Innovative Office Products Acquires CompuCaddy
Transaction Enables Company to Expand Its Reach Into Dynamic Healthcare Market
Innovative Office Products (IOP), parent company to HAT Contract and a leader in ergonomic monitor, tablet, sit-stand mounting products and height adjustable desk solutions for the office market, announced today that it has acquired Louisville, Ky.-based CompuCaddy. A well-recognized brand within the healthcare industry, CompuCaddy is a manufacturer of medical computer carts, medical cart workstations and other complementary products for medical and healthcare facilities.
“We are excited to add the CompuCaddy brand and its suite of high quality product solutions to our Innovative family,” said IOP CEO Dave Fox. “Their approach to product design and manufacturing, made here in the U.S.A., along with a focus on exceptional customer service, nicely aligns to ours. We see tremendous potential for growth and a unique ability to meet the dynamic work product needs for healthcare and medical professionals.”
Innovative’s Chief Financial Officer Kevin McClelland will assume the dual role of President for the business. Patricia Moore, most recently serving as CompuCaddy’s President, will now serve as General Manager for the business, reporting to McClelland. CompuCaddy Owner Greg Linkins will remain engaged in a consulting role.
All CompuCaddy product designed and manufactured at the company’s Louisville location will maintain operations at that location. Innovative plans to hire a new sales leader and add to CompuCaddy’s existing sales force in the months ahead. It will continue to operate and remain under the CompuCaddy brand name for the immediate future.
An Insider’s Look at What Sets HAT Contract Apart
HAT’s various height-adjustable bases can be paired perfectly with any Innovative monitor arm, including Ella, a Buildings magazine 2019 Product Innovation Award winner.
When it comes to office products suited to meet the needs of today’s workforce, no company can quite match the unique position of HAT Contract.
Dealers, designers, facility managers and end-users have found HAT’s business approach refreshing and revolutionary. They can order and receive any of HAT’s products – a range of electric height-adjustable bases, power and data beams and benching systems – within days, not months. They know HAT products can be set up and installed in just minutes, not hours. And they always receive exceptional customer service.
Full Suite of Products
Together, Innovative and HAT Contract offer a full suite of products that work exceptionally well together, bringing even more value to its customers. For example, customers looking to create a beautiful yet functional open office or semi-open office floor plan have multiple table and table configuration options to choose from. With the ability to add monitor arms, dividers or mobile pedestals, Innovative and HAT customers have even more solutions to meet a worker’s entire workspace and desking requirements.
Yet this “one stop shop” solution is only one element setting HAT apart. The real secret sauce to the company’s difference is its culture and people.
With the ability to add monitor arms, dividers or mobile pedestals, Innovative and HAT customers have even more solutions to meet a worker’s entire workspace and desking requirements.
A Unique and Inclusive Culture
When a new product is being considered for commercialization, the entire company becomes involved. From the very beginning, the HAT team works together and listens to each other.
HAT goes to great lengths to ensure the focus is always on the end-user; no discussions take place without data or considerations on how the product will benefit the end-user. The finished product is one that has received multiple inputs from a variety of sources to ensure it meets the market and end-user’s need.
Innovative/HAT employees from across the company gather to review a new product in the development stage. As a small yet nimble company, employees from all departments are able and encouraged to contribute to a product’s development.
HAT Contract enjoys an enviable reputation as a company known for making quality products that ship quickly and are easy to assemble. With its user-centered approach to products, the products contribute to greater employee productivity and wellness. They are flexible to accommodate sit-stand modes, as well as any kind of office floor plan.
As the company accelerates into 2020, it will continue to find new ways to innovate its products and improve upon its already outstanding customer service.