fusionZONE Automotive has made a purchase that it says will help broaden its presence in the single-point dealer and dealer group spaces and make the company one of the Toyota Digital Dealer Solution program’s largest providers.
On Wednesday, the website solution provider announced plans to buy web design company MotorWebs.
Terms of the deal to buy MotorWebs, which specializes in car dealership websites, were not disclosed.
But fusionZONE, founded by husband-and-wife CEO and COO duo of Brett and Karen Sutherlin in 2009, emphasized it has more purchases on tap for the next year-and-a-half.
As for the latest purchase, fusionZONE plans to open a third office in Seattle (beyond its two current offices in Florida and California). MotorWebs was started in Seattle in 2002 by Ron and Jan Clayton, who are spouses, as well.
fusionZONE plans to retain the MotorWebs staff.
“Ron and Jan Clayton deserve high praise for the amazing business they have built,” said Brett Sutherlin. “Both Karen and I immediately recognized the synergies of this deal, and have had a great time brainstorming with Ron and Jan to find additional areas of value creation for our customers.
“MotorWebs and fusionZONE are aligned in offering the absolute best to dealers in terms of technology and customer support. We immediately knew we could really scale the business.”
Ron Clayton added: “We have been watching the growth of fusionZONE and have been impressed with the high level of satisfaction reported by fusionZONE customers. Seeing the similarities between the two companies made this an easy decision for us.”