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Konica Minolta Acquires DocuSource

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Press release from the issuing company

Acquisition to Enhance Konica Minolta’s Reach in the Southern California Region

Ramsey, N.J. - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), today announced that it has acquired DocuSource, a dealership headquartered in Cerritos, Ca., to increase Konica Minolta’s document management systems, solutions and services in the southern California region.

DocuSource will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. and maintain its two current locations in Cerritos and Los Angeles as well as its entire roster of employees. DocuSource will continue to provide customers with best in class enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, managed print services (MPS), hardware and services. The company will also maintain its existing ECM and MPS partnerships. DocuSource’s Chief Executive Officer Les Walker and President Jon Rashap will continue to lead the operation and will report directly to Rick Taylor, President and Chief Operating Officer, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

"This strategic acquisition positions Konica Minolta to further increase our presence in a highly competitive marketplace," says Taylor. "Our goal is to implement a multi-faceted growth strategy that encompasses organic growth, value-based partnerships with dealer partners, and make acquisitions where there is clear value for the customer and the company. DocuSource’s reputation as a leading business solutions company in the region along with its award-winning, high level of service, proves that the company has the ability to provide a complete breadth of solutions that includes technologies, services and expertise along with an exceptional management team."

Founded in 1990, DocuSource is an award-winning provider of business process improvement and enterprise content management systems, solutions and services to improve document workflow and increase efficiency while reducing costs. DocuSource integrates enterprise content management software and managed print services to deliver customized solutions that address a customer’s critical business requirements. Its solutions are implemented and supported by highly trained and experienced consultants, engineers and technicians. DocuSource has been recognized nationally for its success, including recent admission into Inc. Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the U.S. and as one of the area’s Fastest Growing Private Companies by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

"Our senior management team strongly believes that DocuSource’s customers and employees will benefit greatly as members of the Konica Minolta Team,” says Walker. “Konica Minolta’s global resources, exceptional product line, commitment to service and extensive business solutions will allow DocuSource to provide our customers with even more value. Additionally, by utilizing Konica Minolta’s solutions we will enable customers to improve document workflow and increase efficiency while reducing costs.”

“We really like the team that Rick Taylor has assembled at Konica Minolta,” says Rashap. “Konica Minolta has a similar business philosophy to DocuSource, highlighting integrity, ethics and culture and we felt very comfortable working with them. I am looking forward to great things in the future.”


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