September 2nd, 2022
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Holland Capital, the main shareholder of the European Digital Transformation consortium, has acquired OnePLM, to complement Magnus Digital, Dimensys, Cards PLM Solutions and Appronto. This immediately creates the largest software and service provider of its kind in Europe and enables international customers to benefit from a range of best-in-class expert services.

Joining of forces

OnePLM is the market leader for Siemens Digital Industries Software in the UK & Ireland, delivering PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) solutions including maintenance, technical support and consultancy. This joining of forces contributes to the vision of playing an important role in the Digital Transformation of the manufacturing industry which is also known as ‘Industry 4.0’, using Siemens, SAP, Mendix and Boomi technologies. Furthermore, the collaboration offers employees opportunities to further develop within the wide range of services, technologies and the countries in which the consortium is active.

Growth through buy-and-build

The acquisition of OnePLM is the next step in the buy-and-build strategy pursued with the support of Holland Capital. Together, these five companies employ almost 500 people. The group focuses on product lifecycle & asset management, IT architecture, low-code applications, system integrations and process optimization for digital transformation strategies. The companies assist organizations in various sectors, such as the manufacturing industry, (online) retail, logistics, construction, infrastructure, financial services and education. This move is further evidence of the consortiums’ aspirations to become the market leader for Digital Transformation in Western Europe.

Allan Blackwell, CEO of OnePLM: “Over the last 25 years OnePLM has evolved to become one of the largest and most successful Siemens PLM solution providers in the world. In meeting the demands of our customers and market, and despite unprecedented recent challenges, our business has trebled in size over the last three years. The next phase is to expand further the software and services we are able to offer our clients to support a comprehensive Digital Transformation strategy. I am therefore delighted that we have joined the consortium which will significantly increase our capabilities and coverage and which will benefit our customers, staff and Siemens equally

Mark Parry, Managing Director of OnePLM: “After successful acquisitions and mergers in the UK utilising UK funding mechanisms, OnePLM’s strategy was to build the most comprehensive Siemens Digital Industries Software partner in the world. With a focus on core PLM products and services, to all Design and Make customers in the UK and Ireland, irrespective of size – from new start-ups to multinational OEM’s. Our exciting new chapter is part of the same strategy for EMEA, utilising European funding options. Our UK and Ireland customers will now also benefit from the groups Low code and SAP capabilities, building a new European discrete industry strength in totally integrated systems across PLM (Develop), ERP (Plan) and MES (Produce).”

Peter-Jan Simons, CEO of the consortium says: “OnePLM is part of the strategic expansion of our group with high-level expertise of digital transformation in modern industry. I am very excited about this addition, because together with OnePLM, our customers in the UK, Ireland and the Benelux countries will be better served. In addition our consultants will gain increased international career opportunities. The Siemens PLM expertise of OnePLM boosts our Siemens operations in Europe, and takes the partnership with Siemens to the next level.”

Ewout Prins, Managing Partner Holland Capital: “After the joining of forces of several of our portfolio companies into the Digital Transformation consortium in February this year, the acquisition of OnePLM is a great next step in our buy-and-build strategy. This further strengthens the group’s leading position within Digital Transformation.”

The Digital Transformation Consortium members:

About OnePLM

About Appronto: Appronto was established in 2013 and focuses on the development of digital solutions for complex issues. Appronto specialises in the development of low-code solutions based on the Mendix-platform and the realisation of system integrations via Boomi’s cloud-based integration platform. Last year, Appronto not only became the first European Siemens Smart Expert Partner, but was also awarded the Boomi Partner Spotlight Award and Top Cloud Partner Siemens Benelux award.

About cards PLM solutions: cards was established in 1999 and is based in Best (NL) and Genk (B). With a team of 56 employees, the organisation is specialised in the digitalisation of company processes and information streams within the manufacturing industry. Specifically, the company serves clients in the automotive, aerospace, high-tech, machine building, medical devices and consumer goods. Over the years, the company has transformed into a specialised Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions provider. cards is a Siemens Platinum Smart Expert Partner for Siemens Digital Industries Software.

About Dimensys: Dimensys was founded in 2000 and helps companies in achieving operational excellence in their specific company processes. Dimensys serves clients in, amongst others, the construction, infrastructure, and manufacturing industries. The company makes the lifecycle of assets and products transparent, predictable, and repeatable. Thus, its clients are better able to accurately and optimally make use of their products and assets. The company uses its long-standing experience in the knowledge domains Asset and Product Lifecycle Management, Project & Portfolio Management, and Supply Chain Management. Dimensys is a certified SAP Gold Partner, SAP Partner Center of Expertise and SAP Recognized Expert Partner.

About Magnus Digital: Magnus, established in 1990, was the first SAP and one of the first Mendix partners in The Netherlands. Magnus Digital is an innovative partner for IT and organisational advice that works for leading clients: from advice to realisation. With around 100 consultants, the company delivers services in the areas of Digital Transformation, Data Analytics, ERP-implementations and the development of low-code solutions. Furthermore, the company unburdens clients by managing these services. Magnus Digital is active in, amongst others, retail, FMCG, wholesale, manufacturing, education, logistics, and construction sector.

About Holland Capital: Over the past 40 years, Holland Capital has responsibly and successfully invested in over more than 150 SME-companies. With a clear investment strategy Holland Capital is active in the attractive growth markets of Healthcare and Technology. Holland Capital’s experienced and committed investment team aims to establish an open, sustainable, and professional relationship with the companies they invest in, with the common goal of achieving growth. Holland Capital is backed by a broad network of successful entrepreneurs in the relevant growth markets.