The De Mandemakers Groep relies on the KPS.MAX kitchen planning software from SHD

August 7, 2023

ANDERNACH, August 7, 2023 – SHD Kreative Planungs-Systeme GmbH (SHD KPS) is pleased to announce that, after an intensive selection process and extensive tests, De Mandemakers Groep Netherlands (DMG) has decided to use KPS.MAX as its new kitchen planning software. With the introduction of modern design software company-wide, DMG wants to increase its sales teams’ clout and increase sales. The cooperation with Dutch DMG strengthens the position of SHD KPS on the European market and is another milestone in internationalising the entire SHD group of companies.

The undisputed market leader in the Dutch, Belgian and German specialist kitchen trade has decided to expand the existing cooperation with SHD and will introduce the KPS.MAX kitchen planning software into its branches and franchise companies. DMG has been working successfully with the MHS furniture trade system from SHD for years.

DMG took the necessary time to select the new kitchen planning software and intensively analysed the systems available on the market. Once DMG had convinced itself of the performance of KPS.MAX during the selection phase, the application was used in live operation for several weeks in the Piet Klerkx branch in Waalwijk. The users were completely won over in terms of quality, performance, reliability and user-friendliness and gained confidence.

The KPS.MAX kitchen planning software particularly impressed DMG with its modern, cloud-enabled software architecture. The solution also scored points with its simple and intuitive operation, with smart design tools that deliver precise, error-free results, and with intelligent automation that ensures fast processing. In addition, the 3D rendering in real time caused quite a stir.

Ben Mandemakers, founder and owner of DMG, on the decision to introduce the KPS.MAX kitchen planning software company-wide: “DMG wants to offer its customers inspiring and visual experiences when designing their kitchen and at the same time process kitchen orders efficiently and as far as possible error-free. As we were able to see for ourselves, KPS.MAX meets these requirements with the latest technology and can be seamlessly integrated into our existing IT landscape. We have had a long-standing and reliable partnership with SHD since 1991. We have already achieved considerable success through our collaboration and the use of SHD software in the furniture sector. Together we are now setting new standards, for the kitchen segment too.”

SHD sees DMG’s decision in favour of its KPS.MAX product and the associated services and consulting as a strong message to the market. This decision strengthens confidence in the quality and reliability of the new KPS.MAX planning solution and once again positions the company, which has been active in the kitchen and furniture industry for 40 years, as a trustworthy partner.

Frank Pohl, Managing Director of SHD Kreative Planungs-Systeme GmbH, on the order from DMG: “The acquisition of the De Mandemakers Groep Netherlands confirms our conviction and strategy of ideally covering the requirements of the modern kitchen trade with KPS.MAX and being able to continue to successfully drive the internationalisation of our company forward as a result. It is an ongoing process that requires long-term strategic decisions and a clear focus to be successful. We are very pleased that DMG has placed this order and that Mr Mandemakers has personally placed his trust in us. This is to be seen as a sign to the industry and will certainly persuade other retailers to rely on our new KPS.MAX product portfolio.”

Ben Mandemakers, Founder and Owner of DMG#

Frank Pohl, Managing Director of SHD Kreative Planungs-Systeme GmbH

About DMG

De Mandemakers Groep, with head office in Waalwijk, is a real Brabant family-owned business and has been on the market for more than 40 years. The connection between the family and company creates the best of both worlds and thus creates added value for customers and employees. Its commitment every single day is aimed at making a lifelong happy home possible for everyone. With a large number of retail brands such as Brugman, Keuken Kampioen and Piet Klerkx and a total of 300 furniture stores, DMG serves a large part of the Dutch kitchen and furniture market. It offers inspiration, tailor-made solutions and personal advice for every style of living, every room in the home and every budget. The renowned brands have one thing in common: the customer always comes first and the company strives to exceed their expectations.

About SHD

Networked, personal, industry-oriented: SHD AG, an internationally operating group of companies based in Andernach, has for almost 40 years been the leading provider of IT solutions and services for the furniture and kitchen industry. As an industry specialist, SHD is the only provider of a consistent system world – from the manufacturer to the trade to the end customer. With its software solutions and IT services, SHD offers answers to the current and future IT challenges in housing and lifestyle. The SHD-ERP software is a complete solution, perfectly tailored to the modern furniture trade. With SHD planning software you can design and visualise kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms. SHD supplies cross-industry solutions for warehouse, financial and personnel management, as well as IT services and technologies. As a strategic software partner, SHD offers a holistic e-commerce concept for the entrepreneurial success of its customers in online trading. Its profile is rounded off by a widely varied range of consultancy and services, with project management, process analysis, organisation management, training and support. SHD AG includes six German subsidiary companies and seven affiliated companies abroad, with solutions and services optimally oriented towards their particular target markets. Currently, more than 650 employees work in the SHD Group.

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