Kiwi software solutions developer Gentrack Group has acquired Danish IT company BLIP Systems, continuing it’s spread worldwide.
This acquisition will augment Gentrack’s software product range and expand its customer base.
Established in 1989, Gentrack now has over 150 utilities and airports using its software.
Active involvement in deregulating energy markets, reforming water markets, and rapidly evolving airport businesses has created strong demand for Gentrack’s software solutions and professional services.
In addition, Gentrack has acquired a majority shareholder position of Malta-based CA Plus, a market leader in non-aeronautical revenue management system for airports, with installations in Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
“We are really looking forward to becoming a part of Gentrack, which will give us a much stronger position in the market,” BLIP Systems CEO Peter Knudsen says.
“A larger sales and service organisation, as well as a joint product offering, will enable us to offer new and existing functionalities to the market.”
Gentrack´s Airport 20/20 counts 73 airport customers worldwide, including Hong Kong, JFK T1, Newark Liberty, Sydney, Melbourne, Finavia and Santiago.
“There are strong synergies between Gentrack´s Airport 20/20, CA Plus' CA+ Airport Performance Solution and the BlipTrack platform, which we look forward to presenting to existing and new customers,” Knudsen adds.
BLIP Systems and Gentrack have already been working closely for the past year in implementing the BlipTrack Queue and Flow Management solution at the UK’s Birmingham and Bristol airports, and at New Zealand’s Christchurch Airport.
"BLIP Systems and CA Plus both have multiple airport customers in common with Gentrack's Airport 20/20, and this has facilitated due diligence,” says Gentrack business services general manager Jon Kershaw.
"Both solutions can now be integrated with Airport 20/20 to provide significant additional operational benefits and a unique product range for airport operators."
BLIP Systems´ customers will gain access to a larger team of airport optimisation experts and their comprehensive suite of integrated solutions, including the Gentrack´s Airport 20/20 and CA+ platforms.