Ricoh has acquired the European businesses of Apex, a major supplier of Smart Lockers. Thanks to these solutions “smart ”, the retail, corporate and logistics sectors will be able to improve efficiency and user-experience.
As a result of this transaction Ricoh obtains Apex’s hardware and software assets in Europe, as well as the relationships with the company’s customers and partners.
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Customers will benefit from new solutions for digitization and even faster turnaround times, while Apex’s will have Ricoh’s range of Smart Lockers and extensive portfolio of solutions and services at their disposal.
With this operation, the multinational company becomes one of the leading European companies able to provide Smart Locker solutions and end-to-end services ranging from design to installation, from maintenance to ongoing support. This comprehensive approach allows Ricoh to respond quickly and flexibly to customer and market needs.
David Mills, CEO of Ricoh Europe, comments: “This important acquisition is in line with the global challenge inherent in digital transformation and hybrid work environments. We have been collaborating with Apex for several years, so we know its business very well and we are confident that it will allow us to further improve Smart Locker projects with customers across Europe ”.
Sophie Cox, Director of Sales and Marketing, Service Advantage, aggiunge: “We support our customers’ future growth and help them build work environments that allow them to compete in the hybrid working era. Furthermore, we anticipate the growing demand for Smart Locker solutions due to both the expansion of e-commerce and pressure on the supply chain for more efficient distribution ”.