SCC has made a major investment to increase the depth it can offer in the comms and collaboration market after acquiring a significant stake in avsnet.
As a result of the move the channel player will merge its existing audio visual activities with avsnet to form SCC AVS, which will sit in the main group.
Over its 13 year history avsnet has established a solid customer base and reputation for delivering AV, unified comms, collaboration solutions and a lot of networking expertise.
The plan is to merge the activities as a first step and then use that combined operation as a platform to develop additional services in the comms and collaboration space.
The managing director and founder of avsnet Graham Fry will take up an MD position at SCC AVS and will retain an equity stake in the business.
“This represents a huge opportunity for us and I am proud of my entire team for their ongoing hard work and commitment to the company and our customers. With SCC’s backing we can now enhance our collaborative portfolio and expand the scale of our services to meet the needs of enterprise customers," he said.
This marks the second acquisition made by SCC this year with it picking up managed print player Hobs On-Site back in May and reflects the strategy to deepen the expertise in those areas that the business has chosen to focus on.
SCC chief executive, James Rigby, said that avsnet would give it more muscle in the AV market: “SCC AVS is an exciting development in a growing sector and this further expands our capabilities and builds on our continued growth and success.”