The Palo Alto, Calif.-based computer and printer company on Friday said it bought 92.1 percent of Synstar's shares. The remaining shares must be sold to HP, a process the company expects to completed by mid-November.
HP announced itsin August, a move to boost its services abilities and better compete against IBM. HP acquired a similar German company, , in February.
Synstar has 2,600 employees. Among its 1,500 customers are Audi, DuPont, Vodafone, Volkswagen, Grolsch and London Taxis International. The company has operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Spain.