INDIANAPOLIS – Blue Horseshoe, a Midwest-based company that provides expert consulting in system implementation and integration to Fortune 500 and mid-market businesses throughout the world, announces its acquisition of Columbus, Ohio-based TransTech Consulting Inc., a global management consulting firm.

With the acquisition now finalized, TransTech becomes a division of Blue Horseshoe. TransTech’s headquarters will remain in Columbus and its leadership and management staff will remain intact.

A partner in working with Blue Horseshoe to apply world-class business applications to companies throughout the U.S. and overseas for several years, TransTech was founded in 1983 and has specialized in distribution and logistics design and implementation to economically solve clients’ business challenges. TransTech has improved profits for clients representing more than 50 different industries throughout the world, from heavy manufacturing to various types of distribution companies. Comprised of senior members with extensive experience in engineering, systems and business, TransTech has completed projects in the past two years in Mexico, the United Kingdom, China, India, Singapore and Romania.

“The acquisition of TransTech Consulting Inc. continues to position Blue Horseshoe as the only North American company that can provide integrated software solutions to sustain and enhance entire business operations under one roof,” said Kevin Paul, vice president of Blue Horseshoe. “TransTech has a long, proven and highly successful track record of providing unparalleled services in the publishing, automotive parts supply, medical and pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries for more than 25 years and we are very excited to add TransTech’s expertise, capabilities and global reach to existing Blue Horseshoe service offerings.”

As the pre-eminent management consulting firm in the publishing industry, TransTech began with an initial project with McGraw-Hill and since has consistently provided analysis, design, project management and implementation services for publishers Random House, Cengage, Pearson, Houghton Mifflin, Time Warner/Little Brown, Scholastic, Simon and Schuster and the Weekly Reader.

TransTech has also worked in the automotive parts supply industry with Tire Rack, Dorman Products, Gates and Northern Automotive; in the medical, pharmaceutical and dental industry with Teleflex Medical, Dentsply and Henry Schein; in the food and beverage industry with Dietz and Watson, Hatfield Quality Meats and Interstate Warehousing; and as a third-party logistics partner with CEVA, ODW, Tippmann Group and Maple-Vale Press.

TransTech provides a vast array of services across many areas of the supply chain, from conception through implementation, including:

• Distribution network analysis and design;
• Site selection;
• Facility specifications and builder selection;
• Site project management and cost control;
• Operations assessment and review;
• Warehouse process design;
• Material handling system design and specification;
• Operational user logic for system specification;
• WMS specification and selection;
• Voice systems specification, selection and implementation;
• Transportation analysis and services selection;
• TMS specification and selection;
• Transition planning;
• Education, training and testing; and
• Project management of implementation.

“We’ve enjoyed a strong relationship with Blue Horseshoe for several years and look forward to taking our shared vision to the next level with this milestone merger,” said Jeff Cook, president of TransTech Consulting. For more about TransTech Consulting, visit www.transtechconsulting.com.