DEX Imaging LLC, the largest independent dealer of document imaging technology in the United States, is pleased to announce its acquisition of Copyforce, Inc., dba Gulf Business Systems (GBS), headquartered in Sarasota, Florida.

Founded in 1972 and later acquired by President/Owner Martin Hyde in 1997, GBS is a single-line Kyocera dealership that has proudly served Southwest Florida for over 50 years. When asked about the acquisition, Mr. Hyde said, “We are pleased to join forces with a company that shares our same value proposition for quality. DEX Imaging’s track record of innovation and service excellence is one of the many reasons why we chose DEX for this transaction. We have worked hard for over fivedecades to build a legacy of quality, and now with DEX at the helm, we will be able to continue that legacy well into the future.”

DEX Imaging’s CEO, Dan Doyle Jr, said, “The acquisition of GBS delivers a seamless expansion for us in Sarasota, where we have had a strong market presence since 2005. GBS customers will now not only reap the benefits provided by DEX Imaging’s talented service teams, but will also have the advantage of choosing from a wider variety of best-in-class products and software solutions.”

GBS staff will join forces with DEX Imaging’s as one cohesive unit, offering a smooth transition for customers and employees.

For more information, contact Nancy Lycan: 813-288-8080,

DEX Imaging is the digital document imaging arm of Staples™, the world’s largest business solutions provider. DEX sells and services the broadest selection of copiers, printers and data management solutions in the industry, such as Konica Minolta, Canon, Kyocera and HP, with annual revenue exceeding $350 Million. What makes DEX unique is its people, whose combined knowledge of cutting-edge business technologies and depth of service experience are unmatched. DEX Imaging’s success is directly tied to its mission: to help customers of all sizes drive down document-related expenses while improving productivity.


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