

Sword UK employs 430 staff (and 100+ contractors) with primary locations in Aberdeen, Glasgow, London, Houston, and Rijswijk.

For more information, contact Fraser Masson on +44(0)1224 506119 or fraser.masson@sword-group.com.

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