October 4, 2018 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
October 4, 2018 – Siemens has acquired the mobile and web application builder Mendix, eight weeks after the transaction was announced.
With the addition of Mendix, Siemens enters the rapidly growing low-code application development market and will invest in Mendix to build on its position across its existing customer verticals and the Siemens customer base.
“Siemens will continue to invest in Mendix’s independent go-to-market operations, product roadmap, brand and developer community, building on our legacy as the most innovative and open low-code cloud platform,” says Derek Roos, co-founder and CEO of Mendix. “Our platform will remain industry- and ecosystem-agnostic. We will build on our industry-first partnerships with SAP and IBM, and we’re going to bring even more differentiated software solutions to market by combining Siemens’ deep vertical know-how with the Mendix platform.”
Further, the combined market offering of the Siemens Digital Enterprise Software suite, Mendix low-code application development, and the MindSphere IoT ecosystem creates a platform for organizations large and small to digitally transform their enterprises.
“Across Siemens’ customer base, products and services are becoming ever more connected. Billions of intelligent devices and machines generate massive amounts of data, creating a bridge between real and virtual worlds. Turning these vast amounts of data into value is a key success factor for our customers,” says Klaus Helmrich, member of the managing board of Siemens AG. “We have brought together the main domains involved in the innovation process, are connecting them through a collaborative platform, building a digital feedback loop leveraging IoT and delivering this system on the cloud.”
Mendix is part of the software business of Siemens’ Digital Factory and the Mendix platform will be adopted across other Siemens businesses as the standard low-code platform to bring new software solutions to market.