PDS Group is focused on software solutions for product development and aftermarket with businesses in northern Europe. PDS also places a heavy new effort into IoT* where the company follows PTC footsteps, by marketing the leading product portfolio Thingworx.
PDS was founded 2008 and are today the largest PTC partner in Nordics. The company is in a growth phase with newly established businesses in Germany and UK. An expansion that has partly been generated through acquisitions. Now, PDS starts up its business in Denmark by acquiring the PLM business** from IDEA Consultant. To secure future growth and stability, key personnel from IDEA will also be owners and active in the local business.
– It is of strategic importance for PDS to be active in Denmark as it helps us to cover all the Nordic countries, when we follow our customers to their local sites. By tapping into an already existing business with IDEA Consultants, we obtain local key competencies, that will give us an opportunity to quickly develop within both existing and new customers. This will in the end give customers, PDS and our supplier PTC extended benefits, says Johan Klingvall, CEO, PDS.
IDEA Consultants is a well-established service provider of technical consultants with head office in Copenhagen. Consultants are stationed all over Denmark, but also in Norway. Focus area for IDEA is to provide talented people for engineering tasks, but they have also had a part of the business focused on helping customers implement, develop and maintain PLM. This part of the business will now be sold to PDS.
– It’s a great timing for IDEA to develop our PLM business together with PDS where we can be a part of a larger group of competencies and access to more resources. We only have positive feelings about this move, says Daniel Bjerregaard, CEO IDEA Consultants.
The investment is finalized in January. Now the parties are working on customer communications, partner discussions, recruiting and to discuss new opportunities with customers and prospects.
18th January 2017
For further information please contact:
Johan Klingvall, CEO PDS Group,
Tel. +46 76 636 55 00
Daniel Bjerregaard, MD, PDSVision ApS
Phone: +45 60 40 71 41
* IoT means Internet of Things
** PLM means Product Lifecycle Management