WEBCOM will start out 2019 as Konica Minolta
- The company's terms and conditions of service and customer approach will not change
- WEBCOM sees the change of name as an opportunity to penetrate new markets
- Konica Minolta will strengthen its position as an IT services provider in the Czech Republic
Prague 3. 12. 2018 – After two successful decades on the IT market, WEBCOM, one of the most important local partners of Microsoft, will be renamed to Konica Minolta IT Solutions Czech a.s. (KM ITSCZ) from 1 January 2019. The new company will be one of the three largest suppliers of CRM and ERP systems on the Microsoft Dynamics platform in Central and Eastern Europe. It will focus on the development of enterprise systems and modern technologies for corporate clients. The close cooperation with global brand Konica Minolta will strengthen the company's current capacities and facilitate its entry into new markets.
The renaming of the company is the logical outcome of a process that began in 2015.
"This is not a surprising step for our employees or partners, nothing will change on our part with respect to access or the terms and conditions of the services provided," explained Stanislav Hlobilek, CEO of WEBCOM. "Thanks to the new synergies, however, we will be able to collaborate on large-scale and technologically demanding implementations and provide a more comprehensive enterprise solution than what has so far been offered by WEBCOM."
"The fact that WEBCOM will become Konica Minolta is confirmation of our resolve to change from a product supplier to a partner in the areas of IT advisory, services and smart solutions," said Pavel Čurda, CEO of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Czech (KM BCZ). "We aim to offer highly professional services and advice not only in traditional printing solutions, but also in business process management through new technologies and enterprise IT. This is an extremely effective and mutually beneficial partnership for us."
WEBCOM has been operating in the Czech Republic since 1998 and currently employs more than 180 people. Last year it achieved turnover of CZK 362 million. In recent years, Konica Minolta has made similar acquisitions in Germany (Raber+Märcker GmbH, now Konica Minolta IT Solutions GmbH) and in France (Serians S.A.S.), for example. The structure of separate IT companies should contribute to the long-term expansion of Konica Minolta's competencies in the field of services.
About Konica Minolta Holding, Inc.
Konica Minolta, Inc. is a global technology company providing innovative solutions for businesses and institutions. Its strengths include combining modern materials and key technologies of advanced imaging, optics, scanning or nano-processing. Konica Minolta creates value that helps customers address their work challenges and processes. In the Internet of Things, it uses its profound expertise in digital technology and is undergoing a business transformation into a digital company providing sophisticated solutions. In creating innovation, it works with academic, industrial and business partners. Konica Minolta is headquartered in Tokyo and has more than 43,000 employees in 50 countries. It offers its products and services in 150 countries around the world.
About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Czech
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Czech spol. s r. o. is part of a worldwide network and meets the needs of the Czech market and serves Czech customers. Its service competences are proven by the certificate for best service organization in Europe in 2014. The company's market position is also underlined by its market share in 2017 – Konica Minolta is number one in the Czech Republic in production printing with a share of 65.5%. It is also the market leader in the sale of colour multifunctional devices (35.8%) and black & white multifunctional devices (41.6%). Great emphasis is also placed on the development of IT services. In terms of turnover, the Czech Republic is the most successful of all Konica Minolta countries in Central and Eastern Europe. The company focuses on providing ERP and CRM systems, ECM and DMS solutions, services related to IT infrastructure security and reducing administrative burdens. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Czech is also the exclusive distributor of SourceCode products and K2's BPM system on the Czech and Slovak markets. More information at www.konicaminolta.cz.
About WEBCOM a.s.
WEBCOM a. s. provides software solutions for CRM and ERP on the Microsoft Dynamics and Dynamics 365 platforms. It specializes in solutions for the automotive, development, retail, engineering, utilities and healthcare industries. In the Czech Republic, it is one of Microsoft's most important partners in enterprise information systems. This position is confirmed by its membership in the elite group of companies that have won both the Inner Circle and the President's Club awards.