Maritech acquires EDI-Systems
Maritech Systems AS today announces that the company is acquiring EDI-Systems AS, market leader in the segment of solutions for third-party logistics for cold storage in Norway.
Maritech is a world-leading provider of software for the seafood industry, and the acquisition is a part of Maritech’s strategy for growth through expansion in the value chain, functionality, and geography.
Cold storage systems
The Sortland company EDI-Systems specializes in WMS systems for warehouse hotels and cold storage and has, since 1996, built a leading position in the Norwegian market. Their solutions are used by seafood companies and other companies that rent out cold storage services. The acquisition will be formalized on the 31st of August, and the employees will be integrated into Maritech’s logistics team.
“We are delighted to welcome EDI-Systems as the newest members of the Maritech team,” says Odd Arne Kristengård, Acting CEO of Maritech. “Their solutions, customers and expertise are a natural fit with our business and further plans. Many of our customers already use their systems; they will benefit from an improved cold storage integration. EDI-Systems also delivers solutions for quality registration for fisheries and that likewise will be a good fit in the Maritech product range. At the same time, we will strengthen our expertise regarding 3rd-party warehousing and will now cover an even larger part of the value chain in the seafood industry. Furthermore, this acquisition also represents opportunities in other industries, related to new and existing logistics customers.”
A perfect fit
EDI-Systems` founders Robert Hansen (CEO) and Are Selnes (CTO) both work in the company and have until now each had a 50% ownership interest. “We are proud of what we have built and are now looking forward to new milestones as part of Maritech,” says Hansen. “There is no doubt that our solutions fit well into the Maritech portfolio, and we have a number of common denominators – also beyond the anchoring in seafood and software. It is also exciting to be part of a skilled logistics team, where we probably have a lot to learn from each other. We see this as a win-win for both EDI-Systems and Maritech and look forward to working together in the time to come.”
Photo: Are Selnes, CTO EDI-Systems (to the left), Raymond Haga, Finance and Business Management Director Maritech, Robert Hansen, CEO EDI-Systems