Since our alliance announcement in 2016, we’ve spent the past year getting to know each other fairly well. In our time together, we found that our businesses aligned in many ways so when the opportunity presented itself to join forces, we hopped on the band wagon. According to Chuck Bauer, DataBank IMX CEO,
Coming together with Kyocera is a tremendous opportunity for our existing and prospective customers. The acquisition will enable us to offer innovative new solutions and services tailored to rapidly changing market needs.
As North-America’s leading provider of business process solutions, we seemed to be the missing piece of Kyocera’s global empire.
One of the main selling points in moving forward with this decision was how much Kyocera aligned with our existing company cultures. Like us, they value employees and customers. Their motto is “Respect the Divine and Love People”. For them, this means, “preserve the spirit to work fairly and honorably, respecting people, our work, our company and our global community.”
Sacrificing our company’s dedication to everyone involved with us was not an option and luckily, we didn’t have to settle. Their founder, Kazuo Inamori is a main driving point in Kyocera maintaining their dedication to their people.
Often referred to as their own “Bill Gates,” Kazuo Inamori is a philanthropist, dedicated to contributing to the progress of science and chemistry. He is even an active donor at the Alfred University School of Engineering in NY where he and the KYOCERA Corporation have donated more than $10 million.
So what does all of this mean? We are stronger together.
As the business of document management becomes more complex, clients are seeking new ways to enhance their efficiency and increase their productivity. This acquisition presents an opportunity to serve customers in deeper and more impactful ways than ever before.
As Yukio Ikeda, President and CEO of KYOCERA Document Solutions America puts it,
DataBank has already proven to be an outstanding partner. We’ve confirmed that not only are we truly complementary partners on a product and service level, but also that we share the same passion and commitment to our customers. As a combined entity, we can accelerate our own growth as we collaborate on developing new ways to help our customers thrive.
For more information on this very exciting news, watch this video featuring DataBank’s CEO Chuck Bauer!