Yorktel, CI’s 2015 Integrator of the Year, officially announced today it will be acquiring the business assets of Video Corporation of America (VCA), a New Jersey-based provider of audio video integration, digital signage, and unified communications solutions and services.
The acquisition marks the third time this month a CI Integrator of the Year has been involved in a deal this month, following 2016 honoree Diversified’s acquisition of Sensory Technologies to crack the $1 billion barrier and the $1.3 billion AVI-SPL/Whitlock merger that could finalize next month.
“With very little overlap in our respective customer portfolios, the team at VCA brings extensive experience in audio and video systems integration that will enhance Yorktel’s existing capabilities, including engineering, fabrication, field resources, digital signage, and help desk support,” said Ken Scaturro, president and COO of Yorktel, in the joint announcement.
“In turn, the VCA customers will now be able to receive a broader suite of services, including managed conferencing services to include monitoring and alarming, media services and a full suite of staff augmentation skill sets,” he said.
VCA can “also benefit from Yorktel’s robust Microsoft and Cisco practices,” said Scaturro in the announcement.
Why Yorktel Wanted VCA
Founded in 1972 by Al Berlin, VCA has provided AV, post-production and broadcast, digital signage and unified communications solutions and support services for “some of the most prestigious organizations in the world,” according to the joint announcement.
VCA has a 25,000-square-foot fabrication facility in the greater New York City area that Yorktel will now be able to leverage “for its expanding customer demand,” the announcement says.
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to bring the team at VCA over to Yorktel,” said VCA president Dave Berlin in the joint announcement. “Both our companies share the same values, long history, and commitment to customer success.
“I am proud to be able to bring VCA’s legacy of technical innovation, deep domain expertise and strong customer relationships to Yorktel,” he said.