Virginia Business Systems (VBS), headquartered in Richmond, VA has announced the acquisition of Imagistx, of Winchester, VA. Imagistx (formerly Pifer Office Supply Inc.) is located in the Winchester region, with additional market coverage in West Virginia and western Maryland. This strategic expansion enlarges the VBS footprint further north in the commonwealth, and allows VBS to continue to support their client base throughout the Shenandoah Valley region.
“The acquisition of Imagistx expands our mission of providing excellent customer service to our clients,” said Jim Dotter, president of Virginia Business Systems. “VBS and Imagistx share a strong focus on providing high-quality customer service and cutting-edge office technology. With the combination of both companies’ expertise, we will be able to deliver an even greater level of value, service and technology to our clients.”
This acquisition is the twelfth branch for Virginia Business Systems and their sister company, Edwards Business Systems (EBS) in Pennsylvania. The EBS/VBS organizations have been in business for over sixty years, and are recognized as one of the oldest and largest independent dealers in the country. VBS has offices throughout central Virginia, supporting the Greater Richmond and Tri-Cities areas plus Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Roanoke, New River Valley, Shenandoah Valley, and the Hampton Roads markets. VBS is planning an expansion for this office, adding to the Imagistx employees to grow this critical market, according to VBS.
The industry acquisitions spree beat goes on as we sprint ever closer to 2018. Don’t be surprised to see another one or two before the new year arrives. There’s not much of a surprise here as VBS and EBS already had a significant reach in the markets they serve via 11 branches prior to this announcement. Based on Frank, CJ, and Carol’s visit to EBS earlier this year, it’s safe to say that this is a dealership with solid leadership that will continue to look at ways of expanding its footprint either organically or through acquisition in the years ahead.
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