Bechtle expands its 3D CAD business in the Netherlands and Belgium with a further acquisition
The eighth European SOLIDWORKS reseller to join the Bechtle Group
Bechtle cements its leading position as a CAD/CAM/PLM solutions provider
Neckarsulm, 9 August 2021 – Bechtle AG bolsters its presence outside of the DACH region with the acquisitions of Cadmes B.V., Netherlands, and Cadmes Systems B.V., Belgium. Founded in 1991 with a focus on Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software, the specialist reseller currently employees around 100 staff. In the 2020 fiscal year, Cadmes generated revenues of some 17 million euros. Gerbert Thelissen, CEO, Anoek Schellings, COO, Bas Koomen, CTO, and Wouter van Erp, CFO will continue in their roles, while Wiek Schellings, founder and current President of Cadmes is retiring from the company as planned. Cadmes will continue to operate using its established name and brand in its traditional Benelux markets. The South African subsidiary as well as Mark3D, Brighter Orange and Cadmes Holding B.V. are not part of the acquisition. As is usual, the purchase price and conditions remain confidential.
Over the last 30 years, Cadmes has developed into the leading reseller of CAD, CAM and PLM solutions in Benelux. Its software, consulting and services portfolio is based on SOLIDWORKS, Mastercam, Tacton and Cimatron products. Headquartered in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the company has over 5,500 customers predominantly in manufacturing industries, and supports these customers’ core processes across all tasks and phases of a product’s lifecycle. Moreover, the company is highly skilled in the strategically important 3DEXPERIENCE cloud platform that provides environments for digital collaboration to development-intensive corporate divisions.
Gerbert Thelissen, CEO of Cadmes: “We are delighted by this next step towards a successful future for Cadmes. Together with Bechtle, we will be able to provide our customers and business partners with enhanced expertise, services and innovations, strengthening our position as a market leader in Benelux in the long term, and expanding our international presence.”
Uwe Burk, Executive Vice President CAD/CAM, Bechtle Systemhaus Holding AG: “In Cadmes, Bechtle has gained a strong, extremely customer-oriented company with an excellent position in the market. We are very pleased to be able to bolster our ranks with over 100 excellently trained specialists in a future-oriented and successful business area, who have been part of an extraordinary success story over the past three decades.”
In Germany, Bechtle is represented in the market by DPS, SolidLine, Solidpro, Coffee and HCV Data, in Austria by planetsoftware and in Switzerland by Solid Solutions. Together with Cadmes, these specialised subsidiaries employ 880 staff. The Bechtle Group has been a SOLIDWORKS partner for eleven years and has this key CAD software vendor’s highest certification status.
In Tangible Benefit Ltd., Bechtle AG has acquired a lucrative value-added reseller in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1997, the London-based company has an excellent reputa-tion and it is a well-known name in the industry.
Bechtle AG has made a very good start into its 40th anniversary year of 2023. The business volume increased by 15.8 per cent to €1,886.0 million. Maintaining the high dynamics of the prior year, Bechtle thus again grew much faster than the market. Revenue also underwent a very significant increase of 11.6 per cent to €1,538.5 million. Organic growth amounted to 8.5 per cent. Bechtle was able to step up its earnings before taxes (EBT) by 7.6 per cent to €79.7 million. The EBT margin of 5.2 per cent was almost the same level as in the prior year (5.4 per cent). As of 31 March 2023, Bechtle had 14,324 employees, a year-on-year increase of 1,358.
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