Isys Interactive Systems has merged with its “biggest rival”, in a deal that allows it to achieve a 30% share of the waste and recycling software market, the company has claimed.
Derby-based Isys, which produces the data collection system GateHOUSE, has joined forces with Weighsoft, which produces Weighsoft 5, an online management and data reporting system used by around 130 companies across the UK in the waste and recycling industry, as well as concrete and aggregates.
Richard Bowers, managing director at Isys, said: “It has taken us five months of hard work to complete this deal and will provide the platform to deliver the strongest software solution in our market.
“The landscape of our industry is changing rapidly as the UK seeks alternative new solutions to help it meet stringent EU landfill diversion targets, so this is an extremely timely move.”
Chris Kings, former managing director of Weighsoft, will become a shareholder in Isys and is now its sales director.
He said: “The waste management industry is entering a new age, when the onus will be on operators to achieve higher efficiency levels than ever before.
“We recognise that these challenges require a definitive software solution, the deal means that we now have the resources to do that.”