September 1st, 2022 – The digital transformation consortium of Dimensys, Appronto, cards PLM Solutions and Magnus Digital, along with the main shareholder Holland Capital, is investing in OnePLM.
The collaboration complements the product and service offering with which both national and international customers can be fully serviced regarding all their digital transformation needs. In addition, this investment enables Dimensys to achieve its growth goals around the digital transformation, both nationally and internationally.
Joining of forces
OnePLM is the market leader for Siemens Digital Industries Software in the United Kingdom and Ireland. They deliver 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 industry which is also known as 'Industry 4.0' using SAP, Siemens, 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 to grow as one of the leading parties in digital transformation pursued with the support of Holland Capital. Together, these five companies employ more than 420 people and focus on product lifecycle and asset management, IT architecture, low-code applications, system integrations and process optimization.
The companies assist organizations in various sectors, such as the construction industry, manufacturing industry, logistics, infrastructure, (online) retail, financial services and education. The consortium aspires to become one of the leading parties in Western Europe and aims to further expand its activities to the DACH region, in addition to the Benelux countries and the United Kingdom.
Peter-Jan Simons, CEO of the consortium:
“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 United Kingdom, 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.”
Mark Parry, Managing Director OnePLM:
“After successful acquisitions in the United Kingdom, the move to the European continent is a logical next step. This with the common goal to be the most comprehensie Siemens Digital Industries Software partner for manufacturing companies in Western Europe. In addition, our customers will now also benefit from the group's low-code and SAP capabilities to support the full digital transformation.
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.”
Dimensys was founded in 2000 and helps companies to achieve operational excellence in their specific company processes. Dimensys serves clients in, amongst others, the construction industry, 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 and Portfolio Management, and Supply Chain Management. Dimensys is a certified SAP Gold Partner, SAP Partner Center of Expertise and SAP Recognized Expert Partner.
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 received the Boomi Partner Spotlight Award and the Top Cloud Partner Siemens Benelux award.
About cards PLM solutions
cards PLM Solutions 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 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.
OnePLM is one of the world’s largest Siemens Digital Industries Software Partners, and is the #1 European Siemens Partner. It has over 25 years' experience in the industry and a team of 107 employees. OnePLM supplies a range of solutions and services to organizations in the manufacturing industry that are located in the United Kingdom and Ireland, both to independent users and OEM’s. OnePLM is a highly technical company who also provides training, consultancy and support for software clients. OnePLM is active across multiple industries, including; Automotive and transportation, aerospace, defence, marine, electronics, energy and utilities, industrial machinery, heavy equipment, consumer products, retail, and medical devices.
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.