Aptean announced the acquisition of agiles, a leader of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to the fresh food wholesale and trade industry in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, agiles’ vertically-focused platform delivers unique, industry-specific ERP functionality and process automation services to customers across the food and beverage sectors. With both cloud-native and on-premise deployment options, agiles’ user-friendly platform is utilized by more than 350 customers across Europe, including wholesalers, producers, gastro service providers, fruit farms, organic food dealers, importers and food agencies. agiles also serves the German market through its agilesTrade software, which tracks everything from sourcing to shipments and helps control costs along a customer’s supply chain, and ensures that business processes are visualized, transparent and efficient through its agilesWorkflow add-on.
Through this acquisition, Aptean further expands its food and beverage ERP leadership in Europe, establishing a significant presence in the German, Austrian and Swiss markets and bolstering its food and beverage ERP offerings. As part of Aptean, agiles will benefit from global scale and its customers will have the access to leverage Aptean’s complementary products.
“agiles is an excellent food and beverage solution, and we look forward to welcoming the team to the Aptean family,” said TVN Reddy, CEO of Aptean. “While the fresh food wholesale and trade industry faces unique challenges, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, this acquisition strengthens our ability to deliver innovative, purpose-built software solutions to our collective customers. With agiles, Aptean is expanding our reach in key European markets, enhancing our cloud capabilities and further strengthening development capabilities on our core platform.”
Christian Sega, CEO of agiles, added, “As we continue to build on our strong momentum, Aptean provides agiles with the opportunity to expand our customer base while adding value to existing customers through access to their complementary product offerings. Aptean has a proven track record of delivering tailored enterprise software solutions to customers across a range of sectors, with a focus on food and beverage, and our customers will undoubtedly benefit from their expertise.”