Cultura Technologies, the international agribusiness software house, has bought CORE IBS, an IT systems provider based in Mitchelstown, Ireland.
Core was co-founded by Joe Walsh in 1982, since when it has grown to cover a number of agribusiness, retail, storage and logistics applications, including feed manufacture, grain trading, dairy processing and retailing, covering point of sale, e-commerce and customer relationship management. In 2005, Mr Walsh bought the whole equity and became chief executive. He will work with the Cultura leadership through the transition period.
“Having reached the point of retirement, I am very happy to have found a partner in Cultura to continue the business and offer a smooth transition with little disruption for clients and staff,” says Mr Walsh. “Clients will continue to be supported with their existing CORE software and development in the product with the existing management and staff, but now under the guidance of a globally-reaching international company that is experienced in all aspects of software development.”
“Cultura is committed to providing our customers and the industry with a broad suite of solutions that address the needs of the agri-food market,” adds James Baker, president of Cultura Technologies. “The acquisition of CORE IBS helps us to deliver on this vision by strengthening our leading position in agribusiness software technologies. We are excited to welcome the CORE team and its customers to Cultura.”
Cultura Technologies is a subsidiary of Constellation Software (CSI), headquartered in Canada and active throughout North America, the UK and Europe in grains, agronomy, feed milling, produce, and animal protein software sectors.