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RENOVOTEC ACQUIRES DATATRADE

TO CREATE THE UK’S LARGEST INDEPENDENT RUGGED HARDWARE AND MAINTENANCE COMPANY

  • Renovotec rugged hardware and Datatrade rugged maintenance join forces
  • Expanded company projects 2018 turnover of £15 million
  • Datatrade is Renovotec’s third acquisition since 2013
  • “There is warehousing and distribution demand for this new, one-stop rugged offering” says Renovotec managing director Richard Gilliard

For immediate release 4 December 2017—Renovotec, the UK’s fastest growing independent rugged hardware, software and services provider for warehousing and distribution, manufacturing and retail companies has acquired rugged hardware maintenance company Datatrade to create the UK’s largest independent rugged hardware and maintenance, software and services company says Renovotec with a projected FY* 2018 turnover of around £15 million and 57 employees. The acquisition was made by Renovotec Investments. (*Financial Year)

Datatrade is Renovotec’s third acquisition since 2013 following its earlier takeovers of AIDC (Automatic Identification and Data Capture) company Sandpiper Corporation and rugged hardware specialist PTEL. Datatrade provides remote and on-site services and support for a range of rugged warehousing and logistics products, including major-brand mobile devices and printers.

Commenting on the acquisition Renovotec managing director Richard Gilliard says: “There is warehousing and distribution demand for this new, one-stop rugged offering. No other independent supplier has the same level of specialist resource or depth of rugged supply chain knowledge that we are now able to offer.”

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Company background (www.renovotec.com) Renovotec is the UK’s fastest growing provider of rugged hardware. The company’s approach to rugged hardware purchase and rental is customer-driven and manufacturer-independent.

Renovotec’s rugged-hardware-as-a-service (r-HaaS) combines ongoing user support with zero capital outlay, allowing companies to scale their hardware flexibly, and with confidence. Renovotec is an expert in field mobility service technology running on rugged mobile devices, and is the UK’s leading exponent of automatic data capture (AIDC) on rugged and mobile hardware using voice, scanning and RFID technology.

Pete Laplanche commented:

We at Datatrade are really excited to become part of the Renovotec family. We are one of the few companies still running a team of field engineers and it is this skillset combined with over three decades of experience of maintaining and repairing industrial and mobile printer brands that will make Renovotec the UK’s largest independent rugged hardware and maintenance company. Our East Midlands location, right in the heart of many brands distribution centres will make the combined forces of Renovotec and Datatrade the go-to supplier for back office support and devices.

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