SOURCE: ikeGPS

November 02, 2015 06:00 ET

ikeGPS Enters Canadian Sign Market With ND Graphics Agreement

New Exclusive Distribution Partnership Expands Spike Reach in North America

BROOMFIELD, CO--(Marketwired - November 02, 2015) - ikeGPS (NZX: IKE) and ND Graphics announce a new distribution partnership that introduces Spike, a smart laser measurement solution for site surveys and estimations, to the Canadian sign and digital graphics market. Under the terms of the agreement, ND Graphics is the exclusive reseller of Spike to the sign industry within the Canadian market.

"Spike has witnessed fast adoption in the U.S. sign and digital graphics market, including several distribution partnerships," says Jeff Ross, chief marketing officer of ikeGPS. "When defining our Canadian go-to-market strategy, we knew ND Graphics was the right reseller partner to represent Spike. ND Graphics has a national Canadian footprint, large active customer base and an outstanding reputation in the industry. ND Graphics represents our first Spike reseller relationship outside of the U.S."

One of the largest suppliers in Canada, ND Graphics now stocks more than 4,000 products, serves more than 10,000 customers from coast to coast, and makes more than 100,000 customer deliveries each year. In addition, ND Graphics runs 10 stocking locations across Canada in Dartmouth, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, London, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver. Given how quickly the sign and digital graphics market has advanced over recent years, Mark West, president of ND Graphics, believes that offering the industry's most innovative products, such as Spike, has been key to the company's success.

"We're so excited to offer Spike that we're immediately outfitting all of our sales reps with the device," West says. "Spike goes a long way in helping our customers work more efficiently, which drives down their customer-acquisition costs. In fact, Spike is such a powerful tool that it should only take our customers a few uses before the device pays for itself."

With Spike, sign and digital graphics professionals can quickly capture accurate measurements of the width, height and area of signage locations from a smartphone or tablet picture. A ladder, bucket truck and tape measure are no longer required to create estimates, saving sign companies time and overhead costs on a traditionally lengthy process.

The measurements of the sign or graphic location are saved with the Spike photo and can be shared with customers, designers or production team to create job estimates and design proofs, assess installation and complete permit applications. If additional measurements are needed, users can refer to their saved Spike photos at any time to make modifications. There's no need to return to the site for further measurements or estimations.

To learn more about Spike, interested sign and digital graphics shops should contact their local ND Graphics sales rep or the ND Graphics customer service department at 1-888-634-7274.

About ikeGPS

ikeGPS is changing the way the world is measured, utilizing its smart laser measurement solutions to capture, record and export measurement data. Electric utility, telecom, government, engineering, construction, real estate, signage, and other field data collection-based professionals use ikeGPS products to modernize the way measurements are taken and shared.

Spike, a laser accurate Smartphone measurement solution, and GE MapSight, an all-in-one customizable field data collection solution, uniquely combine intelligent software and hardware into comprehensive but simple-to-use tools. With an ike photo, you can capture measurement, distance, location and other data in real time, significantly improving business process, user productivity and safety.

ikeGPS is headquartered in Wellington, New Zealand and is listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange under the stock symbol IKE. The company's global sales and marketing organization is based in Broomfield, Colorado, which supports global efforts in the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information, visit http://www.ikegps.com/.

About ND Graphics Inc.

Since 1981, ND Graphics has grown from a small family business into Canada's leading supplier to the sign and imaging markets. Several milestones mark this journey, but one of the most significant is our recent investment in vastly larger, more technologically advanced facilities.

Why? The graphics industry continues to change at a rapid pace. Staying ahead of new developments allows us to keep offering our customers the best performing, most efficient equipment and materials. But your competitive advantage depends on more than delivering the highest quality for the best price. If you don't have what you need to keep your shop running -- everything stops. Our extensive warehouse space in ten stocking locations across the country means one thing. Need it? We've got it.

Contact Information

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    Amanda McGrory-Dixon
    Content Marketing Coordinator
    ikeGPS, Inc.
    +1-303-222-3218 x713
    corpcomm@ikegps.com