On June 9, the Smile Group, the European leading group in open source technologies, and creativestyle GmbH announced their alliance. creativestyle is based in Munich and focuses on web solutions for e-commerce. SensioLabs, the creator of Symfony, is excited to welcome a long-standing certified partner in Germany to the Smile Group.
creativestyle joins the Smile group
Founded in 2001, creativestyle operates in the capital of Bavaria, Munich. The company also has a presence in Hamburg, as well as Krakow and Rybnik in Poland. With a team of more than 85 experts, creativestyle is one of the leading German backend development and consulting agencies. creativestyle is an e-commerce specialist, especially in Symfony and Magento technologies. The agency has received many awards for its achievements, including several prestigious Shop Usability Awards.
With this deal, the Smile Group and creativestyle combine their expertise in open source technologies for e-commerce. Together, they will better serve customers in the DASH market. This merger matches creativestyle’s expertise in e-commerce and the German market with the full range of technologies and solutions from the Smile Group.
A stronger partnership between SensioLabs and creativestyle
As the Symfony leader of the Smile Group, SensioLabs will get the opportunity to collaborate even more closely with creativestyle. Especially on challenging e-commerce web development projects in Germany. At the end of the day, this alliance gives a strong boost to the partnership between SensioLabs and creativestyle. In February, SensioLabs had already announced that creativestyle had become the preferred partner of SensioLabs in Germany. The arrival of creativestyle in the Smile group strengthens the efforts SensioLabs has already initiated in Germany.
The SensioLabs team is proud to welcome a Symfony-certified partner to the Smile group. Certified partners count at least one Symfony-certified developer in their team. SensioLabs relies on this extensive network of certified and affiliated partners to ensure the development of the framework. The arrival of creativestyle in the Smile group raises the total pool of Symfony experts within the group. For Ludovic Duval, CEO of SensioLabs, this merger will provide “even better service to our German customers. Germany is the second largest Symfony market in the world after France. As the creator of Symfony, it’s our mission to support German businesses in their adoption of Symfony. And this new strategic alliance will help us do just that.”