CUK Audio, a UK- and Ireland-based solutions distributor for the AV, installation, live and MI markets, has acquired Tukans Limited, another UK distributor of video and pro audio solutions.
Stuart Thomson, managing director of CUK Audio, commented: “A few years ago, as CUK Audio started its transition into supplying video products, I realised that Tukans would be a great fit with us. I’m delighted that Yvonne and Andrew shared my vision and could see how this acquisition would benefit both companies.”
The acquisition enhances CUK’s expertise and expands the solutions both companies can offer their clients. It also reinforces CUK’s commitment to those customers looking for innovative video products, following the recent addition of video specialist, Andrew Smith, to the role of director of business development.
Simon Druce, sales director at CUK added: “Adding Tukans to the CUK Audio group is just one part of our strategy to strengthen our partnership with current and future customers, by providing them with advanced technical solutions, not only for audio but also video, system control, and data networking. The expectations of end users are changing fast and we want to be there to help our customers meet and exceed those expectations.”
Tukans will continue to operate as an independent company from their base in York, although logistics, accounting and IT for the group will be consolidated centrally at CUK Audio’s East Kilbride headquarters. The operational change will enable the best use of resources throughout the group and allow both teams to better support their growing client base.
Yvonne Womersley, general manager of Tukans, said: “For Andrew Popely and I, the last 14 years have been great fun, and we are both proud of what we have created. However, we are delighted to be joining CUK Audio for the next phase of our journey. Gaining access to a much larger sales and technical resource will certainly benefit Tukans customers and suppliers. There is a wealth of knowledge and expertise in both companies and I’m looking forward to the journey ahead of us.”