Merger strengthens AVI-SPL’s global presence with addition of top talent and resources to provide innovative technology for collaborative workplace environments
TORONTO – October 4, 2017 – AVI-SPL, the global leader in transformative audio visual and collaboration technology, today announced the acquisition of Canadian integration firm Sharp’s Audio Visual (“Sharp’s”), becoming the first national provider of AV and collaboration technology solutions in Canada. With the addition of Sharp’s to its existing operation in Canada, AVI-SPL will significantly enhance and expand its ability to design, build, manage, and support collaboration technology deployments for organizations throughout Canada and around the world.
Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Sharp’s has eight locations across six provinces in Canada. Founded in 1923, the company is a trusted technology solutions partner for many of today’s most recognizable organizations worldwide. Sharp’s 94-year history of success is linked to its dedication and track-record of innovation, and commitment to its customer’s needs. Together as one, AVI-SPL and Sharp’s will optimize these values to provide transformative technology that creates meaningful experiences and brand value for its clients across Canada and around the world.
“Our goal was to substantially increase our local presence and resources throughout Canada, to provide best-in-class services and responsiveness for our customers, while further enhancing our global delivery capabilities to assure a consistent customer experience worldwide,” said AVI-SPL CEO John Zettel. “The Sharp’s team brings vast experience, talent and reach to our team, and I am incredibly excited to have them joining our AVI-SPL family.”
Following the merger announcement, current Sharp’s’ customers will be provided 24/7 Global Help Desk support and new remote monitoring and management capabilities via AVI-SPL’s Unify ME Symphony platform to proactively assess the health and usage of their collaborative environments worldwide. The companies’ unification will form the industry’s most certified team of engineers and technicians in Canada and worldwide, a valuable offering that intrigued each firm from the beginning.
“We were eager to jump on this exceptional opportunity to enhance our local offering, and to provide a truly global solution for our multinational customers based in Canada,” said Jeff Faber, president and CEO of Sharp’s. “We are looking forward to the new capabilities and experiences we’ll be able to provide for our customers.”
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AVI-SPL is a global business partner providing organizations worldwide with transformative AV and UC technology solutions and award-winning managed services to create meaningful experiences and brand value for its customers. With a passionate team, including the industry’s most certified experts, we design, build, manage, and support collaborative workplace environments that bring people together and spark success. Visit AVISPL.com to learn more, or connect with AVI-SPL on Twitter and LinkedIn.
About Sharp’s Audio Visual
Based in Calgary, Alberta, Sharp’s Audio Visual has been serving the Canadian audio visual marketplace since 1923 through its branch offices in Vancouver, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax. Sharp’s specializes in the design and integration of audio visual systems technology for meeting and collaborative spaces, digital signage solutions, classroom technologies and lecture theaters.