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Siemens Partner OnePLM Acquired By European Consortium for Digital Transformation

Holland Capital, the main shareholder of the European Digital Transformation consortium, has acquired OnePLM, to complement Magnus Digital, Dimensys, Cards PLM Solutions and Appronto. The acquisition 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 Forces

OnePLM is the market leader for Siemens Digital Industries Software 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 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 states “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 commented “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.”

“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” commented Ewout Prins, Managing Partner Holland Capital.

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