NNIT Group Acquires prime4services to Boost Life Sciences Industry

With the acquisition of prime4services, Europe’s leading provider of Manufacturing Execution System services, the NNIT Group further solidifies its position within the international life sciences industry.

prime4services operates solely within the life sciences industry, providing supplier-independent consulting and engineering services for digitalisation of manufacturing processes, primarily through conception, implementation and validation of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES): Improving manufacturing excellence through the efficient integration of MES into the existing system landscape is a key focus.

The company employs approximately 60 experts and is headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, with subsidiaries in Italy, Spain and Switzerland. In time, prime4services will be fully integrated with NNIT to form an MES Powerhouse, combining both companies’ production IT excellence capabilities.

Becoming a global leader within pharmaceutical production IT

In acquiring prime4services, the NNIT Group will be adding significant expertise and resources to its collective Production IT offering, which has already been significantly strengthened by the additions of Excellis (2020) and SL Controls (2021).

prime4services is home to one of the largest teams for Pharma MES implementation services in Europe, including its founding management, which in combination have more than 100 years of experience within this field.

The pharmaceutical production area is one of the fastest growing IT areas within the Life Sciences industry. With the acquisition of prime4services, NNIT will be well-positioned to become a leading global player.

With the acquisition, NNIT’s Production IT offering will cover all aspects of the production value chain and have +350 life sciences experts working in the area.

CEO Pär Fors, NNIT, comments: ‘We see a strong strategic and cultural fit with excellent potential for making the NNIT Group one of the largest MES implementation services partners within life sciences. To maintain our momentum and ensure we can scale with opportunity, we need to accelerate our capabilities within this area.’

‘We heartedly welcome prime4services to the NNIT Group and look very much forward to joining our forces in a combined effort to deliver the very best service to our customers.’

Managing director & partner Beate Krüger, prime4services comments: ‘Jointly, my partners from the initial days Yasmine Peters, Marco Glauner and I identified the opportunity to lift our prime4services business model to a completely different, globally acting, level by merging our methodologies, talents, and capacities with the NNIT Group.’

‘Over the past weeks, the open and constructive discussions with the NNIT Life Sciences leadership team have confirmed our common company philosophy and values. As a joint team, we will cater to the demand of the life sciences manufacturing market for top-class Production IT consulting, implementation and operations services at a global scale.’