Forterro enters Spanish market with acquisition of abas BS

Financial district of Madrid, Spain


Abas BS strengthens Forterro’s connection with over 220 Abas customers and brings about a significant increase in revenue

London, UK, November 9, 2023

Forterro®, a European leader in specialised software solutions for small and mid-size industrial organisations, today announced its recent acquisition of abas Business Solutions (abas BS), a distinguished reseller of Forterro’s renowned Abas ERP product. 

This strategic move further solidifies Forterro’s commitment to growth and innovation in the software industry.

The acquisition of abas BS strengthens Forterro’s connection to over 220 existing Abas customers, expanding the company's reach across key European markets. 

“This expansion allows us to enter the Spanish market, which is a big step for us in enhancing our presence in the Western European region,” said David Coste, Regional President for Western Europe

“We are also taking a small yet significant step into the Dutch market as this acquisition gives us a gateway into the Netherlands. Additionally, the acquisition strengthens our direct footprint in France, providing local expertise to better serve our growing customer base.”

Abas BS has garnered respect in the industry for its unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction and its exceptional expertise in software solutions. The company has established a robust reputation for its dedication to helping manufacturers excel in today's fiercely competitive landscape. 

“This strategic acquisition of our valued partner abas BS was a natural and straightforward decision, aligning perfectly with our growth objectives.” said Dean Forbes, CEO of Forterro

“We are truly excited to welcome the talented team from abas BS into Forterro. It is especially exciting to welcome a team that already possesses in-depth expertise and knowledge of one of our own products. We are confident that the synergy between our teams will contribute to the continued success of our customers and the growth of Forterro.” 

After 22 years of driving the business through an incredible journey of expansion and innovation, abas BS co-founders Pierre Baudoin (CEO) and Didier Delhaye (CFO) have made the decision to step back and spend more quality time with their families. 

Pierre and Didier will remain actively involved in the business during a transitional period. Their expertise and guidance will ensure a smooth and efficient transition for the employees and customers to their new home within Forterro.

Pierre commented, "I am genuinely delighted to see Forterro as the new owner of abas BS. This acquisition is a significant turning point for the company, as they embark on a new era of opportunity, growth and innovation.

"Exciting prospects lie ahead for the employees and customers of abas BS.”

About abas BS

Abas BS operates as a reseller and integrator for the Abas ERP solution, catering to the needs of over 220 Abas customers. Established in Spain in 2001, the company has since extended its presence into France and, more recently, the Netherlands. The team, comprising over 130 dedicated professionals, delivers a wide range of services to its customers, including: consulting services, ERP project and implementation services, product support, software maintenance, and customisations.

About Forterro

Founded in 2012, Forterro is a category-leading provider of specialised software products and services for the industrial market.