Konica Minolta Acquires; Expands Global Managed IT Footprint

KONICA MINOLTA ACQUIRES DATA CONNECT TECHNOLOGIES PTE LTD

Acquisition of Data Connect Technologies Pte Ltd is poised to elevate Konica Minolta’s position as a Leading Managed Information Technology (IT) Services provider

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia Pte Ltd. (Konica Minolta), a leader in advanced business technologies and solutions, today announced the acquisition of Data Connect Technologies Pte Ltd (Data Connect), a leading technology services organisation. Data Connect provides a diverse range of IT services including proactive server management, remote monitoring, cloud computing, on-site network support and consulting across Singapore.

With the acquisition of Data Connect, Konica Minolta will build upon and expand its offerings and allow the business to extend the reach of its solutions and services. Customers will be able to count on a single source for a broad range of products and services – ranging from industry- leading MFP products, comprehensive workflow solutions to Optimized Print Services and Managed IT Services, all while delivering exceptional value and support.

A Word from Mr Osafumi Kawamura, Managing Director of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia

“Konica Minolta’s acquisition of Data Connect Technologies will further enhance our ability to deliver sophisticated Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions to our customers. By integrating their scalable business model with our extensive sales and service footprint, we intend to deliver unmatched value to the market. We look forward to welcoming one of Singapore’s fastest-growing companies onboard our ever-growing business solutions portfolio.” said Osafumi Kawamura, Managing Director of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia Pte Ltd.

A Word from the founders of Data Connect Technologies Pte Ltd

“Data Connect has gained recognition as a leading technology provider to our customers by providing value-added and cutting-edge digital transformation services over the past 18 years.” said Kai Boon Giam, Director, Data Connect Technologies Pte Ltd. “With this acquisition, Data Connect and Konica Minolta will bring its expertise and penetrate the enterprise market together, giving us the confidence to bring the company to the next level.”

“Data Connect was founded in 2003 by Kai Boon and myself specialising in full-fledged ICT solutions. With the support from our employees and business partners, we are now one of Singapore’s leading Information and Communication Technology providers.” said Steve Chiang, Director, Data Connect Technologies Pte Ltd. “As the founders of Data Connect, we are always on the lookout for expansion, diversification and growth for the company. Our strategic decision to collaborate with Konica Minolta has been based on its long-trusted brand name and we believe that this will significantly increase our market share and bring Data Connect to greater heights. Our existing clients will also continue to receive the same high- quality services during this transition period.”

With this acquisition, Data Connect will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia Pte Ltd. Data Connect will continue to deliver exceptional support for its customer base while extending its services to Konica Minolta customers.

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia is transforming the workplace of the future with its customer-centric solutions and hardware for the digitally connected world. We are committed to create new values for the society with our expertise. From information management to technology enabling tools, the solutions help businesses improve time to information, support mobility, and optimise business processes with workflow automation. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, one of the most prestigious global indices of ESG investment, for eight years in a row. For more information, please visit http://www.konicaminolta.sg/business/

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SOURCE Konica Minolta

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