Toshiba Acquires Business Methods4 Mar, 2004
Toshiba Acquires Business Methods
Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS) has acquired Business Methods, an independent copier dealer based in Rochester, N.Y. and serving the western and central areas of New York. Business Methods will become part of TABS' Toshiba Business Solutions (TBS) division, a network of acquired Toshiba equipment dealers. In businessfor47 years, Business Methods is the 22nd acquisition by TABS since TBS was formed nine years ago. Former Business Methods' owners Steven B. Sauer, Tim O'Neil, and John J. Jabbour will remain with the company continuing their roles as president and executive vice presidents, respectively, running the day-to-day operations. The acquisition of Business Methods marks Toshiba's first acquisition in calendar year 2004.
The acquisition is part of TABS' overall objective to bolster the TBS operation by targeting large independent dealers in the top U.S. markets. TABS has most recently acquired Hawaii Business Equipment, Systems + Solutions in South Florida, Moody Business Associates(MBA) of Hayward, Calif. and OCS of San Antonio, Texas. "We are very excited to welcome Business Methods and its strong management team into the Toshiba family. We are confident that their new status as a TBS dealership will serve to enhance their already solid reputation for superior customer service and support," said Rick Taylor, senior vice president, Sales, Marketing, Business Operations, TABS.