January 30, 2015 – London, Ontario – Today, OE Canada Inc. and TUC Managed IT Solutions Ltd. completed a definitive agreement for OE Canada to acquire the Managed Print Division of TUC. The strategic partnership will also see OE Canada offer managed IT services to its customers through the TUC Service On-demand (TUCSON) partner program. The combination of OE Canada and TUC provides Southwestern Ontario businesses with the largest and most comprehensive set of technology products, services and expertise available.
All team members of the TUC managed print division will transfer to OE Canada ensuring that the high quality service and personal touch is maintained. As the largest office equipment dealer in Southwestern Ontario and largest Toshiba office products and solutions dealer in Canada, OE Canada Inc. will deliver TUC’s managed print customers unparalleled service, support and product knowledge across all the major printer/copier manufacturers.
“This acquisition will propel our managed print services business forward and complement our efforts in providing electronic document and content management solutions to the marketplace and to existing TUC clients,” stated Dieter Jahnke, President of OE Canada Inc. “More importantly, this represents a strategic collaborative partnership between OE Canada and TUC whereby OE Canada will now be equipped to offer managed IT services to our customers, enhance the OE Canada brand and value add proposition we offer as a 1-stop solution for all office imaging and information management requirements.”
“TUC is very excited about our partnership with OE Canada,” commented Mark Scott, CEO of TUC. “About six months ago we made a decision to sell our MPS division to focus all of resources on our core managed IT and cloud services business. There were a lot of interested parties, but the decision to partner with OE Canada was due to their reputation for quality service, community involvement and expertise in the industry. The fact that our managed print customers will continue to be our key managed IT customers ultimately made the decision to partner with OE Canada an easy one.”
The second part of the OE-TUC strategic partnership will see OE offering its customers managed IT services as a TUCSON platinum partner – http://www.tucmanaged.com/about-tuc/tucson/. This will result in the two organizations becoming closely aligned from a sales, service and operational perspective, making this a very different type of acquisition.
“Technology change is constant and more rapid than ever before. As this represents a significant milestone for the organization, we must be diligent in embracing technology evolution and the ongoing education process required to be successful as a technology services provider in our industry,” added Peter Jahnke, EVP of OE Canada. “TUC is a cornerstone partner for OE in Southwestern Ontario and allows us to offer ‘best-in-class’ services to our respective customers. We look forward to building our partnership on many levels.”
OE Customers can receive more information on TUC and its managed services by visiting http://www.tucmanaged.com/transform/ or by contacting Todd Seath, Director of Business Development at email@example.com or phone 519-494-6011.
TUC Customers can receive more information on OE and its office products and services by visiting www.oecanada.com or by contacting Dave Smith, Senior Managed Print Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 519-649-5066 Ext. 110.
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About OE Canada
OE Canada is a privately held corporation and has over 45 years of experience in the office equipment and document workflow solutions industry. With over 7,000 systems under contract, OE Canada offers clients the best experience, service and solutions the industry has to offer. Our programs deliver clients a comprehensive array of technology and software solutions to address the ever changing needs of their document environment and our team of over 60 dedicated professionals are committed to delivering an outstanding customer experience and exceeding your expectations.
Learn more about us by visiting www.oecanada.com.
For more information contact:
VP of Marketing
TUC Managed IT Solutions
OE Canada Inc.
519-649-5066 ext. 115