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New customer win for WSO2

Digital transformation leader, WSO2 ( will deliver its world-class API management and enterprise integrations to Central England Co-operative (CEC) in a significant new win for the company.

CEC is partnering with WSO2 to meet its evolving API management, system integration and access management needs in both on-premises and cloud-based deployments.  The project, which is due to kick off in the first half of 2022, will enable CEC to sync databases between different locations and create much-needed insights, files, and reports.  

Formed by the merger of Midlands and Anglia Co-operatives, CEC has more than 400 trading outlets, a family of over 8,000 colleagues, and more than 250,000 regular trading members.  While the organization is independent from the co-operative group, it is part of the wider co-operative movement, working together to provide benefits to its members and customers.  CEC trades across 20 counties from the Midlands to the East Coast—through more than 250 food stores, 100-plus funeral homes, filling stations, and florists.

“As multi-market retailers, like CEC, look to embrace digital business models, we are seeing growing demand for our unique approach to coupling best-in-class API management and integration,” says Ricardo Diniz, vice president and general manager, United Kingdom, Spain and France, WSO2.  “We are honored to work with CEC in significantly lowering the required skills, time, and cost barriers to delivering secure new digital services to the co-operative’s customers and members.”      
“Our goal is to always meet and exceed our members’ needs and stand up for the things they believe in, and our collaboration with WSO2 will enable us to deliver better services to our members,” said Adam Testro, Software Engineering Manager, CEC. “We were impressed by WSO2’s solutions and approach and its role in delivering API management, integration and integration to a global blue-chip customer base, and we are excited to work with the WSO2 team in 2022 and beyond.”
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