SIM Digital announced that it has acquired Toronto-based PS Production Services, one of Canada’s largest rental houses for lighting, grip, generators, digital cameras and dolly equipment.
Founded by the late Doug Dales in 1972, PS Production Services serves U.S. and Canadian motion picture and television producers through offices in Toronto, Vancouver and Halifax and has more than 130 employees.
“Doug was someone I very much admired and respected,” said Rob Sim, president and CEO of SIM Digital. “Both of our companies came from humble beginnings and through hard work and constant dedication, we were able to successfully grow them into what they are today. Our cultures are very similar so when this opportunity presented itself, I couldn’t think of two companies that better complemented one another. That thought was echoed by our management team who worked diligently to see SIM and PS come together.”
Through this acquisition, SIM Digital gains additional resources, a strong regional sales network and experienced staff. Integration with SIM’s Canadian facilities will begin immediately.
“There are tremendous synergies with this acquisition,” said SIM Digital chief strategy officer James Martin. “It enhances our ability to bundle and deliver full-service solutions to our clients.”
The acquisition of PS Production Services follows SIM’s recent acquisition of Bling Digital, a U.S. and Canadian specialist in postproduction technologies and workflows, and Master Key Finishing, a Los Angeles postproduction facility. The company also recently expanded its facilities in Los Angeles and Atlanta.
“We are committed to supporting producers, wherever they happen to be located by providing them with tools and expertise that enable them to work with maximum quality, efficiency and creativity,” said SIM Digital chief technology officer Chris Parker.