OEConnection acquires Bluegrasscoms

OEConnection (OEC) announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Bluegrasscoms (BGC).

The union of OEC and BGC will allow OEC to provide a collision platform to current and prospective European OEM customers, with the goal of growing their collision and aftersales business.

OEC is known for its data management, ecommerce, pricing, supply chain, cataloging, service and business intelligence solutions, across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. BGC brings complementary products and services to the OEC suite of solutions, including the ability to work more closely with OEMs to further drive efficiencies through their parts ordering, database and sales systems.

‘Bluegrasscoms extends the OEC footprint and will help us grow both in the depth and breadth of our offerings with new and existing customers’, remarked Chuck Rotuno, OEC chairman & CEO, ‘We look forward to working closely with Stuart and the BGC team to support the global needs of our OEM, dealer and repair facility customers.’

‘Whilst BGC is recognised as the leading collision and aftersales service provider in the UK, working with Chuck and his OEC management team will provide us with a strong platform to further accelerate our European expansion,’ added Stuart Bartlett, Bluegrasscoms CEO. ‘We are excited to be joining OEC and look forward to providing an enhanced suite of solutions to our collision and aftersales customers.’

OEC will continue to operate from its numerous offices internationally and will maintain its global headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, European headquarters in Chelmsford, England and the BGC office in Newbury, England.