Holland Capital invests in cards PLM Solutions

cards PLM Solutions, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions provider, is taking the next step towards growth through the investment of private equity firm Holland Capital. The investment ensures that the growth ambition for the coming years can be realized.

cards PLM Solutions (“cards”) is a value-added reseller and business partner of Siemens Digital Industries Software and therewith the PLM specialist in the Benelux. PLM solutions contribute to the optimization of product development and the production process. In addition to software, the company provides consultancy services supplemented with support. cards expanded its service offering in 2017 with 3D printing solutions from Ultimaker and Formlabs, a fast growing complementary market. With extensive knowledge of PLM software, 3D printing and business processes in the manufacturing industry, the company is a valued partner for clients such as ASML, Frencken, NTS, AAE, KMWE and Procter & Gamble.

Digitization of the manufacturing industry
With its range of services, cards plays an important role in the digitization of the manufacturing industry, also known as “Industry 4.0”. In addition, the collaboration between Siemens and SAP in the field of PLM and Asset Lifecycle Management (ALM) will increase the demand for integrated solutions from cards.

Investment for growth
The collaboration with Holland Capital enables cards to grow organically and through acquisitions in the Benelux and DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). In addition, there are significant synergies for cooperation with other portfolio companies of Holland Capital.

Erik Burghoorn, CEO cards: “In Holland Capital we have found a partner who can support us in professionalizing the organization and realizing our growth ambitions. They understand what entrepreneurship entails and share our vision of the market”.

Ewout Prins, Managing Partner at Holland Capital: “cards is known as the PLM specialist in the Benelux and is excellently positioned to further expand this leading position locally and internationally. We are enthusiastic to support the management team in realizing the growth ambitions”.

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About cards PLM Solutions
cards was founded in 1999 and is located in Best (NL) and Genk (B). The organization specializes in digitalization of business processes and information flows within the manufacturing industry. cards mainly works for companies in automotive, aerospace, high-tech mechanical engineering, medical devices and consumer goods. Over the years the company involved into  a specialized Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions provider. cards is Gold Smart Expert partner of Siemens Digital Industries Software.

About Holland Capital
Over the past 40 years, Holland Capital has invested successfully in over 140 small and medium-sized enterprises in the Netherlands. With a clear investment strategy, it focuses its activities in the attractive growth markets of Healthcare and Tech. Holland Capital’s experienced and dedicated investment team knows what doing business means. They strive for an open, long-term and professional relationship with the management teams of the enterprises Holland Capital invests in, with the shared goal of achieving growth. Holland Capital is supported by a broad network of successful healthcare and technology entrepreneurs.

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