innov8 Brings Canon Office Solutions and Service Operations to Alberta

By innov8 Digital Solutions, Company News, Success Stories  |  May 22, 2020

Did you know that innov8’s roots stem from Alberta? Read how we are replanting the seeds by opening Canon office solutions and service operations in Edmonton, Red Deer, and Calgary.

After years of serving customers in the BC Interior with integrated office equipment supply, service, and support, innov8 is returning to its roots in Alberta.


As an Authorized Canon Sales and Service dealership, innov8 has opened offices in Edmonton, Calgary, and Red Deer to better serve these markets with all their Canon needs.


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In 1999, innov8’s Andre Brosseau partnered with Red Deer’s Digitex Copiers & Fax Inc. in what was then a new startup company. With partners Rob Barden and Chris Brown, the business soon grew a reputation for providing unparalleled service and value.

The business expanded to Edmonton, Calgary, and Fort McMurray, and by 2011 was recognized as the largest Canon office equipment dealer in Canada.

In 2013, Andre stepped down as Digitex President to focus on expanding the business across BC. He had sold the farm (literally) and moved his young family to Kelowna. However, upon arriving in the Okanagan, Andre’s plans had to be altered. His wife, Katia, underwent severe health concerns that required surgery. To help care for his family, Andre sold his interest and invested in a small Kelowna office systems company.

“It was a difficult time, but Katia’s surgery was a success, and within the year, life went back to a somewhat normal pace,” Andre recalls.

With business expanding in the BC Interior and new acquisitions on Vancouver Island, all operations merged into one solid foundation: innov8 Digital Solutions.



As a Western Canadian owned and operated company, innov8’s valued customers have propelled the company to unparalleled growth across BC since 2013.

With offices in Kelowna, Kamloops, Victoria, Nanaimo, Courtenay, Campbell River, and Nelson, innov8 Digital Solutions is now BC’s largest locally and independently owned and operated office equipment sales and service organization.

Since acquiring its first office, innov8 has seen sales increase by more than 1,000 percent.

Andre believes the company’s key to success is its values. Honesty, integrity, commitment, and finding creative ways to provide the best print management solutions and IT solutions are what innov8’s employees follow each day.

“With almost 30 years in the office equipment business, I have seen many changes, trends, fads and businesses processes change as does the technology. One constant has been the customers desire to have trusted, reliable, and efficient suppliers. Customers want a positive experience; not only on the day they make the purchase, but for years after they make the initial leap of faith. I know that empowered people make the difference, something technology can never replace,” Andre says.

innov8 Digital Solutions looks forward to delivering that same vision and philosophy once again to the Alberta market.

innov8 Digital Solutions is a leading office equipment supplier and service company selling major industry brands. Contact us for Canon printers, copiers, scanners, multi-functional printers, wide-format printers, and Managed Print solutions. We also offer repairs, service, ink and toner supply and recycling, and much more.



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