SCC bolsters managed print position with M2 buy

SCC has acquired M2 Digital as it looks to significantly expand its managed print services offering

SCC has responded to the growing demand for managed print services by snapping up M2 Digital Limited, a specialist channel player in that market, adding 180 staff to its payroll.

M2 will merge with the existing managed print operations at SCC but will remain an independent division, keeping its staff and management team intact as part of the undisclosed deal.

Mike Swain, managing director (Services), SCC, said that it had held discussions with M2 over the past nine months after identifying it as a target that matched its plans of expanding the managed print side of the business.

"Managed print is an existing capability but is one of the areas we determined as an area for investment," he added. "M2 are key specialists in this area and we don't want to dilute that in any way but it will now have access to the SCC company and there will be investment in the business."

He added that it had seen an increase in demand for its managed and professional services as customers were starting to demand that sort of IT delivery from their channel partners.

M2 CEO John Taylor said that the tie-up with SCC would provide the firm with access to investment that would take it to the "next level of ambitious growth, with a business owner that understands the technology market and has the vision to see us become Europe's largest MPS business".

M2, which has been operating since 1992, has also developed its own supply-chain management platform, M2 Intelligence, to help customers get more insight and control into their print services.

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