Deal completed last week

DCS London acquires Scanplus

Page: "This is a great fit for DCS and is part of our growth strategy"
Page: "This is a great fit for DCS and is part of our growth strategy"

DCS London has acquired commercial printer Scanplus to support its growth.

Based in the Royal Victoria Dock area of the city, DCS completed its acquisition of Croydon-based Scanplus last Friday (10 November).

DCS managing director Barry Page told Printweek: “This is a great fit for DCS and is part of our growth strategy.

“As part of the acquisition, DCS will inherit a new client base which we will look to sell all of our products and services to.”

He added: “Part of the attraction is they produce record sleeves which they sell online, so this is something that we’re going to promote.”

According to its website, Scanplus also offers business cards, brochures and booklets, books, calendars, leaflets and flyers, catalogues, direct mail, roller banners, display graphics, and magazines, among various other services.

Scanplus managing director Bernard Healy will remain with the business, working alongside the DCS senior management team.

“I’ve known Bernard for a number of years, so the deal came about through our conversations and friendship.”

Scanplus will now be known as ‘Scanplus, part of the DCS Group’. Page said that as part of the deal DCS would inherit Scanplus’ Xerox digital machines, and finishing kit including a Duplo iSaddle, a Horizon perfect binder, and a Duplo PFI digital cutter.

DCS already runs Xerox Iridesse and Ricoh digital printers, plus a 10-colour Epson SureColor S80600 and Canon large-format printers, which it uses to produce print and vinyl for events, including at the nearby London Excel.

Former DG3 managing director Page acquired DCS London in June 2020 alongside business partner David Gibbons.