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Digital ID Acquire Essentra Security

Jonathan Fell, Managing Director of Digital ID Group

Press Release 08/08/19

We are pleased to announce the acquisition of Oxford-based company, Essentra Security, a trading division of Essentra Components. As part of the Components division of Essentra plc, Essentra Security is one of the UK’s most recognised ID card companies specialising in the supply of ID card printers, consumables and accessories to a well-established client base of both end-users and trade customers.

The acquisition cements Digital ID’s position as the UK’s leading ID card company with 100+ staff located across four offices throughout the UK.

Jonathan Fell, Managing Director of the Digital ID Group, said, “Essentra has an excellent reputation in the industry, an impressive team of staff and loyal client base. This acquisition enables the Digital ID Group to evolve its growth strategy to enhance the organic growth we have achieved already this year, and I very much look forward to working with the Essentra team. We now have a real wealth of passion and experience in every department within the business, and I’m looking forward to the journey over the next few years.”

Speaking to Simon Jones, Commercial Director at Essentra Security, he said, “With our specialist industry knowledge and technical expertise combined with strategic manufacturer relations, we represent a sound opportunity for Digital ID to expand their leading UK presence further. We can already see a benefit in joining our processes and systems to offer customers a simpler and easier ordering experience. Our trade customers can expect our promise of an enhanced ordering portal to come to fruition imminently. On a personal note, I look forward to being part of the Digital ID Group and working with a team of dedicated professionals”.

The Essentra Security team will remain based in Kidlington, Oxfordshire but will not retain the Essentra brand.

In the future, the company will sell commercially under the Digital ID brand to enhance the company’s strong market presence and leverage the Digital ID brand.

The acquisition now allows us to offer our customer base a new range of products at the UK’s lowest prices.