KYOCERA CONSOLIDATES UK OFFERING WITH LANDMARK ACQUISITION OF ANNODATA

06 December 2016

KYOCERA Document Solutions UK, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the acquisition of Annodata, one of the UK’s largest independent providers of managed print and ICT services.

KYOCERA CONSOLIDATES UK OFFERING WITH LANDMARK ACQUISITION OF ANNODATA

Hironao Katsukura - Managing Director KYOCERA Document Solutions UK Ltd
Hironao Katsukura - Managing Director - KYOCERA Document Solutions (U.K.) Ltd
"Annodata is a well-established, influential national player with similar business ideals to our own, as well as having important vendors, technologies and a very strong value-adding culture in common.”

KYOCERA Document Solutions UK, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the acquisition of Annodata, one of the UK’s largest independent providers of managed print and ICT services.

The acquisition, which was led by Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. in Japan, significantly increases the capabilities of KYOCERA Document Solutions UK, adding further value to its already extensive product offering with the addition of ICT services.

Hironao Katsukura, Managing Director of KYOCERA Document Solutions UK said: “The UK has been a major success story for KYOCERA over the past seven years and this acquisition gives us a great platform to further grow throughout the region in the coming years.  Annodata is a well-established, influential national player with similar business ideals to our own, as well as having important vendors, technologies and a very strong value-adding culture in common.”

Annodata will remain a completely separate business entity to KYOCERA Document Solutions UK with its own independent strategy and management team. Co-founders Andrew and Tim Harman will continue to support the Annodata management team, bringing a wealth of knowledge and customer relationships gained from almost 30 years at the helm of the business.  

“This marks a significant opportunity for our partners, customers and people as we become part of the global Kyocera family and continue the journey we started back in 1988,” said Andrew Harman, Co-founder of Annodata.  “With the significant resources and support of KYOCERA Document Solutions UK we can remain committed to our principles, innovate new solutions and services tailored to rapidly changing market needs, and ensure we are well placed to meet customer demands.”

“In the current market, imaging vendors need to extend their capabilities beyond managed print to incorporate ICT services.  Such enhanced offerings will allow them and their channel partners to secure a stronger foothold in existing accounts and to win new business”, says Mick Heys, VP Printing Imaging & Document Solutions IDC.

KYOCERA Document Solutions UK will be drawing on the expertise of Annodata to strengthen the offering of its Channel Partner Programme for the UK & Ireland with the addition of ICT services. “The contribution of the channel in supporting our growth is crucial and we remain committed to this as our primary route to market,” added Hironao Katsukura. This acquisition adds significant capabilities to our overall proposition for the channel, and maintains our commitment to support resellers of all sizes to increase expertise and leverage our solutions to better align their services with the rapidly evolving needs of customers, which ultimately boosts value.”

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About KYOCERA Document Solutions

KYOCERA Document Solutions is one of the world's leading office document solutions companies. Its product range includes ECOSYS printers, reliable TASKalfa and Smart MFP multifunctional devices and is complemented by supplies, software and services. KYOCERA Document Solutions provides innovative products, built on a foundation of long-life components, allowing it to offer low total cost of ownership and high efficiency in any workplace. For more information go to: https://www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.co.uk/

About Annodata

Founded in 1988, Annodata is a national managed services provider specialising in the efficient flow of information using the most effective types of communication. The company brings together a range of specialist services including managed print services, unified communications, document management and software, mobile telephony, communication services and cloud hosting services.

With clients in the private and public sector, its team of specialists understand the needs of small and large organisations in all sectors and can help re-design business processes in-house or through a fully managed service.

The company has long-standing relationships with leading global enterprises including 02, Avaya, Canon, Kyocera, HP, Mitel and Ricoh giving businesses access to the latest technologies, future-proofing the enterprise.



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