Kettering to be acquired by ASX listed Atturra

Key highlights:

  • Kettering Professional Services will be acquired by Atturra a leading Australian owned, ASX-listed technology services business.
  • Scheduled to complete on 1st March 2022.
  • Clients will benefit from being supported by a large local company with extensive complimentary service offerings.
  • The full Kettering team will continue to service clients with the strong customer focus it does today.

Brisbane, 17 January 2022 – Kettering Professional Services is pleased to announce it has executed a Share Purchase Agreement, for its sale to Atturra Limited (ASX: ATA), a leading technology services business in designing, implementing, and maintaining IT solutions.

Atturra has over 500 staff offering consulting, IT services and technology solutions to accelerate digital transformation in its target industries. 

CEO of Atturra, Stephen Kowal, said:

“I am very pleased to welcome the Kettering team to Atturra. Kettering has a strong reputation in the manufacturing industry and is the only operating QAD partner in our focus market Australia.  Kettering is not only a culturally match with Atturra but aligns perfectly with our strategy of being a leader in selected technologies and industries.   QAD, Atturra and the Kettering management team are already engaged in looking at expansion opportunities in the market.”

“The partnership between QAD and Boomi provide additional opportunities for Atturra. We believe we have the largest team of Boomi consultants in Australia and this allows us to service Kettering’s existing client base and any new clients even better.”

Founder and current CEO of Kettering, Rob Cheesman, added:

“The long-term future of our business, team and clients has been my driving purpose for the last 16 years.  With that in mind, last year I began the search for an organisation that could take us to the next level while retaining what is best about us.  I believe Atturra is an ideal fit for that. Selling Kettering is probably the hardest and most important business decision I will ever make but I am very excited about the opportunity for our staff and clients to benefit from the vision, scale and breadth of offerings that Atturra brings.”

Darren Read, Vice President of ANZ & Japan, QAD, said:

“We are very supportive of and excited about this next step in the journey for Kettering and look forward to working with Atturra. It is a great match as we believe the size, scale and focus of Atturra brings benefits to us and our customers whilst the QAD solution is a valuable addition to Atturra’s portfolio.”

The transaction is scheduled to complete on 1 March 2022 subject to the satisfaction of the conditions precedent in the share purchase agreement.


About Atturra

Atturra is a leading Australian owned and ASX-listed technology services business. Atturra is a leader in designing, implementing and maintaining IT solutions for many of Australia’s largest private and public entities. Atturra offers consulting, IT services and technology solutions to accelerate digital transformation in the growing Australian IT services market, with an estimated spend of $37.0 billion in 2021.  To learn more, visit

About Kettering

Kettering Professional Services is a consulting firm focused on providing business process and technology solutions to manufacturing organisations.

Kettering believes passionately in local manufacturing.  It is an enormous source of real jobs both directly and indirectly. It is a massive contributor to the economy and a major source of innovation. Competing directly with the rest of the world, maximising efficiency is imperative. Our specialty is ERP for manufacturing organisations.  Since we started business in 2005 we have been the sole QAD partner in Australia and Fiji, and later for New Zealand.  We believe QAD’s singular commitment to manufacturing makes it the ideal partner to support our clients.  To learn more, visit

 About QAD

QAD Inc. is a leading provider of next-generation manufacturing and supply chain solutions in the cloud. Global manufacturers face ever-increasing disruption caused by technology-driven innovation and changing consumer preferences. In order to survive and thrive, manufacturers must be able to innovate and change business models at unprecedented rates of speed. QAD calls these companies Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprises. QAD solutions help customers in the automotive, life sciences, consumer products, food and beverage, high tech and industrial manufacturing industries rapidly adapt to change and innovate for competitive advantage.

Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, QAD has 30 offices globally. Over 2,000 manufacturing companies have deployed QAD solutions, including enterprise resource planning (ERP), digital supply chain planning (DSCP), global trade and transportation execution (GTTE), quality management system (QMS) and strategic sourcing and supplier management, to become an Adaptive Manufacturing Enterprise. To learn more, visit



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