The HSO Group expands its global position by acquiring the assets of Touchstone AX Ltd.

In line with the HSO Group strategy to consolidate its global position as the leading pure-play Microsoft Dynamics AX Partner, HSO ESL has acquired the operations of Touchstone AX Ltd from Touchstone Group plc. The Touchstone AX division has operations based in Oxford, Manchester and Glasgow which complement HSO ESL’s London operations.

In line with the HSO Group strategy to consolidate its global position as the leading pure-play Microsoft Dynamics AX Partner, HSO ESL has acquired the operations of Touchstone AX Ltd from Touchstone Group plc. The Touchstone AX division has operations based in Oxford, Manchester and Glasgow which complement HSO ESL’s London operations.

Touchstone AX Ltd is a leading provider of Microsoft Dynamics AX, with specific AX based solutions for the Rental, Commodity Trading and Facilities Management industries. These solutions extend the current range of HSO ESL’s capabilities within the UK.

With this combination of the operations, HSO is one of the top 3 Microsoft Dynamics AX partners in the UK. Together with a top 3 position in Europe, HSO is the leading international implementation Partner for Microsoft Dynamics AX, having recently been awarded the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the industry.

Peter J. ter Maaten, HSO Group CEO: “Our pan-European ambitions have taken shape over the past years. Microsoft Dynamics AX attracts a growing number of international enterprises. Our ambition is to be the first choice for international companies, implementing Microsoft technology in multiple locations. Serving international companies headquartered in the UK, is a strategic opportunity for us. We are delighted with this investment as it represents real value for our Customers, Staff and Partners.”

Adrian McNay, who has joined the HSO ESL senior management team as Managing Director – Operations & Services, commented: “Clearly, there are very real benefits for our Customers to further enable a tangible return on their previous investments in AX and to enjoy a secure future relationship with HSO”.

“Our new Customers should be reassured that this transaction represents a very real opportunity to leverage the strength and capability of the HSO Group through joining HSO ESL” said Tim Ford, HSO ESL’s Managing Director – Sales & Marketing. “We look forward to welcoming them to the family of HSO Customers and exceeding their expectations for service, commitment and partnership.”


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