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Konica Minolta Canada Adds Award Winning IT Services Team through Acquisition of IT Weapons Inc.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Sept. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd., a leader in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services, today announced the acquisition of IT Weapons Inc., which will operate as a subsidiary company under its own name and current management team and whose 86 employees will become part of Konica Minolta.

Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Brampton, Ontario, IT Weapons is one of Canada's leading IT companies and has been recognized by MSPmentor, CRN and CDN as a top Managed Services Provider. With an extremely strong technical team who focuses on excellence in execution, joining forces with the innovative and nationally recognized Konica Minolta means IT Weapons can accelerate their growth, without compromising any aspect of their service delivery.

"We are extremely excited to have IT Weapons join the Konica Minolta family," said Chris Dewart, President and CEO of Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. "This is a company that has built a remarkable team of technical experts and a portfolio of cutting edge services that we cannot wait to bring to the wider Canadian market."

Ted Garner, CEO of IT Weapons shared his enthusiasm, "We are so thrilled about this new chapter in the evolution of our company. The Konica Minolta Canada team really shares our core values and our passion for delivering exceptional client experience. We have found a partner that deeply respects our culture and who is committed to nurturing the award-winning service delivery and execution engine that IT Weapons has become."

Through its All Covered IT Services division, Konica Minolta already offers a wide range strategic IT Services in the US, and the combined IT Services group will now total more than 1,000 employees across North America, following the IT Weapons transaction.

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. is one of the world's leaders in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services. Our portfolio of offerings deliver solutions to improve our customers' speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition, including placement in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services (MPS) and Managed Content Services (MCS). Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for eight consecutive years. Konica Minolta has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for three years in a row. For more information, please visit: www.KonicaMinolta.ca and follow Konica Minolta on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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CONTACT: Rebekah Fougere, Director, Marketing & Sales Support Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. +1 905.890.6600 rebekah.fougere@bt.konicaminolta.caSource:Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd.