HC Solutions GmbH (hcsolutions.at) was founded in 1991 and is a software company that offers its customers software development and maintenance as well as IT consulting. They also implement software development projects for their customers and sell software licenses for the products they develop. HCS's strengths include long-standing relationships with key customers and an experienced development team with detailed know-how in the latest technologies.
HCS revenue amounts to approx. EUR 7 million for the financial year 2020, with slight losses and negative equity. Delays to customer projects because of COVID-19 led to a decline in sales over the past financial year. Backed by the strength of S&T Group, they should exceed the previous year's results during 2021 and continue the positive equity ratio trend. A fixed purchase price of EUR 0.7 million was agreed. HCS is to be included in the S&T Group consolidated companies as of 01 February 2021 and integrated into KTEC as well as legally merged in the first half of 2021.
This merger will increase the software engineering competencies and resources of the S&T Group and will lead to an expansion of KTEC's existing engineering capabilities, particularly in the areas of Java, database programming and testing, mobile applications and SAP consulting. Being located in Linz will also result in further advantageous synergies.
Hannes Niederhauser, CEO S&T AG: "The acquisition of HC Solutions strengthens our software engineering team in Linz so that we can broaden our customer base and serve our existing customers even better. I am pleased that we are also starting this year with an acquisition that will help us achieve our strategic goals."
About S&T AG
S&T AG (snt.at) heads a technology group that employs some 6,000 people with subsidiaries in more than 30 countries around the world. The company is listed on the TecDAX® and SDAX® of the German Stock Exchange and is one of the leading providers of IoT (Internet of things) technologies. In these sectors S&T focuses on the development of secure and networked solutions with a combined portfolio of hardware, middleware and services. S&T's own technologies in the fields of smart factory, railway communication systems, medical technology, communication solutions and smart energy, as well as a broad portfolio of IT services, make S&T an in-demand partner for customers in a wide range of industries.
About Kontron Member of the S&T Group
Kontron (kontron.com) is a global leader in IoT/Embedded Computing Technology (ECT). As part of the S&T technology group, Kontron offers individual solutions in the areas of Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 through a combined portfolio of hardware, software and services. With its standard and customized products based on highly reliable state-of-the-art technologies, Kontron provides secure and innovative applications for a wide variety of industries. As a result, customers benefit from accelerated time-to-market, lower total cost of ownership, extended product lifecycles and the best fully integrated applications.