A YORK software firm which specialises in technology for the bakery industry is preparing for a nationwide rollout follow the successful trial of a new partnership with a German-based counterpart.

RedBlack Software, based in King Street, supplies its CyBake bakery management software to wholesale and retail bakeries across the UK and Ireland.

The company has recently formed a new technology partnership with German firm Toolbox Software after the developers notice synergies with their products while working for a mutual customer.

Toolbox, which is headquartered in Eschweiler, Aachen, provides its Dispotool automated order-picking, distribution and warehouse control system to bakeries around the world.

The two companies formed their relationship after creating an interface between their solutions for Scottish baker Bayne’s, which is headquartered in Lochore, Fife, and operates 50 shops,

The new interface means that when orders are entered into CyBake, they are passed on automatically to Dispotool. Distpotool then calculates where products will come from, where they need to be delivered and whether to prioritise certain customers in the event of limited stock.

Distpotool fulfills customer orders and then CyBake automatically issues an invoice from this data.

Having completed the successful trial at Bayne’s, RedBlack and Toolbox are now offering the CyBake/Dispotool interface to all British and Irish bakers that use both systems.

RedBlack software director Martin Coyle said: "Toolbox has a fantastic system that encapsulates all of the quality and efficiency you might expect from German designers.

"I am really looking forward to supporting toolbox as they introduce their system to craft bakers in the UK."

As part of their new partnership, CyBake joined the Toolbox team on their stand at the recent IBA trade show in Munich, with the two companies also due to exhibit together at the Craft Bakers & Butchers Extravaganza in Harrogate next week.

Toolbox’s international sales manager Niklaas Wolters, says that judging from its first few British customers, his company can see big demand for a bakery-specific dispatch solution in the UK.

He said: "After developing the interface at our first joint customer, Bayne’s, and the excellent collaboration between CyBake and Toolbox, this was a logical step for us.

"As the world market-leader in picking systems and with CyBake as the UK market-leader in bakery ERP, it makes sense to solidify our partnership and to work together in the future."