Stay informed with the latest news from HMS

News from HMS


Press Contact


Head of Investor Relations

Tel: +46 35 172900

HMS Networks AB (publ) acquires remaining 25.1% of WEBfactory GmbH

by Linda Johansson | Oct 19, 2020

HMS Industrial Networks AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of HMS Networks AB (publ), has acquired the remaining 25.1% of all shares in the German company WEBfactory GmbH.

WEBfactory is a leading provider of web-based software solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things. With 35 employees and customers mainly in Europe, WEBfactory is primarily known for its i4 suite of software products. The i4 portfolio addresses IIoT-related customer challenges such as data collection, analysis and visualization of industrial processes.

“When we acquired 74,9% of WEBfactory back in 2019, we wanted to add a competent and future proof software dimension to HMS’ offering” says Staffan Dahlström, CEO of HMS Networks. “Since then, we closed several important deals related to the i4 software, especially for energy management of industrial manufacturing. It is a great technology with high potential, but our business model with Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) takes time to ramp up with industrial customers. We are now entering a new phase when we continue to invest in the technology, targeting to win new key customers. As 100% owners we can do these investments with a long-term ambition to grow and integrate the software business within HMS Networks”. 

Bernhard Böhrer, founder of WEBfactory, says “With HMS we have been able to create a new solid base to grow from and I am confident that WEBfactory is in very good hands with HMS as 100% owners”.

The acquisition will have no impact on HMS’ earnings per share in 2020 and a limited positive impact in 2021. 

For more information, please contact:
Staffan Dahlström, CEO HMS Networks AB, +46 (0)35 17 29 01
Joakim Nideborn, CFO HMS Networks AB, +46 (0)35 710 6983

HMS acquires remaining 25.1% of WEBfactory (PDF)

News and Media Resources


Financial Information

Investor News

All the latest financial press releases from HMS Networks.
Stay informed

Product News

Get the latest about our brands Anybus, Ixxat and Ewon - updates, product launches and more.
Image Library

Press Images

Images of HMS management, staff, logos, products, and more. All images are free to use when mentioning HMS.

Get in touch with us

Not finding what you are looking for? Contact HMS Networks for more information.