Technia and Transcat PLM enter into a Joint Venture, OptimData, for Internet of Things Application Development

Stockholm, March 24, 2015 – Technia, an Addnode Group company, and Transcat PLM announced today that they have entered into a joint venture called OptimData with the aim of supporting the development of industrial Big Data applications. These industrial applications will enable companies to leverage a data-driven and agile approach creating business value and competitive advantages. Technia and Transcat will be distributors of OptimData’s portfolio.

Technia, a leading supplier of Product Lifecycle Management solutions in the Nordics, is investing together with Transcat PLM, a leading German provider of Product Lifecycle Management solutions, into a joint venture called OptimData.

This new type of R&D lab will be focusing on designing and building innovative industrial applications based on Big Data. These applications will enable companies to leverage a data-driven and agile approach for creating business value based on insights from data, and to gain competitive advantage in the era of Internet of Things.

"When unveiled, data is powering decision makers in their day to day business, from everywhere at any time" says Jonas Gejer, CEO at Technia. "While accessing the data is necessary, the capacity to act on the data creates the value. This is the promise of OptimData with well-targeted data applications."

OptimData embraces the lean startup model for fast, online and agile development of industrial applications. The lab will be based in Paris, France with Laurent Couillard, former CEO of Exalead, a Brand of Dassault Systèmes, leading the strategy and daily operations.

"With the expertise in both the PLM domain and corporate development, Technia is a critical advisory partner for OptimData", says Laurent Couillard. "This important alliance is going to leverage the customer reach while enabling fast and accurate market feedback from Technia’s and Transcat’s experienced business development teams."

For more information, please contact:
Jonas Gejer, CEO, Technia
Phone: +46 (0) 8 599 204 14, e-mail:

Gerhard Keller, Managing Director, Transcat PLM
Phone: +49 172 7205 615, e-mail:

Laurent Couillard, CEO, OptimData
Phone: +33 6 728 637 11, e-mail:

About Technia
Technia – The #1 knowledge company in PLM. We facilitate the future in Innovation. We guide you to become the future winner by combining your own strengths with our expertise in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). Our solutions are used worldwide in industries such as life sciences, automotive, travel, retail, Oil & Gas, telecom, fashion and food & beverage. We serve over 800 clients worldwide, including 20 that are listed on the Fortune 500. Technia is a part of Addnode Group, listed at the Nasdaq OMX Nordic List. For more information, please visit

About Transcat PLM
Transcat PLM GmbH is a mainstream specialist and provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions. In the year 1987, the foundation was laid for over 25 years of successful work of our company. With 200 employees and 8 subsidiaries in Germany, Austria and Slovakia, we can guarantee our customers optimum on-site consulting and care. You will find us in Stuttgart, Hanover, Dortmund, Munich, Saarbruecken, at our headquarters in Karlsruhe, in Linz and in Zilina.

About OptimData
OptimData is a new innovation lab, embracing Big Data technologies, machine learning technologies and secured cloud based infrastructure. OptimData operates an agile and iterative process to speed the solution availability and quality on the market. The startup has been founded by Technia and Transcat PLM together with Laurent Couillard, former CEO of Exalead (a brand of Dassault Systèmes). Laurent has successfully pivoted Exalead from a technological startup to a data driven brand of the market leader in PLM.