Kerridge Commercial Systems targets Benelux growth
|kristina.tikhonova 20/07/2015 12:04:42
New management appointment to lead region development
25th April 2014: Kerridge Commercial Systems today announces the expansion of its business operations in the Benelux region. Focussing on the distributive trades and logistics sectors, the company will target single and multi-location SME businesses to grow the user base for its renowned, integrated K8 system. Available in both Dutch and French languages, K8 is already used by distribution businesses in the Netherlands with support provided by the Kerridge Commercial Systems office in Sliedrecht.
To strengthen the company’s management team and as part of this expansion programme, Kerridge Commercial Systems has appointed a new business development manager for Benelux. Michiel Bakker, who joined the company earlier this month, has worked in the ERP systems marketplace for 16 years and returned to Europe from the US a year ago.
Ian Bendelow, Group CEO said, “With his proven capabilities in sales, consulting and project management, Michiel has the qualities that will enable us to progress this important market and maximise the opportunities open to us. We will be looking to grow the team in Sliedrecht over the coming months, particularly in training, consultancy and support. Michiel’s local knowledge will be invaluable as we progress.”
Michiel Bakker said, I am delighted to have joined a company that has such a first class product and service portfolio. There’s certainly a great team of people in both the UK and the Netherlands. Already there are some key initiatives to introduce K8 to new customers and we will also be looking to partner with national trade organisations. The coming months are going to be exciting and challenging as we push ahead with our European plans. I am looking forward to putting K8 on many company’s system shopping lists.”