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Automated Systems Ltd acquires ICA Digital as it continues growth


By Paul Brackley


ASL offers printing solutions for thousands of customers. Picture: http://asl-group.co.uk
ASL offers printing solutions for thousands of customers. Picture: http://asl-group.co.uk

Ninth acquisition in nine years takes print solution supplier's turnover to £23million

Bar Hill-based Automated Systems Ltd has acquired ICA Digital as it continues its growth.

The independent reprographics print solution supplier has now completed nine acquisitions in nine years.

ICA Digital is a Surrey-based managed print solution reseller, providing document management solutions to more than 650 businesses across Surrey, London and the South East.

The acquisition takes ASL’s total turnover to £23million and its headcount to more than 115.

Mark Garius, managing director of ASL, said: “ICA is a very strong business that has built a loyal customer base in the south of England and they will add strength and depth to our coverage in those areas.

“We have made this acquisition as part of our ongoing plans for growth and expansion, and we chose ICA carefully because of their fit with ASL – particularly their high standards and commitment to customer service.

“We are retaining their Surrey office and staff as we recognise that their strong presence in the area needs to be maintained and grown. In addition, their managing director, Simon Whapshott, will join the board of ASL to further strengthen our capability to grow.

“ASL are looking at further acquisition opportunities as part of our plan to grow significantly over the coming years.”

ASL offers a range of managed office solutions including telephony/unified communications, security solutions, IT/software support and supplies. ICA will benefit from access to ASL’s IT infrastructure.

Founded in 1991, ASL works with 5,000 customers in East Anglia, the Midlands, London and the South of England, with offices at Technology House, in Trafalgar Way, Bar Hill, as well as in Great Yarmouth, Milton Keynes, Cannock, Bromsgrove, central London, Basildon and Surrey.



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