Aras has announced its merger with leading Aras Innovator PLM vendor partner, Minerva Group.
Minerva brings its PLM functionality to the Aras family, which is already built on the Aras platform, and found across several medical device and high-tech electronics companies.
The company also brings vertical industry expertise in automotive, aerospace, defense, and industrial equipment manufacturing, as well as local representation in Europe across the Nordics and the Netherlands. The merger is effective immediately.
“We are excited to welcome the Minerva team to the Aras family, and to gain industry-specific applications for medical devices and electronics,” said Aras CEO Roque Martin.
“As an integral part of our partner network for more than a decade, we believe that merging them into our business makes strategic sense and that together we are better able to solve the most complex digitalisation challenges our customers face in engineering, manufacturing, and the supply chain.”
Aras states that the ability to digitalise and continuously adapt is critical in helping global enterprises achieve faster time to market, maintain compliance, and deliver high-quality products in today’s markets, and cites Minerva’s business-ready applications as the means to achieve this agility.
“Our business has been built on customer success through deep industry knowledge and technical skills, and our long-time partnership with Aras has enabled us to deliver unmatched value to customers,” said Minerva Group CEO Asger Thierry.
“Coming together with Aras will allow us to better serve companies worldwide and further accelerate our growth.”
In 2008 Minerva Group entered into partnership with Aras Corporation to become an Aras Innovator reseller and implementer.
Aras’ platform and product lifecycle management applications connect users in all disciplines and functions to critical product data and processes across the product lifecycle, with customers including Airbus, Audi, Honda, Kawasaki, Microsoft, and Nissan.