Konica Minolta and Hull-based KRL celebrate 35 years of partnership and success

| 29. Sep 2020

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd is pleased to announce 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 proudly worked in partnership to deliver Konica Minolta’s market-leading products along with outstanding service and support since its inception in 1985.


George Baker, Managing Director of KRL states, “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.”


KRL shares Konica Minolta’s belief in excellent customer support, as David Thompson, Channel Sales Director comments, “George and his team have a well-deserved reputation for offering great service and a 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% 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, as George elaborates, “This has been a challenging year for everyone in the print industry, but already we have returned to 75-80% 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.”


He adds, “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.”


On a final note, Cameron Mitchell, Partner Channel Business Unit Leader at Konica Minolta also comments, “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. “



For more details on the Konica Minolta Channel Partner Programme, please contact Neil Hamilton, UK Channel Development Manager at Konica Minolta.



For further information on KRL and its services, please visit: https://www.krlgroup.net/



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