Xerox dealers merge to create managed services giant


Xerox dealers merge to create managed services giant

Simon Quicke

Xerox reseller Xeretec has solidified its place as one of the largest managed service providers in the UK after merging with North East Reprographics and Solution X.

The merger with Abderdeen-based North East Reprographics and the Highlands-based Solution X has created a group that is able to offer managed print services across Europe.

Following the merger the group will improve its helpdesk and increase the number of field-based service agents.

Steve Hawkins, the group's managing director, said that the three firms would create a stronger team combined and it would be able to grow revenues.

"The merger will build on and maximise new and existing relationships, local market knowledge and experience in the public and private sector markets," he said.

Xerox gave the merger its blessing pointing out that it would create a major force in providing print managed services.

"Xeretec, NER and Solution X have been three of our pre-eminent specialist Xerox Managed Print Services Providers for some years, and we are delighted that this merger secures their long term relationships with Xerox," said Mark Duffelen, director and general manager, channels group Xerox UK.

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