MSX buys California e-learning firm

DETROIT—MSX International, the Detroit-based business process outsourcing company supporting car manufacturers around the world, announced that it has acquired Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Technology Solutions LLC, a provider of e-learning, training development, and performance improvement services to the auto industry.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1996, PTS provides services to automakers, dealers, and aftermarket aprts and service providers, with a focus in the after-sales market.

MSX executives said the acquisition strengthens MSX’s Channel Management product portfolio with PTS’s suite of software, e-learning and training management systems. PTS maintains long-standing relationships with world-class automotive manufacturers, distributors and tier-one suppliers in the United States, helping them reduce overhead costs, deliver high return on investment and increase customer satisfaction.

“Bringing PTS into the MSX family complements our digitalization strategy and significantly enhances our existing capabilities across the e-learning and training segment in North America,” said Patrick Katenkamp, MSX CEO. “Jointly, we will create a unique value proposition with scalable solutions that provide added value to our customers by accelerating their operational performance.”

Added Kamran Jabbari, PTS Co-Founder and principal: “My co-founder, Tony Rotundo, and I, couldn’t imagine a better pairing than MSX and PTS. We have found an incredible partner who shares our vision to revamp the automotive digital learning and training space with innovative, comprehensive solutions. Joining forces with MSX’s automotive experts will result in additional speed and value to our current and future customers.”

MSX employs more than 5,000 people worldwide. More at More about PTS at

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