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Ricoh acquires Pure AV and AVC to expand its workplace offer

Acquisition of Pure AV extends meeting room and workplace management capabilities; AVC purchase further supports digital workplace transformation

Ricoh completed the acquisition of Pure AV and AVC last week, enhancing its provision of meeting and workplace solutions in Europe, whilst further supporting digital workplace transformation across the Nordics

Pure AV is an award-winning specialist AV integrator with specific expertise in higher education learning environments, as well as the commercial and hybrid technology markets. Headquartered in Preston, UK, the company has 72 employees operating across the UK, as well as on customer projects globally. Ricoh will take on Pure AV’s existing sites, including its premises in Preston. The entire Pure AV workforce will be retained as part of the acquisition and the company will continue to operate under its existing name, reporting to Ricoh UK.

AVC is an AV, unified communication and workplace management specialist with headquarters in Horsens, Denmark. Boasting a strong presence in the Danish AV integrator market, AVC has 56 employees supporting around 800 customers locally and globally. The entire AVC workforce will be retained as part of the acquisition, and the company will continue to operate under its existing name, reporting to Ricoh Denmark.

On the Pure AV acquisition, 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.”

On the AVC purchase, he added: “The acquisition of AVC supports Ricoh’s drive to lead change at work that unleashes human potential through the power and opportunity of technology. It also demonstrates our ability to empower customers in establishing effective hybrid working environments and supports their sustainability initiatives. Crucially, this acquisition enhances our provision of scalable collaboration technologies and support to enable people to work effectively regardless of location.”

The AVC acquisition will enable Ricoh clients across the Nordic region to benefit from AVC’s experience and expertise in AV, unified communications and workplace management. Ricoh will also have access to a broad portfolio of products, software and service offerings, and be able to harness innovation through strategic partners such as Cisco, Crestron, Microsoft, NEC, Barco and Samsung.