MONTREAL — Technology solutions company N2N Global, Longwood, Fla., acquired a tech support company as part of its new growth strategy.

Chief executive officer Ernesto Nardone announced the deal April 14 at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association annual convention in Montreal.

He said the acquisition of SPAR Technology, Camarillo, Calif., will allow N2N to better assist its clients, many of which are produce companies, with information technology support and infrastructure.

According to a news release, SPAR began in 2006 with IT experts who left, a real estate data company. Now the company offers IT services for customers as large as the U.S. Navy, and as small as businesses with less than 10 employees.

Nardone said the move gives N2N better access to government customers and expands N2N with a west coast office. He said the company plans to expand further this year.

N2N chairwoman Angela Paymard said in the release the acquisition shows N2N’s commitment to invest in the business and give its customers a technology edge in their businesses. N2N has customers on four continents.

N2N began in 1983, and was previously named KPG Solutions. It specializes in food safety and traceability solutions for produce companies.