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Christmas comes early for local print firm

Published 21st Dec 2015 by Rebecca Walker

Christmas has come early for Elland-based ABS Independent Copier Solutions (ABS ICS), the distribution arm of ABS UK Ltd, which is celebrating a record month of sales, with sales of over £130,000.

The company, which supplies the DEVELOP range of multifunctional devices, consumables, parts and managed print software to photocopier businesses throughout the UK, sold 50 devices in its last month of trading and saw an increase in sales of over £2,000 in November. ABS ICS has an annual turnover of just over £1m and has had a record breaking year.

ABS ICS helps smaller photocopier suppliers which often struggle to meet the strict minimum order regulations of large copier manufacturers. ABS stocks over 100 machines, consumables and parts in its Halifax warehouse and is geared up to support its customers via a small, but dedicated team of five personnel.

ABS ICS was originally set-up in 2008 in response to a request from Panasonic for ABS UK Ltd to become the major supplier of photocopying equipment in the North of England.

Following a year working with Panasonic, ABS was also approached by DSales Ltd, the exclusive UK distributor for the DEVELOP range of digital multifunctional devices, to be an authorised distributor of DEVELOP products.

Since 2010 ABS ICS has gone from strength-to-strength from a supplier base of 20 to 60.

Sally Roberts, dealer support manager at ABS ICS says of the achievement: "We may only be a small team of five, but we have come a long way since our inception in 2008 and now have dealers in Scotland, Wales, Norfolk, the Isle of Man and with new, innovative products now available we hope to increase our dealer base by 20% in the next year"


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