HPS Industrial takes over PLCDirect Benelux
HPS Industrial, supplier of industrial computer solutions used by manufacturers and machine builders, acquires PLCDirect Benelux, specialist in industrial automation. This substantial expansion ensures that from now on customers can turn to HPS Industrial for all industrial automation issues and suitable solutions.
The expansion puts HPS Industrial in a stronger position in the market and thereby makes internal processes more efficient. In addition, HPS offers more extensive advice and a wider range of products, including industrial PCs, rack servers, PLCs, HMIs and industrial networks. By combining the expertise of the two companies, HPS Industrial can now better respond to the latest developments in the field of IoT and Industry 4.0. The first reactions from major suppliers are very positive.
Both companies have been around for more than 25 years and have built a strong brand reputation in the industry. Both brands will therefore continue to exist in the market. All business activity is relocated to the HPS Industrial office in Scherpenzeel. “It is important for customers and the teams that we work in the same place and that we learn from each other. Furthermore, everyone continues to do their own work and thereby work from the existing company name. In the coming years we can see where we can offer even more value to customers through possible organizational changes "says Pieter van Woerden, director of HPS Industrial.
Guarantee of continuity
HPS Industrial saw the acquisition of PLCDirect Benelux as an excellent opportunity to expand and position itself more strongly in the market. Not only did the portfolio connect seamlessly with the existing range, but the unity of both the corporate culture and the market approach were also of great value.
Pieter van Woerden, explains the acquisition as follows: “The scale advantage that we enjoy thanks to this acquisition, we can offer the best services to customers and set up long-term partnerships. We see with many customers that they use both computer solutions and PLCs. Now we have the expertise for both areas in-house. ”The choice for PLCDirect Benelux feels self-evident. “We are both companies with a technical focus. In addition, we always have the customer in mind and the technical benefits that a product must bring to him. Our customers appreciate that, because they think so too. That match was certainly important. "
Maarten Klaassen, Manager of PLCDirect Benelux, adds: “Both HPS Industrial and the PLCDirect Benelux team distinguish themselves in their expertise. At the various mutual meetings it was nice to see that we understood each other well. There is therefore a lot of enthusiasm on both sides to continue together now. ”
The acquisition is effective immediately.