Anglia Business Solutions acquires Supply Chain Systems

A leading supplier of management systems to the fresh-food industry has bought a major software rival.

Anglia Business Solutions, which handles Microsoft-based technology, snapped up Norwich-based Supply Chain Systems from its US parent AgriWise.

The latter's managing director Jimmy Moir said the deal - a share-purchase agreement for an undisclosed sum - followed projects on which the two businesses had worked together.

"This company has a superb technology platform from which to accelerate the next stage of development," he said.

Anglia could now add the PickWise application to its LINKFresh platform to offer "totally integrated end-to-end supply-chain solutions", Moir said.

It has been decided that the Supply Chain Systems support team will remain in Norwich but is to be backed up by an Anglia team in Cambridge.

Anglia's managing director David Hurley said: "This deal is strategic for Anglia as it leverages our new acquisition's expertise in the grower community.

"We want to enhance the PickWise system to give growers access to new technologies and advanced applications.

"The initiative will also extend the scope of the LINKFresh suite from the seed to the fork, making it the most comprehensive fresh-produce solution in the market," Hurley explained.

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