Konica Minolta’s acquisition of Groupe Numerial marks a new stage of the Japanese group’s broad transformation
At CeBIT 2017, Konica Minolta Business Solutions announced its strategies to become a leading global IT Services provider, with the target of achieving an annual turnover of 465 million Euros by 2020 in ECM (Enterprise Content Management), Managed Services, IT Security and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning). The company has undergone a significant transformation since 2012, which includes the acquisition of companies such as Serians (France) and Raber + Märcker (Germany) as well as the development of partnerships with major player in the IT field such as Microsoft, Dell, Sage, Citrix, and HPE. As a further step in these strategies, Konica Minolta Business Solutions announced its acquisition of Groupe Numerial, a company acquired by its French subsidiary on 8 November 2017.
Strengthening ECM expertise for mid-market companies and larger corporations
Konica Minolta has been offering companies support with their project optimisation and digitisation as well as securing their document flows for some years now. By pooling its resources and skills with those of Numerial, Konica Minolta intends to become a key player in the Enterprise Content Management market for mid-market companies and larger corporations.
The Group can now rely on the expertise of this company recognised for its expertise in integration, development and engineering of information management and document solutions.
Ruggero Pizzo, Chief Executive Officer of Numerial Group, will head the Managed Content Services Division, as part of Konica Minolta Business Solutions France's IT Services Division, which will have more than 40 pre-sales engineers, ECM technical consultants, support staff and independent management technicians. Business monitoring will be provided by the 250 Konica Minolta sales representatives and the Konica Minolta dealer network throughout France.
The objective is to increase turnover by 20 million euros, by 2020-2021, through the integration of ECM solutions and services.
This integration of new skills allows us to be immediately operational. We have acquired a certain mastery and knowledge that we will be able to leverage using our sales force throughout the territory. Numerial's expertise also allows Konica Minolta Business Solutions France to establish itself in the field of information management for SMEs, with whom we already have working relationships, as well as mid-market companies and larger enterprises.
Through this acquisition, Konica Minolta Group will continue to achieve its goals of being a must-have IT service provider in Europe, while further consolidating its presence in other IT markets.
About Konica Minolta Business Solutions France
Konica Minolta Business Solutions France assists companies of all sizes in the management and processing of information in all its forms. The company offers a range of software solutions, printing and production systems with an internationally recognized performance record. Since 2012 (following the acquisition of the IT service management company, Serians), the French subsidiary has been accelerating its growth in the IT services market by developing new business process services and IT infrastructure integration/management offerings. Konica Minolta Business Solutions France also supports healthcare institutions in the digital transformation of care. It has also been able to meet organisations’ security needs thanks to Mobotix's smart cameras (Konica Minolta is a 65% owner). In 2016, it strengthened its strategic alliance with MGI Digital Technology resulting in the creation of a new Industrial Printing department.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions France, based in Carrières-sur-Seine, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Group Inc., Tokyo, Japan. In France, the Group employs 1840 people and, in 2016, achieved turnover of 486 million euros. Its services are offered via a sales network comprised of 9 regional entities, as well as 120 dealers and resellers.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions France also supports:
Sports: Official sponsor of the Rennes Konica Minolta Green Marathon for 7 years;
Philanthropy: The Konica Minolta Corporate Foundation helps people with disabilities engage in sports, leisure, cultural, educational and work activities.
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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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