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 user 2005-03-10 at 11:03:00 am Views: 130
  • #10781
    Konica Minolta Becomes
    Largest Printer/Copier Supplier in Alaska with Acquisition of Frontier Business

    RAMSEY, N.J., March 05 /– Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
    (Konica Minolta) today announced that it has acquired Frontier Business Systems
    of Anchorage, Alaska, making Konica Minolta the largest supplier of
    printer/copier products in the state. Founded in 1981 by president and CEO, Greg
    Niesen, and his wife and co-founder, Lenora, Frontier Business Systems owns and
    operates four branches in Alaska including its Anchorage headquarters, and
    locations in Kenai, Kodiak Island and Fairbanks

    With 42 employees, Frontier Business
    Systems services several of the state’s largest accounts including the Kodiak,
    Kenai and Anchorage school districts. Greg Niesen will continue to head up
    Frontier Business Systems and the overall structure and operations of the
    dealership will remain unchanged. Over the past 24 years, the Niesens have built
    Frontier Business Systems into a first-class dealership and they were recently
    named the 2004 Small Business Persons of the Year by the Small Business
    Administration in recognition of their success.

    “To remain a world-class leader in the
    industry, we are continually seeking opportunities to increase our market share
    across all regions,” said Yasuo Matsumoto, president and CEO, Konica Minolta
    Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “Frontier Business Systems shares Konica
    Minolta’s vision and commitment to deliver quality, excellence and ongoing
    technological leadership to its customers, and is well established in its

    acquisition gives the dealership a much larger presence and deeper resources to
    help us compete for business,” said Greg Niesen, president and CEO, Frontier
    Business Systems. “We are thrilled to become part of the Konica Minolta family,
    and we are especially pleased that our customers and employees will not feel a
    difference in how the business is run.”

    Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

    bringing together the strengths of its two founding companies, Konica Minolta
    Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc., headquartered in Ramsey, New Jersey, is
    dedicated to providing its customers with complete solutions for their document
    creation, production, and management needs. Konica Minolta provides the
    essentials of imaging to companies and organizations ranging from the small
    office/home office to large production operations with its full line of digital
    color and black & white printers/copiers, multifunctional peripherals,
    desktop laser printers, plain-paper facsimile machines, software and network
    solutions, and professional services.