Langenhagen, Germany, 5 June 2018
Konica Minolta strengthens its position as a full-fledged IT service provider by acquiring Grupo Meridian
Konica Minolta Business Solutions announces the acquisition of Grupo Meridian. The Spanish company is a specialist in providing solutions for information technology, communications, technological consulting, outsourcing, IT security and software development. This makes it a perfect match for strengthening Konica Minolta’s position as a full-fledged provider for IT services, in the Spanish market and beyond.
Founded in 1999, the Madrid based Grupo Meridian is providing its clients in Spain as well as across the European Union with IT and technology solutions that perfectly match their business – all from one unified source. Customers, big international corporations as well as local small and medium-sized companies, recognize the special value Grupo Meridian delivers with its services, products and solutions. The IT company’s portfolio covers managed cloud services, vertical document management application and comprehensive IT services, adapted to the customers’ specific needs.
Pushing forward innovation in IT services, office technologies and software is at the heart of Grupo Meridian’s business activities. The company does so in an open innovation approach, bringing together its inhouse expertise with that of its leading international partners and demanding customers. This approach elevates Grupo Meridian from a technology provider to a trusted strategic partner for their client’s businesses.
Both – its customer centricity and innovation process – put Grupo Meridian in line with Konica Minolta’s business approach, making the integration of Grupo Meridian a natural fit. “Grupo Meridian and Konica Minolta share the same goal of helping our customers to reach the next level on the way to the digital workplace”, said Vasco Falcao, CEO of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Spain. “Grupo Meridian and its expertise is perfectly integrating into our offer of services and particularly with regard to solutions for the workplace of the future”, he added.
“Now, we will be able to combine the assets of the multinational company Konica Minolta with our powerful IT and document management solutions and expertise – all in the service of our customers. We are looking forward to reshape the workplace of the future for our customers together with Konica Minolta,” said Alex Hidalgo, President of Grupo Meridian. With the acquisition, Grupo Meridian became subsidiary of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Spain, S.A.
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. Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious “Buyers Lab PaceSetter award for Smart Workplace Vision” from Keypoint Intelligence” as the only vendor in its industry thanks to its forward-looking vision of the future of work and investment in innovative technology. 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 2017, was the production printing market leader for the tenth consecutive year in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa (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 almost 9,900 employees (as of April 2018), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.37 billion in financial year 2017/18.
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