Konica Minolta acquires Groupe Numerial

| 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.

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. With its unique expertise in imaging, data processing and data-based decision making, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers - small and medium-sized businesses, large enterprises and public sector - and solves issues faced by society.

As a digital workplace solution provider, Konica Minolta helps its clients to identify and unlock the potential digitalisation holds and reach the next level in the digital maturity of their organisation by rethinking the workplace. In support of an ‘Intelligent connected workplace’, Konica Minolta offers cloud, IT, managed print and video solution services for remote working, collaboration, workflow management and automation and security. The company’s success in driving transformation is also confirmed by IDC, since the ‘IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2023 Vendor Assessment’ has named Konica Minolta a “Leader” in print transformation. Konica Minolta has been a Microsoft Global Managed Partner since 2021.

Konica Minolta's Igniting Print Possibilities offering helps printers, converters and brand owners maximise workflow automation to increase efficiency. The company delivers consultancy in all communication matters as well as top-of-the-line production, packaging as well as label printers. Its finishing devices create print products that stand out and create added value. Konica Minolta has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe (InfoSource).

For an increasing number of organisations, success today is more than the narrow definition of financial prosperity – it also includes protecting the environment and having a positive impact on their workforce as well as the societies they are embedded in. With its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Konica Minolta has pledged to consistently pursue its sustainability and social responsibility goals.

The company has been repeatedly recognised for its rich history of social contribution as well as for working towards achieving the SDGs throughout its business and supply chain. Konica Minolta received a GOLD Level Recognition Medal in the EcoVadis sustainability ratings for 2024.

For its remote services, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab (BLI) 2023-2024 Pacesetter Award in Remote Service for the Western European market’ from Keypoint Intelligence.

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 more than 8,800 employees (as of April 2024), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.13 billion in financial year 2023/2024.

Worldwide, the company has over 40,000 employees and is operating in over 150 countries.

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