About us

What Defines CENIT as a Company?

Established 1988
IPO 1998
9 countries
900+ employees
6.000 active client companies
2022: Sales of € 162.2 million

For over 30 years, CENIT has worked with decision-makers to define strategic digitalization strategies for business. 

From strategic consulting on digital processes to implementation of innovative technologies, we are our clients’ trusted partner for digitalizing business processes along the entire value chain. We are particularly experienced in industries such as automotive, aviation, manufacturing and financial services, and we take a forward-looking approach to widening our industry horizons. 

We maintain long-term partnerships with service and platform providers as well as tech investors and boast a global expert network of about CENIT 900 specialists at 29 locations in nine countries. 

We rely on our proprietary software solutions and services as well as our industry and process expertise to support our clients’ digital evolution. Managed services complement our portfolio. 

We know how to give answers to complex questions – with the speed that volatile markets demand. 

Together, we safeguard our clients’ competitiveness, boost their digital autonomy, help reduce their carbon footprint and reconcile their profitability goals with environmental and social interests. 

CENIT Corporate Culture

When we talk about CENIT we also talk about change, because change is part of our DNA. For over 30 years, we have helped our customers negotiate dynamic markets, take the right steps toward digitalization, and efficiently implement important changes.

In the name of CENIT, more than 900 employees from more than 30 countries are committed to getting client companies set for the future – be they startups, mid-size business or large-scale corporations. Our employees are the driving force behind our company, and they make us proud.

Partnership-based interaction, openness to new ideas, a helpful attitude and an attraction to new challenges – all these define how CENIT works. Mutual trust lets us react quickly and flexibly to changing market requirements. Our responsible, entrepreneurial approach lets us work together to generate sustained added value for all – clients, partner companies, employees and shareholders.

As a business, we trust in the strength of each individual and the combined strength of our global team.

Our Values

Ever since CENIT was established, clear values and principles have provided the foundation of our actions and the way we interact. We live these values and are convinced that, as humans and in terms of technology, they take us at CENIT forward as a strong partner and trailblazer. 

Our Values

We work together in a spirit of respect and honesty.

We acknowledge that it`s never anyone else`s problem.

Forward Thinking
We innovate and shape the future!

We think smart and act fast to keep you ahead in the race.

We never let you down.

Our Principles

We are a trusted advisor to our customers and establish trust based long-term relationships.

We value our employees and aim for a lifetime partnership.

We foster strategic partnerships with leading hybrid platform providers to enhance our cutting edge own software and service portfolio.

We provide deep industry and functional expertise along the entire digital value chain.

We are present in local markets close to our global customers and provide nearshore options for operations.

We focus on steady organic and inorganic growth by preserving our unique culture.

We measure, analyze and improve in a sense of a learning culture.

Our Business Units

Our five business units reflect our strategic, operative and industry-specific expertise. We offer our own high-performance solutions and software platforms as well as solutions by our strategic software partners Dassault Systèmes, IBM and SAP. This broad portfolio of outstanding software and our many years of industry experience let us drive customer success in process digitalization. We are the one-stop shop for end2end digitalization of the value chain – truly a unique selling proposition.

Digital Business Services

Based on decades of experience, particularly in the aerospace and automotive industries, our Digital Business Services unit provides sourcing and application management services that enhance our clients’ operative excellence in the PLM sphere. Our Digital Business Services also act as innovation drivers in a wide range of research and development projects aimed at boosting efficiency in engineering and production processes and methods.

3DS Solutions

As a leading cross-board consultant and integrator for the product lifecycle experience, we offer the ideal solutions for helping client businesses optimize their digital production processes. Our experts combine decades of experience with standard solutions by Dassault Systèmes, as well as industry-specific process, methodology and technology knowhow. Above and beyond the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform by Dassault Systèmes, we offer quick wins and added value for clients who want to succeed on their journey toward digital transformation.

SAP Solutions

As a partner for end2end SAP solutions along the entire value chain, we develop and implement the right software solutions for our clients: From product development to custom, industry-specific ERP software and on to aftersales solutions – and we’ve been doing it for over 30 years.

Enterprise Information Management

How do we turn our clients into document and information logistics champions? By enhancing data and content-driven file solutions with artificial intelligence and hybrid cloud functions that support them on their process automation journey. Additionally, we offer proprietary software and solutions for on-cloud business models and will soon begin marketing new, AI-based “as-a-service” solutions.

Digital Factory Solutions

Digital Factory Solutions develops and implements FASTSUITE, a scalable 3D simulation platform for digital twins of production facilities. The software helps manufacturing businesses develop, build and validate their production systems before they exist in the real world, and take them live and operate them once they do. FASTSUITE’s secure and efficient operation makes the digital twin a natural component of any production facility. Moreover, FASTSUITE enables communication between the robots deployed within a given production line.



Company established


CCE b:digital GmbH & Co. KG acquisition

  1. 1988

    Company established

  2. 1994

    IBM award
    IBM's most successful CATIA business partner in Germany

  3. 1998

    Listed on the Neuer Markt
    Revenue: 120.5 million marks, Employees: 315

  4. 2000

    CENIT Switzerland established

  5. 2001

    CENIT North America established
    Major contract from Airbus

  6. 2003

    CENIT becomes SAP Partner for PLM
    German Stock Exchange – Prime Standard

  7. 2006

    CENIT Romania established
    CENIT becomes Airbus Prime Supplier

  8. 2007

    CENIT France established
    CenProCS AIRliance GmbH established
    CENIT receives the IBM Innovation Award

  9. 2008

    cad scheffler acquisition
    Revenue: €77.06 million, Employees: 636

  10. 2010

    Conunit acquisition

  11. 2011

    Transcat PLM AG (Switzerland) acquisition
    CENIT Japan established

  12. 2014

    SPI Numérique acquisition

  13. 2015

    Majority interest in Coristo GmbH

  14. 2017

    Keonys acquisition
    CENIT becomes the world's largest Dassault Systèmes Platinum Partner
    Majority interest in SYNOPT
    Revenue: €151.7 million, Employees: 764

  15. 2018

    30 years of CENIT

  16. 2020

    100% integration in SynOpt acquisition

  17. 2021

    CENIT China established

  18. 2022

    New CEO

    • Peter Schneck joined the CENIT Group as a member of the Executive Board

    ISR Information Products AG acquisition

  19. 2023

    mip GmbH acquisition
    PI Informatik GmbH acquisition

  20. 2024

    CCE b:digital GmbH & Co. KG acquisition

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