08.01.13

AVI-SPL expands international presence with new offices in the UK and Canada

AVI-SPL has announced international expansion with the opening of four new offices outside the U.S. including London, Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto.

“AVI-SPL is committed to being a truly global provider,” said AVI-SPL CEO John Zettel. “Today’s companies operate around the world so we’re growing our footprint to keep pace with their needs wherever they are, while providing the highest level of video communications service.”

AVI-SPL has launched European operations with headquarters in the UK. Leading operations as managing director is James Shanks, an industry expert with strong leadership experience in the unified communications market in Europe.

“The UK office will operate independently but will benefit from access to AVI-SPL’s global resources,” said Shanks. “With AVI-SPL’s financial stability, strong vendor relationships, and rich capabilities in managed services, we’re confident about the future of our business in Europe.”

"It’s strategic moves like this that make AVI-SPL a leader in the industry,” said Rob Arnold, senior analyst at Frost & Sullivan. “Last year's acquisition of Iformata added VNOC services which strengthen AVI-SPL's managed service offering.They’ve built upon that to take a significant step towards expanding internationally in order to meet customer demands for high quality video solutions backed by locally provided support and services.”