UNITED STATIONERS TAKES STAKE IN NER-DATA

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UNITED STATIONERS TAKES STAKE IN NER-DATA

 user 2010-04-26 at 10:10:12 am Views: 46
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    UNITED STATIONERS TAKES STAKE IN NER-DATA
    April 2010 – Deerfield (IL), USAJust a few weeks after acquiring technology solutions company MBS Dev, United Stationers has once again invested in its services offering by taking a minority stake in managed print services (MPS) company NER Data Corporation.Over the past year, NER and United have been working together to develop and launch United’s HQueue managed print programme, a turnkey MPS sold through resellers primarily to SMB end-user businesses.

    Now United has made a minority investment in the company which has a 100 percent focus on MPS and data centre solutions after selling its imaging supplies and printer parts distribution to Clover Technologies at the end of last ye“Deepening our relationship with NER Data Corporation was a logical next step considering the synergies of our two companies,” said Douglas Nash, VP and General Manager, United Stationers Technology Solutions and Services.“We have a best-in-class logistical supply chain platform for printer imaging supplies, strong vendor relationships and a diverse customer base of loyal resellers. NER Data Corporation’s MPS software, service network and parts platform for small and medium businesses, along with its infrastructure optimisation for larger data centres, is a great complement to United Stationers’ core strengths.”

    Nash will serve on NER Data’s board of directors.The provision of value-added services looks set to be the new battleground amongst the big wholesalers.United’s latest announcement comes weeks after it acquired technology solutions company MBS Dev and also coincides with the launch of main rival SP Richards’ own MPS offering, printsmart.