GENII Group company TimberTec acquires Datapolarna, the number one timber software provider in Norway and Sweden

Acquisition reinforces GENII’s European market leadership and drives towards GENII’s timber unit TimberTec becoming global number one ERP provider for the timber industry

05th October, 2023, Eutin, Germany

TimberTec, the leading timber industry software provider in the DACH region, announces today that it is joining forces with Datapolarna, the market leader in Norway and Sweden. The combination of two of Europe’s major timber software providers brings together their complementary offerings to form an exclusive and comprehensive product suite for the timber industry.

Based in Skellefteå, Sweden, Datapolarna has more than 25 years’ experience serving customers in the timber sector, with customers across Europe. Datapolarna’s product portfolio brings high value add-on functionality to the TimberTec offering, especially in the areas of package logistics, forklift management and roundwood management, through innovative software such as SIPal. Furthermore, Datapolarna adds value in areas such as information security and cloudification and as the digitization of the timber industry continues, these products will enhance and complete TimberTec’s ERP offering TiCom to provide a unique solution set for customers.

As well as this stronger product offering, which will appeal to existing customers, together TimberTec and Datapolarna will be able to address a wider market including hard wood sawmills. Additionally, by leveraging TimberTec’s and Datapolarna’s market-leading positions in DACH, Sweden and Norway the joint offering opens an immediate and significant growth path and the opportunity to expand to new geographic markets.

Kristian Niklasson, Managing Director of TimberTec, said, “I am delighted to welcome the Datapolarna team to TimberTec. The timber industry is under-going rapid change. Digitization and consolidation continue at pace and therefore an industry specialist with the size and geographic footprint to support customers on this journey is critical. By joining forces TimberTec and Datapolarna becomes that industry specialist. Moreover, as costs rise digitization provides an opportunity to optimize efficiency and maintain profitability. Our new, expanded product offering gives unique support for all of this.”

Anders Marklund, Managing Director of DataPolarna, said, “TimberTec is the perfect partner to open new markets for the DataPolarna products, bringing together the leading offerings for the Timber market in Sweden and DACH. We are very excited about the future, the value we can bring to our customers the opportunity we have to grow the business.”

Timing and availability

The joint offering will be immediately available in all markets. Specifically, SIPal will be presented to the TimberTec customer base during the Autumn, with the merger and integration of the product portfolio continuing to further increase customer value.

Anders Marklund, Managing Director of DataPolarna.

Kristian Niklasson, Managing Director of TimberTec.

About Datapolarna

DataPolarna is a software house that specialises in developing efficient, customer adapted, and innovative software solutions, as well as education and project leadership. Our strength lies in a long and broad experience of the industry we work in and the resulting customer value of our product offering.

About TimberTec

TimberTec is the European leader in enterprise resource planning for the timber industry. Through TiCom, TimberTec provides a complete ERP system that supports the business from log to customized delivery. TimberTec’s focus on the timber industry gives immediate understanding of the customer, business, and the industry’s strategic direction.

About GENII Software Group

GENII Software Group provides market-leading, industry specific software solutions and services, explicitly developed to meet the needs of mid-sized businesses and public services. We pride ourselves in our industry knowledge and personal customer relationships, being their trusted partner and expert advisor as we guide our customers through digitalization, ensuring they are future proofed for success in an ever-changing business environment. GENII is based in Munich and is backed by funds advised by Bregal Unternehmerkapital and Elvaston.

GENII consists of five vertical business units – Manufacturing, Retail, Distribution, Public Services and Laboratories – consisting of niche, expert businesses principally focussed on European markets, especially the DACH region, Nordics, Benelux, and Italy.

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  2,400+ employees.

  25+ locations.

  EUR 340m combined group revenue.

  Our companies have, on average, been in business for more than 20 years.