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Big Changes at Printware!

From the Printware Blog on Tuesday 23rd May 2017 in News

Over the coming days and weeks, you may notice some changes to the website as we undergo a touch of rebranding.

Printware, along with our parent company, Danwood, was acquired by Apogee in March of this year. As such, we will be losing the Danwood Group name and you will see the name Printware begin to emerge on its own.

There may be some small overall changes to the website over time but don’t worry – if there is anything major in the works we will be sure to let you know.

To give you a bit of background, Apogee is a market-leading independent managed services provider of print, document and process technology across the UK and Europe. The merger will create Europe’s largest independent provider of managed services for print, document and process technology.

The new combined client base will reach over 10,000 retained customers and approximately 8,000 transactional customers. The service you have come to expect from Printware will also go from strength to strength as complementary knowledge bases and skill sets start to complement each other.

Robin Stanton-Gleaves, Joint CEO of Apogee Corporation, said: “Apogee is dedicated to providing its customers with best-in-class, pro-active managed services and advanced workflow solutions. This offering, which has driven Apogee’s reputation as the first choice provider for multi-vendor print technology and service, has been a key driver of our recent strategic decisions. Having created Europe’s largest service provider, we look forward to further extending our leadership in pro-active managed services and advanced workflow solutions.”

This is Apogee’s fourth and largest acquisition since it secured a significant investment from Equistone Partners Europe, a pan-European, mid-market investor, in September 2016. The initial acquisition was of Direct Business Systems, a leading independent provider of multi-functional copiers, printers, scanners and support services based in Glasgow in October 2016.

Then, in the last two months of 2016 the company aquired both Hibernian Business Equipment Limited, one of Ireland’s leading managed print services providers, and CityDocs, the specialist document outsource provider. Following the latest acquisition, Apogee will continue to make further strategic acquisitions to drive its growth in the UK and Continental Europe.

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