Whether you are a software developer, a cloud services provider or any type of company that relies on large amounts of data, we make sure that your software and services keep running smoothly.
It is our mission to unburden you of all hardware-related hassles. We design, build AND brand your optimal servers and storage solutions, and we will store, deliver, deploy and support them all over the world.
We are here to help you with all your server- and storage-related challenges, wherever you are. We ship from our facilities closest to you to speed up delivery times and to reduce our carbon footprint.
The benefits of working with S3S
We take flexibility, loyalty and unconditional service very seriously, which often leads to close long-term relationships with our customers.
A lot has happened since HTS became S3S way back in 2004. These are some of our milestones:
S3S is born
Server Storage Solutions was born. Built on the foundations of Hi-Tech Systems, existing as well as brand new customers started to discover the added value that the S3S team brings to the table.
New management and relocation
In 2007, Roel De Frene was asked to step in as CEO of S3S and guide the company toward the future. At the same time, Christophe Dekeukeleire, a lifelong friend of Roel, joined S3S as CFO. One of our first decisions was to move the company to Lokeren, which made us more accessible to our employees and customers.
As a first step toward expanding our business internationally, we started S3S Bulgaria. Today, Bulgaria is known as the ‘Silicon Valley of the East’ and many big IT companies have their headquarters and R&D centers in Sofia. But at the time, it was a relatively unknown market. Bulgaria remains on our best locations in terms of sales.
S3S on the move
Just 8 years after our first move, our premises became too small. So we moved to new headquarters including a new state of the art technical assembly lab in Eke-Nazareth. We also launched a new website with integrated personal webstores for our clients, allowing them to configure and order their servers online.
Hello Czechia! Following the success of our Bulgarian branch, we opened new offices in the Czech Republic to reinforce our presence in Eastern Europe.
To keep up with an exploding demand for our products and services, we needed to double our warehouse capacity as well as our assembly line. This in turn allowed us to triple our production rate.
Assembly Lines in the USA
To make deployment easier for our overseas customers, we started an S3S assembly line in San Jose, USA. It enabled us to broaden our customer base with more and more diverse transatlantic businesses, adding an exciting new dimension to our daily operations.
Acquisition of Ronver Systems
At the end of 2019, we decided to take over Ronver Systems. This allowed us to expand and diversify our customer base to include print, video editing and medical imaging companies, among others. It was a sort of homecoming: both Roel and Christophe once worked for the company before they started S3S.
Over the years, we invested a lot of time and effort in creating a good internal climate in our facilities. Together with our constant efforts to keep costs flexible and low, this enabled us to continue our production and sales during the COVID-19 pandemic. This agility and flexibility allowed us to continue our business like before, without any hiccups.
S3S on the move again!
Our rapid growth and expansion saw us move for the third time to a bigger site with a massive technical department, a much bigger warehouse and a new modern office. This ensures even more room for future expansions.
ONE TEAM ONE GOAL ONE MISSION
Last year’s relocation turned out to be the perfect move as 2023 marked a massive milestone in the company’s history. Nearly every department doubled in size which meant an influx of fresh faces and new colleagues. This in turn created an amazing work atmosphere and dynamic. In light of this we decided it was time for a fitting motto: ONE TEAM ONE GOAL ONE MISSION. What is that mission you might ask? To deliver the best custom servers and products for our clients!