DMC acquire Canotec Ltd

Published Date: 03/12/2113

DMC's Jon Hill (right) and Justin Nicholson (Left) aiming high with Canotec's David Newman (centre)

DMC Business Machines plc is proud to announce that Canotec Ltd, one of Canon UK’s top Advanced Solution Partners, has joined the DMC Group as part of DMC’s continued investment and commitment to growth. The combined group becomes one of Canon’s largest and most advanced independent suppliers of print and document solutions in the UK and Europe.

Canotec will continue to deliver Managed Print Services and Document Solutions operating as an independent subsidiary within the DMC Group. DMC are delighted that a number of Canotec’s key senior management team have joined this venture including founder David Newman who will remain in his position helping to drive the next stage of the organisation’s growth. Alongside their other responsibilities, both David and also Mark Allen will continue to head up their regional operations from Ringwood (Hampshire) and Bristol respectively. Both will remain as Directors and shareholders within the group. 

DMC’s Managing Director Jon Hill stated “We are excited about Canotec joining the DMC Group as they bring over 20 years’ knowledge and expertise which will undoubtedly strengthen DMC’s service capabilities in the South and South-West regions, enhance our solutions portfolio and our presence into specific verticals.”

Canotec founder, David Newman added “Both companies share a similar ethos and approach, of putting the customer experience at the heart of everything they do.  The merging of these two businesses is all about enhancing that customer experience and taking service and customer care to a new level in the industry. This is a terrific fit. We truly complement each other and share the same vision and aspirations. There are immediate benefits with greater combined buying power, fast access to DMC’s superb logistics and distribution model with their extensive stock holding and a seamless National Managed Print capability across all of our combined regions”

Matthew Searle, Director, Canon UK  Partner Channel says “DMC and Canotec, over the last 20 years have been highly successful and professional Partners for Canon. Knowing both companies well, I am confident that the enlarged group has the talent and potential not only to be a key partner for Canon, but also a major force within the industry in the years to come.  The synergy between the groups and the positive benefits for their customers is one of the most exciting aspects for us.”

About DMC:

Established in 1991, DMC, through organic growth and prudent acquisitions, have become one of the largest independent Canon Dealers in the UK.  This position is uniquely enhanced by the fact that it is a ‘’Hybrid’’ dealer offering not only a Direct Customer Sales model but also a highly successful Distribution business within the group. 

DMC takes pride in the long term relationship it enjoys with both its customer and suppliers alike based on trust, integrity and quality of the service the company delivers.

About Canotec:

Founded in 1992, Canotec is a leading provider of Managed Print Services and document solutions successfully serving customers in many varied industries including Legal, Manufacturing, Finance and Insurance. Canotec extensive range of print and document solutions are built in close consultation with their customers, with an extensive customer base in London and the South / South West of England.