ACS acquires Communications Development Inc.

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Affiliated Computer Services has announced that it has acquired Communications Development Inc., a Maumelle, Ark.-based provider of outsourced marketing, consulting and advertising services to the transportation industry. Terms were not announced.

“This acquisition strengthens our position as a leading provider of responsive, reliable and flexible recruiting, retention and marketing services and solutions to the transportation industry,” said Tom Blodgett, group president of Nashville, Tenn.-based ACS Business Process Solutions. “In addition to building scale and opening additional opportunities to provide incremental BPO services to our existing clients, Communications Development will enhance our ability to compete for new business from larger carriers.”

Communication Development’s operations will be consolidated with those of ACS Expedited Solutions, providers of TripPak Services — a trucking document delivery, processing, scanning and storage solution — and ACS MultiMedia Advertising. Together, they will supply marketing, advertising and retention solutions tailored to the unique needs of the long-haul trucking and transportation market.

“Bringing these two highly regarded, highly successful companies together improves our ability to help our clients achieve their long-term goals,” said Trish Groves, president and chief executive officer of Communications Development. “Our clients will continue to receive the responsive service they have come to expect, while also gaining efficiencies, advanced technologies and the support of a reputable Fortune 500 company. We are excited about the possibilities.”