Today, VINCI Energies announces to have acquired Pink Elephant Business Applications activities (asset deal) in the Netherlands. Through this acquisition, it strengthens its portfolio of applications and services within the Axians brand, the VINCI Energies brand for ICT solutions and services.
Pink Elephant’s Business Applications activities, which have been taken over, will continue as an autonomous business unit. This business unit, with around 70 employees, serves more than 300 customers with software, consulting, app development and (cloud) services in the business services industry and public sector.
The services related to ERP and process management solutions with Exact (Synergy) are complementary to the current portfolio of Axians with Microsoft, Exact (Globe) and IBM. The specific add-ons complement the portfolio with own added-value solutions for specific markets. The knowledge surrounding the Mendix platform ensures a further expansion of App development alongside the existing Microsoft and Open Source services.
Rob van Kaathoven, Managing Director Axians in the Netherlands: “We see an increasing demand for business applications that not only support the generic processes but above all add value to the growth of our customers. This requires smart applications that can be built quickly and done with Exact and Mendix. With our own specific add-ons, we already serve the healthcare, automotive, retail, construction, fruit and vegetable industries. With this strategic acquisition we will strengthen our position in the business services industry and public sector.”
Matthijs Havinga, CEO at Pink Elephant: “Last year Pink Elephant made the choice to invest strategically in its IT Services activities in the Netherlands, UK and South Africa. The sale of the Business Applications activities fits the chosen direction. We are pleased that our employees and customers end up with a professional and strong company.”
This acquisition is fully in line with VINCI Energies strategy to strengthen Axians in the further development of business applications and services. Business applications provide a clear bridge from generic Cloud, Analytics and IoT services to specific business applications in these markets.
The new business unit will continue in the short term under the brand Axians.