UK – UK-headquartered, global technology company Ideagen has acquired The Leicestershire-based supply chain mapping business Qadex, strengthening Ideagen’s food quality and safety product line.

The deal will lead to the launching of Ideagen Qadex, a new software that covers everything from quality control to supply chain tracking and approval.

Ideagen CEO Ben Dorks –’s East Midlands Ambassador of the Year for 2022 noted that the company supports the safe hands and quiet voices that protect the world, pointing out that, “and if there’s one thing the whole world needs to have confidence in, it’s the safety of our food supply chain.”

“We want to trust that the food we put on the table, to feed our families is safe to eat and has been handled with care at every step of its production – how its raw ingredients are farmed, how it’s stored, how it’s transported, how it’s processed. Qadex plays an important role in that reassurance.

“We are incredibly pleased and proud to be bringing them into the Ideagen family, their software supports over 16,000 food producers to evidence the integrity of their entire supply chain – from field to fork,” he said.

With a number of well-known brands, such as Diageo and Greggs, currently utilizing its solutions to support their quality and safety, Ideagen has a great track record in quality management software and auditable communication.

“Joining Ideagen creates great opportunities for our amazing people and customers. Deploying Qadex software across the Ideagen global footprint has the potential to transform the safety of our food supply chain,” said Stephen Whyte, Qadex Founder.

He added that Qadex is another example of a great technology business with roots in the Midlands. Qadex is headquartered in Leicestershire and has a number of global household names among its existing customer base.

“I have already had the opportunity to meet the Qadex team in person and welcome them into the Ideagen family,” he said.

Last summer, Ideagen was taken private for the first time in almost ten years after being acquired by private equity firm Hg for £1.1 billion(US$1.3bn).

The Nottingham software powerhouse provides global software and services to customers in industries such as aviation, financial services, life sciences, healthcare, and manufacturing, and has operations throughout the UK, the US, Europe, the Middle East, and South-East Asia.

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