June 13, 2014 Phoenix Arizona – LMI Solutions (LMI), an R2 certified manufacturer, distributor and recycler of award winning replacement toner cartridges, today announced the strategic acquisition of Global Printer Services, a manufacturer and distributor of premium quality remanufactured printers expanding its award winning portfolio of products and services for imaging dealers, distributors, IT VARS, and other managed print providers.
As the two companies join forces, customers will be empowered to take complete control of their fleet profitability by sourcing top quality remanufactured printer hardware and remanufactured print consumables directly from the manufacturer. Further, the combined company will streamline previous complexities associated with providing an environmentally responsible product and service offering throughout the print life cycle.
“We’re joining the key capabilities of both companies to answer market demand and provide further products and services to better partner in our customers’ success,” stated Gary Willert President & CEO of LMI Solutions. “Global Printer Services brings a new depth of expertise and a service-focused team that will work in concert with us to convert our mutual strengths into profitability and sustainability opportunities for customers of both companies. I look forward to working with Bruce and the rest of the GPS team to further expand our ability to help our customers expand their business models.”
Founded in 1996 by Bruce Andre, Global Printer Services (GPS) has established itself as the preferred choice of thousands of customers for high quality remanufactured printers throughout the United States. GPS offers a model that has been the cornerstone of success for profitable printer fleet management, Managed Print Services (MPS), and service swap scenarios.
Global Printer Services is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin with additional distribution centers in Minneapolis and Las Vegas. GPS currently manufactures ready-to-ship printer models and is the nation's largest remanufacturer of HP laser printers. Over the past twelve months, GPS shipped over 18,000 remanufactured printers to customers looking to not only gain a 30 – 40% profit improvement over buying new print devices but take advantage of further profitability through lower cost remanufactured toner.
“LMI and GPS have operated as partners for years and we’re excited to expand the relationship with new MPS centric products and services,” stated Bruce Andre, Founder & President of Global Printer Services. “In looking at the printer marketplace, remanufactured printers are starting to follow the same evolution as remanufactured toner cartridges have for the past twenty years. As our customers continue to grow their remanufactured printer business, it is great to have a partner, such as LMI, who has gone through a similar progression. We now have the combined strength and infrastructure of LMI and GPS to support the products and services we know dealers and distributors are seeking. It’s a true win-win for both companies, our mutual customers and our employees.”
Customers looking to learn more about how they can strengthen their value proposition with the LMI combination with GPS are encouraged to contact their account representative or visit the respective company website to learn more.
LMI Solutions is an R2 certified manufacturer, distributor and recycler of premium replacement toner cartridges, related imaging supplies and services across the United States and Canada. LMI distributes more than 5,000 SKUs, including the most popular OEM products, and is a recognized global leader for Managed Print Services and Support.
In 2013, BTA channel member voting selected LMI as the Winner of "Best Remanufactured Cartridges" following recognition from the MPSA and the coveted Readers Choice Award for the industry's "Best MPS Program" and "MPS Infrastructure Provider".
GPS is a manufacturer, distributor and recycler of high quality remanufactured printers across the United States. GPS distributes more than 2,000 SKUs and is the recognized in the United States as the leader for remanufactured printers.
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