Danka (copier supplier)

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Konica Minolta Danka Imaging
Type Public (DANKY)
Industry Copiers
Electronics
Founded 1977
Headquarters St. Petersburg, Florida, United States of America
Key people A.D. Frazier, CEO and Chairman; Edward K. Quibell, Chief Financial Officer;
Products Copiers, Fax machines, Scanners, Printers
Employees 2,000+
Website www.danka.com

Konica Minolta Danka Imaging is a St. Petersburg, Florida based North American independent provider of copiers, printers, fax machines and other office imaging and document management equipment.

Founded in 1977 by Dan Doyle and Frank McPeak, in the 1990s Danka acquired Infotec and then Kodak Office Imaging, making the renamed Danka Group an international company and brand with offices and retail outlets in the United States and throughout Europe, which included sponsorship of the English football club Everton from 1995 to 1997, British based Formula 1 team Arrows in 1997 and 1998 and the silks of the rider of Royal Athlete when that horse won the 1995 Grand National steeplechase. Danka sold its European operations to Ricoh in 2006/2007, along with the Infotec brand under which the European offices are now rebranded. On June 27, 2008, Konica-Minolta completed its acquisition of Danka, and the new company will be known as Konica Minolta Danka Imaging. As of June 27, 2008, Danka is no longer an authorized dealer of Canon or Toshiba products.

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'Danka UK Additional History

Danka acquired Saint System (UK) early 1990s, formally known as Danka Saint until approximately 1995/6, on which then became Danka.

Saint Systems was founded by Martin St Quinton, the branches being located at Meadowhall Sheffield, Sweet Street Leeds and at Beverley Road in Hull, (Yorkshire and Humberside areas of the United Kingdom). Danka continued in the acquisition of other companies until its purchase of Eastman Kodak Reprographics Division.

Danka was a multi vendor in the office industry, but when Danka Europe (Inc UK) was purchased by a manufacture, Ricoh back in 2007, Toshiba, Canon, Riso and Konica Minolta cease to trade with Danka/Ricoh Family Group.

Danka ceased and then became trading under the name of Infotec but owned by Ricoh Family Group until November 2009, then fully integrated into the Ricoh.

Ricoh, acquired IKON office in the US and Europe in 2008, IKON was fully integrated into Ricoh in April 2010.

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