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Kenard Engineering completes acquisition of DLoG (UK) Ltd

July 2008

The Kenard Engineering Group, one of the UK's leading subcontract manufacturers, announces the acquisition of privately owned manufacturing software specialists DLoG (UK) Ltd. The purchase was completed on Friday May 30th 2008. Effective immediately DLoG (UK) Ltd, manufacturing software and hardware solutions provider, became part of the software division of Kenard Engineering, alongside Seiki Systems Ltd. Financial details were not disclosed.

DLoG (UK) Ltd was sold in its entirety to the Kenard Group, a GBP13 million, 150 people, precision subcontract engineering company with facilities in Tewkesbury and Dartford. The acquisition is a strategic addition to the software division of the organisation, extending the existing product and service portfolio, and strengthening its position as one of the UK's leading providers of manufacturing software solutions. The combination of Seiki Systems Ltd and DLoG (UK) Ltd creates one of the UK's most innovative and diversified UK manufacturing software development companies. Managing Director of Kenard Engineering, Keith Ellis explains, "This is an exciting addition to the Group that will significantly advance our vision for pursuing future growth and investment opportunities. DLoG's solutions, experience and customer base compliment that of our existing subsidiary, Seiki Systems, enabling us to extend our ability to deliver innovative solutions and high quality services by leveraging the core capabilities of both companies."

DLoG (UK) Ltd will continue to operate from their headquarters in Birmingham under the leadership of John Davis, to guarantee that there is no disruption to the customer service provision and will continue to supply the same range of hardware and software. Existing customer service and support contracts held by existing DLoG (UK) customers will remain unchanged.

Seiki will continue to focus on the development of its high quality, innovative and cost-effective range of software products for the manufacturing industry. Their ability to supply a complete turnkey solution is further enhanced by the addition of the DLoG® industrial hardware range that will now also be offered as part of the Seiki portfolio.