Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), the British software company that's one year into a major push into the U.S., announced June 30 it will acquire Mincron Software Systems, a Houston-based firm that primarily serves distributors of plumbing, HVAC, and waterworks products.

The Mincron deal is KCS' second major acquisition of a U.S. software firm. In July 2015 it bought Dancik, a Cary, N.C.-based software firm best known for serving the flooring industry. KCS' best-known product is an ERP system called K8, for which it has recently signed up some of its first customers. It claims 800 distributive trade customers worldwide.

Mincron is known for its SmartDistributor product suite. A KCS spokesperson said Mincrom's U.S.-based customers include The Home Depot, HD Supply, and Blackman Plumbing Supply, and the HVAC distributor Watsco.

KCS Group CEO Ian Bendelow said in a statement that the Mincrom deal "strengthens our geographical presence in the North American market and provides a further platform for growth in this important region. Mincron aligns with our successful business strategy of focusing on trading and business management solutions for the distributive trades, including wholesalers, distributors, retailers, merchants and resellers."