about acadon

acadon AG – Who we want to be.

Our goal is to be one of the leading international providers of corporate software for the timber trade and wood industry. We are achieving this thanks to adaptable and effective state-of-the-art software solutions, a deep understanding of the industry and our know-how. We understand and use all of this as a strategic platform to grow organically and tap into global markets. We advise the timber industry and optimise its digital processes, making it fit for the future, and we make our customers economically successful. All in a work environment in which everyone can freely develop and which is characterised by appreciation and closeness to people.

acadon: digital steps towards sustainable success.


What added value we create for others

The benefits for our customers in the timber industry are at the heart of everything we do. We supply digital infrastructure to map processes in a profitable, customer-oriented and future-proof manner. Thanks to our specialisation, we enable tailor-made solutions that ensure sustainable corporate development. We are focussed on the long term and a reliable partner. As a team, we work together – for imaginative products and helpful services that are simply fun to use.

acadon: redefine growth together.

Management Board: Klaus Fander, Eva Fander and Andreas Honnen


A brief look at the company’s history

In 1981, Karl-Heinz Hütten and a fellow student from the Fachhochschule für Elektrotechnik (Technical College of Electrical Engineering) in Krefeld founded C.O.P Computer Organisation und Programmierung GmbH. The company, which had initially been intended as a sideline to help the students earn some extra money, grew quickly. As early as during the 1980s, the Krefeld-based company successfully wrote its first industry software for a timber merchant – using a Commodore desktop computer. In 1993, the company was one of the first to develop software that was based purely on Windows.

Just a short time later, it switched the basis for its timber industry software to the NAVISION ERP solution, thereby integrating financial accounting and enterprise resource planning for the first time. In 2001, C.O.P Computer GmbH and Software IN·TAKT GmbH, founded in 1994 by the current Chairman of the acadon Board of Management, Klaus Fander, merged with Erftstadt-based company K&H Förster GmbH to form acadon AG. The company expanded further, establishing foreign subsidiaries in Switzerland and Austria and expanding its operations in the Netherlands as well as founding branches in Braunschweig, Bremen and Dortmund. In 2022 acadon starts to open up new markets in France and Skandinavia.