PDMS Targets Maritime Industry with £1m Deal

Posted by Eric Haun
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Chris Gledhill

Maritime software engineering specialists PDMS Ltd. have announced an agreement for its U.K. subsidiary, Professional Data Management Services (U.K.) Ltd., to acquire certain parts of the business and assets of Maxima Information Group Limited, a subsidiary company within the Castleton Technology group of companies.  In a deal worth close to £1 million, the acquisition relates to the ERP, payroll software and ferry ticketing business.

PDMS has been developing ICT systems and solutions for the public and private sector for more than 21 years, during which they have established a strong maritime customer base, including the Bahamas Maritime Authority, the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, The Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands, the Isle of Man Ship Registry and CalMac Ferries Ltd.

The acquisition is welcome news for PDMS’ Maritime division, which focuses specifically on the maritime industry and boasts the development of their maritime product MARIS – a system already in use by three of the leading International Ship Registries. 

PDMS’ Managing Director, Chris Gledhill commented, “We are delighted to welcome Maxima ABS’ staff and customers to PDMS.  This timely acquisition is a further demonstration of our commitment, not only to the maritime technology industry, but to enhancing our expertise and our range of maritime services and solutions.  We’re very much looking forward to integrating Maxima’s technology with our own, in particular their ticketing system, Compass.”

Maxima Director, Derek Rae added, “PDMS’ innovation and skills is a perfect match for our existing products and services, and the move presents a great opportunity to combine both our technical and market expertise for the benefit of our clients and future developments.”

The acquisition also sees PDMS add Shetland Ferries, Orkney Ferries and Pentland Ferries to their customer base, increasing their market share in the maritime ICT industry in Scotland and providing an even wider network of maritime contacts.  

Bruce McGregor, Director of PDMS stated, “As a company we strive to become a complete technology partner for our clients and our continued investment in our maritime technologies reflects our ability to provide long term business solutions that deliver tangible benefits.” 

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