Neckarsulm/Gütersloh, 25 March 2015 - Bechtle AG has acquired German application solutions specialist Modus Consult AG, based in Gütersloh. The company boasts 20 years of experience in the market with a focus on Microsoft Navision and Axapta-based ERP solutions, document management systems (DMS), collaboration and business intelligence. Established in 1995, Modus Consult currently employs 184 people. In the past fiscal year, they earned some €30m in revenue through just their locations in Gütersloh and Erlangen. Executive board members Martin Schildmacher and Klaus Wagner will maintain their leadership positions within the company. The well-known name Modus Consult will also remain unchanged.
Bechtle continues to strategically position itself as a comprehensive IT service provider and expand its software and application solutions portfolio with this acquisition. “We are delighted to welcome such a well-established company with highly skilled experts into the Bechtle Group,” says Dr Thomas Olemotz, Chairman of the Executive Board of Bechtle AG. Modus Consult’s service portfolio includes process analysis, planning and consulting, as well as the delivery, implementation and adaptation of software solutions. The company also installs and maintains system technologies, in addition to offering training services.
This Microsoft Gold Partner develops individually tailored and certified solutions predominantly for medium-sized customers. Modus Consult has extensive experience in several different industries: food and luxury goods, wood and furnishing, machine and plant construction, synthetics and processing, media services and construction and manufacturing.
“We expect significant growth in the IT market for application solutions, including cloud applications, for which Modus Consult is a recognised consultant and service provider for several industries. Their expertise fits perfectly into Bechtle’s service portfolio, allowing us to substantially expand our current activities surrounding Microsoft business solutions,” comments Andreas Staudigel, Executive Vice President of the IT System House Central Cluster and Application Solutions, Bechtle AG.
Bechtle expects this acquisition to generate synergies in the traditional system house business, while allowing Modus Consult customers to benefit from the Bechtle Group’s wide range of solutions and extensive infrastructure portfolio. This further reinforces the ambition to serve as one-stop IT provider.