Konica Minolta announces the acquisition of Aurelium, an IT company based in Kontich, Belgium. With this acquisition, Konica Minolta aims to strengthen its position on the IT market and offer a broader portfolio of services and expertise, the objective being to become a full-fledged IT services provider able to respond to customers’ ever-increasing demands.
This agreement is part of Konica Minolta’s ambition to develop into a full-fledged IT services provider offering complete digital solutions. The acquisition of Aurelium is intended to further move this process forward. By combining the forces of both companies, Konica Minolta will be able to meet its customers’ needs even more effectively with a more complete package of services, along with the know-how of IT professionals who can boast solid expertise and excellent references.
Among other things, Konica Minolta will bring the “Workplace Hub” concept, introduced last year by Konica Minolta, to the Belgian market together with Aurelium. Workplace Hub is a new and innovative IT solution for companies that brings together all of an organisation’s technology into a single central platform to secure the future of business IT management. Workplace Hub supports small, medium and large companies in their digital transformation by offering a solution to the growing complexity of IT. The launch is planned for later this year.
Today, Aurelium employs some 50 people and can draw on over 30 years of know-how as an expert in ICT solutions. The company will keep its name and identity and will continue to operate out of Kontich. Philippe Reinardts (COO) and Gert Lambers (CC&TO) who are currently managing the teams will stay in their position.
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, forming part of its Business Technologies business area. As a leading global services provider in the field of IT- and document processes as well as digital production printing solutions the company excels in services-led business consulting, implementation and management and provides a range of world-leading printing systems and solutions. In this context, Konica Minolta’s Optimized Print Services concept (OPS) combines consultancy, hardware, software implementation, and operation in order to enhance business process efficiency and cost-effectiveness. To support customers optimally with powerful and sustainable solutions, technology leader Konica Minolta continuously invests in research and development work and regularly sets new standards. 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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