Danfoss acquires software company

Thursday, 1 June, 2017

The Danfoss Group has announced the acquisition of Prosa, an agile software company based in Venice, Italy with expertise in IoT, smart equipment and user interface design. With this step, Danfoss positions itself further to deliver new, innovative and on-edge connected products and services.

“Acquiring new technology and digital competencies is an important part of our digital transformation, and the acquisition of Prosa is yet another great step on that exciting journey. Combining Prosa’s strong software competencies with Danfoss’ application expertise will allow us to provide new, connected cooling solutions to the benefit of our customers,” says Kim Fausing, Executive Vice President and COO, Danfoss.

Prosa provides a complete telemetry solution, known as VeBox, to the food and beverage market. VeBox is a cloud-based infrastructure consisting of telemetry devices for installation in various types of food and beverage equipment (i.g. fountain machines, glass door merchandisers, freezer cabinets) providing end-to-end connectivity. Coupled with enterprise management software, VeBox allows for remote monitoring, diagnostics, marketing and sales analysis capabilities. The VeBox solution adds an attractive complementary layer to the Danfoss portfolio of electronic refrigeration controllers providing a compelling proposition for customers seeking total connected solutions in food service applications.

“Prosa has strong expertise in user-experience design and speed in bringing new solutions to market. In the near term, the strong competencies gained through Prosa will help us expand our offering through the development of connectivity solutions for applications along the cold chain. In the long run, I expect to see many more connected cooling solutions resulting from this acquisition,” says Jürgen Fischer, President of Danfoss Cooling Segment.

Prosa was founded in 1998 by Alberto Pravato and Alessandro Roncato in Venice, Italy, the Prosa team currently consists of 16 full-time employees.

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Danfoss engineers advanced technologies that enable us to build a better, smarter and more efficient tomorrow. In the world’s growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in our homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy efficient infrastructure, connected systems and integrated renewable energy.

Our solutions are used in areas such as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control and mobile machinery.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933 and today Danfoss holds market-leading positions, employing more than 26,000 and serving customers in more than 100 countries. We are privately held by the founding family.