Deal was effective from 1 December

Aurora acquires Blue Sky Digital

Deal "promises mutual enhancements for both entities"
Deal "promises mutual enhancements for both entities"

Aurora Managed Services has acquired Blue Sky Digital in a strategic move.

As well as offering a broad range of managed print services, telecoms, print fleet optimisation, document security, eco-friendly printing initiatives, and smart building management, Aurora supplies production printers from Ricoh, Konica Minolta, Canon, and Kyocera.

It recently opened a new office in Newcastle to better serve the North East of England. It also has offices in London, Hertford, Ipswich, Coventry, Blackburn, Reading, and Leeds.

Blue Sky Digital, meanwhile, which has bases in Pontyclun and Bristol, offers a range of similar managed print and related services, and supplies production printers from Konica Minolta.

It was established in 2011 by brothers Ian and Neil Brewer and serves sectors including education and local government.

The acquisition, which was effective from 1 December, “promises mutual enhancements for both entities” according to Aurora.

Andy Moffitt, CEO of Aurora, said: “The addition of Blue Sky Digital to Aurora brings about a considerable expansion in scale and geographical presence, aligning seamlessly with our mergers and acquisitions (M&A) strategy.

“Moreover, the shared ethos between our cultures is a testament to this union. Ian and Neil have fostered a remarkable business with a strong brand identity that we are committed to preserving.

“We are thrilled that they will continue their exceptional work as we collectively build upon the impressive track record of Blue Sky Digital, ushering in further innovative solutions for our customers.”

Ian Brewer, managing director of Blue Sky Digital, added: “We are truly excited about joining the Aurora Managed Services Group and eagerly anticipate furthering our footprint within Wales and the South West.

“Our interactions with the Aurora board members and senior management solidify our belief that this partnership is the perfect fit for Blue Sky.

“With the additional services now available to us, we are poised to extend greater value to our loyal customer base.

“We are invigorated and optimistic about the future as we integrate into the Aurora family. To our existing customers, rest assured, we are committed to maintaining the same proactive service levels with our dedicated team members at your service.”