Apogee strengthen European presence with second acquisition in Germany
MAIDSTONE: 29 September 2017
Apogee Corporation Ltd has completed the acquisition of Kopiervertrieb Rhein-Ruhr GmbH (“KRR”), an independent MPS and IT service provider based in Oberhausen near Düsseldorf in western Germany.
KRR is a managed print service provider of multiple manufacturer brands of multifunctional devices and print management software solutions. On-site and remote managed services are delivered through their in-house technical operation, which also supports clients across their entire network infrastructure from workstation PCs to Windows servers, NAS systems and archiving systems. KRR also provides financing and leasing solutions.
Founded by Managing Director Bernd Ruse, Andrea Land and Silke Püschel and Head of Sales Frank Tilli in 2012, KRR has grown rapidly and will achieve sales revenues in excess of €4million in 2017. From their offices in the heart of western Germany, KRR has secured a number of nationwide commercial and public sector clients based in the region. The recent award of the supplier contracts for 3 of Germany’s farmer co-operatives will accelerate this growth.
Jason Collins, Apogee Joint CEO said “The acquisition of KRR is a key part of the group’s strategy of expansion in Germany. We already have an operation to the north in Hanover and KRR is ideally located in western Germany. Together as part of the Apogee group they will give us great coverage in Germany and a strong hub from which we can continue to grow our operations across Europe. We have been impressed with what the management team at KRR have achieved, Bernd and Frank’s leadership and the operation they have built has won many significant new business clients in a short space of time and I am looking forward to continuing that growth as part of the Apogee Group.”
Bernd Ruse, Managing Director of KRR commented “This is a very exciting time for all of us at KRR. I’m very proud of what we have achieved since we started the business. Now as we win larger and larger contracts the support, expertise and sheer scale of resources that are available within Apogee will make a massive difference, helping us deliver a great experience to our clients and continue to grow the business across Germany. I’m looking forward to winning new business as part of the Apogee Group.”
This acquisition sees Apogee continue its organic plus M&A growth strategy, backed by investment from private equity firm Equistone Partners Europe. Apogee will continue to make further strategic acquisitions to drive growth in the UK and Europe.
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About Apogee Corporation
Apogee is the largest independent managed services provider of print and document technology and outsourcing services across the UK and Europe.
Our reputation as the first choice provider for multi-vendor print technology and service is built on the unique approach we have taken to Managed Services, pro-actively monitoring our clients to maximise their uptime, and the innovation we employ to maintain a portfolio of services which differentiate us. Alongside our industry leading Managed Services, we also provide Digital Document Services which includes our own in-house team of fully qualified engineers who work around the clock to provide true 24/7 outsource print capabilities. We are the only company in the UK who specialise in the provision of both in-house and outsource complete document solutions. Further information can be found at www.apogeecorp.com
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