Office Interiors Announces Acquisition

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Office Interiors expands its Ricoh Canada portfolio to become
Maritime Canada’s largest Independent Imaging and Print
Technology Management Company

Nov. 2, 2012 (Halifax) – Office Interiors and Ricoh Canada today announced a strategic partnership designed to strengthen the market presence of both organizations in the Maritimes. The move will see Office Interiors grow significantly and further compliment their core businesses in the region.

“We are a longtime strategic partner of Office Interiors; the Maritimes leading independent Imaging and Print Technology Management Organization, driven by high growth, high competency, and an exceptional understanding of their customer,” said Mitch Henry, VP Dealer Operations of Ricoh Canada. “We believe that this partnership further aligns Ricoh with the market leader in the Maritimes. This shift underscores the fact that trusted and proven high-growth partners remain a cornerstone of our commitment to being creative in our go to market strategy.”

Ricoh Canada will continue to have a strong direct presence in regional Major and Enterprise Accounts and will leverage Office Interiors’ relationships in those segments to expand their market share position. This move will allow Ricoh Canada to continue its focus on becoming a “Services Led” organization and provide direct support to Office Interiors.

“We are very excited with this announcement” said Jim Mills, President & CEO of Office Interiors. “We are well known for our workplace solutions with office furniture products and services; however our Imaging and Print Technology business is a significant part of our overall operation.  This acquisition makes us stronger in all regions, and we are excited to be part of a move that is all about growth and local success right here in the Maritimes.”

The acquisition will take effect December 1, 2012. Both Office Interiors and Ricoh Canada customers; including many of the region’s largest organizations as well as small and mid-size companies; will benefit from this re-alignment and will gain the assurance of continued investment and growth toward best in class sustainable support of their existing environments.

Ricoh Canada Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ricoh Americas Corporation with its head office located in Toronto, employing over 2,100 employees nationwide. They are pioneers in the development of computer-networked and digital multifunctional document systems and market leaders in color and black & white digital imaging systems, facsimile products, printers, scanners, digital duplicators, document management and wide format engineering systems. With a head office in Japan, Ricoh employs over 108,000 people worldwide and has realized a steady growth in revenue and profits for almost a decade, generating sales in excess of $21 billion (U.S.) fiscal year 2009. The company’s history is 74 years old as the leading supplier of office automation equipment. For more information, visit www.ricoh.ca

Office Interiors is a locally owned, community minded, Maritime based provider of Imaging and Print Technology solutions; Office Furniture products and services, and Mailing Equipment products and services.  Office Interiors is a “Certified Pros Elite 100” service provider, awarded to the Top 100 Independent Imaging and Print Technology organizations in North America www.proselitegroup.com as well as a “Best in Class 2012” Haworth Dealer, awarded to the Top 10% of Haworth Dealers in North America based on professional performance www.haworth.com. As indicated by their tag line “Love the Way You Work”; Office Interiors is committed to helping organizations improve workplaces for their most valuable resource, their people. For more information visit www.officeinteriors.ca