West Yorkshire Print Management Company, ABS UK Ltd, has acquired the North Wales company, Sapphire Business Solutions, as part of a planned UK expansion programme.
The acquisition of Sapphire, that specialise in providing comprehensive technology solutions, including digital copier and printer services, was completed on the 20th of March.
As part of a continuous growth strategy, the acquisition opens up new possibilities for ABS, giving it an enhanced presence in both North Wales and North West England as well as allowing the firm to take on additional key field-based skills.
Sapphire Business Solutions also has a long-established relationship with both Develop and Samsung, and these partnerships match ABS UK’s developing engagement with these manufacturers.
Brett Abson, Sales Director at ABS UK Ltd said, “acquiring Sapphire Business Solutions has allowed us to further extend our geographic reach without additional recruitment. Several of our existing service clients have operations in Wales and/or the North West and therefore this merger will allow us to provide them with even better support while accessing a predominantly technologically-demanding commercial client base.
“The cornerstone of our offering has always been an unwavering dedication to the highest standards of support - Sapphire was cut from the same cloth so the fit was both uncomplicated and obvious. The acquisition also strengthens the business moving forward, adding around £10,000 per month in service revenue alone as part of an overall £350k to £400k per annum increase in turnover.”
ABS UK has a detailed growth strategy which includes doubling the size of the current client base through planned expansion; the acquisition of Sapphire was the first of three planned purchases over the next 18 months.