Canadian affiliate of Odyssey-owned Barcodes buys QSG

OCR Canada Ltd, a Toronto-based provider of automated identification data capture solutions, has acquired QSG Inc, a Montréal-based specialty systems integrator focused on field and supply chain mobility.

No financial terms were disclosed.

QSG was founded in 1995 under the name Viascan.

OCR Canada is an affiliate of Barcodes Group, a Chicago-based provider of automated products and services, including barcode, mobile computing and radio frequency ID solutions.

Barcodes was acquired in January by U.S. private equity firm Odyssey Investment Partners from Cortec Group.


OCR Canada Ltd. Acquires QSG

TORONTO, March 5, 2019 /CNW/ – OCR Canada Ltd. and QSG Inc. have approved a definitive agreement in which OCR Canada will acquire QSG effective March 5th, 2019.

Under the Barcodes Group, OCR Canada has seen incredible growth, continuing to be Canada’s leading value-added reseller. Executive management is confident that this acquisition will allow OCR Canada to best serve the Canadian Market in its entirety, providing the best solutions and service available.

Dan Nettesheim, President & CEO of Barcodes Group, the parent company of OCR Canada, stated, “We are excited to add the talented individuals of QSG to the OCR Canada team. Together, we will serve the customers of QSG and bring forward the resources of a global company to meet their needs. This merger makes OCR Canada the leading solution provider of data capture and wireless technologies and services in Canada.”

Gilles Gaudreault, CEO and Owner of QSG Canada, added, “We felt our customers would be best cared for by Barcodes Group’s OCR Canada team going forward. OCR Canada has an excellent reputation for putting the customer first, shipping on time, having deep technical resources and providing superb value-added services. I trust in Dan’s leadership to take the QSG business forward to reach its full potential.”

QSG is a Canadian specialty systems integrator focused on field and supply chain mobility. A reseller of thermal printers and recognized as a Tier 1 provider in enterprise mobility solutions, specializing in complex projects and companies with a wide network of manufacturing plants and distribution centers. They were founded in 1995 under the name, Viascan and over the years we have merged with several companies including Étiquettes Uno, Lazertherm, Qdata and QSG. In 2016, by repurchasing their Canadian assets they became QSG Inc.

Barcodes Group:
Barcodes group, parent company of Barcodes, Inc. and OCR Canada, Ltd., headquartered in Chicago, IL and with corporate offices across the U.S., Canada, and Europe, is a leading information technology solution provider with more than a 25-year history of providing products and services to automate businesses. The Company’s data capture products, which include barcoding, RFID, mobile, people identification, and wireless networking devices, and integration and managed services enable customers to improve productivity and profitability in their businesses. Barcodes has partnered with Odyssey Investment Partners to leverage their private equity capital and experience to drive strategic growth.

For further information: Contact OCR Canada: Toll free: 1-800-853-7226, Phone: 1-905-475-5505, Fax: 1-905-475-0566, Email:, Address: 25 Royal Crest Court, Suite 100, Markham, Ontario, L3R 9X4, Canada; Eastern Canada – Toll free: 1-877-853-7226, Hull, Québec, Canada, Montréal, Québec, Canada, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Western Canada – Toll free: 1-888-853-7226, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada