January 5, 2023
Ricoh France has completed the acquisition of Corelia in a move that further enhances its provision of IT Services and supports customers’ digital transformation journeys.
Headquartered in Paris with locations across France, Corelia is an IT Services company serving around 350 customers. Outside of France, the company has subsidiaries in Morocco and Egypt. Corelia has expertise in Infrastructure Services, Cybersecurity (Managed Cybersecurity Services) and Digital Experience (including Data Science, Analytics, App Development, Dashboard & Reporting).
The company announcement said: “Ricoh customers will benefit from Corelia’s broad experience in the IT Services space. Corelia customers will benefit from Ricoh’s global footprint, financial strength and integrated service delivery infrastructure.”
The acquisition will see Ricoh take on Corelia’s existing sites with the entire Corelia workforce (around 220 employees) retained. Corelia will continue to operate under its existing name.
Alberto Mariani, Senior Vice President, Digital Innovation, Ricoh Europe, said: “This exciting acquisition is an important part of our strategy to continually grow as a digital services company and support customers with their evolving IT Services needs. We are seeing an increased demand for IT Services across EMEA, which makes Corelia the perfect addition to the Ricoh family. Crucially, thanks to the synergies they share in the application development space, Corelia is well placed to support other Ricoh entities such as Axon Ivy and DocuWare, meaning even greater services for our customers.”
Elie Choukroun, CEO, Ricoh France, added: “When looking to further expand our IT Services capabilities, it was immediately apparent that Corelia shared our strong customer-first approach and commitment to innovation. The ability and expertise of their people will ensure our customers benefit from even greater IT Services support. This acquisition reinforces our position in France as a major IT Services company. It also reaffirms Ricoh as a driver of business transformation on behalf of our customers.”
Thomas Meunier, CEO, Corelia, commented: “This is a landmark moment for everyone associated with Corelia, especially those who have played a part in our success to date. The size and scope of Ricoh’s capabilities means that our customers can progress at pace on their digital transformation journeys. The commitment, culture and customer-first approach shared between Ricoh and Corelia makes for a very exciting future.”
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