TSD IT, a Total Specific Solutions company, strengthens its position in the horticultural sector with the acquisition of Passfield Data Systems Ltd

TSD IT, a Total Specific Solutions company, strengthens its position in the horticultural sector with the acquisition of Passfield Data Systems Ltd

1st February 2022

TSD IT, a Total Specific Solutions company, strengthens its position in the horticultural sector with the acquisition of Passfield Data Systems Ltd

Nieuwegein, 2 February 2022. Passfield Data Systems (“Passfield”), one of the UK’s leading horticultural nurseries solution suppliers, has joined TSD IT (“TSD”), a business unit of Total Specific Solutions (“TSS”). With this acquisition, TSD expands its position in the horticultural segment in the Netherlands and the UK.

Passfield’s fully integrated software system gives horticultural nurseries complete control over all their operations, from sales and stock to production planning. The solution suite can be configured to suit each nursery’s operations, hiding unnecessary features. It covers all sales and customer-related needs such as order processing, electronic trading, pricing and contact management. Its features cover all inventory and logistical needs such as purchasing, barcoding, plant labelling, production and stock control, including planning. And for internal and management processes, the solution offers work schedules, document design, security, and different reports and analyses.

Gert Koster, Business Unit Manager at TSD: “We also have a long presence in the UK and Ireland with our products (such as Wintree). Passfield Data Systems has an impressive list of clients, ranging from small family businesses to larger national suppliers, and from single-site to multi-site businesses. Many clients have been with them for more than 10 or even 20 years. That means they understand their vertical needs and challenges and have a customer-driven approach to their operations. TSD has been part of TSS for a few years now and knows the value of vertical market software ("VMS") solutions, catering to the needs of a particular group of customers.
We will work closely with Passfield to secure continuity for their customers and pass on our VMS knowledge. I look forward to the cooperation between TSD and Passfield in the English-speaking geographies and welcome Passfield’s committed team to TSS."

Joost van Haarlem, Portfolio Manager at TSS: "We are pleased to welcome one of the top nursery software suppliers of the United Kingdom and Ireland to TSS. I believe Passfield is a perfect match with TSS. Together with the Dutch company TSD, we now have a solid knowledge base of the horticultural sector.”

Tim Lamb, Business Manager of Passfield: "Over the years, we have developed a software solution that covers the needs of the horticultural sector, and we have built long-lasting relationships with our customers. To continue delivering the right products and services at the highest standards in the future, we are looking forward to our cooperation with TSD. By joining TSS and TSD, we now are part of a large group and have access to all the best practices and knowledge. This will give us the backing needed to continue delivering high standards to our clients.”

Passfield Data Systems Ltd
Passfield Data Systems Ltd has been providing software solutions since 1995. Passfield is used by a wide number of nurseries throughout the UK and Ireland, with an expanding presence in Australia and New Zealand, and client activity ranging from salad propagation through to the marketing of large trees. Their client portfolio ranges from small family businesses to large multi-site companies. Passfield is located in Honiton, Devon, United Kingdom.
More information on the website: www.passfield.co.uk.


TSD IT B.V.
TSD is the total supplier of software solutions for horticultural nurseries and trading companies. For years TSD has been the market leader in the field of tree nursery software. They have gained a lot of knowledge of this industry over the past 40 years. With Wintree they automate the backbone of each horticulture nursery and trading company. With TreeCommerce Messenger, TSD offers a central place for managing, sending and receiving current stock with photos.
More information on the website: www.tsd.nl.


Total Specific Solutions (TSS)
Total Specific Solutions is a global provider of IT business solutions and consists of independent business units that deliver products and services to their specific vertical market segments. This market expertise is based on decades of experience. TSS is active in the verticals of healthcare, local and central government, financial and legal services, accountancy, agriculture, automotive, construction, education, hospitality, manufacturing, maritime, mobility, real estate and retail. TSS is part of Topicus.com Inc, a public company listed on the Canadian TSX Venture Exchange. Topicus.com Inc is part of the ecosystem of Constellation Software Inc (CSI), a global provider of vertical business solutions.
More information can be found on the website: www.totalspecificsolutions.com.


More Information:

Passfield Data Systems
Tim Lamb Business Manager
Phone: +44 1404 514400

TSD IT

Gert Koster and Liesbeth Geerdink Business Unit Managers
Phone: +31 38 8505050

If you are an owner of a Vertical Market Software company and you would like to know more about joining TSS, please contact:

Niels Broekhuis Investment Director
Phone: +31 6 2517 7036
Email: n.broekhuis@tss-vms.com

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