Konica Minolta Acquires Canon, IT Services Dealer SymQuest

SymQuest KM LogoMarking its 20th acquisition in the last four years, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A. reports that it’s acquired managed IT-services company SymQuest Group, which is headquartered in Burlington, Vermont, and serves the New England area. SymQuest markets on-site managed IT services, its SafetyNet Managed Cloud services, managed print services, Canon production printers, Canon wide-format printers and scanners, and Canon and Kyocera printers and MFPs.

As part of the agreement, SymQuest Group’s headquarters will remain in South Burlington, Vermont, and Westbrook, Maine, and it will retain its 186 employees throughout various branch offices and data centers.

The SymQuest Group has been in business for some 20 years.  With the acquisition, SymQuest Group’s customers will have access to Konica Minolta’s line-up of products, applications, and services, including those marketed by Konica Minolta’s All Covered IT division, which offers a range of IT strategy, support, project, and cloud-computing solutions across vertical markets .

As a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Business Solutions, SymQuest Group will continue to deliver solutions in office-automation and operate under the leadership of co-founder Larry Sudbay.

“The SymQuest Group’s business model with a mix of office-document and IT services is a perfect fit for us,” commented Rick Taylor, President and COO, Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA.

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