Merger – acquisition: KEONYS and CENIT confirm their joining of forces
As Dassault Systèmes’ number one partner, the consolidated company has major ambitions.
Paris, July 1st 2017 – KEONYS, leading European integrator and distributor of PLM and 3D solutions, and CENIT, the top German provider of IT consultancy and software, today announce confirmation of the joining of forces that began in December 2016. The listed German company is acquiring all of KEONYS’ shares.
The two entities merged within the CENIT Group will become Dassault Systèmes’ first world value-added reseller. The pooling of their expertise will also enable them to establish themselves as Europe’s first player in the popularization and deployment of Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE® platform.
The CENIT Group has more than 650 employees and 17 agencies located in eight countries (on three continents). The Group supports companies with the deployment of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Enterprise Information Management (EIM) solutions.
KEONYS is joining and integrating the CENIT Group’s PLM division.
Bringing together our skills and competencies will enable us to diversify our areas of expertise, pool our ideas in pursuit of a shared vision of corporate digital transformation and establish ourselves in the world as a major actor in the Industry of the Future, explains Isabelle Yung-Lafargue, President of KEONYS.
Our vision is that of a stronger group, better able to respond to the needs of its customers and strategic partners. By continuing to place the customer at the heart of our concerns, we will be able to establish our position as an international leader, adds Kurt Bengel, CEO of CENIT AG.
There are major ambitions for this joining of forces: to bring together the competencies of both companies in order to respond to larger scale projects, whatever the industry involved, on a potentially enlarged market. They will be able to benefit from increased proximity to their 3000 active customers thanks to more extensive geographic coverage (KEONYS: France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg – CENIT: Germany, Romania, Switzerland, Austria). KEONYS will now also be able to distribute all the solutions developed by CENIT.
The companies will also benefit from a single point of entry for all services: consulting, integration, maintenance, assistance, training.
The Group aims to increase its market share, develop its range of solutions and consolidate its position of dominance on French, European and international markets, with the objective of achieving consolidated sales of 120 million euros by the end of 2017, with more than 350 PLM experts.