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Printing specialist Xerox Corp. announced the acquisition of Concept Group, aimed at expanding its reach in the small to medium-size business (SMB) market in the U.K. Concept Group, a supplier of digital document solutions, has nine locations throughout the U.K. Concept Group will carry the full range of Xerox office products and supplies, including all Phaser, WorkCentre and ColorQube printers and multifunction systems, which print, copy, fax and scan, and it will service Xerox devices.

Over time Concept Group will expand to carry Xerox’s light production printing products. Xerox said its managed print services would also be a market differentiator for the Concept Group team: Xerox managed print services are designed to help businesses reduce costs by up to 30 percent, increase productivity and enhance document and device security.

Concept Group will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox, working in parallel with Xerox’s other distribution channels in the region. Colin Paterson, founder of Concept Group, will continue to lead the company, reporting directly to Douraid Zaghouani, president of Xerox’s indirect channels group. Concept Group will also maintain its name and keep its headquarters in Livingston, and its employees will continue to operate as part of Concept Group.