ASL Group expands in the north west
As part of its strategy of growth, managed print services provider ASL Group has acquired B&M Office Machines.
The purchase of B&M Office Machines will further extend ASL’s provision of services, providing customers with a more concentrated and enhanced level of service. Customers will benefit from a broader portfolio of managed office services including unified communications and production print.
Mark Garius, managing director of ASL, said: ‘It is very exciting to kick off 2020 with a new acquisition. This is a very positive start to the year, and it increases our run rate to £43 million, which we are extremely proud of.
‘With 37 years in operation, B&M has an outstanding reputation and is a fantastic business, so we are very much looking forward to joining forces with them. It is our mission to be able to provide impartial, independent advice for all business office requirements, and as we strive to be the largest independent MPS supplier, this acquisition enables us to utilise B&M’s expertise, combine it with our own – strengthening our service offering for customers.’
B&M Office Machines is a Premier Ricoh and Riso reseller. Based in Liverpool and the Midlands, the company supplies photocopiers, printers and document solutions to a wide range of customers.
John Baccino, managing director of B&M Office Machines Ltd, commented: ‘The acquirement of B&M is fantastic news and is a direct reflection of both companies shared values, passion and culture. We pride ourselves on ensuring that our customers receive outstanding service and are excited for them to experience the extra benefits that ASL can offer.’
This acquisition is ASL’s fourth acquisition in 14 months, following Smart Print Technology, Reprotec and Geerings Digital Ltd.