Press release Konica Minolta Business Solutions France Acquires SERIANS Langenhagen, June 4th, 2012 Konica Minolta Business Solutions France announces the acquisition of SERIANS S.A.S., a specialist in IT services and printing solutions. In this purchase, SERIANS S.A.S. becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Business Solutions France. SERIANS S.A.S. will continue to operate autonomously under its own brand name.
As an expert in IT services, printing solutions and management solutions, SERIANS has enjoyed prominence in the Picardie and Northern regions of France for more than thirty years. SERIANS offers consulting services, software solutions and integration, assistance and maintenance, outsourcing services, and training and financing. SERIANS generates annual turnover of € 30 million with 220 employees.
This acquisition is an essential component of Konica Minolta Business Solutions France’s IT services development strategy to provide the greater offer of services for its customers. Konica Minolta will hereby strengthen its position in France, one of most important markets for Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe. For SERIANS, this agreement provides the opportunity to develop its activities nationwide.
Jean Claude Cornillet, President of Konica Minolta Business Solutions France, comments: “For our two companies, this is an opportunity to create a powerful
synergy in offering support and customization in design, implementation, and maintenance service of IT and printing projects for the entire market, from small & medium businesses to major accounts and governments”.
Thierry Cattoux, President of SERIANS emphasizes: ”The connection with Konica Minolta Business Solutions France reflects our declared intention to reinforce our development capacity in the IT services market nationwide”.
The acquisition aligns with the following growth strategy of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe: To achieve stronger organic growth by defining targets for growth opportunities, and to find growth drivers in existing businesses and peripheral areas. These objectives will be accelerated by both M&A (mergers and acquisitions) and strategic partnerships. This strategy is aligned with the Konica Minolta Group Medium Term Business Plan “G PLAN 2013”.
About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc., Tokyo, Japan. The company delivers services and distributes products, systems and solutions that fulfil all the requirements of office and production printing over the entire document life cycle. Its product range extends from colour and monochrome multifunctional and production printing systems, laser printers and all-in-ones to management software that integrates devices seamlessly into work processes and IT environments. To support customers such as printing and industrial companies optimally with powerful and sustainable solutions, technology leader Konica Minolta continuously invests in research and development work and regularly sets new standards for the entire printing industry. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 50 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). With over 28,500 employees around the world, Konica Minolta Business Technologies earned net sales of over EUR 5.0 billion in financial year 2011/12. For further information about the company, visit www.konicaminolta.eu. Product images are available at www.konicaminolta-images.eu. Terms and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and are hereby acknowledged.
Contact Olaf Lorenz Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH Phone: +49 (0)511 7404-378 Olaf.Lorenz@konicaminolta.eu Tanja Johannsen CrossPR Phone: +49 (0)172 52 31 699 firstname.lastname@example.org