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Barcodes Group Announces Acquisition of Emkat

Posted October 8, 2019
Emkat, a Barcodes Group Company

Emkat Acquired by Barcodes Group

Press Release

Barcodes Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Minneapolis based company, Emkat, a hardware integration company focused on delivering innovative solutions for mobile computing and barcode devices. This is the fifth acquisition made by Barcodes Group following its partnership with Odyssey Investment Partners. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

“We are excited to grow the Barcodes team with the talented individuals of Emkat,” said Barcodes Group President & CEO Dan Nettesheim. “Together, we will leverage our expanding capabilities and comprehensive solutions for an enhanced customer experience. We look forward to supporting the Emkat team’s growth with our robust infrastructure.”

Chris Kane, owner of Emkat, said, “With the growth in the healthcare vertical, aligning with Barcodes Inc will allow for increased capabilities and offerings to our diverse healthcare clients. We are proud of the reputation we have built over 20 years since inception and look forward to building upon this success with Barcode Inc.”

Brad Kieley, Emkat’s Chief Executive Officer, stated of the acquisition, “We are excited to partner with the leader in our industry. We view this as incredibly positive for our customers, staff, vendors, and strategic software partnerships. We are so thankful to all who have helped us to grow along the way and are confident this new strategy will enhance our solutions, and give our customers added resources, systems, and capabilities.”

About Barcodes Group: Barcodes Group, headquartered in Chicago, IL and with corporate over across the U.S., Canada, and Europe, is a leading information technology solution provider with more than a 25-year history of providing products and services to automate businesses. The Company’s data capture products, which include barcoding, RFID, mobile, people identification, and wireless networking devices, and integration and managed services enable customers to improve productivity and profitability in their businesses. Barcodes has partnered with Odyssey Investment Partners to leverage their private equity capital and experience to drive strategic growth.

For more information contact:

USA:

Lorna Malja, Marketing Manager [email protected] Phone: 1-312-582-4893

Barcodes Group Expands its UK Presence with Acquisition of Essentra

Posted August 5, 2019
Barcodes Group welcomes Essentra Security into the family.

Essentra Security Acquired by Digital ID Group, a Barcodes Group Company.

PRESS RELEASE

MANCHESTER, UK

Digital ID, the UK ID Card and Access Control business of Barcodes Group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Oxford based company, Essentra Security, a trading division of Essentra Components. As part of the Components division of Essentra plc, Essentra Security is one of the UK’s most recognized ID card companies specializing in the supply of ID card printers, consumables and accessories to a well-established client base of both end users and trade customers. The acquisition cements Digital ID’s position as the UK’s leading ID card company with 100+ staff located across four offices throughout the UK.

Jonathan Fell, Managing Director of the Digital ID Group, said, “Essentra has an excellent reputation in the industry, an impressive team of staff and loyal client base. This acquisition enables the Digital ID Group to evolve its growth strategy to enhance the organic growth we have achieved already this year, and I very much look forward to working with the Essentra team. We now have a real wealth of passion and experience in every department within the business, and I’m looking forward to the journey over the next few years.”

Simon Jones, Commercial Director at Essentra Security, said, “With our specialist industry knowledge and technical expertise combined with strategic manufacturer relations, we represent a sound opportunity for Digital ID to expand their leading UK presence further. We can already see a benefit in joining our processes and systems to offer customers a simpler and easier ordering experience. Our trade customers can expect our promise of an enhanced ordering portal to come to fruition imminently. On a personal note, I look forward to being part of the Digital ID Group and working with a team of dedicated professionals.”

The Essentra Security team will remain based in Kidlington, Oxfordshire but will not retain the Essentra brand. In the future, the company will sell commercially under the Digital ID brand to enhance the company’s strong market presence and leverage the Digital ID brand.

About Digital ID: Launched in 1990, Digital ID is the UK’s largest ID card company, helping businesses and organizations of all sizes with their ID cards and access control requirements. Now in its 29th year, the business has 65 staff located at the company’s head office in Stockport, a 9.8 customer review rating on TrustPilot, and works directly with some of the UK’S leading brands such as the BBC, Nike, DHL, HMRC, Manchester United and many more.

About Barcodes Group: Barcodes Group, headquartered in Chicago, IL and with corporate offices across the U.S., Canada, and Europe, is a leading information technology solution provider with more than a 25-year history of providing products and services to automate businesses. The Company’s data capture products, which include barcoding, RFID, mobile, people identification, and wireless networking devices, and integration and managed services enable customers to improve productivity and profitability in their businesses. Barcodes has partnered with Odyssey Investment Partners to leverage their private equity capital and experience to drive strategic growth.

For more information contact:

USA:

Lorna Malja, Marketing Manager [email protected] Phone: 1-312-582-4893

Barcodes Announces Recent Acquisition of Informs, Inc.

Posted June 12, 2019

Barcodes has acquired Informs, Inc., an AIDC solutions provider in Holland, MI. Together, they will continue to provide the best service and solutions.

 

CHICAGO, June 11

 

Barcodes, Inc. is proud to announce the recent acquisition of Informs, Inc., an AIDC solutions provider with a strategic focus on consumables and custom labels sales in Holland, MI. The recent merger with Informs Inc., increases Barcodes, Inc. capabilities in consumables and furthers the goal to be the biggest and best solution provider in the industry.

Dan Nettesheim, President & CEO of Barcodes, Inc. said, “We are excited to add the talented individuals of Informs to the Barcodes team. Together, we will serve the customers of Informs and bring forward the resources of a global company to meet their needs. We look forward to supporting the Informs team’s growth with our robust infrastructure.”

