Dimo Maint announces the acquisition of Apisoft International, a recognized player in the CMMS market in France. This operation, which includes the integration of 22 Apisoft International employees (resources & development, customer support and sales), will create a major French and international player in the CMMS market (3,500 customers worldwide). This merger will enable us to offer a wider range of expert solutions dedicated to small, medium and large national and international companies.
Optimaint: a recognized CMMS solution
Apisoft International, which reported sales of €2.2 million for the 2014-2015 financial year, has over 1,000 customers for its OptiMaint solution. Developed in France, OptiMaint CMMS is marketed in France and internationally through a network of reseller partners. For over 20 years, Apisoft International has been offering small, medium and large companies a comprehensive maintenance management and organization solution that is easy to use, quick to deploy and adapted to all sectors of activity: industry, services, local authorities.
Jean Paul Genoux, Managing Director of Dimo Software, explains:
" The acquisition of Apisoft International strengthens our position in the computer-aided maintenance management (CMMS) market, and is in line with the group's external growth strategy, which Dimo Software has been pursuing since 2001. Over and above the financial and commercial aspects, this merger has a very important human value in terms of acquiring individual skills, experience and collective know-how. The sharing of best practices between employees of the two companies, and the exchange of information between the heads of the various departments, are decisive factors in the success of the merger.
Our very strong growth over the last few years will be further amplified by our new ability to cover the needs of all market segments, both in France and internationally. Born of two successive successful takeovers, we are delighted to welcome the employees of Apisoft International to the Dimo Maint subsidiary of the Dimo Software group. The new entity should reach €7 million and 70 employees, positioning us as a major player in Europe.."
Strong synergies between Apisoft and DIMO Maint
Christian Jahier, founder and managing director of Apisoft lnternational since its creation in 1994, comments: "Apisoft lnternational is an international company. After more than twenty years at the helm of Apisoft, I've decided to sell my company, as I'll be retiring in April. In choosing the buyer, I had set myself 2 priority objectives: to safeguard the entire Nantes team (22 people) and to ensure the long-term future of the OptiMaint software. Of the few proposals I received, I was quickly won over by DIMO Maint. Not only because it perfectly met these 2 objectives, but also because I was convinced that the merger and synergy between the 2 companies Apisoft and DIMO Maint would enable us to consolidate a major CMMS player in France and internationally. From the very first meetings, the two teams got on perfectly, and the desire to build and look in the same direction was very strong. I am therefore very confident that this merger will be a success, and I am convinced that our customers, who have chosen OptiMaint, will be the first to benefit from this success. I would also like to take this opportunity to announce the forthcoming release of OptiMaint version 7, a version of the software entirely rewritten with Microsoft's development tool: Visual Studio 2015 and the C# language. ".