WE ARE
THE PLATFORM GROUP

OurCompany

The Platform Group AG is one of the leading platform groups in Europe and uses high quality software solutions to connect partners with eCommerce. The company operates with software-based platform solutions that can be used universally in almost all sectors and industries. The TPG currently operates 22 platforms in 20 different sectors, which allow connected partners (retailers and manufacturers) to list their products simultaneously on more than 50 online channels. The TPG covers all services from content and pricing to delivery and customs.

 

Industries include among others the machinery trade, dental technology, car platforms, luxury fashion and furniture. The products are purchased by B2B and B2C customers. TPG offers a unique full-service package consisting of software solutions, logistics, marketing, customer support, payment as well as a strong reach to the customer to achieve sustainable and consistent growth and survive in a predominantly digital world. To drive this vision forward and make it real more than 680 employees at 15 locations worldwide are part of the TPG family.

active in 14 European countries and 20 different sectors

Key figures of the Platform Group AG

13
B2C Platforms
9
B2B Platforms
20
industrial branches
11.800
partners

EUR 705 million
GMV 2023
EUR 441 million
Revenue 2023
EUR 22,6 million
EBITDA 2023
680
Employees

> 350 premium and luxury brands

Ourmission

Through its platform and software solutions The Platform Group AG has built a unique ecosystem to digitize our partners (retailers and manufacturers) and pave the way for online trading. Our software solutions have been developed over a period of 10 years. They can be implemented in different industries and are directed at B2B as well as B2C customers. The goods are always sold via The Platform Group AG, so that all stages of value creation are provided while the partner has minimal effort.

Because of our 20 industrial branches TPG is deeply integrated in our partner’s processes and structures. Furthermore, TPG maps their complete digital online strategy and builds a second stable pillar of revenue in eCommerce for it partners.

OurINDUSTRIES

The Platform Group AG is active with more than 22 platforms for B2B and B2C in 20 industrial branches. The company was launched in 2012 with the platform schuhe24.de, when the founder and current CEO Dr. Dominik Benner had the idea of selling shoes not only his family’s well-known local store, but also online. Furthermore, he offered his idea as a platform solution to other retailers. Back then, the situation was similar to today: Local retailers had no employees with a background in eCommerce, they did not have content to commercialize and no expertise in the areas of online marketing and programming. The idea was to establish a platform solution that fully maps eCommerce for the partners instead of just offering an online shop or an interface for marketplaces.

 

That way Dr. Benner managed the digital transformation of his own historic family business. Since then, the company has been growing steadily is using the concept to conquer other branches in the B2C as well as B2B sectors, including fashion & accessories, furniture, cars, bicycles, dental technology, heavy machinery, healthcare and many more.

 

In 2022 TPG invested in Fashionette AG, a German-based leading provider of luxury accessories. In November 2023 Fashionette AG merged with TPG and the company was renamed The Platform Group AG.

~ 441 million net revenue in 2023

OurBOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our Board of Directors is represented by Dr. Dominik Benner and Laura Vogelsang.

 

After studying business administration at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and at INSEAD Business School in Fontainebleau Dr. Dominik Benner received his doctorate as Dr. oec. from HSG. After holding various management positions and power of attorney at Bilfinger Berger, he was appointed Managing Director within the JUWI group in 2011, where he held several managing and project positions. In 2012, he joined the family business and transformed it into a platform group. Since March 2023 Dr. Benner has been CEO of The Platform Group AG.

 

Laura Vogelsang began her career at Vodafone after studying business administration at Ruhr University Bochum (B.Sc.) and at the University of Technology Chemnitz (M.Sc.). After successfully leading the Risk & Fraud Management Online Team, she built up the first Risk & Payment Team at fashionette in 2018. In 2022 she was promoted to Head of HR, in 2023 Mrs. Vogelsang was promoted Director People & Office Management. In May 2023 she was appointed as member of the Board of Directors of The Platform Group AG.

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