Constellation R.O. Writer Inc., which is part of the Perseus operating group of Constellation Software Inc., has announced the acquisition of TBC Corporation’s R.O. Writerbusiness, a shop management software provider for franchise and independent auto repair shops. R.O. Writer’s head office will continue to operate from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
As one of the market leaders in the industry, R.O. Writer has a long history of success serving independent and franchise automotive repair shops. TBC will renew its focus on its core operating areas – wholesale, franchise stores and company-owned retail stores – and has entrusted the R.O. Writer business to Constellation Software Inc. Constellation was chosen for its proven track record and commitment to helping software companies live up to their potential.
“We’re confident that Constellation is the right organization to take the R.O. Writer platform to the next level for its large customer base of Midas franchisees as well as fellow leaders in the automotive aftermarket industry,” said Erik R. Olsen, president and CEO of TBC Corp. “Constellation’s proven track record of providing customers with quality software solutions focused on helping customers meet and often exceed their objectives coupled with the potential of the R.O. Writer platform with developments just over the horizon makes this a very exciting time for the business and for all parties involved.”
“The acquisition of R.O. Writer represents a platform investment for the Perseus Group in the automotive repair shop software industry,” said Adam Zimmer of the Perseus Group. “We are looking forward to advancing the development of the product to meet the needs of the thousands of retail and Midas customers.”
The R.O. Writer business will continue to support and enhance the R.O. Writer family of products for retail customers and Midas franchises.