Merger enhances strategic growth at DMS
DOWNS MicroSystems is set to expand in a big way.
The Toowoomba IT and communications business has merged with VTS IT, a Sydney-based managed service company.
The merger was a further step towards a new focus at DMS towards a managed and cloud services.
DSM business development manager Ian Hurley said the company would ensure it kept a local community focus as it expanded.
"It is time for us to expand and we have found the perfect way to do it. In this ever-changing industry it's no secret that we've spent the past few years growing as a managed and cloud services organisation.
"With this direction in mind we have been looking to merge with a company that will complement our philosophy, while also maximizing our opportunity to grow.
"The management structure will change at Downs MicroSystems with Trevor Henderson taking on a consulting role and Maureen Henderson retiring before the end of the year, but all the other familiar faces at Downs MicroSystems will still be around.
"John Henderson and Ian Hurley will also be representing local ownership, with equity stakes in the new company."
The business name will not change, and will continue to trade from its recently renovated Kitchener St premises.