• Konica Minolta and KRL celebrate 35-year partnership

        • Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd has announced the 35th anniversary of its partnership with photocopier, printer, and document solutions specialist KRL. As Konica Minolta’s longest-running mainland UK print partner, Hull-based KRL has worked in partnership to deliver Konica Minolta’s products along with outstanding service and support since its inception in 1985. 

          George Baker, Managing Director of KRL said, “We are excited and proud to be celebrating 35 years as a Konica Minolta partner. As a business, we have a close and friendly relationship with our customers, built upon offering the best products and delivering expert support, which is reflected in our close long-term partnership with Konica Minolta.”

          David Thompson, Channel Sales Director, Konica Minolta added, “George and his team have a well-deserved reputation for offering great service and friendly and helpful support to their customers. In an industry that is built upon personal relationships and trust, KRL is the perfect partner for Konica Minolta in the region. We congratulate George and the team on this very impressive anniversary.”

          Having become the sole owner in a management buyout in 2009, George has led KRL to become a leading business print and copier specialist in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. As a service-lead 5-star Konica Minolta accredited Partner, the business has over 170 years of collective specialist engineer experience and proudly boasts an impressive staff retention record, with 50 per cent of them having worked for KRL for over 20 years.    

          Whilst celebrating its impressive track record, KRL also recognises the importance of its continued close relationship with Konica Minolta.

          George said, “this has been a challenging year for everyone in the print industry, but already we have returned to 75-80 per cent of our business in the new normal. By leveraging our close working relationship with Konica Minolta, we will continue to support our customers across the North Lincolnshire/East Yorkshire region, as they embrace the return to operations.

          “Economic pressures and competition mean it’s more important than ever to provide comprehensive and locally-based fully-managed support, as well as exceptionally reliable products and attractive pricing. Our customers are very vocal on the tangible benefits of using Konica Minolta’s products, so with our continued close partnership I am confident this will cement our excellent reputation and business growth into the future.” 

          Cameron Mitchell, Partner Channel Business Unit Leader at Konica Minolta added, “KRL and Konica Minolta have enjoyed a close relationship for many years and our businesses are totally aligned. KRL is, in many ways, an extension of the Konica Minolta’s brand and their loyalty and commitment is greatly appreciated. George has built a fantastic reputation and we are proud to work with KRL as their manufacturer of choice."

        • Stay up to date - Click here and register for FREE Channel Info online membership and enjoy unlimited access to a host of benefits including the exclusive members area of the website, downloadable business tools, current and back issues archive, priority breaking news alerts, weekly e news summary and the Channel Info app

        • Related Articles

        • Prima announces date of first 2021 UGM

          Prima announces date of first 2021 UGM

          Friday 5th Mar 2021
          Prima has announced that it will be hosting its first User Group Meeting of 2021 on Thursday 18th March. Due to the current restrictions, Prima will be hosting this User Group meeting online for all customers within UK & Ireland.  This will...Read More...
          Westcon expands Infoblox partnership in UK and Ireland

          Westcon expands Infoblox partnership in UK and Ireland

          Friday 5th Mar 2021
          Westcon has announced that Infoblox, experts in Secure Cloud-Managed Network Services, has expanded its partnership with Westcon into the United Kingdom and Ireland.   Westcon has been distributing Infoblox’s networking solutions i...Read More...
          Konica Minolta partners with Orrlo to deliver new technical support option

          Konica Minolta partners with Orrlo to deliver new technical support option

          Friday 5th Mar 2021
          Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) has announced a new partnership with independent print servicing provider Orrlo. The partnership will provide Konica Minolta’s print partners with a new option that delivers expert and accredited engineers...Read More...
                • About Us

                  Channel Info is the leading source of business news and information for the office dealer and reseller market. Our multi-platform approach delivers relevant, engaging and focussed content via our main printed magazine, supplements, website, digital editions, apps, newsletters and bespoke communications with an unrivalled reach across the industry. A highly trusted and respected brand for many years, the team behind Channel Info has over 60 years experience collectively in the office products, furniture, equipment and technology markets Channel Info continues to develop and adapt in order to meet the changing information needs of its readers.

                  For our latest Media packs and more details on our range of services click here

                • View Latest Issue