Technia and Transcat PLM join forces to create European PLM knowledge and innovation leader

July 02, 2015

July 02, 2015

Addnode Group AB today announced the acquisition of all shares of Transcat GmbH (“Transcat PLM”). Transcat PLM, with operations in Germany, Austria and Slovakia, will join forces with Technia as a subsidiary of Addnode Group. The combined TechniaTranscat will be a European leader in CAD and PLM under the leadership of Jonas Gejer, President of Addnode Group’s Business Area PLM.

Background and motive

  • Transcat PLM is a strategic and operational fit with Technia and the acquisition is fully in line with Addnode Group's strategy to be a leading European provider of Design and PLM products and services.
  • The new combined TechniaTranscat will be a market leader in the European PLM space with a strong capability to serve global companies in most industries. The combined companies will be unique in their ability to add value to the customers, providing the Dassault Systèmes’ product portfolio, and a strong own software portfolio and service offering.
  • The new entity will have more than 400 employees in Austria, Finland, Germany, India, Norway, Slovakia, Sweden and USA and combined revenues of over 75 million Euro (2014).

 

We have been working together for many years and have both come to realize that the benefits for our customers and synergies from merging our two companies are great. Both companies are leaders in their regions, industries and chosen technologies and now, when combined, we form a unique force in the European PLM market”, says Jonas Gejer, President of Addnode Group's business area PLM.

“I’m convinced that the combined knowledge of the two companies, our new geographical reach and the superior capabilities of Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Platform will empower growth and  innovation and increase profitability for our customers”, says Etienne Droit, Managing Director of Transcat PLM.

“Transcat PLM’s leadership in digital product creation joined with Technia’s strong background in collaborative product development will enable our customers to rapidly get a competitive edge from adopting Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. Our two corporate cultures, with very strong customer focus and respect for the individual, create a strong platform for the future for our customers, employees and partners”, says Gerhard Keller, Managing Director of Transcat PLM.

“This is a strategic move for Addnode Group. We take clear leadership in the PLM industry and are now, through TechniaTranscat, able to offer our European customers all the high quality software and services from both companies. From an Addnode Group perspective, this acquisition also establishes us in the German market, Europe’s largest economy”, says Staffan Hanstorp, CEO and President of Addnode Group.

 

 

For more information:

Staffan Hanstorp, President & CEO, Addnode Group AB.
Phone: +46 (0)733 77 24 30, e-mail: staffan.hanstorp@addnodegroup.com

Johan Andersson, CFO and Head of Investor relations, Addnode Group AB
Phone: +46 (0) 704 205 831, e-mail: johan.andersson@addnodegroup.com

Jonas Gejer, President, Addnode Group Business area PLM
Phone: +46 (0)733 77 24 14, e-mail: jonas.gejer@technia.com

Gerhard Keller, Managing Director, Transcat PLM
Phone: +49 (0) 721 97 04 30, e-mail: gkeller@transcat-plm.com

 

About Transcat PLM

Transcat PLM improves its customers' competitiveness through the deployment and use of innovative IT solutions for virtual product development. Since 1987 Transcat PLM is active in the CAx/PLM business and one of the leading specialists that offer the entire product lifecycle management (PLM) portfolio based on the Dassault Systèmes products CATIA, ENOVIA, DELMIA, SIMULIA, 3DVIA and EXALEAD. In addition, Transcat PLM has a wide range of services: consulting, project design, training and on-site support for users. Development of standard and customized software for CATIA, ENOVIA and the JT format and the operation of the existing PLM applications and infrastructure complete the portfolio. Net sales in 2014 amounted to SEK 450 M. For more information about Transcat PLM please visit www.transcat-plm.com.

 

About Technia

Technia, the #1 knowledge company in PLM. We facilitate the future in Innovation. We guide you to become the future winner by combining your own strengths with our expertise in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). Our solutions are used worldwide in industries such as life sciences, automotive, travel, retail, oil & gas, telecom, fashion and food & beverage. We serve over 800 clients worldwide, including 20 that are listed on the Fortune 500. Technia is a part of Addnode Group, listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm, Small Cap. For more information, please visit www.technia.com.

 

About Addnode Group

Addnode Group offers operation-critical IT-solutions to selected markets within both private and public sectors. We acquire, build and develop companies that deliver operation-critical IT solutions for specific needs from our customers.

Every day, 500,000 engineers use our systems to develop and maintain products, buildings and installations. 100,000 employees in the public sector use our solutions for municipal and government management.

We have 1,150 employees in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, India, Norway, Serbia, Slovakia, Sweden, UK and US. Net sales in 2014 amounted to SEK 1,599 M. Addnode Group's Series B share is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm, Small Cap. For more information, please visit www.addnodegroup.com.