Datacenter United takes over two facilities in Belgium

Datacenter United now has nine sites in mainland Europe after acquiring two from Hasselt DC in the Limburg province of Belgium

A data centre provider is expanding its portfolio in mainland Europe by acquiring new sites and building a new facility.

Two Limburg-based data centres of Hasselt DC are now ‘part of the Datacenter United ecosystem’, the provider and its owner TINC announced.

Datacener United now has nine data centres under its management following this new acquisition, in addition to the six existing locations in Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges.

'We are laying the foundation for the future'

“With these initiatives, we are taking another step to strengthen our position on the Belgian data centre market,” Friso Haringsma, Managing Director of Datacenter United said. “We can now offer our professional services from no fewer than nine locations. For our customers, this means that we can guarantee an even better geographical presence and economies of scale.

Friso Haringsma, Managing Director of Datacenter United

“With this, we are laying the foundation for the digital economy of the future.”

René Lacroix, CEO of Hasselt DC added: “For Hasselt DC, this is a logical step to be able to develop the full potential of our data centres. As a pioneer of colocation data centres in Limburg, this laid the foundation for the digital development of the region at the time. This joining of forces ensures an increase in scale and further connects the Limburg region with the rest of Flanders.”

The Hasselt DC data centres are of two different sizes - located at Veldstraat 101, Hasselt DC1 offers 380 racks across 950 sqm (10,225 sq ft) and 650kW and Hasselt DC2, at Trichterheideweg 2, offers 80 racks across 200 sqm (2,150 sq ft) and 250kW.

Datacenter United was founded in 2011 and TINC took a majority stake in the company in 2020 with a €12 million (US$13.5m) investment.

Datacenter United also acquired three of DC Star’s facilities early last year.


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