AMCS acquires DesertMicro

The purchase furthers AMCS’ position in the waste and recycling sector, according to the company.

July 27, 2018
Edited by DeAnne Toto

AMCS, the Limerick, Ireland-headquartered integrated software and vehicle technology provider for the waste, recycling and resource industries, has announced the acquisition of DesertMicro, a Jacksonville, Florida-based software as a service (SaaS) solutions provider for the waste industry. The transaction amount was not disclosed.

According to AMCS, DesertMicro has built up an impressive customer base throughout the last 20 years. In total, the acquisition will add more than 250 customers from across the U.S. and Canada to AMCS’ existing 1,600 global customer list. AMCS says its solution portfolio will be further strengthened by DesertMicro’s suite of cloud software designed specifically for the waste and recycling industry, which includes a highly developed and fully embedded payment channel.

AMCS CEO Jimmy Martin, says, “The waste and recycling industry is going through a massive transition. Companies are repositioning themselves in the growing, more circular economy. These organizations also have an increasing appetite to digitalize their business and automate business processes. It requires software companies like AMCS, with a certain scale, to be able to make the investments needed to support this transformation. With the addition of DesertMicro to AMCS, we have the opportunity to further strengthen our global footprint, expand our product portfolio and continue to invest in our state-of-the-art AMCS platform.”

Regarding the direction of the company in North America, Michael Winton, president of the region, says, “I would like to take this opportunity to welcome DesertMicro’s customers and employees to AMCS and assure them that they will experience a seamless transition and a high level of support from our global organization. Going forward, I am confident they will benefit from an increased level of support and access to even broader and more powerful technology offerings, designed to improve their operational efficiency and support their plans for future growth.”

AMCS’ acquisition of DesertMicro follows the recent announcement that AMCS successfully completed another round of investment from Insight Venture Partners and Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF).

In January 2018, AMCS completed the acquisition of Brady Recycling solutions from Brady PLC and in recent years has completed eight other key acquisitions across the globe to strengthen its position as a leader in software and technology for the waste and recycling sector.