Origins

The Cantec Group is a technology provider which was established in Waterford in 1994 as a photocopier dealership by the parents of current MD, Greg Tuohy and Operations Director Eadaoin Carrick. The business has grown both organically and through strategic acquisitions over the years to become an industry leader in technology solutions. 

Ethos

While our business has transformed completely since the early days in line with industry trends, our company ethos and values have remained the same. We seek to provide the best quality solutions, on the basis of honesty and transparency, backed up by a highly responsive, locally based support network. Our customers are looked after in the most professional and respectful manner possible. These customer centric values are instilled in all our team, from the 20-year veterans to the newest recruits.  

Vision

Our vision and ambition is to become the most innovative provider of integrated hardware and software solutions while offering inspirational design and marketing services to our client base. We seek to do this through sustainable practices, while creating an efficient and enjoyable work environment. Our mission is to inspire our people and our customers to be the best they can be, by simplifying the way they work.  

The dynamic evolution of our business has culminated in the emergence of three distinct divisions within the group.

Managed Print Services

Docutec is Ireland’s leading provider of managed print services to all sectors of Irish business, from the smallest rural national school with two and half teachers, to the busiest multinational manufacturing firm, and everything in between. Our unique selling proposition, inspired by our Limerick based Sales Director Dara Madden, is to offer the most technologically advanced solutions with the simplest user experience, while maintaining our locally based, highly responsive support structure. Our relationship with Canon across 3 decades has enabled us to become their largest Platinum Partner in Ireland, and afforded us the buying power to offer true value in one of the worlds premium brands. 

Software Automation Solutions

SmartOffice Automation was established in Cork when Paul Martin and Paul Towler created a company to provide clarity around a vast array of new technologies. SmartOffice evolved into a leading provider of business process automation and custom solution development. SmartOffice, now part of the Cantec Group, creates and implements software automation solutions for a variety of processes, including accounts payable, document and information management, and more. In a rapidly changing work environment, we assist businesses in their digital transformation and help people work smarter through intelligent automation. 

Graphic Design & Digital Marketing

Promotive is a full-service Digital Marketing Agency led and inspired by Paula O’ Gorman . She has guided its evolution over the last 20 years from a small design and print department within Cantec, to a  powerful agency providing the highest quality graphic design and marketing solutions to companies of all sizes. We help our customers grow their businesses by identifying, developing, and implementing comprehensive marketing strategies that offer real results. We are passionate about what we do! So, if you’re looking for a digital marketing company that works for your business like you do, you’ve found us. Welcome to Promotive. 

Synergies

Our evolution as a business has come about by adjusting to an ever-changing world and the diverse requirements of the  organisations we work with. The three divisions have emerged from a recognition that each entity has its own individual focus and stands alone providing unique services to our client base. There are however powerful synergies within the three divisions: the seamless integration between hardware and software solutionsand the related services of design, print and marketing through  digital and conventional media. This provides the inspiration for our team who thrive on understanding the needs of our customers and finding the perfect solutions from across all three divisons.