Apogee Corporation Ltd has agreed to acquire Kent-based Managed Print Service provider Direct-Tec Group. Formed in 2004 in Westerham, Kent, Direct-Tec is a provider of print, document and IT solutions for businesses and public sector organisations.
Direct-Tec is well established in the market as a provider of print, document and IT solutions with offices throughout the UK including Southampton, London, Tonbridge and Salisbury. Its experience within the education, healthcare, legal, charity and commercial sectors will help strengthen Apogee’s position and continued growth strategy in these areas. Combined with its Microsoft-certified staff and experience delivering services within both the print and IT environment, this further supports Apogee’s venture into Managed IT Services.
Aurelio Maruggi, CEO of Apogee said, “This acquisition for Apogee helps strengthen our position as the leading multi-brand provider of Managed Workplace Services in the UK as we continue to drive growth in the European market. Apogee is dedicated to providing its clients with the right solutions to their workforce, at home, in the office and on the go. Direct-Tec’s reputation will enhance Apogee’s coverage and capacity to support its clients throughout the UK. This acquisition forms part of our ongoing growth strategy as we aim to create the perfect combination of secure and flexible solutions for our clients’ hybrid workforce.”
This is Apogee’s first acquisition since its change of ownership to HP Inc. in 2018. Following the integration of Direct-Tec, Apogee will continue to consider further strategic acquisitions to drive its growth in the UK and Continental Europe. As the needs of the workforce evolve following the pandemic, Apogee’s focus broadens to provide world class Managed Print Services combined with Outsourced Document Services and Managed IT Services.