Combined PROCAD and Keytech PLM expertise to merge
KARLSRUHE, Germany – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Today, PROCAD, an international provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) and product data management (PDM) solutions, and keytech, one of the leading German providers of PLM solutions for the market intermediary, announced their merger. This step closely follows the entry of ACATEC Software GmbH into the portfolio of Germany-based PLM powerhouse PROCAD in March 2021. The merger with keytech now brings together three companies with successful and deep experience.
Software makers will join forces to continue driving innovation with a strong focus on next-generation cloud applications and software-as-a-service solutions. Customers will benefit from the expertise brought together to simplify and accelerate their development, manufacturing, marketing and service processes.
Sustained optimization of the product life cycle
By combining their power of innovation and execution, PROCAD, keytech and ACATEC play a leading role in supporting manufacturing companies in their digital transformation. “We are excited about this merger and strive to be the partner of choice for manufacturers who want to effectively orchestrate knowledge throughout their product lifecycle. customers every year “explains Gerhard Knoch, CEO of the PROCAD group.” With our team of 250 employees, our goal is to continue to grow by working closely with our strong network of partners. Our common software solutions are very intuitive and allow companies to successfully manage an increasingly complex world, dramatically accelerate their processes and control the lifecycle of their products from start to finish ”.
“With keytech and PROCAD, we bring together two very experienced companies. When you have two PLM powerhouses combining their strengths and deep expertise, one thing is for sure: their proven PLM and PDM solutions combined deliver a substantial efficiency gain for the manufacturing sector, ”adds Reiner Heimsoth, Founder and CEO of keytech. “And with ACATEC, the innovation leader in product configuration and the CPQ space, we can now optimize the entire product lifecycle in an even more tightly integrated way, from initial configuration to product. finished. This is PLM integration at its best. ”
“Our speedmaxx Enterprise configurator and the keytech and PROCAD PLM solutions complement each other perfectly. The merger creates the best single solution for a complete intelligent digital product lifecycle – from customer configuration of the product at the point of sale to manufacturing to distribution and product maintenance, “says Henning Bitter, [Founder and] CEO of ACATEC.
With an installed base of more than 1000 systems in more than 25 countries, PROCAD is one of the leading providers of software for the digital transformation of the product lifecycle and the management of product data on a platform basis. configurable and easy to use. Founded in 1985 in Karlsruhe, Germany, PROCAD operates 12 offices around the world.
Founded in 1993, keytech Software GmbH specializes in optimizing business processes throughout the product lifecycle. With more than 20,000 users worldwide and more than 30 years of experience in software development, keytech is one of the leaders in the PLM market in the German-speaking world. keytech helps customers build enterprise-wide PLM thinking and takes existing processes into account during implementation.
ACATEC Software GmbH is a technology provider with two locations in Germany. The software company develops and sells product configuration solutions and entered the market in 2004. ACATEC is a technology leader in CAD automation, 3D visualization of custom products, and end-to-end business process automation. end. The Product Configurator digitally transforms processes from point of sale to order fulfillment, speeding up business processes by up to 20 times.