ETCS Announces Acquisition by Datamax

"In our mind, the fit between our organizations
is not just a good one; it’s a perfect one.” - ETCS President Greg Walker

TYLER, TX —East Texas Copy Systems is pleased to announce the sale of its company to privately-owned  business technology provider Datamax, Inc. 

For more than 70 years, East Texas Copy Systems (formerly East Texas Typewriter) has demonstrated an undeniable track record of staying ahead of the industry curve. The company’s objective for the businesses and organizations it serves – from typewriters to today’s advanced technologies - is to develop and deploy emerging solutions that empower optimum efficiency and enhance marketplace advantage.  Although the name of the company will change, East Texas Copy Systems President Greg Walker stresses that customers should anticipate “business as usual” moving forward.
“Rick Fedell (Vice President) and I are beyond thrilled to share what will be the beginning of a new era at East Texas Copy Systems within the Datamax family,” East Texas Copy Systems President Greg Walker said. “Although we will have a new name and new ownership, our customers can expect business as usual. They can also anticipate an enhanced commitment and capability through the expanded resources of Datamax. In our mind, the fit between our organizations is not just a good one; it’s a perfect one.”  
The field service technicians and account representatives customers are working with will remain the same. Representatives from ETCS will be visiting with customers individually in the coming days and weeks to discuss the advantages this transition will bring for them.
Datamax Inc. has been in business for more than 60 years with offices in Little Rock, Hot Springs, and Dallas/Fort Worth. This agreement with East Texas Copy Systems represents an integral part of the Datamax growth strategy to further expand and strengthen its marketplace presence within Texas and Arkansas. 
The common threads that exist between the two technology providers only further strengthen the agreement looking ahead. This alignment of go-to-market philosophies and company objectives between Datamax and East Texas Copy Systems makes this acquisition a benefit for all parties concerned — especially its valued customers.
For a side-by-side comparison of the cohesiveness between Datamax and East Texas Copy Systems and their solutions and services, please click on: Profile: Business Technology As Usual And Better.
Datamax and East Texas Copy Systems experienced professionals will strategically work together to deliver relevant technology solutions in a manner that promotes collaborative partnership and propels organizational productivity. The newly expanded organization will continue to offer a complimentary array of multifunction copiers and printers, desktop printers, wide-format printers and digital production equipment. Coupled with document management/workflow solutions, managed print services, managed network services, and IT consulting services, the ability to address “holistically” a broader spectrum of business technology challenges can now be realized. 
Datamax feels that, ultimately, customers will enjoy the freedom to focus on their forte – managing their business, not their technology.
“Although business alignment is a major factor in such an acquisition, what we’re equally excited about is our cultural alignment. We believe culture trumps all.  At Datamax, we aren’t satisfied with customers or employees just being satisfied.  Our mission is much bigger. We set the bar very high regarding the experiences of our customers, as well as the aspirations of our employees and the needs of our communities. Unless we’re Creating Raving Fans® of each of them, our job is simply not done. The East Texas Copy Systems customer and employee commitment level is clearly the same, which makes this a wonderful match,” says Barry Simon, President, Datamax Inc.  

IN THE PHOTO: Pictured from left are: East Texas Copy Systems Vice President Rick Fedell, East Texas Copy Systems President Greg Walker, Datamax, Inc. President Barry Simon, Datamax Texas President David Rhodes and Datamax, Inc. Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer Steven J. Sumner.

For more, please contact the following:
Robert Caldwell
Vice President, Marketing, Datamax Inc.
972-432-2300, Ext. 5414,
Jeff Walker
Marketing Director, East Texas Copy Systems (A Division of Datamax Inc.)
About East Texas Copy Systems
East Texas Copy Systems has served the East Texas area’s business technology needs for nearly three quarters of a century. With three locations in Tyler, Longview and Lufkin, East Texas Copy Systems is an authorized service provider representing Canon, Samsung, Océ , Lexmark and Kyocera brands. We also offer color copiers, fax machines and wide format printers, as well as deliver technology supplies from all major manufacturers. 
East Texas Copy Systems provides the comprehensive service and expertise to support an office’s entire technology landscape, from copiers and printers, managed network services, document management, business phone systems, data backup solutions, I.T. hardware and general I.T. consulting. For more, please visit
About Datamax
Datamax Inc. offers the latest business technology to increase efficiency and productivity. Datamax Inc. has been in business for over sixty (60) years with offices in Little Rock, Hot Springs, and Dallas/Fort Worth with more than two-hundred (200) employees in two (2) states.  Datamax enjoys coveted recognition as a Canon Advanced Partner (4 years in a row), a Canon ATSP Service Provider (10 years in a row), a Konica Minolta PRO-TECH Service Provider (4 years in a row), and a Microsoft Gold Partner since 2006. Additionally, it has been recognized as an ENX Magazine ELITE DEALER AWARD recipient for the last two years.
For the complete portfolio of Datamax products and solutions, please visit their websites at or