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Toshiba Business Solutions (TBS) Expanding into the Akron and Cleveland Markets

12 Dec, 2007

Toshiba Business Solutions (TBS) Expanding into the Akron and Cleveland Markets

IRVINE, CA – Continuing with its strategy of growing market share through expansion into previously untapped markets, Toshiba Business Solutions (TBS) today announced the acquisition of Copier Sales MBM Inc. and ImagePro Ltd., based in Akron, Ohio and Cleveland respectively. The two companies were both authorized Toshiba dealers prior to the acquisition and merged earlier this year. This acquisition marks the 52nd dealer acquisition for TBS since the inception of the company’s business expansion plan.

“Toshiba’s relationship with Copier Sales goes back more than two decades, so it is especially thrilling to have them become an official member of the Toshiba family through this acquisition,” said Wayne Wilkinson, vice president/general manager, TBS. “Copier Sales and ImagePro both are exceptional dealerships with a strong reputation for outstanding customer service and support, so when we considered expanding our direct channel into the key metropolitan markets of Akron and Cleveland, there was no better choice. We look forward to significant growth in this key strategic market.”

Demonstrating Copier Sales’ outstanding customer service, the dealership has earned the coveted Toshiba ProMasters Award, recognizing technical service and customer support excellence, for nine consecutive years. Previous co-owners Scott Baldwin and Bill Salm now serve as president and vice president of Sales, respectively. Gary Miller, Copier Sales founder, recently retired.

“Both Copier Sales and ImagePro have attained great market success through our partnership with Toshiba over the years,” said Baldwin. “Through this acquisition, we’ve married the best of technology and personal service to continue to provide our customers with the most comprehensive level of service in Northeast Ohio.”

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