Siemens Digital Industries Software has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire assets of Esteq, a distributor of product lifecycle management, product design and simulation, and manufacturing operations software and services. Esteq is headquartered in Pretoria, South Africa, and has locations across the region serving the aerospace and defence, transportation, consumer products, energy, electronics, machinery, mining and minerals, and oil and gas industries.
“Through the acquisition of Esteq, Siemens Digital Industries Software will now have a direct presence in the South African market, which will enable Siemens to expand and enhance how we support and service our customers across the region. The combination of Esteq’s local knowledge and Siemens expertise makes it easier than ever before for manufacturing companies to tap into Siemens’ full software portfolio,” said Edwin Severijn, senior vice president, Europe Middle East and Africa, Siemens Digital Industries Software.
Siemens will incorporate Esteq into new software-focused sales organisations in South Africa and UAE, gaining direct presence to expand and grow the support and services to customers across the regions.
“With ever-increasing pressure from their customers and competitors, manufacturers across the region must rethink every aspect of their business. With our established and comprehensive knowledge of the South African market we can offer our customers the best and most appropriate products, solutions and services that can be used to take advantage of new and disruptive technology across their operations. As a leader in software and automation we are continuously expanding our leadership role in industrial digitalisation,” said Ralf Leinen, senior vice president, Siemens Digital Industries, southern and eastern Africa.
“For over 25 years, Esteq has had a strong partnership with Siemens, developing and growing its engineering and manufacturing software and services business across the southern African and Gulf regions. In that time Esteq has helped hundreds of customers, both large and small, by providing technology solutions that assist them with every step of the product development and delivery process. We are excited to join Siemens, so our customers will not only benefit from the existing relationships and local expertise that the Esteq team provides but will also benefit from the extended range of technologies and industry expertise that we can offer as part of Siemens,” said Cobus Oosthuizen, CEO, Esteq.
The asset sale and purchase transaction is due for completion in the third calendar quarter of 2019. The parties have agreed not to disclose any details of the transaction. The Test and Measurement business, which formed part of the Esteq Group, is not part of the transaction and will continue as a separate and independent business.