ANDOVER, MA — Tuesday, January 11, 2022: Aras, which provides the most powerful low-code platform with applications to design, build, and operate complex products, today announced the merger of Minerva Group, the leading Aras Innovator PLM implementation partner. Minerva brings best-in-class PLM functionality—built on the Aras platform—for medical devices and high-tech electronics companies. The company also brings extensive vertical industry expertise in automotive, aerospace, defense, and industrial equipment manufacturing, and will provide Aras with direct, local representation in the Nordic region 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 Roque Martin, CEO of Aras. “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 digitalization challenges our customers face in engineering, manufacturing, and the supply chain.”
Increasing product complexity and competition, combined with frequent changes in supply chains and regulatory requirements, are driving today’s digital transformation initiatives. The ability to digitalize and continuously adapt is critical in helping global enterprises achieve faster time to market, maintain compliance, and deliver high-quality products. Minerva’s business-ready applications, built on the Aras platform, are specifically designed to achieve this powerful 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 Asger Thierry, founder and CEO of Minerva Group. “Coming together with Aras will allow us to better serve companies worldwide and further accelerate our growth.”
“Minerva brings a wealth of industry knowledge and PLM domain expertise that Aras and its customers will be able to leverage from day one. Using Aras’ platform, Minerva has built comprehensive PLM solutions for FDA compliance and high-tech electronics contract manufacturing workflows,” said Peter Bilello, President & CEO of CIMdata. “These well-defined industry applications empower companies to deploy quickly, adapt easily, and scale rapidly.”
With customers around the globe, Minerva Group is one of the most flexible and fastest-growing vendors of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions. Our core competence of providing manufacturing organizations with tools for managing product development throughout the complete value chain, supports the pursuit of process efficiency and flow of collaboration.
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