Visual Edge Technology, Inc. Acquires CopyRight, Unites Dealership With Long-Time Competitor Graphic Enterprises Office Solutions, Inc.
North Canton, Ohio — If you had told Randy Muntean, founder of CopyRight of Canton, Ohio, that the company he built from scratch would one day be united with his fiercest competitor, he may not have believed you. But the 30-year legacy of a hands-on, customer-focused owner is just what made CopyRight the perfect choice for Visual Edge Technology’s 21st office equipment dealer acquisition.
The move is right in line with Visual Edge’s strategy of buying strong dealerships, namely smaller ones like CopyRight, and uniting them with one of the company’s existing businesses, like Graphic Enterprises.
As stated, the two dealerships have long competed with one another but had “a healthy respect for one another,” says Visual Edge’s Chief Operating Officer and President of Graphic Enterprises, Brian Frank. So much so, that when Muntean was looking to retire and enjoy the fruits of his labor, he reached out to Frank.
In a letter sent to CopyRight customers earlier this month, Muntean stated that it was important to find a local company that could carry on his legacy. “Graphic Enterprises has been a leader in the industry for nearly 50 years and I am confident that they will carry on CopyRight’s legacy of excellent service on a consistent basis,” says Muntean.
“He really respected the way we have taken care of our customers over the years. He was really looking out for his customers and he chose us,” says Frank. “This will be a seamless transition, with the only real change being the name. The customers chose to work with CopyRight for a reason, and I want to allow them to continue with the same feeling, as if they were still working with Randy”
With strategic growth plans ahead for Graphic Enterprises, Frank added, “There are a lot of entrepreneurs out there who are looking for someone to partner with so eventually they have an exit strategy,” says Frank, “This is a win-win for CopyRight and Graphic Enterprises.”
About Graphic Enterprises Office Solutions, Inc.
Formed in 1970 in Canton, Ohio, Graphic Enterprises Office Solutions, Inc. is a leader in the office equipment industry and provides northeast Ohio businesses with an award-winning combination of equipment sales and service. Graphic Enterprises is a dynamic business that embraces technology and the changing needs of its customers. Graphic Enterprises has received Konica Minolta’s prestigious Pro-Tech Service Award every year since its inception in 1988. The company employs over 100 people in Canton, Akron, Youngstown, Dover, Toledo, and surrounding areas. www.geiohio.com
About Visual Edge Technology, Inc.
Visual Edge Technology, a family of Office and IT Solutions Companies, incorporates a strategy of operating through established dealerships across the U.S., focused on providing a broad line of office solutions, including the sale and service of automated multifunction products, wide-format solutions, managed print services, document management software, network management services, and IT solutions. Visual Edge sells products supplied by Konica Minolta, Canon, Xerox, HP, Kyocera, Sharp, Samsung and Toshiba. Through its acquisition strategy, Visual Edge will continue to identify successful companies that focus on providing simple solutions to complex challenges.