Software consulting firm opens in Tecumseh

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Windsor Star/Chris Thompson

A new software consulting group has launched its North American operations headquartered in Tecumseh.

App Nouveau Canada Software Consulting Group is a Software as a Service (SaaS) and mobile application development company that serves government and private companies with custom software and application solutions.

The company was started by three local developers including Ed de Leon, serving as CEO of ANC, who has partnered in the past with another software company specializing in the transportation industry.

ANC Canada Software will provide transportation management systems that will allow transportation companies or government departments to track the movement of merchandise in part through mobile apps used by drivers.

De Leon said the Tecumseh location is ideal because of its proximity to the U.S.

The company opened March 1 with three employees but has plans to expand.

“We are looking to expand our customers and software developers,” said de Leon. “We will be developing some technology to upgrade their existing systems.”

But, while de Leon and his partners have a background in transportation, the systems they develop could have many applications.

“We are industry agnostic,” said de Leon.

Tecumseh Mayor Gary McNamara is excited to add a technology company to the town’s business community.

“This is great news not only for us in Tecumseh, but also regional industry,” said McNamara. “So many new technologies are being developed by our local talent and we are happy they are choosing to stay local and open their businesses here.

“Our central location provides an excellent opportunity to launch into the North American market and we welcome App Nouveau and are happy to support them in any way we can,” he added.

Stephen MacKenzie, CEO of the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation, also welcomed the new company.

“On behalf of the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation we are very pleased to welcome App Nouveau Canada to the Town of Tecumseh and to the Windsor-Essex region,” said MacKenzie.

“Mr. De Leon please know that we are here to support ANC as you bring software and application solutions to organizations locally and across North America. This announcement highlights our collective efforts to strengthen and diversify our economy.”