Kerridge Commercial Systems expands distributor operations

CSME appointed to lead K8 system business in the Gulf region

1st August 2014: Kerridge Commercial Systems announces the appointment of CSME (Commercial Systems Middle East) as its distributor for the GCC* states. From its base in Dubai, CSME will focus on developing opportunities for the market-leading K8 business system and integrated ecommerce applications in Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

CSME has a proven track record and wide-ranging experience of fully integrated systems across a number of distribution sectors. With responsibilities in the region for K8 sales, marketing, localisation development, implementation and support, CSME target markets will include building supplies, furniture, sanitaryware, electrical and electronics components and automotive parts.  

Trevor Loker, Kerridge CS, Business Integration Director, said, ”This is a key appointment for the company, enabling our expansion into the Gulf region, and an integral part of our international growth strategy. CSME has first class capabilities and resources, but also extensive local knowledge which will be vital in building relationships, securing new business and supporting customers. There’s an excellent fit between the two companies and we are confident of successfully growing our joint business in the coming months.”

CSME Managing Director, Jean Marchand, said, “K8 is a fantastic product with class-leading functionality and business benefit opportunities. I am delighted that we have been appointed by Kerridge CS to develop the K8 user base in the Gulf region – there’s certainly a gap in the market for a product of this calibre. We have already completed a number of localisation projects; Arabic-English documentation, central ordering and warehousing, seasonal demand and lead time specifics, along with landed cost calculations. K8 is ready for market and our team in Dubai are very enthusiastic about its potential.”    

CSME joins Kerridge CS’s partner network at an exciting time of growth and expansion, with the K8 product having already established itself as the leading integrated business software solution for distributive trade in the UK and South Africa. Trevor Loker concluded, “With CSME’s support and excellence, we believe K8 will quickly establish a market-leading position in the GCC states.”

*Gulf Cooperation Council

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