TBS Acquires Three Office Equipment Dealership15 May, 2006
TBS Acquires Three Office Equipment Dealership
CA - In support of its ongoing and aggressive growth strategy, Toshiba Business
Solutions (TBS) has announced the acquisition of three dealerships – CVI Inc.,
doing business as Data Imaging Solutions, in Colorado Springs, Colo.; Contact
Office Solutions Inc. (COS) in Rancho Dominguez, Calif.; and Direct Office
Solutions (DOS) in Cypress, Calif. The three transactions represent TBS’ 41st,
42nd and 43rd acquisitions respectively since the creation of the company’s
business expansion plan, supporting the overall objective of bolstering the TBS
operation by acquiring leading independent office equipment dealers.
"The acquisitions of Data Imaging Solutions, COS and DOS bring strong new talent and experience to the TBS organization,” said Wayne Wilkinson, vice president / general manager, TBS. “We are confident that the local communities served by these three organizations will benefit from these partnerships. The combination of Toshiba’s outstanding product innovations, and our newly acquired partners’ years of industry and market expertise, will provide the highest level of customer service.”
Data Imaging Solutions has been in operation since 1976. The company will be combined with the existing TBS-Colorado (TBS-CO) operation, a TBS subsidiary headquartered in Littleton, Colo. John Kouri, president of Data Imaging Solutions, has now assumed the role of president of TBS-CO.
COS operates from four locations serving customers from Ventura to San Diego counties. Established in 1998, the company employs nearly 100 people. Owner Richard Gomez will remain with the company and will serve as vice president and general manager of COS. After a yearlong transition period, the company will be combined with Toshiba-California/Nevada (TBS-CA/NV), a TBS subsidiary headquartered in Las Vegas.
DOS, established in October 2000, employs a staff of 10 and serves Los Angeles and Orange counties. DOS President In Kim will remain with the company and assume the role of executive vice president. DOS also will be combined with TBS-CA/NV after a yearlong transition period.