TecAlliance has purchased the Canadian software supplier JNPSoft.

Juergen Buchert, CEO of TecAlliance

The company, based in Montreal and led by Nat Di Censo and Jacques Michel, is one of the leading suppliers of product information software (PIM) in Canada and the US. “We are pleased that we have acquired JNPSoft’s team, which brings us a lot of aftermarket expertise,” said Juergen Buchert, CEO of TecAlliance GmbH. “This move significantly strengthens our competence in advising our customers in North America, and those in Europe and Asia.

Nat Di Censo and Jacques Michel

JNPSoft’s software “PartCat” is used daily by more than a quarter of the top 100 companies in the US automotive industry. “The product range of JNPSoft ideally complements the range of our US TecAlliance subsidiary OptiCat. Due to a similar customer structure, we expect immediate synergies, for example in sales and IT management,” says David Winter, EVP Sales & Marketing. He welcomes the further commitment of both JNPSoft founders to the company, which will provide continuity and promote further growth.

Nat Di Censo, co-founder and president of JNPSoft, is pleased to join the TecAlliance group, saying, “It is a huge inspiration to us that we can contribute even more directly to the digitization of the industry by working with TecAlliance data specialists.”

David Winter

Jacques Michel, vice president of JNPSoft, sees new opportunities to improve the JNPSoft solutions and further expand the product range to benefit customers. These will come from integration in the worldwide TecAlliance group and closer collaboration with its US subsidiary OptiCat. “We couldn’t have found a better strategic partner than TecAlliance”, says Jacques Michel. “This step opens up new international perspectives to us.”

In the past three years JNPSoft, whose 42 employees include a qualified team of PIM programmers, achieved a growth rate of around 40% by delivering “PartCat”, data management solutions for spare-parts manufacturers and other solutions. JNPSoft has invested heavily in the last two years, particularly in OE data research for the US, Canada and Mexico. Customers of JNPSoft include large manufacturers such as Delphi, Standard Motor Products, Walker Products and Denso Corporation. 

About TecAlliance

For over 20 years, TecAlliance has been one of the world’s leading data specialists for networked collaboration in the digital automotive aftermarket. In addition to up-to-date OE-based vehicle and spare-parts data based on the TecDoc Standard, the TecAlliance portfolio includes comprehensive repair and maintenance information as well as integrated solutions and consulting services for digital order handling, fleet management and market and data analysis in the automotive aftermarket. The TecDoc Catalogue is one of the world’s leading and most comprehensive automotive aftermarket catalogs. Today, around 600 qualified TecAlliance employees from 26 nations are working around the world, using their profound technical and business knowledge of the automotive aftermarket to make data and processes more efficient. TecAlliance – the international driving force for standardized data, digital processes and integrated solutions in the automotive aftermarket.

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