Paris, December 21st, 2016 – KEONYS, a leading European integrator and distributor of PLM and 3D solutions, announces its plan to join forces with its listed German counterpart – CENIT. The German leader in IT consultancy and software is planning to acquire 100% of KEONYS’ shares during the first quarter of 2017. 

This acquisition would position the two consolidated entities as the number one worldwide partner of Dassault Systèmes. Together, they plan to become the leading European and international player in the deployment of PLM and 3D software.

Pooling complementary expertise

For more than 25 years, KEONYS and CENIT have developed the same expertise related to the implementation of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) projects. Their respective experience enables them to assist, advise and support their increasingly transnational clients.

Over the years and through its various collaborations, KEONYS has successfully established itself in the digital simulation and engineering sectors, while CENIT has become a reference in manufacturing and challenges related to the smart factory.

This joining of forces will enable the companies to pool their expertise in order to take on larger-scale European, and even international, projects together.

Privileged partners of Dassault Systèmes

The two companies have developed a privileged relationship with Dassault Systèmes, publisher of specialized 3D design software and provider of PLM solutions. Their joining of forces is set to give rise to the number one worldwide partner of Dassault Systèmes, a spearhead for the deployment and popularization of the French publisher’s 3DEXPERIENCE® platform.

We are very enthusiastic about this joining of forces, which is totally consistent with our fast-growing market. It is an opportunity to create, at European and international level, a major player in PLM software publishing and deployment, including 3D design, simulation and digital industrialization. KEONYS will be able to provide its clients with more global support for their digital transformation and within the framework of the Industry of the Future,” states Isabelle Yung-Lafargue, President of KEONYS.

The joining forces of our companies, based on the excellence of our respective expertise, will ensure our competitiveness and bolster our international presence,” concludes Kurt Bengel, CEO of CENIT AG.

KEONYS Press Contact:

Agence Aressy RP – Nevena Jovic – +33 (0)1 85 76 12 09 / 07 70 35 33 05 –

KEONYS SAS – Céline MUZEAU – Marketing & Communications Manager –  +33 1 81 93 81 54 /  +33 7 61 80 38 76 –

CENIT AG Press Contact:
CENIT – Swetlana Isaak
– Communications Manager – Tel.: +49 711 7825-3200 / Fax: +49 711 782544-4220Email:


CENIT is your partner for successful digital transformation. With a broad solutions and services portfolio, CENIT enables clients to optimize their horizontal and vertical business processes. Our solutions are based on innovative technologies in: product lifecycle management, the digital factory, and enterprise information management. With interdisciplinary knowledge of the processes involved and their considerable expertise in the field, CENIT consultants provide customers with end-to-end advice to ensure that solutions are implemented with an understanding of the entire value chain. With a holistic approach and based on trusted partnerships, CENIT takes responsibility for solutions on behalf of our clients. From the initial consultation to the introduction of innovative IT solutions, right through to ensuring a cost-effective operation. The CENIT team adapts to each client, taking a practical approach, which enables measurable operational optimizations. CENIT has been helping prestigious customers in key industries to gain competitive advantages for over 25 years. CENIT has over 700 employees worldwide who work with customers from: automotive, aerospace, industrial equipment, tool and mold manufacturing, financial services, and trade and consumer products industries.

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