2 July 2007 — Cambridge (UK): eCommerce Industries (ECI²) has acquired eBuzz International, a B2B eCommerce software house based in Hoofddorp, Holland.
Established for more than fifteen years, eBuzz has seen its multi lingual ‘Easy Order’ eCommerce and ERP systems become widely used throughout Europe, by major companies in the office products and related industries as well as other distribution areas.
ECI²’s EVP Tom Kapp said: "We are really excited about the acquisition, for it complements the rapid growth of our company in North America, by augmenting our existing international activities in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. The acquisition further strengthens ECI²’s leadership in the office supplies industry."
OPI understands that the deal is the culmination of "three years’ hard work" and the two companies will, in the short term, be run independently under an international management board.
ECI²’s European CEO, Ron Wotherspoon added: "For a long time we have recognised the synergies between ourselves and eBuzz; it is a fine company with a long tradition of providing excellent systems. Combining those strengths with ECI²’s resources represents a tremendous opportunity to deliver across Europe the kind of powerful, industry-focused business applications that dealers need to compete in today’s market."