Change In Ownership Expands Meridian's Capabilities and Geographic ReachALEXANDRIA, Va., March 17, 2016 — (PRNewswire) —
ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Meridian Imaging Solutions (Meridian) announced today that it was acquired by Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) — a global leader in business technologies. The joining of Meridian and Konica Minolta is the culmination of years of a successful manufacturer/dealer partnership, resulting in a powerhouse of the best talent, innovative technology products and integrated business solutions in the industry.
Meridian has been one of Konica Minolta's fastest growing and top performing independent dealer agents in the U.S., and has received numerous accolades from the manufacturer for superior customer service and technical abilities. In return, Konica Minolta has been very supportive of the strides Meridian has made to deliver transformational business improvements to its growing client base. Because of the harmonious, collaborative nature of the acquisition, this will be extremely transparent to Meridian's customers and employees, with Meridian operating as a "wholly-owned subsidiary" of Konica Minolta.
Customers should expect no noticeable change in personnel, service or support, as Meridian will continue to operate as usual and will honor its commitments and service guarantees for all brands through the end of all existing contracts and option periods. Konica Minolta has agreed to fully support Meridian in honoring all service commitments and guarantees to its clients, as both companies view customer relationships and satisfaction as the top priority.
"We view this acquisition as an essential element of our growth strategy, enabling us to meet the increasingly complex needs of our customers more quickly and proficiently, over a larger geographic region," stated Matt Williams, Meridian President and COO. "We will benefit greatly from the additional resources Konica Minolta will bring to the table and are confident that our business objectives will remain aligned."
Juliana McKee, Meridian's Vice President of Government, Education and Major Account Sales said, "Joining the Konica Minolta family catapults Meridian years forward in our ability to expand upon our excellence in targeted business solutions. What's more, Konica Minolta and Meridian have unique cultures that will allow us to stretch professionally and learn from one another." McKee noted that "our 'Meridian means service' philosophy is an essential part of what Konica Minolta valued about our company. That part is not going to change."
Established in 1985, Meridian is a leading provider of managed IT services and document solutions to a diverse client base throughout the DC metro area. Serving all industries and on the GSA schedule, Meridian is a regionally-based subsidiary of Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., headquartered in Alexandria, VA. Meridian has developed a national reputation for service excellence and innovation and is consistently recognized in publications such as Washington Business Journal, SmartCEO and Inc. magazines.
About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services. Konica Minolta's portfolio of offerings deliver solutions to improve our customers' speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition, including placement in the Leaders Quadrant on the Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services (MPS) and Managed Content Services (MCS). Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for nine consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for four years in a row.
Media Contact: Jasmine Lancaster, Meridian Imaging Solutions, 703-461-8195, Email Contact
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