Press Release • 22/5/2023

PLM Group’s Rand Acquisition sets new standards for Innovation and Sustainable Product Development

Today, May 22, 2023, PLM Groups announces the acquisition of the Dassault Systèmes reseller Rand based in Finland and Estonia. This merger will ensure an extended footprint in advanced simulations and modern PLM systems to secure our customers’ continued success through a comprehensive approach to the product development process.

Close to 50 years of shared experience between PLM Group and Rand makes this merger a natural move. The Nordic and Baltic markets are ensured an extended, sustainable offering in crucial business areas. This acquisition reflects PLM Group’s commitment to providing innovative technologies and desire to find novel approaches to deliver PLM, Simulation and CAD solutions.

Furthermore, this strengthens the offer within complex PLM projects, advanced Simulation, and CAD solutions it presents a significant investment in PLM Group’s growth strategy.
Lars Green, General Manager of PLM Group believes this merger provides customers on both ends a sense of security in a competitive market moving forward. He says:

“The merger of our two great companies is a key part of our long-term vision to become a leading provider of engineering software solutions. It further emphasizes our dedication to meeting the evolving needs of our customers in Nordic and Baltic countries.”

The combined technical knowledge of these two companies, the advanced solutions, and streamlined processes ensure both existing and new customers a resolute innovation partner throughout their product development life cycles.

For Managing Director of Rand Jari Suokas this merger was the natural step in the right direction:

“We in Rand have been in the market for more than 25 years and now it’s the perfect time to take the next step and join forces with PLM Group. Our common knowledge of high-end CAD, advanced simulations, and PLM will tip the scales in our customer’s favor. I’m sure that together we can make a positive effect on the PLM market in the Nordics and Baltics and make sure that our customers will be even more successful in the future.”

Strengthening their product portfolio even further, PLM Group acquires a highly skilled team of professionals. They have expertise in advanced engineering solutions such as CATIA, SIMULIA, DELMIA and 3DEXPERIENCE. In a dynamic market, this move presents an opportunity to broaden the technical competencies and keep up with customer demands.

Moving forward, the systems and processes of PLM Group and Rand will unite. To ensure future collaboration and support to the customer base, we encourage you to contact us should you have any questions.

Jari Suokas of Rand believes this merger will ensure continued and personalized co-operation between the specialists and the company:

“Our operating model has been to act very customer-oriented and help our customers in all R&D related challenges. We will continue and develop this line even further by joining PLM Group and we promise that current, and future customers will get even better service and support.”

About PLM Group
PLM Group empowers manufacturing companies to innovate. We do that by digitally transforming the entire value chain, integrating every stage of the product lifecycle from design to aftermarket. We are part of Pronect AB – a group of value-adding resellers. Companies belonging to Pronect are all united by one common mission: pushing industry forward in the Nordic and Baltic regions.

PLM Group has been collaborating with Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS for over 25 years as a value-adding partner. With local organizations in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Estonia, and Latvia, we serve over 6,000 business customers in several industries.

About Rand
Rand Finland Oy, Rand Simulation Oy, and Rand Software OÜ are companies that specialize in providing software solutions and services related to computer-aided design (CAD) and product lifecycle management (PLM). The company is a reseller of high-end software products from Dassault Systèmes, including engineering solutions like CATIA, SIMULIA, DELMIA and 3DEXPERIENCE.

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