Two industry leaders combine to elevate customers’ hybrid work and learning transformations.
TAMPA, Fla. – December 6, 2021 – AVI-SPL, the world’s leading digital enablement solutions provider, today announces its formal agreement to acquire SKC Communications, a Kansas City-based collaboration technology company, bringing together two companies focused on empowering hybrid work and learning experiences to help people work smarter and live better.
Organizations of every size and segment are making unified communications and collaboration (UCC) the nucleus of their hybrid work and learning strategies. The combined companies are in an incredible position to lead the way, advance their mission, and accelerate their growth in this dynamic, growing, and transformative space. The acquisition also enhances the combined companies’ ability to give its growing customer base additional serviceable geographies and added capabilities across each of AVI-SPL and SKC core competencies.
SKC’s expertise in cloud voice services and unified communications as a service (UCaaS) adds to AVI-SPL’s comprehensive solutions portfolio that enables customer hybrid work strategies and helps their employees around the world feel more connected and engaged whether remote or in the office. Adding to AVI-SPL’s already mature UCC practices with Cisco, Google, Microsoft, and Zoom, SKC brings a rich legacy of voice communication solutions, including IP telephony and headsets, as well as long-standing partnerships with leading UCaaS providers like Avaya and deep experience helping customers migrate to cloud-based voice technologies.
“SKC has built deep relationships across its loyal customer base, offering best-of-breed UCC enterprise enablement. We’re thrilled to partner with such an incredibly talented team and welcome them to AVI-SPL,” said John Zettel, CEO of AVI-SPL. “As a combined company, we’ll be able to offer more services over more geographies to all of our customers as we look to become the UCC services provider and employer of choice in the U.S. and around the world.”
SKC Communications, headquartered in Shawnee, Ks., has a strong presence and outstanding reputation in the central and eastern U.S. regions. SKC complements AVI-SPL’s global footprint of 52 offices with added locations and scale throughout the North America market, and reinforces its dedication to customer experience, adding new operations and talented teams within reach of customers.
“As part of AVI-SPL, we’ll deliver greater value to customers at a greater scale with a broader and deeper UCC portfolio,” said Tray Vedock, Chairman of SKC. “We are excited about the future of the company and what it means for our customers as we continue to build on the foundations created by our incredible employees and partners over the last three decades.”
Like AVI-SPL, SKC offers an omnichannel approach to customer experience. From its heritage as a distributor, SKC established an online sales channel that today is the world’s largest direct reseller of Poly headsets. AVI-SPL has a robust e-procurement channel, serving enterprise and higher education customers. Together, customers will have quick and easy access to a more extensive product catalog powered by personalized service.
The AVI-SPL acquisition of SKC enhances customer experience through deepened UCC voice expertise, stronger U.S. geographic presence, and more robust e-commerce sales. It similarly enhances employee experience by adding new talented teammates and providing new opportunities for all to thrive and grow. AVI-SPL and SKC also are a great cultural fit with a like minded commitment to social responsibility, sustainability, community, and giving back – values our customers also share.
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AVI-SPL is a digital enablement solutions provider who transforms how people and technology connect to elevate experiences, create new value, and enable organizations to thrive and grow. We are the largest provider of collaboration technology solutions, which include our award-winning managed services. AVI-SPL’s highly-trained team works hand in hand with organizations worldwide – including over 80% of Fortune 100 companies – to strategize, design, deploy, manage, and support AV and UC solutions that are simple to use, scalable, serviceable, and measurable to ensure business objectives are achieved. Visit AVISPL.com to learn more, or connect with AVI-SPL on Twitter and LinkedIn.
About SKC Communications
SKC Communications designs, builds, and manages technology for unified collaboration using A/V, UC, cloud voice, and headsets to seamlessly collaborate, communicate, and connect. SKC develops long-standing business relationships by exceeding customer expectations and providing unparalleled service and support. Visit SKC’s website at skccom.com, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Headquartered in Kansas City with regional offices in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New York, Oklahoma City, and Omaha, SKC has over 35 years of experience with 300+ employees that bring a wide range of experience and technical certifications to serve our clients nationwide.
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