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Etteplan expands its operations in the Netherlands by acquiring technical documentation & visualization specialist DDCom B.V.

Press release – Published: 07.06.2022 13:00:00

Etteplan press release June 7, 2022 at 1:00 pm EEST

Etteplan continues to expand and its operations in the Netherlands through an acquisition. The acquisition of DDCom B.V. strengthens Etteplan’s capabilities in 3D content-based animation and visualization services related to technical documentation.

The company is located in the Eindhoven area and employs some 15 specialist. DDCom B.V.’s customers operate in automotive, high tech, med tech and product manufacturing industries and include high profile companies such as DAF Trucks, ASML, VDL, Philips & Shimano.

“Through the acquisition, Etteplan will strengthen its ability to deliver technical documentation solutions and services in the Netherlands. The acquisition is also a continuation to investments in digitalization and technical documentation Etteplan has made during the recent years”, says Mikael Vatn, SVP, Technical Documentations Solutions, Etteplan.

“Animation and visualization of information is something our customers ask for. We are happy to be able to offer that to their whole product lifecycle from R&D and assembly to training, installation and service maintenance. DDCom´s services complement our offering in a very good way and I warmly welcome DDCom personnel to join Etteplan”, says Guido Abbenhuis, Director, Central Europe, Technical Documentation Solutions, Etteplan.

“We are happy to join Etteplan. Their globally operating customers, wide service offering and determination on developing world-class technical documentation solutions makes it a perfect home for our specialist and give them multiple opportunities for professional development going forward”, says Frank Cock, Owner, DDCom.

After the acquisition Etteplan employs over 200 people in the Netherlands in six different locations.

Etteplan first started its operations in the Netherlands in 2012 through the acquisition of Tedopres technical documentation business. In 2019 Etteplan strengthened its presence by the acquisition of the technical documentation specialist Triview Technical Communication BV. and in 2020 expanded its Dutch operations to Engineering Solutions through the acquisition of Tegema, a production system integrator specializing in customized precision mechanics and mechatronics. 

For more information, please contact:
Mikael Vatn, SVP, Technical Documentations Solutions, Etteplan, +46 70 881 4820
Guido Abbenhuis, Director, Central Europe, Technical Documentation Solutions, Etteplan, +31 620 24 8124
Outi Torniainen, SVP, Marketing and Communications, Etteplan, tel. +358 10 307 3302

Etteplan in brief

We are a rapidly growing technology service company specializing in software and embedded solutions, engineering solutions, and technical documentation solutions. We are a forerunner in the engineering industry and we differentiate ourselves by the wide-ranging competence of our experts. Our customers include world’s leading companies in the manufacturing industry. We help them to create a better world through engineering, innovation and digitalization. Etteplan has lead the way in the engineering field already since 1983. In 2021, we had a turnover of EUR 300.1 million. The company currently has almost 4,000 professionals in Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Denmark and China. Etteplan's shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd under the ETTE ticker.