Voiteq Ltd, the UK supplier of Voice-directed warehousing solutions, has acquired a majority stake in Teknix sarl, one of France's fastest growing Voice providers. The acquisition is part of a continued market expansion strategy to grow in Europe and North America; the French organisation will be known as Voiteq-Teknix and will be part of the Centriq Group.
Both companies already provide solutions based on Vocollect Voice, the solution for Voice-directed work; with Voiteq having a large number of Vocollect certified Voice professionals. The merged organisation will be one of the largest and most experienced Voice providers in Europe.
David Stanhope, CEO of Voiteq commented, "We are delighted to be joining forces with Teknix, they have a very talented team and are growing rapidly in the strategically important French market. Their solutions are very complementary to ours and we will be well positioned to add increased value to all our customers. This represents an ideal opportunity for Voiteq to open its first office in mainland Europe and we believe that together we can grow even faster over the coming years."
Rémy Meulins, managing director of Teknix stated, "There are many opportunities to expand our business within France and we believe that merging with a larger, highly experienced, voice provider will help us to maximise those opportunities. As soon as we met with the Voiteq team we knew that we would work well together."
Both companies can now offer their customers a broader set of proven Voice solutions. Teknix' TDC 'Screen-to-Voice' software enables organisations using screen-based mobile devices to rapidly and easily add Voice to their operations. Voiteq's VoiceMan intelligent execution system offers customers advanced, optimised voice-directed warehouse processes and analytics to maximise the business benefit available from Voice.
"Voiteq has already shown that they can grow a Voice business quickly and the merger gives us access to their solutions, resources and experience; consolidating our position as one of the leading Voice providers in France. This will help us to provide even better solutions, service and support to our customers and will enable us to bring the benefits of Voice to more markets and organisations," Meulins added.
"We are looking forward to the opportunities that the merger will bring. With the combination of our skills, knowledge, product mix and geographical reach, customers and prospects alike will benefit from our industry best-practices. This is a very exciting time for both Voiteq and Teknix, and we look forward to growing our business and solutions together," Stanhope concluded.
About Voiteq -
Voiteq is a global supplier of voice-directed solutions. Voice is the company's core business and it has helped customers reap the substantial benefits of hands-free, eyes-free work for over 14 years. The simplicity of a Voice-directed operation provides a much smoother and more efficient way of working than other methods; resulting in improved productivity, accuracy, customer service and an increased bottom-line through the cost-savings made.
Voiteq has a large team of Vocollect-certified Voice specialists and offers a range ways to improve users' warehouse and line-of-business operations with Voice, including the award winning VoiceMan Execution System and InfoCentre Reporting Suite.
About Teknix -
Teknix is specialist voice and mobile solutions business based in Troyes, France. Since 1994, Teknix has built a thorough knowledge of its customers' businesses enabling it to offer intelligent solutions to improve user ergonomics and productivity in warehouses; from the receipt of goods to shipping.
Teknix is a Vocollect Total Solution Provider and the creator of Telnet Data Connect (TDC), an advanced software solution for rapidly interfacing Voice and mobile terminals with ERP, WMS and other information systems.