Mega-merge in EDM market
French EDM group Spigraph International has finalised the acquisition of 100% of the shares in its Swiss counterpart Dicom International for an undisclosed amount. Already leaders of technologies linked to document capture and processing in their respective markets, Dicom and Spigraph are uniting their know-how over more than 20 countries through more than 6,000 resellers : Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dubai, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia and the United Kingdom. This merger gives rise to the biggest Value Added Distributor (VAD) on the document capture market in the EMEA zone (Europe, Middle East, Africa). With this new group, the biggest scanner manufacturers and software publishers on the capture market are sure of securing a particularly efficient shop window to durably develop the market. As the core of its ecosystem, the new VAD will ensure optimisation of their product ranges and the marketing and sales dynamics that only a leader can provide. Also, Dicom/Spigraph Group customers and partners will now have access to a wider range of professional products and services, and the expertise that goes with it, which is unique on the document capture market. The promotion of this portfolio relies on a stable organisation of over 400 people, and a turnover of €130 million. Further to this merger, Wayne Davey, previously CEO of Spigraph, becomes CEO of the group. Joachim Froning, previously CEO at Dicom, becomes Senior Vice President of Dicom/Spigraph Distribution. The group's head office will remain in Spigraph's headquarters in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, France. No details of the reorganisation have yet been published regarding the countries where both companies are present: Belgium (20 km between Dicom and Spigraph), France (Dicom near Paris, Spigraph near Grenoble), Germany (80 km between Dicom and Spigraph), the Netherlands (50 km between Dicom and Spigraph), Sweden (Dicom near Göteborg, Spigraph near Stockholm), Switzerland (50 km between Dicom and Spigraph) and the United Kingdom (50 km between Dicom and Spigraph, both west of London). Until further notice, the Dicom brand ought to be kept.
More Kofax for Spigraph
On Salons Solutions event, EDM VAD Spigraph has unveiled an extension to its partnership with Kofax. Spigraph is now allowed to distribute through its offices in Algeria, Belgium, France, Germany, Morocco, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia and the United Kingdom the "Kofax Transformation Modules", which can be used to automatize business processes.
Wayne Davey joins Spigraph International as CEO
France: EDM VAD Spigraph International has appointed Wayne Davey as Chief Executing Officer (CEO). Wayne Davey joins Spigraph International from HP, where he was Vice President of HP Laserjet Printing Hardware & Solutions, EMEA. The appointment has been made to bolster the Spigraph's international growth and expansion strategy, and strengthen the company’s international management structure. A British national, Wayne Davey brings with him over 20 years of international business experience, including 14 years of senior management within HP. He will manage the international presence of Spigraph, currently in Algeria, Germany, Morocco, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia and the United Kingdom.
Spigraph distributes Kofax Capture and Kofax Express
EDM VAD Spigraph has signed an EMEA partnership with Kofax, a provider of smart process applications for the business critical First Mile of customer interactions. The agreement signed between Kofax and Spigraph will give Kofax a wider reach to the European market for its Distribution products and strengthens Spigraph's software portfolio with packaged software including content extraction capabilities. This partnership is the natural alliance of two players focusing exclusively on the Capture part of the ECM Market. Spigraph will propose Kofax distribution software, including Virtual ReScan, Kofax Express and Kofax Capture, through its offices in Algeria, France, Germany, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Tunisia and the United Kingdom.
Spigraph includes HP in its hardware range
France : EDM VAD Spigraph and HP have signed an agreement on the distribution of scanners. The distributor has listed 13 HP scanners including the latest networked scanners. Ultimately, Spigraph would like to develop this brand in territories covered in Europe and Africa.