The new combined entity with a shared common vision to provide the best customer experience, will help customers achieve their strategic objectives for a more connected enterprise.

About Barcodes, Inc.  

Barcodes, Inc. with corporate offices across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K., is a leading information technology solution provider with more than a 20-year history of providing products and services to automate businesses. Barcodes has partnered with private equity firms to leverage their capital and experience to drive strategic growth.

About Informs, Inc.  

Informs, Inc. is an AIDC solutions provider with a strategic focus on consumables and custom labels sales in Holland, MI. Informs provides insightful consulting and superior, cutting-edge solutions for data collection, management, and tracking to create custom solutions for small to large international corporations.

For more information contact:

Lorna Malja, Marketing Manager

[email protected]

312.582.4893

OCR Canada Ltd. Acquires QSG

Posted March 5, 2019

PRESS RELEASE

March 5, 2019

OCR Canada Ltd. and QSG Inc.  have approved a definitive agreement in which OCR Canada will acquire QSG effective March 5th, 2019.

Under the Barcodes Group, OCR Canada has seen incredible growth, continuing to be Canada’s leading value-added reseller.  Executive management is confident that this acquisition will allow OCR Canada to best serve the Canadian Market in its entirety, providing the best solutions and service available.

Dan Nettesheim, President & CEO of Barcodes Group, the parent company of OCR Canada, stated, “We are excited to add the talented individuals of QSG to the OCR Canada team. Together, we will serve the customers of QSG and bring forward the resources of a global company to meet their needs. This merger makes OCR Canada the leading solution provider of data capture and wireless technologies and services in Canada.”

Gilles Guadreault, CEO and Owner of QSG Canada, added, “We felt our customers would be best cared for by Barcodes Group’s OCR Canada team going forward. OCR Canada has an excellent reputation for putting the customer first, shipping on time, having deep technical resources and providing superb value-added services. I trust in Dan’s leadership to take the QSG business forward to reach its full potential.”

QSG:  
QSG is a Canadian specialty systems integrator focused on field and supply chain mobility.  A reseller of thermal printers and recognized as a Tier 1 provider in enterprise mobility solutions, specializing in complex projects and companies with a wide network of manufacturing plants and distribution centers. They were founded in 1995 under the name, Viascan and over the years we have merged with several companies including Étiquettes Uno, Lazertherm, Qdata and QSG. In 2016, by repurchasing their Canadian assets they became QSG Inc.

Barcodes Group:
Barcodes group, parent company of Barcodes, Inc. and OCR Canada, Ltd., headquartered in Chicago, IL and with corporate offices across the U.S., Canada, and Europe, is a leading information technology solution provider with more than a 25-year history of providing products and services to automate businesses. The Company’s data capture products, which include barcoding, RFID, mobile, people identification, and wireless networking devices, and integration and managed services enable customers to improve productivity and profitability in their businesses. Barcodes has partnered with Odyssey Investment Partners to leverage their private equity capital and experience to drive strategic growth.

For more information contact:

USA:

Lorna Maljia, Marketing Manager
[email protected]
Phone: 1-312-582-4893

OCR Canada:

Toll free: 1-800-853-7226 Phone: 1-905-475-5505
Fax: 1-905-475-0566 Email: [email protected]
Address: 25 Royal Crest Court, Suite 100 Markham, Ontario, L3R 9X4, Canada
Eastern CanadaToll free: 1-877-853-7226 Hull, Québec, Canada; Montréal, Québec, Canada; Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Western CanadaToll free: 1-888-853-7226 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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BARCODES, INC. ANNOUNCES INVESTMENT BY ODYSSEY INVESTMENT PARTNERS

Posted January 23, 2019

CHICAGO, January 23, 2019 – Barcodes, Inc. announced today that Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC invested in the Company to acquire it from Cortec Group.  Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Chicago, Barcodes is a leading solution provider of products, software, and services used to automate the supply chain. The Company’s solutions enable businesses to digitally capture and act on data related to their assets, people, and transactions.  Barcodes has historically sold to small and medium-sized businesses, and more recently, is also serving large enterprises in the design, deployment, and support of supply chain automation. The Company’s products, which include barcoding, RFID, mobile devices, networking, and related technology peripherals, enable customers to improve productivity and the customer experience in their businesses. To deploy and maintain these devices, Barcodes offers value-added services including system design, configuration, integration, and technical support services. For more information on, please contact us

CEO Daniel Nettesheim and the management team will continue to lead the business under Odyssey’s ownership and have invested in the transaction.  Mr. Nettesheim has been an owner of the business since 2005. 

Mr. Nettesheim said: “The Company continues to provide the latest technology and services to make it easy for our customers to quickly automate and improve their operations and customer experiences. Cortec has played a critical role in funding our investments and helping us to drive strategic growth. We are excited to now partner with Odyssey given their experience and track record of driving growth in market leading companies.”  

Craig Staub, a Managing Principal of Odyssey, said: “Barcodes has built leading platforms in highly fragmented and growing markets, and is led by a deep and experienced leadership team. We are excited to pursue an aggressive growth strategy to capitalize on Barcodes’ unique business model, incorporating industry leading websites, deep technical expertise and value-added professional services.” 

About Barcodes, Inc.  

Barcodes, Inc. with corporate offices across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K., is a leading information technology solution provider with more than a 20-year history of providing products and services to automate businesses. Barcodes has partnered with private equity firms to leverage their capital and experience to drive strategic growth.  

For more information contact:  

Lorna Malja, Marketing Manager 

[email protected]

312.582.4893