1st Touch and Aareon UK Complete Final Stages of Merger Process Whilst Announcing Significant Plans For Growth
Following the operational merger of 1st Touch and Aareon in July 2017, Aareon UK has announced that the two companies will complete the merger process fully on the 1st of June 2018. All services and products will now be delivered by Aareon UK Ltd (www.aareon.co.uk) under the existing management and board of directors. The move is seen as an ideal platform for investment, new product announcements and significant market growth.
The 1st Touch trade mark will remain from a brand perspective, albeit the ownership of all intellectual property rights in 1st Touch software will now pass to Aareon UK. In addition, all customers will now have one unified point of contact, one call centre and one organisation to work with, making processes even more efficient & straightforward.
Both of Aareon UK’s Joint MDs were keen to highlight the benefits of the move. Commenting on the changes Nigel Rees noted, “We have taken time to integrate the two companies professionally and to the benefit of all concerned. This process has proved to be extremely successful and customers are welcoming the ability to access one completely integrated market-leading solution for social housing.”
For his part Geraint Griffiths added, “There are tremendous opportunities here and we aim to build on this platform quickly with significant investment plans, extensive recruitment and a host of new product announcements.”