The combined group now services the needs of over 500 customers throughout Ireland from its offices in Dublin.

Kerridge Commercial Systems, a global distributor of business solutions for the distributive trades, has bought RNH Solutions for an undisclosed sum.

RNH has been a long standing partner of KCS, distributing autopart and merchant software in Ireland and have built a tremendous organization serving customers mainly in automotive parts, retail and distribution.

RNH delivers its customers a great service and now as part of the KCS organisation, with access to the full range of KCS products and solutions believes it can help RNH bring even more benefits to its customers. The combined group now services the needs of over 500 customers throughout Ireland from its offices in Dublin.

The team at RNH will become an integral part of KCS Group and can grow significantly in a key strategic market for the KCS Group.

Ian Bendelow, Group CEO at KCS, said: "As a close and longstanding partner of ours it made perfect sense to bring together the two organization as we plan to expand our business in the Republic of Ireland.

"The RNH team has a great business, it understands its customers and the market intimately and know our products inside out. Now as a full part of KCS with access to still more resources and solutions I’m excited to see the opportunities accelerate as we offer customers, present and future the innovation that they need in a changing world.”

Mick Forest, Managing Director at RNH, added: "Since our inception in 1992, we have steadily built a significant presence in the Irish automotive market and have developed a reputation for delivering top quality service.

"Joining forces with KCS now enables to expand our presence, but to also brings a wealth of expertise and services that we can offer to our customers to really help them drive their business forward."

KCS is an international vertical specific ERP provider. Headquartered in the UK with operations across Europe, USA, Africa and Australia, it services over 30,000 customers in the distributive trades across 76 countries with revenues over £118 million and 1,150 staff worldwide.

RNH Solutions is a long established software provider servicing the factoring, retailing and distribution sectors throughout the Island of Ireland.