By: Meg Campbell
Mobile and web solutions developer Syncronex, Bellevue, Wash., has acquired competitor Mobile Computing Corp.’s Print Media Division, based in Charlottesville, Va. The acquisition, according to the company, makes Syncronex the largest mobile- worker technology solutions provider for the newspaper and media distribution market.
Syncronex and MCC’s print division develop mobile and Web-based single-copy and dispatch solutions that allow newspaper drivers to upload delivery data and receive dispatch instructions remotely.
With the acquisition, Synronex picks up MCC customers USA Today and other dailies, extends its market to wholesale distributors of newspapers, magazines and books, and broadens its product portfolio, Syncronex President Mike Pirello told E&P. “MCC had a single-copy solution that was competing with ours, and some different functionality that will bolster new products.”
Merging the customer base and technology is good for both companies’ employees and customers, agreed Mark Liles, general manager of MCC’s Media Print Division “Both companies are committed to the industry and know the industry, and together we’ll be able to respond to existing customers needs as things change in the business,” Liles says.
Syncronex will maintain MCC’s Charlottesville office, which will change its name to Syncronex.