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.