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Canford acquires Enclosure Systems

Canford has acquired cabinet and rack manufacturer Enclosure Systems (ES), its principal supplier of 19-inch racks for the last 10 years. Canford will take over manufacturing and distribution of the ES range, moving production and warehousing from Kent to the HQ in Washington, UK.

Canford has acquired cabinet and rack manufacturer Enclosure Systems (ES), its principal supplier of 19 inch racks for the last 10 years. Going forward, Canford will take over manufacturing and distribution of the ES range, moving the production and warehousing operation from Kent to its head office in Washington, UK. “Having made many acquisitions over our 36 year history, including relocating an entire warehousing operation from London to Washington over a single weekend, we are well practiced at the logistics planning for this type of activity,” said Iain Elliott, Canford’s founder and director. ES’s sales manager Chas Luchford, is also joining Canford to make the transition as seamless as possible “Continuity is key, and the product range and pricing is unchanged. Chas Luchford brings with him all the experiences, personal contacts and relationships, so apart from the heading on the invoice, nothing (not even part numbers) changes,” noted Elliott. Canford’s chief executive, Leif Friestad, commented on the acquisition: “We had been looking to enhance our 19 inch rack product offering for some time, and when the ES product range became available it was the obvious solution for everyone including both our existing and Enclosure Systems’ own customers who will continue to benefit from high service levels on high quality products. It is an obvious complement to the range of rackmount products that we manufacture at our Dorset operation – just a little larger!” In related Canford news, the company has also added Roland to its range of distributed brands. Canford had a selection of Roland products on display at the recent PLASA Focus: Leeds, where the new distribution announcement was made. www.canford.co.ukwww.roland.co.uk

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