ICT Group N.V. (ICT) announces that it has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of High Tech Solutions B.V. (HTS), a Dutch based high technology automation services provider. The company was founded in 2006 and currently employs around 25 professionals on a HBO / academic level. HTS brings a customer set that is highly complementary to ICT. The acquisition supports ICT’s growth ambitions. High Tech Solutions is a well-respected industrial automation project and services provider. The company is located in Apeldoorn and delivers consultancy services in different markets like Telecom, Healthcare, Defence Security and High Tech Manufacturing. HTS realises profitable revenues of around EUR 2.5 million per annum. With this acquisition ICT passes the mark of 1,000 employees. Commenting on the closing, Jos Blejie, CEO of the ICT Group, stated: “We are pleased with the acquisition of High Tech Solutions. Although a niche player, HTS is bringing new, well respected, clients and specialised industry knowledge to the ICT Group. We warmly welcome our new colleagues and are proud to pass the milestone of 1,000 professionals. For many years HTS and ICT have worked together and both companies acknowledge that there is a clear cultural fit between the two companies. HTS will work closely together with ICT’s Machine & Systems business unit. The founders of HTS will remain involved until the end of 2018. The purchase consideration will be paid in cash. Further financial details will not be disclosed.
The High Tech business unit of ICT Group continues to focus on Model Driven Engineering. To broaden our knowledge, ICT Group actively seeks partnerships with specialized organizations like Verum. Verum’s product ‘Dezyne’ enables software engineers to create, explore and formally verify component based designs for embedded and technical software systems. In the past 6 months, ICT Group trained several colleagues in using Dezyne and its predecessor ASD. They are now working on projects using Model Driven Engineering and Verum’s tooling in practice. ICT colleague Chong Liu has even participated in the Verum Dezyne Challenge, working on a Wafer Measurement System. You can find more information regarding this challenge here. The High Tech business unit is looking forward to continue the collaboration with Verum and developing the Model Driven Engineering competence. Are you interested in what Model Driven Engineering can do for your organization? Contact Ronald Wiericx.