Konica Minolta Acquires Copytronics Information Systems
Acquisition to Further Enhance Konica Minolta’s Reach in Florida
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), today announced that it has acquired Copytronics Information Systems (Copytronics), a business solutions dealership headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., to further increase Konica Minolta’s reach in Florida.
Copytronics will continue to retain its current Florida locations in Jacksonville, Rockledge, Ocala, Daytona Beach and Winter Park, as well as its more than 85 sales, service and administrative staff. As a Konica Minolta company, Copytronics will continue to provide customers with best in class document management solutions, managed print services (MPS), hardware and services. As part of the acquisition agreement, Copytronics’ executive management will report directly to Tim Marshall, president, CopySource, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta. The South Florida-based company was acquired by Konica Minolta in December 2013.
“With this acquisition, we are continuing on a course to aggressively and strategically grow our presence in certain geographic markets,” says Rick Taylor, president and chief operating officer, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “Copytronics’ reputation as a leading business solutions company in the region, as well as a long-time Konica Minolta dealer partner, make this partnership a win-win for both companies.”
Copytronics is a member of “The First Coast Fifty,” a list of the top, privately held companies on the first coast of Florida. Begun in June of 1972 by entrepreneur Paul Shields, the company currently serves well over 10,000 customers with a wide range of multifunctional black & white and color office equipment and document management solutions. Copytronics became a Konica Minolta dealer partner in the late 1970s and the company has enjoyed a close relationship with Konica Minolta ever since. Other technology partners include Equitrac, eCopy, ObjectifLune, Sentryfile and DocuWare, to name a few.
“Our senior management team strongly believes that Copytronics’ customers and employees will benefit greatly as members of the Konica Minolta Team,” says David Shields, president, Copytronics. “Konica Minolta’s global resources, exceptional product line, commitment to service and extensive business solutions will allow Copytronics 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.”