Our History 

1985 

1985 

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Kingston Reprographics Limited founded 

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

1985 

1985 

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KRL becomes Minolta Main Dealer 

We 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. 

1996 

1996 

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KRL relocates to larger premises in Willerby 

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

1999 

1999 

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KRL acquires AP Business Machines 

The 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. 

2002 

2002 

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Acquires copier division of Meredith Group 

Taking 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. 

2004 

2004 

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Acquires Churchills 

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

2009 

2009 

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George Baker leads MBO 

George, 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. 

2010 

2010 

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Key partnership formed with Kyocera 

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

2011 

2011 

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Key partnership formed with Samsung 

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

2013 

2013 

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KRL relocates to purpose built premises 

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

2015 

2015 

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Partnership with Lexmark 

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

2018 

2018 

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KRL win partnership agreement with HP 

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

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