Langenhagen, Germany, 8 November 2017:
Konica Minolta Business Solutions France intends to strengthen its Managed Content Services (MCS) offering by acquiring Groupe Numerial.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions France has announced its acquisition of Groupe Numerial, which specialises in integration and development in the area of information management (digitalisation, Enterprise Content Management (ECM), and business and specific applications). Through this acquisition, Groupe Numerial has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Business Solutions France.
Operating in the digitalisation and electronic information management market since 2009, Groupe Numerial is a team of specialists whose founders have worked in the document management arena since the turn of the century. Groupe Numerial offers an innovative Business Process Optimisation solution based on well-established partnerships with leading players such as Hyland Software (Solution OnBase), DocuWare and others.
This acquisition allows the French subsidiary of Konica Minolta to develop its Managed Content Services offering by improving its services and pre-sales support capabilities thanks to Groupe Numerial’s competencies. In addition, Groupe Numerial has recognised expertise in the integration of mid- to high-end content management solutions for key accounts and SMEs.
For Groupe Numerial, this transaction aims to leverage its sales force and operational resources with the support of an international player in order to further grow in a promising sector, namely Managed Content Services. In addition, Konica Minolta’s competency and its management and infrastructure solutions offering complement Groupe Numerial’s expertise in advanced integration projects.
Jean-Claude Cornillet, President of Konica Minolta Business Solutions France, comments: “Supported by Groupe Numerial’s know-how, we will be able to develop an extremely competent and qualified sales force to better address our clients’ needs for Managed Content Services. We will also be able to enhance our offering of high-end solutions and thus present our customers with a holistic approach for their constantly changing document management environment.”
According to Ruggero Pizzo, Managing Director of Groupe Numerial, “The commercial partnership that we previously initialised with Konica Minolta has quickly proven to be added value for our clients. Together, we were able to build on this successful relationship to develop a real strategic vision around Managed Content Services. The quality of our relationship and the investments already made by Konica Minolta in terms of digital transformation were decisive factors in our decision to join an enterprise that shares the same values and ambition as we do. We firmly believe this will bring a big competitive advantage for our current and future clients.”
The new acquisition allows Konica Minolta Business Solutions France to increase its IT solutions delivery capacity. In fact, over the last four years – following the acquisition of Serians and partnerships developed with major IT players such as Microsoft, Dell, Sage, Citrix and HPE – the French subsidiary has evolved from dealing with business-printing activities to offering IT services. This strategy reflects the ambition of the Konica Minolta Group to become a leading IT services provider in Europe.
About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. Konica Minolta enables its clients to champion the digital era: with its unique imaging expertise and data processing capabilities, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society. As a provider of comprehensive IT services, Konica Minolta delivers consultancy and services to optimise business processes with workflow automation and implements solutions in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments. According to IDC, Konica Minolta is a “Major Player in Workflow Services Hardcopy in the Western European market” (2016). Being a strong partner for the production and industrial printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and, in 2016, was the production printing market leader for the ninth consecutive year (InfoSource). The hardware portfolio covers light and mid production as well as industrial printing machines. Konica Minolta Marketing Services provides value added services that intelligently link print and digital marketing in an effective and efficient way. In the healthcare sector, Konica Minolta drives digitalisation of clinical workflows and offers a broad range of next-level diagnostic solutions. Through its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R&D laboratories in Europe, Konica Minolta brings innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With over 9,700 employees (as of March 2017), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.4 billion in financial year 2016/17.
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