Annodata acquires Keltec, a provider of IT infrastructure services & solutions
November 3, 2014
03 November 2014
Acquisition to further Annodata’s move into the delivery of cloud services
Annodata, a leading provider of communications, managed print and data services for businesses, has acquired IT infrastructure provider Keltec, as part of its continued expansion into the cloud arena.
The acquisition is the first expansion move by the company following its appointment of Martin St Quinton as Chairman, who has led numerous successful enterprises in the technology sector. Keltec, which has annual revenues in the region of £15 million, will enhance Annodata’s hosting capabilities and consolidate its move into cloud. The trading entities will be maintained and will become wholly owned by Annodata Limited. As a result of the acquisition, Annodata will have annual revenues in excess of £78 million and 380 employees.
Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Bracknell, UK, Keltec has a wealth of experience in delivering end-to-end IT solutions to customers of all sizes nationwide. The company holds a range of industry accreditations, including HP Gold Partner, VMware Enterprise Solution Provider and Veeam Gold Pro Partner status, and stands as one of HP’s top 30 partners in the UK.
The customers of both organisations will benefit from a wider range of services and the knowledge that the enlarged company is on a strong financial footing, with greater purchasing power in the market. The newly enlarged business will have an end-to-end service portfolio that encompasses managed print and document management services, Unified Communications, enterprise mobility, virtualisation and disaster recovery.
Andrew Harman, Annodata’s Managing Director, stated: “Today’s acquisition is the first example of our new growth plans in the UK. The mass adoption across all industries of IT-as-a-service is leading to wholesale transformation in the technology sector and Annodata has always moved in step with its customers. We see cloud computing as a key opportunity for us to expand beyond our traditional business boundaries. Keltec will complement our existing service portfolio, which includes unified communications, managed print and document services, cloud and mobile device management.
“Keltec’s reputation in the industry, complementary portfolio of services and nation-wide reach made it an incredibly attractive proposition and a natural fit for Annodata. Over the coming months we intend to integrate the company in full and Keltec’s staff will play a pivotal role in this process. Their skills and experience will be invaluable as we continue to grow the business,” he continued.
NOTES TO EDITORS
About Annodata Founded in 1988, Annodata is a managed services provider specialising in the efficient flow of information using the most effective types of communication. With annual revenues in excess of £78 million, the company brings together a range of specialist services including managed print services, unified communications, document management and software, mobile telephony, communication services and cloud hosting services.
With clients in the private and public sector, its team of specialists understand the needs of small and large organisations in all sectors and can help re-design business processes in-house or through a fully managed service.
The company has long-standing relationships with leading global enterprises including 02, Avaya, Kyocera, HP, Mitel and Ricoh giving businesses access to the latest technologies, future-proofing the enterprise.
About Keltec Ltd
Keltec is a leading IT infrastructure company and provider of IT solutions, support and fully managed service. For more than 20 years we have helped our customers address their issues with designing, implementing, managing and supporting IT infrastructures. We are a partner that businesses rely on for leading know-how and expertise, enabling their infrastructures to make the most efficient use of IT, and making sure that our customers maximise their IT investments. We aim to help them achieve business efficiency through optimum IT solutions and infrastructures, aligned with business objectives. We have a long-standing reputation for excellence in working with customers, and for ‘going that extra mile’ in providing end-to-end IT solutions and services within a wide range of industry sectors.
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