Total Specific Solutions expands its foothold in Spain with the acquisition of Alvic

22. Juni 2023

The Alvic Group (“Alvic”), a leading Spanish vertical market software company providing solutions for the energy market, has joined Total Specific Solutions (“TSS”). With this acquisition, TSS enters the energy market, specifically for fuel, electric vehicle charging stations and all associated processes. This is the 6th company to join TSS in Spain.

Alvic develops mission-critical soft- and hardware solutions, both front- and back-office solutions, for service stations and distribution centers. The Octan product line (soft- and hardware) focuses on the service station’s store with a POS system, control of the prices on the totems, payment authorization, mobile technology, and a complete back-office management system. Regarding hardware, Alvic also offers a wide range of Outdoor Payment Terminals. Also, Alvic covers all needs for fleet management, cooperatives and car wash centers. Alvic also offers the Heptan solution, an integrated management system for distribution centers covering billing and usage statistics, including specific modules for routing, sales, purchasing, and stock management. Alvic’s adaptation to the challenges of the energy sector and digital transformation has allowed it to develop products and solutions for renewable energies, such as electricity, gas and hydrogen. Alvic also has an R&D department to fully develop its solutions: design, software and firmware, electronics, components, etc.

Jurriaan Piek, General Manager at TSS: „Alvic is a leading VMS supplier for a dedicated segment in the energy sector. This type of focus can only be achieved by staying close to your customers and understanding the market and its dynamics. At TSS, we also believe in such a dedicated approach, and I am pleased that Alvic has joined our group. Being a customer-centric software company, they listen to their customers who need a combined soft- and hardware solution to serve their users. By delivering a complete solution, they are a one-stop shop providing their clients with added value, thereby staying ahead in their playing field.
I look forward to helping Jaume Arcarons and his team familiarize themselves with the TSS best practices and continue their growth path as an independent company within our group.“

Jaume Arcarons, founder and Managing Director of Alvic: „We founded this company 35 years ago. And now we are one of Spain’s leading full-solution suppliers for petrol stations and the leading one for unattended stations, a market that has yet to mature in Spain. We have also successfully expanded our commercial activities to Mexico and Peru, but Spain is still our focus as the home market. As the energy sector is changing, we are already offering our clients solutions for electric vehicles. We were looking for a new owner to help us further prepare and innovate for the future and found that in TSS. TSS believes in perpetual ownership, buy once and hold forever; this we found very appealing. We know our market but can learn new insights on running software companies successfully. Fresh perspectives, new ideas, access to best practices, a vast library of knowledge, and being part of such a large software group will inspire us in our next phase as a company.
We look forward to collaborating and growing our business within the TSS group while ensuring continuity for the company, our clients, and our employees.“

Alvic Group

The Alvic Group was founded in 1986 and has since become a leading solution provider (soft- and hardware) for the energy sector, namely service stations, distribution centers, cooperatives, fleet management, and renewable energies. Alvic offers the best technology and after-sales service, allowing clients to have a secure and avant-garde system for the management and control of their businesses. The company is active in Spain, Mexico, and Peru and has its headquarters in Centelles near Barcelona, Spain.