Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), a global ERP and business management software provider for the distributive trades, has reached an agreement to acquire Compilator.
KCS says the acquisition of Compilator is a “strategic investment”, supporting its strategy of growth into new regions and further expanding its offering to the automotive industry.
Specifically, it claims the combined KCS entity will be a leading provider of business management solutions to tyre retailers and wholesalers in Ireland, the UK, Scandinavia and the North American markets serving over 13,000 locations in the tyre and auto service sector.
Compilator has been delivering enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions to customers within the tyre industry for over 25 years.
As part of the KCS group, it now has access to the full range of KCS products, solutions and expertise to offer even greater benefits to its customers.
This acquisition brings an additional 1,100 customers and 2,000 locations to the enlarged group, bringing the total number of customers to over 35,000 worldwide.
Ian Bendelow, KCS chief executive, commented: “This is a key strategic acquisition and entry point into the Nordic market for KCS. The Compilator team will become an integral part of KCS Group, and together, we believe we can grow significantly in this key strategic market.
“As a part of KCS, the Compilator team will have access to even more resources and solutions. I’m excited to see the opportunities accelerate as we offer customers – present and future – the innovation they need in a changing world.”
Anders Paulcen, CEO at Compilator, added: “For more than 25 years, we have steadily built a significant presence in the Nordic and UK market and have developed a reputation for the most advanced software for tyre dealers.
“Joining forces with KCS now enables us to grow our footprint even further and expand our offering with access to more expertise and services for our customers to really help them drive their businesses forward.
“We are all very excited to join forces with KCS and look forward to our future growth within the group.”