LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With a mission to create smart solutions, apply purposeful technology and take the dining experience to the next level, QSR Automations announces its acquisition of the QSR Automations division of Call Systems Technology (CST), located in the United Kingdom, with an anticipated close date of the end of quarter three of 2018.
The acquisition of the QSR division aligns with QSR Automations’ strategy to continue to extend their global presence. Since 2008, CST has been a strategic partner and reseller of QSR’s kitchen automation and guest management solutions for the hospitality industry. Under the partnership, CST has built a strong foundation and demand for QSR Automations’ products across 2,000 sites in the UK, with customers including Mitchells & Butlers, Casual Dining Group, Temper and Flat Iron.
“CST has been a distinguished partner for the company, growing and performing exceptionally. They have built an incredible reputation for us,” said Lee Leet, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of QSR Automations. “We've been impressed with the depth of our partnership and the strong position they’ve created within the marketplace. We are confident that this acquisition will help expand and accelerate business, creating even greater value for QSR Automations customers and partners worldwide."
Ashley Sheppard, current Sales and Marketing Director for CST will join the QSR team in his new role as a Vice President of Sales, maintaining the existing client relationships as well as continuing to grow the business both domestically and internationally as QSR Automations.
“CST has experienced tremendous success in selling QSR products. We are delighted to be joining the QSR family and this acquisition is a testimony to how we are delivering on our strategic partnership. Operating as QSR Automations will allow us to continue to grow our business internationally and reach customers in untapped marketplaces,” said Ashley Sheppard.
Current customers who work with CST for QSR Automations products and services will continue to engage directly with the established team in the United Kingdom.
About QSR Automations:
Established in 1996, QSR Automations is the hospitality industry leader in kitchen automation and guest management solutions. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, with an international office location in London, U.K., QSR helps restaurants and businesses of all sizes and concepts around the world. QSR creates smart solutions and purposeful technology to measurably increase restaurant efficiency, enhance productivity and improve the dining experience. QSR Automations software and hardware solutions are installed in more than 70,000 sites worldwide and seat more than 2 million diners every day. For further information on QSR Automations, visit www.qsrautomations.com or contact QSR at 502-297-0221.
About Call Systems Technology:
Call Systems Technology (CST) is the UK's leading supplier of on-site wireless communications systems, radios, pagers, call buttons, DECT phone and digital hands-free headsets. Clients span the following industries: Hospitality, Corporate Dining, Education, Healthcare, Industry, Retail, Fire & Safety, and Sports & Leisure. Founded in 1995, CST was the first company to introduce restaurant paging to the UK hospitality market. The business is the exclusive European strategic partner of QSR Automations Inc. as well as European Partner for JTECH Inc., an HME Company – both world experts in hospitality solutions. For further information please visit www.call-systems.com or contact CST at 020 8381 1338.