FACTORY SYSTEMES GROUPE BECOMES LARGEST AVEVA DISTRIBUTOR IN EUROPE
FACTORY SYSTEMES GROUPE BECOMES LARGEST AVEVA DISTRIBUTOR IN EUROPE WITH ACQUISITION OF AVEVA’S GERMANY AND AUSTRIA DISTRIBUTION OPERATIONS.
Factory Software GmbH, headquartered in Neuss, has announced the acquisition of the AVEVA’s HMI/SCADA, MES and APM Software distribution business in Germany and Austria to become the leading AVEVA distributor in the DACH Region.
Factory Software, a Factory Systemes Groupe subsidiary is already operating the AVEVA distribution business in France and Switzerland is now the largest AVEVA distributor in Europe.
“We are delighted to have selected Factory Systemes Groupe with a proven track record to deliver the best business outcomes to our customers. Factory Systemes Groupe will now be responsible for AVEVA’s distributor operations in Germany and Austria along with their existing territories of France and Switzerland, by having all the customers within these territories served by one distributor, we are confident that this will drive continued success and help better serve our joint customers,” commented James Kidd, CFO, AVEVA.
Factory Software plans to invest in developing its market share in Germany and Austria. Today, the company already serves over 4000 customers and 150 System Integrators. “The Industry 4.0 and Digital Transformation trends in Germany and Austria offer a great potential to expand our footprint. Leading companies in Process and Manufacturing Industry as well as in large Infrastructures are willing to take advantage of the Digital to transform and optimize their operation,” – explains Thierry BONTE, Factory Systemes Groupe, President.
Factory Systemes Groupe has operated the Wonderware business in France since 1987, starting as the first distributor Worldwide. As a result of this acquisition, Factory Software will serve in Europe over 9800 customers and over 400 System Integrators. With more than 100 employees dedicated to support the AVEVA business growth in France, Switzerland, Germany and Austria, Factory Software has set some solid foundations to support customer requests in pre-sales, sales, training, support and application consulting. “Our mission in Germany and Austria is to accelerate the deployment of the AVEVA Software portfolio. We believe that AVEVA’s product offering can deliver high value to companies that strive for competitiveness. Our agnostic Software platform covers Edge to Enterprise Operation and Maintenance requirements which is perfectly aligned with today’s industry challenges,” – adds Thierry BONTE.
The Factory Software GmbH team will remain located mainly in Neuss and Munich. In order to run the operations in the DACH region, Factory Systemes Groupe has appointed Deon Barnard as a General Manager. “Deon is a highly talented and experienced manager in the industrial software business. He has run and developed several companies and was previously managing director of the sole Aveva distributor in charge of the entire portfolio” - concludes Thierry BONTE.
We are really excited to create the largest AVEVA Distributor in Europe, which will result in tremendous benefits for our customers. Our team, in France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria, will take advantage from a large European footprint and industry know-how that will help customers and System Integrators shape the future of the industry. It is an honor to participate to such transformation,” mentions Deon BARNARD.
if you want to learn more about Factory Systemes Groupe, please visit our Website : www.factorygroupe.fr
Marketing and Strategy Director for Factory Systemes Groupe, I operate across all our business units and subsidiaries. Passionate about technology, I have been working in the Automation and Industrial IT industry for over 15 Years. I started my career as a System Integrator working on large scale Automation and MES deployments for Ford, PSA and BMW Group in UK. Today I focus my energy on promoting our Software and Industrial IoT solutions to our customers and SI partners in order to enable their business to take advantage of the Digital Transformation.
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