Stockholm, Paris, Tokyo, April 3, 2019
TECHNIA, part of the Addnode Group and the #1 knowledge leader in PLM, today announced that they have acquired KPASS IT (“KPASS”), a service-focused partner for Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Platform with operations in France and Japan.
KPASS’ expertise in the Energy, Automotive and Aerospace & Defence industries will join TECHNIA to cover the French and Japanese markets and contribute more broadly to global projects. Business Drivers:
TECHNIA are a PLATINUM partner to Dassault Systèmes, that are exhibiting rapid, global growth and will now be able to better serve their global customers with the addition of two new geographies. Following the acquisition, TECHNIA will have 680 employees across Austria, Benelux, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, India, Japan, Norway, Slovakia, South Africa, Sweden, UK and the USA. These countries will represent a combined revenue of approximately €110 million.
TECHNIA and KPASS employees have been working together on several common projects employing the same technologies for more than fifteen years. The companies were each founded in an agile, entrepreneurial manner and continue to share a host of common values throughout their operations.
“KPASS, a very successful Dassault Systèmes service partner with specialist knowledge in 3DEXPERIENCE Platform will enable TECHNIA to further extend our position as the knowledge leader, providing superior capabilities and service to our European and International customers. Having our own team in France and Japan will enable us to better serve customers and partners in these regions.” – Jonas Gejer, President of Addnode PLM division.
“KPASS is delighted to join TECHNIA, whose culture and values are akin to our own. Together, we will be able to provide better expertise and services to our customers and partners. We will enter a new world with new possibilities and career paths. Our team will benefit from opportunities to work on global projects and have access to the knowledge and experience of the 620 colleagues within TECHNIA” – Jean-Michel Hontand, founder and Managing Director of KPASS.
Founded in 2011 by Jean-Michel Hontand , current president of KPASS, this company now employs more than 35 experts in France and Japan. Thanks to his strong partnership with Dassault Systèmes KPASS was involved in large PLM projects at PSA, Naval Group, but also works directly with customers such as Valeo, Pierre Fabre, Safran Aircraft and LEGRAND. For more information, please visit www.kpassgroup.com.
TECHNIA – the #1 knowledge company in PLM. By combining your strengths with our expertise in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) we can help you to turn your vision into value. Our solutions are used worldwide in industries such as Life Sciences, Automotive, Travel, Retail, Offshore, Telecom, Fashion, and Food & Beverage. We serve over 6,000 customers worldwide, including 43 that are listed on the Fortune 500. TECHNIA is a part of the Addnode Group, listed at the Nasdaq OMX Nodic List. For more information, please visit www.technia.com.