Ricoh Europe, 07 January 2019 – Upfront, the IT division of Ricoh Belgium, has expanded its operations further in Brussels and into Flemish Brabant through the acquisition of local IT company, TeleSafe.
Based in Wemmel, Belgium, for over 10 years, TeleSafe is a dedicated IT Services (ITS) company focused on four main areas of Managed Services, VoIP, Cloud Solutions and GDPR. Ricoh customers are now set to benefit from an even more extensive range of ITS solutions and support. The acquisition will see TeleSafe staff remain in their current positions.
Daniel Van Isterdael, Managing Partner at TeleSafe, says: “Joining a large group such as Upfront / Ricoh opens up greater development opportunities for us than we could ever have imagined to date.”
Eric Gryson, CEO Ricoh Belgium & Luxembourg, adds: “Our aim has always been to assist businesses in improving the efficiency of their document management processes, as well as the way they work and their business flows. This means providing them with all of the services they need. As time has gone by, we have consolidated our range of products by offering a whole series of other services – including IT services – in addition to our printers and MFPs. Making TeleSafe part of our Upfront IT division will enable us to develop our IT business in Brussels and Flemish Brabant more quickly. I am delighted that we have been able to join forces to offer top-quality IT services across the whole of Belgium.”
Alberto Mariani, Senior Vice President of Office Services, Ricoh Europe, concludes: “This exciting acquisition furthers strengthens our IT Services business and is part of our strategy to invest and grow, organically and inorganically, in the Office Services space. I look forward to witnessing the unwavering focus of the local team to help customers’ meet key business priorities.”