Acquisition Provides Market Entry into Global Tire Enterprise Software Industry
Munich, Germany, February 2nd, 2015- incadea group, the leading provider of enterprise software solutions and services to the global automotive retail and wholesale market, announced today it has acquired Begusch Software Systeme Ges.m.b.H (BSS) of Klagenfurt, Austria. The addition of BSS enables incadea to establish a new product line to serve the tire manufacturer, wholesale and retail market, and broaden its range of products and offerings to the automotive aftermarket industry. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
BSS has served the global tire industry for more than 33 years. incadea will leverage its global presence and resources to drive speed to market, innovation and support to better serve and grow customers within the tire industry. incadea will continue the BSS operations from its office in Klagenfurt, Austria. The current management team will remain in place.
Patrick Katenkamp, CEO of incadea group, stated, “We are excited to welcome BSS to the incadea team. Through this acquisition we are able to expand incadea’s product suite with BSS Tire solution, which is built on the Microsoft platform, giving us seamless integration opportunities. The know-how of its employees will be a great asset to us as we look to accelerate our presence in the global aftermarket industry. We look forward to enriching our solutions and helping our customers achieve their targets.”
Harald Begusch, CEO of BSS, stated, “I am thrilled for our employees and customers that we are joining the global team of incadea. This partnership gives us a unique opportunity to leverage our 33 years of industry expertise, and a new opportunity for continued growth and innovation that will allow us to serve our customers with market-leading solutions.”
About incadea group
incadea, a Dealertrack Technologies (Nasdaq: TRAK) solution, is a leading international provider of software solutions and services to the global automotive retail and wholesale market. incadea addresses the needs of this industry by offering global solutions with state-of-the-art innovation and local execution capabilities. Products include dealer management, business intelligence, and customer and vehicle relationship management solutions, based on the latest Microsoft Dynamic technology. These are used by multinational car manufacturers, Original Equipment Manufacturers (“OEMs”) and their dealership networks. Through continuing global expansion, incadea serves more than 70,000 end users in more than 2,400 dealerships in 87 countries across the globe. Headquartered in Germany, incadea has offices in Austria, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Russia, China, Japan, India, Taiwan, Mexico, New Zealand. The Group has a network of worldwide certified channel partners, and its range of blue chip customers include over 50 OEMs such as BMW, Toyota, Volkswagen, Peugeot/Citroën, Ford, Scania and Mercedes-Benz.
BSS (Begusch Software Systeme Gmbh) is the leading international provider of software solutions and services to the global tire retail and wholesale market. BSS and its products addresses the needs of the tire aftermarket industry with offering global solutions and state of the art innovative products as well as international implementation projects. The BSS products incorporate tire dealer ERP system with Franchisor solutions including customer and vehicle relationship management solutions, based on the latest Microsoft Dynamics technology. These are used by multinational tire manufacturers and Independent Tire Retail chains including their dealer networks as well as Independent tire dealer companies. Through the 33 years in business BSS serves more than 6,500 end users in more than 500 dealerships in 20 countries across the globe.
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