Dutch agricultural software specialist AgroVision has acquired its Danish counterpart AgroSoft. The acquisition makes the Deventer-based company, which is part of the CoMore-group, the clear European market leader in pig farming software, with 130 full-time-equivalent employees and annual sales of about £10 million.
“This acquisition of AgroSoft stems from business considerations for the long term, the international agricultural sector is on the move,” AgroSoft director Morten Rasmussen said. “I believe that with this extensive co-operation with AgroVision, AgroSoft can guarantee a strong position and stability for staff and customers.”
Meanwhile, AgroVision director Karel Heijink added that he had found a good match in AgroSoft.
“The first contacts went very smoothly from the start,” he said. “For both companies, it’s also a good strategic move. We will combine our knowledge of software solutions into a strong, state-of-the-art platform with better possibilities and services for all our clients.
“With 10,000 pig farmers as clients, in more than 10 countries, we’re the European market leader, and will become global market leader in pig farming software.”