Strategic union with Missler Software, a leading global supplier of CAD, CAM and ERP solutions
Alma and Missler Software, two leading French CAD/CAM software developers on their respective markets, announced in March 2012 that they were combining their activities through a minority investment by Alma in the capital of FMS, Missler Software’s holding company.
This union should enable the AlmaMisslerGroup* to offer a wider and integrated CAD/CAM/ERP product line, to reach the critical size needed to accelerate international growth as well as releasing resources to finance Research & Development.
Several actions have already been launched to achieve the future union between the two companies. They concern French and international sales as well as future product development strategies.
Offer a wider and integrated product line
The complementary nature of the Alma and TopSolid product lines will enable the AlmaMissler Group offer a completely integrated CAD/CAM/ERP solution for the mechanical engineering, tool making, machining, sheet metal, mechanical welding, wood and robotics sectors.
Be an international leader
In an economic context marked by the consolidation of software developers, only companies of a certain critical size can hope to successfully develop and innovate on international markets where today’s industrial growth can be found. The union of the two companies results in a group of 300 people – 600 when including affiliated entities and major resellers. This group now becomes a leader in France and is already present in more than 20 countries around the world through its branches and resellers.
Significant savings (pooling of components, developments, distribution costs, etc.) resulting from the union will permit the Group to increase resources for Research & Development, innovation and development of new markets.
*: the new signature Alma and Missler Software will use for joint actions and projects.