Canon Australia acquires Converga
Canon Australia today announced it has fully acquired The New Zealand Post Group’s managed services and business process outsourcing company, Converga, for an undisclosed sum.
Converga specialises in business process outsourcing with a focus on digital document solutions.
The decision to acquire Converga provides Canon with the ability to drive further growth by delivering value-based solutions to the market, strengthening Canon’s end-to-end managed services and business process outsourcing capability.
Converga will remain a stand-alone business, with the same management team and structure. The business will retain its independence and management autonomy, while benefitting from Canon’s investment, brand, leadership and product suite.
Yusuke Mizoguchi, Managing Director, Canon Oceania, “At Canon, our vision is to be recognised for our customer-focused solutions and market leading technology and services. Converga is a fantastic company that we intend to invest in, and grow, long into the future. The acquisition of Converga, enables us to expand our capability in managed service and business process outsourcing, strengthening our offering to customers.”
Converga has over 1,300 staff based in offices and technology centres throughout Australia, New Zealand, United States and the Philippines in more than 120 customer locations.
“For Converga’s staff, customers and suppliers, it will be business as usual. We anticipate a smooth transition of ownership to Canon,” said the New Zealand Post Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Brian Roche.
Paul Bellette, Chief Executive Officer, Converga says, “We’re excited to be joining the Canon family. This is the right direction for our business and customers as we continue towards our goal of being a partner of choice. At Converga, we’re driven to innovate with the best people, processes and technology to deliver solutions to our customers – this move will ensure those needs for customers continue to be met.”
Converga was selected as best fit in helping Canon to achieve its growth strategy, combined with a strong culture and brand alignment. The acquisition aligns with Canon’s overarching strategy for the future, which is focused on delivering meaningful solutions for customers through the best people, processes and technology.
The acquisition of Converga is Canon’s fourth in four years having previously acquired Harbour IT, Sunstudios and Océ Australia, strongly indicating that growth through diversification is firmly on the agenda.