Xerox’s Largest U.K. MPS Provider Acquires HP MPS Provider Landscape
Xeretec, which is based in the United Kingdom and is Xerox’s largest managed print services (MPS) reseller, reports that it’s acquired the Landscape Group, the U.K.’s most accredited HP Inc. MPS and Solutions Specialist in a move it says creates “a new managed print powerhouse.”
The acquisition is said to bring together two of the biggest resellers of two of the world’s largest print brands, HP and Xerox, offering new and existing customers the expanded group’s technical knowledge, toolsets, service capabilities, and market expertise.
In addition to uniting the companies’ skill sets, customers will have access to an even broader range of advanced A4 and A3 copier/MFPs from both Xerox and HP. Landscape will also offer HP’s Device as a Service (DaaS). This service combines devices, lifecycle services, and HP’s expertise into an all-inclusive, HP-managed solution, with per-seat, per-month cost certainty for customers.
Xeretec says both it and the Landscape Group are both recruiting now in order to “upscale their sales and support operations, creating new employment opportunities across both businesses.”
Commenting on the acquisition, Steve Hawkins, Xeretec’s Chief Executive, said: “The game-changing acquisition of Landscape Group is a transformational moment for Xerox, HP, our customers, and our staff. Xeretec will continue to consolidate and develop its longstanding commitment to the Xerox brand, building on its exceptional track record of success. This best-of-breed acquisition plays to the strengths of both respected brands and both resellers, while introducing new complementary HP devices and value-added services like DaaS to even more customers. With the potential it offers customers and staff, we are thrilled to see the Landscape Group become a Xeretec Group company, and we warmly welcome its team to the existing Xeretec family.”
Founded in 1996, the independently owned Landscape Group’s engineers and sales team are said to be specialists in the full range of HP printers and HP Managed Print Services. It is one of HP’s Platinum Partners for MPS and is also an HP Authorised Service Delivery Partner.
Following the acquisition, the Landscape Group brand will remain and become a Xeretec Group company and it will continue to be based at its location in East Hampshire. To ensure consistency and assurance for its customers, all customer relationships, service and support will be served uninterrupted by the Landscape Group’s staff.
Xeretec says that the acquisition “in no way changes Xeretec’s core relationship with Xerox, and the acquisition of Landscape means the Xeretec Group with Xerox and HP in its portfolio is now even more favourably positioned to effectively meet the changing print needs of a diverse range of customers across multiple industries; scaling from SMEs to corporates, whether UK-based or located overseas.”