Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), a global ERP and business management software provider for the automotive, distribution and equipment hire industry, has reached an agreement to acquire Compilator AB (Sweden and Finland) and Compilator Ltd (UK). The acquisition of Compilator is a strategic investment for KCS, supporting its strategy of growth into new regions and further expanding its offering to the automotive industry.

Specifically, the combined KCS entity will be a leading provider of business management solutions to tyre retailers and wholesalers in Scandinavia, the UK, Ireland, and the North American markets serving over 13,000 locations in the tyre and auto service sector. 

KCS is a market-leading and award-winning ERP and business management software solutions provider with over 35,000 customers worldwide, focusing on the automotive, distribution, retail and equipment hire markets. 

Compilator has been delivering ERP solutions to customers within the tyre industry for over 15 years. It prides itself on providing an excellent service to its customers. 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 Paulsen, CEO at Compilator, commented, ‘Since our inception in 2005, we have steadily built a significant presence in the Nordic and UK market and have developed a reputation for delivering top quality service. 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.’

Kerridge Commercial Systems is an international vertical specific ERP provider. Headquartered in the UK with operations across Europe, USA, Africa and Australia, it services over 35,000 customers across 76 countries with revenues over £140m and 1,200 staff worldwide. 

Compilator is a long-established software provider servicing the needs of the tyre and distribution sectors in 2,000 locations throughout the Nordics, UK and Ireland.