Holland Capital acquires Appronto; extensive collaboration with Magnus Digital, Dimensys, and cards PLM solutions
3 February 2022, Holland Capital acquires Appronto, a low-code and integration solutions service provider. The company will closely collaborate with three companies of Holland Capital’s current portfolio: Magnus Digital, Dimensys, and cards PLM solutions. The acquisition yields a product and service offering that will fully serve clients with their challenges around Digital Transformation. The bundling of forces allows the four companies, that are centred around SAP, Siemens, Mendix, and Boomi technologies, to play an important role in the digitalization of the manufacturing industry also known as“Industry 4.0”.
The four companies will continue to operate under their own brand and, together with Holland Capital, aim to grow the service offering around Digital Transformation within the SAP, Siemens, Mendix, and Boomi technology space to become the leading partner in the Benelux and a top 5 player in Europe. The collaboration allows employees to foster, as they are able to develop themselves across the different business units of the joint companies, ultimately resulting in improved, end-to-end services for clients.
Altogether, the companies have a total of 320 employees and deliver a large contribution to organisations with a focus on Digital Transformation, especially around Industry 4.0.
Peter-Jan Simons, Managing Director Magnus and Dimensys: “The markets and services as a result of this new partnership are highly complementary, supported with plenty of overlap to understand each other’s language. The latter was directly noticeable during our Digital Transformation projects, where we bundled the sector expertise and services of the different companies.”
Erik Burghoorn, CEO cards PLM solutions: “Digital Transformation is a highly relevant topic that is becoming increasingly important for our clients. If anything, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an even stronger surge in demand. The combination of knowledge and experience around SAP, Mendix, and Siemens makes us a very strong partner for both national and international clients.
Bas van der Horst, Managing Director Appronto: “The world is changing rapidly. New business models and IT-architectures allow organisations to capture trends and stay ahead of the competition. The strong combination of knowledge and know-how in the field of ERP, low-code applications & integrations, and production solutions allows us to make our clients ‘winners’ in in the age of digitalisation.
Ewout Prins, Managing Director Holland Capital: “Digital Transformation in the manufacturing industry (Industry 4.0) is going through an enormous amount of growth. With the bundling of forces of these complementary technologies, we are perfectly positioned to satisfy the demand in the market. We are proud to facilitate this collaboration and to be of added value driving future growth.”
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.