Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd has announced its new partnership with Cheshire-based Managed Print Services expert reseller Apex Connected Ltd. The new partnership will enable Apex Connected to enhance its strategic approach to delivering solutions and support to all commercial businesses, schools, and colleges, as they plan for the new academic year.
Many of Apex Connected’s customers are in the education sector, which has been heavily disrupted during the pandemic. Consequently, this new partnership is very well-timed.
Chris Hutchings, Managing Director, Apex Connected said, “organisations are looking at the costs they incur and how to streamline their processes, having had to cater for both employee and student needs during the complex lockdown restrictions. There is a lot of buoyancy in the market for flexible solutions and Konica Minolta has the right pedigree and expertise to support us in delivering these to education sector clients, along with our broader commercial SMB customer base.
“Konica Minolta truly is a strategic partner that offers a uniquely supportive proposition to take to the market. This enables us to deliver solutions quickly and efficiently, with the full weight of manufacturer support behind it.”
By providing Konica Minolta’s expert managed print services (including its range of Bizhub MFDs, print management software and expert support), Apex Connected delivers cost-saving and enhanced data security to schools, colleges, and businesses. This includes consolidating a potentially disparate printer fleet for efficiency, ensuring the timely availability of consumables, securely capturing, and storing scanned data, and maintaining the strategic evolution of these solutions to meet the needs of the organisation – all for a tailored periodic fee that removes the considerable CapEx costs and hassles of self-procurement.
Neil Hamilton, UK Channel Development Manager at Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd added, “like us, Apex Connected is defined by its impressive service delivery and close working relationship with customers. With a high staff retention rate, this is a people-centric business that delivers complete and trusted solutions – we are proud to partner with Chris and the team.”