dbc SMARTsoftware (dbc), an OpenLink company that provides solutions for the global agriculture and soft commodity markets, has acquired Thede Ward Systems (TWS), the London, Ontario-based agribusiness solutions company. The acquisition of TWS will extend dbc’s reach into the agronomy industry and provide industry participants with advanced technology for customer self-service portals, including access from mobile devices.
“Our vision is to provide solutions for every stage of the agribusiness value chain – especially where commodities are transformed or change ownership,” said Henry Bonner, chief executive officer (CEO) of dbc. “This acquisition is part of a larger strategic roadmap for complete decision support and commodity management across the business cycle, particularly as the industry becomes more vertically integrated.”
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