Thursday 27th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Access buys Delta Software

Supply chain software firm Access has bought West Yorkshire-based Delta Software, a warehouse management specialist, in a £5.4m deal.

Delta Software will become a division of Access under a new Access Delta brand, supported by a  combined pool of sales, marketing, and product development resources.  This will involve Delta’s customers such as Eddie Stobart, Life Fitness, and Toyota’s Tsusho business.

Chris Bayne, chief executive of Access, said: “Acquiring Delta enables us to provide a complete warehouse management solution to our customers that fully integrates with our financial and supply chain management software. This creates a compelling proposition for customers who are looking for single-sourced ERP solutions with warehouse management capabilities, or a solid standalone warehouse management system.”

Lance Bennett, co-founder of Delta Software, said: “By joining Access we’re able to share product and market knowledge and offer our customers a wider solution portfolio, helping them gain increased efficiencies. We have strengthened our competitive positioning and increased our market reach.”

The acquisition is Access’ fifth since a £50m management buyout in March last year, and is part of its strategy to invest in, and expand its software portfolio to provide a complete suite of integrated business management solutions focussing on key verticals.