Southfield-based MSX International has acquired Irvine, California-based Pacific Technology Solutions LLC, a provider of eLearning, training development and performance improvement solutions to the automotive industry.

Founded in 1996, PTS provides comprehensive business solutions to the automotive industry including OEMs and their dealers, and aftermarket providers with a deep focus in the aftersales arena.

With the acquisition of PTS, MSX expects to strengthen its Channel Management product portfolio with PTS's suite of software tools, proven e-learning and training management platforms. PTS maintains long-standing relationships with world-class automotive manufacturers, distributors and tier-one suppliers in the U.S., helping them reduce overhead costs, deliver high return on investment and increase customer satisfaction.

"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," MSX International CEO Patrick Katenkamp said in a statement. "Jointly, we will create a unique value proposition with scalable solutions that provide added value to our customers by accelerating their operational performance," he continued.

PTS Co-Founder and Principal Kamran Jabbari added: "This is such an exciting moment in the 20-year history of Pacific Technology Solutions. 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 team members worldwide, providing technology-enabled business process outsourcing (BPO) services to OEMs in more than 80 countries.