Wunderman Thompson Commerce acquires Eperium
London, UK: 15th December, 2016: Global ecommerce consultancy Wunderman Thompson Commerce today announced it has acquired Netherlands-based Eperium a leading digital and ecommerce consultancy.
The acquisition gives Wunderman Thompson Commerce, which has a presence in the UK, USA, China and Australia, access to the fast growing northern European markets where Eperium has a strong presence. It also offers entry into the high growth market of India, where Eperium has operated since 2003. In addition, Wunderman Thompson Commerce will now add Intershop Commerce Suite and Informatica Product Information Management (PIM) to its technology portfolio and delivery capability which already includes IBM, SAP Hybris and Magento.
CEO of Wunderman Thompson Commerce Neil Stewart said “Not only does this acquisition give Wunderman Thompson Commerce a wider footprint across Northern Europe and India but it also presents an opportunity for our existing clients in these regions or with a presence in them. Our customers will now be able to access the knowledge and skills of Eperium and its team to grow their business in these markets and with potential new platforms and technologies. We are also impressed with Eperium’s heritage in online grocery, something which complements Wunderman Thompson Commerce's global expertise and leadership in this sector.”
Eperium CEO Gertjan Schaefers stated “We are delighted to become part of the Wunderman Thompson Commerce and wider WPP families. The new structure allows us to offer a much wider range of technology solutions to clients not only across northern Europe but globally through the Wunderman Thompson Commerce network. Wunderman Thompson Commerce's reputation and work with some of the world’s leading brands, especially in grocery, is second to none and we are excited to now be part of the Wunderman Thompson Commerce team.”
Upon completion of the acquisition, the Eperium staff which is 200+ strong will become part of Wunderman Thompson Commerce and will be located in their existing countries. This makes Wunderman Thompson Commerce one of the world’s largest team of ecommerce experts supporting global clients to drive more than €7.5 billion in revenue annually through their online platforms.
Established in 1999 with offices in Amsterdam & New Delhi and a team of 200, Eperium develops digital commerce solutions across B2C, B2B and grocery sectors for brands across the Benelux markets including: Bunzl, Jumbo, NS, Plus Supermarkten, PPG, Sligro, TomTom, Xerox and in India where it works with Asianpaints, Staples and Videocon.
Eperium runs the largest Intershop Commerce Suite platform development centre in the World and is one of only 5 global platinum partners. It has also developed a World-leading Master Data Management (MDM/PIM) practice partnering with Informatica. It has a reputation for its delivery capabilities with 100% implementation success across all clients.
Eperium is also seen as an innovator in the development of mobile and App loyalty solutions.