TecAlliance has purchased the Canadian software supplier JNPSoft. The company, which is based in Montreal, is led by Nat Di Censo and Jacques Michel. JNPSoft is one of the leading suppliers of product information software (PIM) in Canada and the U.S.
“We are pleased that we have acquired JNPSoft’s team, which brings us a lot of aftermarket expertise,” said Juergen Buchert, CEO of TecAlliance GmbH. “This move significantly strengthens our competence in advising our customers in North America, and those in Europe and Asia. JNPSoft’s software ‘PartCat’ is used daily by more than a quarter of the top 100 companies in the U.S. automotive industry.”
“The product range of JNPSoft ideally complements the range of our U.S. TecAlliance subsidiary OptiCat. Due to a similar customer structure, we expect immediate synergies, for example in sales and IT management,” said David Winter, executive vice president of sales and marketing.
Winter said he welcomes the further commitment of both JNPSoft founders to the company, which will provide continuity and promote further growth.
Nat Di Censo, co-founder and president of JNPSoft, added that he is pleased to join the TecAlliance group. “It is a huge inspiration to us that we can contribute even more directly to the digitization of the industry by working with TecAlliance data specialists.”
Jacques Michel, vice president of JNPSoft, sees new opportunities to improve the JNPSoft solutions and further expand the product range to benefit customers. These will come from integration in the worldwide TecAlliance group and closer collaboration with its U.S. subsidiary OptiCat. “We couldn’t have found a better strategic partner than TecAlliance,” said Michel. “This step opens up new international perspectives to us.”
In the past three years JNPSoft, whose 42 employees include a qualified team of PIM programmers, achieved a growth rate of around 40 percent by delivering “PartCat,” data management solutions for spare-parts manufacturers and other solutions. JNPSoft has invested heavily in the past two years, particularly in OE data research for the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Customers of JNPSoft include large manufacturers such as Delphi, Standard Motor Products, Walker Products and DENSO.