The Dutch software company ALFA PRO joins Total Specific Solutions
Rijnsburg/Nieuwegein, 1 December 2022. ALFA PRO (“ALFA PRO”), a supplier of software solutions and services for operators in the fresh produce market, primarily in the flower, plants, and fruit & vegetable sector, joins Total Specific Solutions (“TSS”). TSS is expanding its portfolio of software in the agricultural sector.
Operators in the ornamental flower and other fresh produce sectors use the software solutions of ALFA PRO to support their daily processes for e-commerce, purchase, sales, logistics, invoicing, and administration. AlfaPro NEXT is a modern web-based ERP solution whereby clients can manage all their logistical, commercial, and administrative processes 24/7 through mobile, tablet, or computer. AlfaPro NEXT also has a user-friendly webshop that includes the possibility for product photography, whereby you can add a product directly to your assortment using a mobile phone.
Joost van Haarlem, Portfolio Manager at TSS: “With the acquisition of ALFA PRO, we add a very interesting company to TSS and extend our knowledge of the agricultural vertical. We already had software for tree nurseries and traders and can now add software for the trade in ornamental flower products to our expertise. ALFA PRO focuses primarily on the wholesale of horticulture and fresh produce market. The flower market is a very prominent industry in the Netherlands and one of our largest export products. Now that ALFA PRO has joined TSS, we can focus on providing that vertical with dedicated business software solutions.
The previous owners, Cees van den Bosch, and Arie Lagerwerf, will stay involved with the company, but the division of responsibilities will shift somewhat. Cees will be the managing director of ALFA PRO and Arie will hand over certain duties but will remain commercially active and focus on customer relations.”
Cees van den Bosch, Managing Director ALFA PRO: “During the past years, we have renewed our ERP and added a cloud-based version for the market. We now offer our clients a modern webshop with AlfaPro NEXT so they can manage all their operational matters in real-time. To serve our market even better, we looked for a new, long-term partner so that we could focus on our clients and market. TSS believes in ‘software for life,’ which means they acquire software companies and hold them forever. And they help these companies to be successful by sharing knowledge and best practices. Joining TSS gives us the power and strength we were looking for, and we can focus on the future.I look forward to continuing the future of ALFA PRO as an independent company within TSS with Arie and our team.”
ALFA PRO designs software products for the fresh produce market whereby the operators in that sector can manage their daily processes in e-commerce, purchase, sales, invoicing, and administration. The latest product AlfaPro NEXT is a modern version of the ERP containing a webshop, enabling businesses to manage their operations 24/7, anywhere and on any device. The company was founded more than 30 years ago and is located in Rijnsburg. You can find more information on the website: https://alfapro.com/.
Total Specific Solutions
Total Specific Solutions is an international provider of IT business solutions and consists of independent business units that deliver products and services to their specific vertical market segments. This market expertise is based on decades of experience. TSS is active in healthcare, local and central government, financial and legal services, accountancy, agriculture, automotive, construction, education, geoscience, hospitality, libraries & archives, manufacturing, maritime, mobility, publishing, real estate and retail. TSS is part of Topicus.com Inc, a public company listed on the Canadian TSX Venture Exchange. Topicus.com Inc is part of the ecosystem of Constellation Software Inc (CSI), a global provider of vertical business solutions. More information can be found on the website: www.totalspecificsolutions.com.
Cees van den Bosch Managing Director
Telephone: +31 71 402 11 91
Total Specific Solutions
Joost van Haarlem
Telephone: +31 6 53 47 92 76
If you are an owner of a Vertical Market Software company and you would like to know more about joining TSS, please contact:
Niels Broekhuis Investment Director
Telephone: +31 (0)6 25 17 70 36