Kingston Reprographics Limited founded

KRL logoBased on Hedon Road in Kingston Upon Hull, KRL was founded in May 1985.

1985

KRL becomes Minolta Main Dealer

KRL logoWe immediately formed a partnership with Minolta copiers, their equipment was the best on the market and they shared the same customer service goals as KRL.

1985

KRL relocates to larger premises in Willerby

KRL logoSteady growth, loyal returning customers and growing demand allowed us to relocate the business to a more suitable location in Willerby, East Yorkshire.

1996

KRL acquires AP Business Machines

KRL logoThe late 90's / early 00's brought about a wave of consolidation in the industry, KRL was well placed to benefit from this and we started by acquiring AP Business machines in Brafford, West Yorkshire.

1999

Acquires copier division of Meredith Group

KRL logoTaking advantage of our status as a main dealer for Konica we further strengthened our position through the acquisition of the copier division of The Meredith Group in Hull.

2002

Acquires Churchills

KRL logoFurther growth opportunities arose from our purchase of Churchills in Sheffield. KRL is now successfully servicing thousands of machines across the UK.

2004

George Baker leads MBO

KRL logoGeorge, our MD decided to underline his commitment by leading an MBO. As the majority shareholder George refreshed the brand, adopting KRL as the official name and commenced a period of rapid growth.

2009

Key partnership formed with Kyocera

KRL logoWith Kyocera on board, alongside Konica Minolta we began on our journey of offering non-biased, multi-vendor office solutions.

2010

Key partnership formed with Samsung

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The addition of Samsung's printers to our roster helped us serve a whole new market, including SOHO and VSE's.

2011

KRL relocates to purpose built premises

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A growing national client based required a purpose built head office and distribution centre.

2013

Partnership with Lexmark

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Lexmark devices provide us with an excellent range for home workers and small branch offices.

2015

KRL win partnership agreement with HP

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Awarded with the prestigious status of HP platinum partners, and selected for the regional launch of HP's Pagewide technology.

2018