Direct-tec Acquisition

We are delighted to announce that today we have completed the acquisition of Select Business Equipment, one of the leading copy, print and scan solutions provider in Essex. Select Business Equipment (SBE) has been supplying and servicing office equipment across the county for over 30 years and has an outstanding reputation for quality and customer service in the area. As part of the Direct-tec Group, existing and new customers across the South of England are now able to leverage the experience, support and additional product range we offer, plus all the extra benefits we provide at Direct Tec as a larger group. Customers can take advantage of our leasing packages, with photocopiers or multi-function devices and our innovative, bespoke document solutions which we create and implement through our partnerships with leading software and technology providers. We are also able to extend our managed print services to SBE customers providing servicing and supply including reviewing the performance of printers, faxes, copiers and multi-functional devices.

Established in 2004, with offices in Westerham Kent and Southampton, Direct-tec is the leading provider of print and document solutions to businesses in the South. We have continued to expand and extend our portfolio across the region, enabling customers to access top brands and globally renowned technology in printers, electronic interactive screens and photocopiers while providing first class after sale customer care through our local support service.

SBE provides a range of Sharp office equipment which will now fall under the Direct-tec portfolio. Existing SBE customers will be fully supported by our team to ensure total continuity of service and customer care. This latest acquisition accelerates Direct-tec’s capabilities in the region helping us to continually deliver game-changing and impactful business value to our customers.

John Maryan, Managing Director said: This acquisition continues our growth and extends our geographical area, being our fourth acquisition in the last 5 years and taking the Group to its target of £10M turnover in the coming year. We welcome the SBE team to the Group and are also pleased to announce that Bill Docherty, Managing Director, will be staying on during the transitional period to ensure that the merger runs smoothly before stepping down from the role. I thank him for his valued input during this time.