TSC Acquires Diversified Label ing Solutions, Inc. (DLS), a Leading Labeling Solutions Provider
TSC Auto ID Technology (TWSE: 3611.TWO), a global leader in the
AIDC barcode printer industry
, is pleased to announce its acquisition of
Headquartered in Itasca, Ill., U.S., DLS was founded by Bob Hakman in 1985 and has since grown into
one of the largest B2B label comp
anies in the country.
Today, DLS is a leading labeling solutions provider
with over 200
team members; four location
s: Illinois, Georgia, Texas
, and Nevada; and over
square feet of production space.
Under this acquisition, DLS will remain a separat
e entity, retain its name and brand, and maintain all of
its current employees and executive leadership
– including its current CEO, Jim Kersten. All four major
locations will run and operate as usual.
TSC’s John Otott, the global general manager of the c
onsumable products business unit, will oversee DLS
operations from a TSC standpoint in partnership with Kersten.
“This is an extraordinary fit
, and we’re excited to bring the advantages and benefits of this union to our
,” Otott said. “
built a wonderful company based on a foundation of exceptional
business integrity, best
-in-class product quality
, and a laser focus on customer needs. We will faithfully
adhere to and build upon this excellent foundation as we continue to serve both our O
EM and legacy
The DLS acquisition will greatly benefit TSC’s value
-added reseller partners in several ways. TSC now has
the ability to offer truly competitive pricing on a huge variety of labels and other media distributed from
four strategic locations throughout the U.S.
“We are very excited about the new offerings we are going to be able to provide our partners, and we
could not have found a better company to acquire than DLS,” said TSC President Sam Wang. “They have
a great reputation in the industry for quality and integrity.”
Moreover, with this acquisition, TSC joins its largest competitors in the U.S. market as a company with
its own printer manufacturing and labeling converting facilities.
For more information about this acquisition, please contact TSC Global General Manager, Consumable
Products Business Unit, John Otott at +1 (657) 258
-0808 x 108 or