Soutron and Esprit have announced the merger of their two companies. The new joint company, created from two of the UK's leading providers of information management solutions, will be able to draw on business, technical and management expertise drawn from within the information sector as well as from such global giants as Microsoft and Egg.
Combining the best of each company's existing products and services will enable the new company to offer comprehensive and high quality information solutions to all industry sectors. Well known brands that include Inmagic, Fenwood:CD and NOTEbookS supplemented by exciting new products such as the Xdirectory Information Management suite and a new Web based Enquiry Management system emerging from the company's expanding development arm.
Graham Beastall, Chairman of Soutron explains "...the bringing together of two of the leading UK information systems providers will create a powerful vehicle for the delivery of new and innovative solutions to meet the evolving and demanding needs of the information industry..."
Together Soutron and Esprit will be servicing a formidable customer base of over 800 clients drawn from all sectors and including high profile blue-chip organisations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Centrica (British Gas) and the John Lewis Partnership alongside higher education and government customers that include the Universities of Edinburgh and Warwick and Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester City councils.
With such a large customer base a key focus for the new company will be a continuing drive for excellence in customer service. The combined business will build on the strengths of a joint team able to provide a full spectrum of expertise from hardware and systems technology skills through to detailed product and business process knowledge. Together, Esprit and Soutron will also offer unrivalled installations and project management capabilities and a highly experienced training team operating at customer sites or from purpose built training facilities.
Jim Burton, Managing Director of Esprit, is looking forward to some exciting future developments "...together with existing capabilities in ICT Management and Library Systems, the new company will be focussing an expanded development team on delivering leading edge information management tools for building and delivering effective intranets, extranets and public web capabilities..."