Ricoh acquires Pure AV to extend workplace management capabilities across Europe.
We are delighted to announce that Pure AV has been acquired by leading digital workplace solutions provider Ricoh.
The acquisition will start an exciting next chapter for Pure AV and our customers, who will benefit from Ricoh's global footprint, financial strength and extensive range of digital services.
Pure AV will continue to operate under its existing name, reporting to Ricoh UK as Pure AV - a Ricoh company. Ricoh will take on existing Pure AV sites, including the premises in Preston. The entire Pure AV workforce will be retained as part of the acquisition.
It is a move that further enhances Ricoh's provision of meeting and workplace solutions to customers, including Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC), AV and Workplace Management. It will also benefit Pure AV customers, who can access an enhanced range of digital workspace products, solutions and services.
Edward Hamilton, Vice President, Communication Services, Ricoh Europe, said:
This is a significant addition to Ricoh's communication services delivery business, both within the UK and at a European level. Not only will it accelerate our organic growth in this sector, it will strengthen our technical design and delivery capability within the Corporate, Higher Education and Healthcare markets. Leveraging the specialist skills of Pure AV creates opportunities for lifelong learning and up-skilling of Ricoh's existing employees, meaning our customers receive an even more diverse and extensive level of support.
Phil Keoghan, CEO, Ricoh UK, adds:
Pure AV has been selected based on its strong market position, engineering capability and customer base. The acquisition will enable Ricoh to expand further into this market and deliver customer projects at a larger scale, thus supporting the most ambitious digital transformation programmes.
Peter Sutton, Managing Director, Pure AV, concludes:
We're excited to start a new chapter that will allow us to accelerate our long-term growth strategy while delivering best-in-class solutions to our clients in the UK and Europe. Ricoh's worldwide infrastructure and end-to-end managed services expertise, combined with the strength of our design, engineering, and support services, will enable us to deliver powerful digital workplace solutions on a local and global scale.
For more information, please see the full press release.