TUC Managed IT Solutions Ltd. has announced that it has sold its managed print division to OE Canada, a London and Waterloo Ont.-based printing services provider, in addition to partnering with the latter to offer managed IT services through the TUC Service On-demand (TUCSON) partner program.
“[Managed print services] wasn’t central or core to our service,” said Aaron Bradley, vice president of marketing at TUC. He explained that the IT solutions provider would be focusing its efforts on other managed services, such as remote monitoring and cloud. “We wanted to make sure that our customers were well taken care of.”
According an official statement made by Mark Scott, TUC’s chief executive officer, the deal has been in the works for half a year. Under the agreement, all team members of the print division will transfer to OE Canada.
For the end-client, the transfer should be seamless, Bradley said, with the sales team continuing to work with their existing customers, who have been notified of the transition.
“The only different will be that at the end of the month, the invoice will come from OE Canada,” said Bradley. “It’s business as usual.”
Aside from transferring its print division, TUC is bringing OE Canada into its TUC Service On-demand (TUCSON) partner program to “help them branch out of the print business,” Bradley told CDN.
“The second phase, working with GEC and TUCSON program, will take effect by end of February,” said Peter Jahnke, executive vice president of OE Canada. “Once both organizations are ready we will be working with existing clients and TUC clients in areas of content management and imaging.”
“OE Canada a key partner that … obviously understands the technology and SMB customers,” said Bradley. “We will equip them to do more.”