Vela Software acquires Fresh Computer Systems, a provider of accounting, inventory management and quality control solutions for the fresh produce industry.
Brisbane, Australia – June 14, 2018 – Vela Software acquires Fresh Computer Systems, a provider of accounting, inventory management and quality control solutions for the fresh produce industry.
Established in 1990 by Jon Patterson, Fresh celebrates 28 years of being in business in 2018, providing innovative and practical business solutions to the fresh produce industry — which will proudly continue into the future.
We congratulate Jon on the sale of the business and acknowledge the legacy that has been created, far beyond the original “tech startup”. Every single day, hundreds of Fresh users get their jobs done and get on with business — thanks to their Fresh system.
“This is an exciting development for Fresh,” said Eddie Leathers, General Manager of Fresh Computer Systems, “and an exciting development for Fresh’s clients too.”
“The strategic and operational support provided by Vela will allow us to extend our market reach, as well as facilitate our continued development of the Fresh suite of products. This opens up a well of resources that we’ll have access to for future development, new innovation that will deliver benefits and complementary new offerings we’ll be able to introduce to our clients.”
“We look forward to the ongoing successful growth of Fresh into the future and the continued strength of our ongoing business relationships with our clients, which are at the heart of what drives Fresh’s business,” said Eddie.
Ian Whiting, Director of Vela Software Australia, commented — “The acquisition of Fresh Computer Systems builds on our meaningful presence in the Australia and Asia-Pacific region and extends our footprint in the timber & hardware, rural & agribusiness, electrical appliance and construction & industrial distribution sectors.”
Business as usual — but business beyond usual
“It will be business as usual for Fresh clients and suppliers,” says Eddie Leathers, “though in many ways this is the beginning of a whole new world of opportunity for us and our clients.”
“In the meantime, we’ll continue to develop Fresh’s software in-house and continue to service and support our range of business solutions in order to provide the best experience and a critical competitive edge for all our clients.”
Vela Software is a global provider of software solutions to a number of vertical industries. As an Operating Group of Constellation, Vela acquires, manages, and builds specific software businesses which provide specialized, mission-critical software solutions. Vela companies invest in becoming leaders in their industries to better serve their customers. We help companies improve their operations, grow through organic initiatives, and seek acquisitions that can strengthen their market position.