Trifork A/S to acquire stake in Erlang Solutions Limited

London, UK & Copenhagen, Denmark, 10 June, 2011 - Trifork A/S (OMXNASDAQ: TRIFOR), the Danish software consulting and conferencing company and Erlang Solutions Limited, the driver behind the worldwide uptake of the Erlang development environment, today announced that Trifork will invest in Erlang Solutions.  

Erlang Solutions will continue to trade independently of Trifork A/S, but the investment will enable both companies to leverage their combined capabilities in key industry sectors and to benefit from the synergies in their consultancy, product, training and conference offerings.  Moving forward both companies will collaborate to create a unique portfolio that addresses the growing demand for industrial strength open source solutions.

"To remain competitive, we need to leverage our respective strength in the market. Trifork has a strong track record in delivering end to end solutions using best of breed technology and processes," said Stuart Whitfield, CEO Erlang Solutions. “Erlang Solutions will complement this by capitalizing on its expertise in Erlang to deliver highly scalable, reliable and distributed systems. The synergies of our two companies will create more channels to market for us both and increase the adoption of Erlang, which has always been and will continue to be one of our primary goals."

"We will jointly pursue new market opportunities across the board," said Joern Larsen, CEO, Trifork A/S. "Building on our recent acquisitions, including Basho Technologies, Trifork is expanding its presence in Europe and the US. Erlang Solutions is the market leader in Erlang and the opportunity to cross-sell our training and conference offerings has phenomenal potential. Trifork will continue to grow as a family of companies with their uniqueness to the market remaining intact because smaller companies are agile and as a family we will be greater than the sum of the parts. However, the key for us is the ability to deliver scalable solutions to our existing customers as well as delivering solutions to new sectors like telecoms, payments, embedded and messaging."

Marcus Taylor and Francesco Cesarini, founders of Erlang Solutions said: “we are delighted to be able to announce this partnership, which will provide the platform for further growth by both companies and the accelerated adoption of Erlang”

Erlang Solutions is widely recognised as the focal point for the Erlang/OTP community. The company specialises in supporting businesses with the creation, integration, delivery and lifetime support of products and services based on the Erlang programming language, from small developers to Fortune 500 corporations.  Erlang/OTP was released by Ericsson AB (NASDAQ:ERIC) as open source in 1998.

Unlike other software services companies, Erlang Solutions is the only company of its kind totally focused on Erlang and the Erlang community, offering industry-leading research, development, training and worldwide support for businesses worldwide using Erlang.

Erlang Solutions helps its customers to realise the potential of Erlang-based solutions, with all the inherent benefits of the low lifetime cost, extreme reliability and scalability offered by Erlang.

 

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About Erlang Solutions Ltd

Erlang Solutions specialises in supporting businesses with the creation, integration, delivery and lifetime support of products and services based on the Erlang programming language, from small developers to Fortune 500 corporations.

 

Erlang Solutions is the only company of its kind totally focused on Erlang and the Erlang community, offering industry-leading research, development, training and worldwide support for businesses using Erlang. Erlang Solutions helps its customers to realise the potential of Erlang-based solutions, with all the inherent benefits of the low lifetime cost, extreme reliability and scalability offered by Erlang. Erlang Solutions has offices in London, Stockholm and Krakow. For further information please visit www.erlang-solutions.com

 

 

About Trifork A / S

Since 1996, Trifork A / S, a Danish software consulting and conferencing company, has arranged conferences for software developers, architects and project managers tracking the latest updates in the industry. With an international network of over 300 industry thought leaders, trendsetters and authors, Trifork produces the JAOO and QCon conferences in UK, U.S. and Australia. Trifork is a public company listed on the NASDAQ / OMX under TRIFOR.

 

Date: 
Friday, June 10, 2011