United Kingdom: in what is its fifth acquisition this year and the second in this field in a few weeks after Heimdal in France, Danish multispecialist EET Europarts has taken over British POS specialist DED for an undisclosed amount. "With the acquisition of DED we are now entering into the league of the leading Pan-European distributors within the POS & Auto ID area", says Group CEO John Thomas, EET Group. "Our ambition to become one of the leading POS & Auto ID distributors in the European market before 2020 seems within reach."
With the acquisition, EET Europarts will take over a team of 22 dedicated and experienced employees from DED.
"From our acquisitions in recent years, we have the experience and know-how to carry out integration of different organizations and human teams effectively and successfully. Now 22 employees from DED will become our new colleagues, and they will be integrated into our UK-based entity, EET Europarts Ltd, headed by Managing Director Simon Smith. With this integration it is our clear target to provide our customers with an even better product portfolio, and a stronger organization to support the customers in whatever needs they may have", adds the Group CEO.
"DED has an excellent reputation in the POS & Auto-ID Card business with important main vendors and brands like i.a. Star Micronics, Evolis and Spacepole", says Simon Smith, Managing Director at EET Europarts in UK. "Furthermore, DED is well-known for its very strong sales and technical support team, providing customers the specialist knowledge and support needed, in order to supply them with the correct solution. The acquisition of DED will strengthen the basic offer for our existing customers, as well as for our new DED customers, being able to benefit from the advantages of EET Europarts' e-trade platform, our state-of-the-art logistics set-up, and all of our interesting business areas providing new business opportunities to their customers.".