Konica Minolta Business Solutions France completes the acquisition of 7 SEQUOÏA Group subsidiaries

| 31 January 2019

Konica Minolta Business Solutions France is strengthening its presence in the Grand-Est and Reunion Island regions where the SEQUOÏA Group subsidiaries are a reference in printing and document flows.


The SEQUOÏA Group, headquartered in Metz, France, was founded by Jean-Michel GUYOT in 2006. It employs 179 staff and has a turnover of €36.5 M (fiscal 2017/2018). Konica Minolta and the SEQUOÏA Group have just concluded an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of the following SEQUOÏA Group subsidiaries: Sequoïa Logistique, Est Multicopie, Dyctal Bureautique, Global Bureautique, A4A3 Bureautique, REPRO BUREAU and Alliance Bureautique.

The SEQUOÏA Group, one of the leading dealers in the Konica Minolta network (Konica Minolta and Develop brands), grew by taking over several local structures that ensures a strong regional presence.

This operation is part of Konica Minolta’s medium term development plan aimed at consolidating its presence in strategic regions such as the Grand-Est region. In this way, Konica Minolta wishes to deploy its IT service offers as well as the Workplace Hub, its new services platform to support the digital transformation of SMBs.

At the end of this operation, Konica Minolta will hold 100% of the capital of the SEQUOÏA Group's subsidiaries. Jean-Michel GUYOT remains Chairman of the SEQUOÏA Group in charge of development.

In addition, this acquisition is consistent with the Group's SHINKA 2019 corporate strategy as it seeks to become a leading IT services provider and IoT supplier. The strategic direction taken by the Konica Minolta Group reflects its determination to improve work environment and customers’ performance with collaborators and innovative services.


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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. 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 2020 Vendor Assessment’ stated that Konica Minolta is ‘recognised globally as 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 is listed among “2021 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” and received the highest level in EcoVadis Sustainability Ratings.


For its innovative service approach that complements their devices perfectly, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Serviceability and Support 2020/2021’ 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 approximately 9,000 employees (as of April 2021), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over 1.9 billion in financial year 2020/2021.


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