Circlon | group
The initial investment of the Circlon Group represents the PDS GmbH which was founded in 1986. Through targeted acquisitions in the areas of WLAN infrastructure and software development, today the group belongs to the most powerful providers for mobile data collection with approx. 100 employees at 3 locations. The product portfolio ranges from mobile applications to managed services to complete life cycle management with the cloud-based tool Circlon | Operate. Circlon | group's customers include well-known logistics, industry and retail companies such as Hermes Logistik, Deutsche Post AG, Dachser, DPD, Saint-Gobain, RWE, EDEKA, REWE and Gebrüder Heinemann.
Market & Drivers
With a strong hardware and managed service background, Circlon | group entered the ITSM (IT Service Management) market to become leading player specialising in the management of enterprise devices in the retail and logistics verticals. Circlon | group decided to compete in this field by developing Circlon | Operate, Circlon | group's own cloud-based platform, to drive penetration and market the platform to the OEM and Reseller markets to reach scale outside of the German market.
NORD Holding’s Participation
NORD Holding acquired 70% stake of the PDS Group in 2006 and has accompanied PDS in the ongoing expansion and several acquisitions in the areas of WLAN infrastructure and software development since then.
"Leveraging the skills and expertise across Circlon | group, we offer our clients economically viable and comprehensive enterprise mobility solutions that deliver and grow with their business and technology strategies.
Besides high-performance hardware, success in mobile data capture depends on customised software. Our growth to date has focussed on market and customer needs now and in the future. As the retail and logistics enterprise mobility space continues to evolve, so have we, expanding our scope to offer not just a technology based sale but an end to end solution that meets market and customer challenges head on and provides them with actionable insight to optimise their operational performance."
Michael Zitzmann – Circlon | group, CEO