The Konica Minolta Group consists of business companies, common function companies and other affiliates all within the holding company Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc., Konica Minolta delivers a variety of products and services to customers all over the world operating in the Business Technologies, Performance Materials, Optics & Sensing, Healthcare, Industrial Inkjet and Planetarium business segments.
About companies at drupa 2012:
1. KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. AND KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS EUROPE GMBH
OPTIMUM SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES – FROM OFFICE TO PRODUCTION PRINTING
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH is a leading supplier of printing and communication systems. The company is part of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan with more than 26,500 employees worldwide.
The group was formed by a merger of Konica and Minolta in 2003. The successful sales and distribution network of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe, headed by Ken Osuga, comprises 29 subsidiaries throughout Eastern and Western Europe.
A number of distributors market the company’s latest product range in the Middle East and Africa (excluding South Africa). The organization currently employs about 6,660 people (as of March 2010). The group has operations in more than 50 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
The company provides services and distributes products, systems and solutions that meet all the requirements of office and production printing throughout the entire document life cycle. In the office segment, Konica Minolta keeps abreast of considerable developments and progress in IT/network technologies in the significantly changing office environment. The company provides a diverse range of solutions for various needs, including security measures that utilize user authentication systems, cost reduction and enhanced management efficiency due to optimal development of multifunctional peripherals (MFPs) and printers, and using networks to support the sharing and usage of information.
Konica Minolta provides an easy path from analogue to digital printing, focusing particularly on the Production Print Services segment, by creating new possibilities. The evolution of technology has brought major innovations to print environments and there is now a clear and growing demand for digital printing throughout the world. In pursuing digital printing that offers greater speed, beauty, and consistency, Konica Minolta strives to achieve greater levels of customer satisfaction by applying their own resources: digital printing technology, broad product line and global support system. When compared to offset and other forms of analogue printing, digital printing has always been known for its strengths in meeting small lot, rapid turnaround and variable printing needs, and its relative weaknesses in terms of image stability and large lot productivity and reliability. Konica Minolta has overcome these challenges by combining its own material and design technologies with image processing technologies. The company has broadened the possibilities of digital printing through the development of advanced technologies.
Today Konica Minolta has a wide range of colour and monochrome products that provide customers with optimal quality, printing volume, paper type, post processing and other requirements to suit their unique applications and purposes.
Konica Minolta has in the last two years significantly upgraded its position in production printing, e.g. with its new PRESS series:
production printing systems that combine amazing imaging capabilities and absolutely consistent print quality. The PRESS series features the latest Konica Minolta technology and sets new standards in high speed colour print production. Konica Minolta changed the rules of the game with this series, defining not only a market segment but a whole new market comprising commercial printers, print for pay and central reprographic departments (CRDs). Matching applications, classified by the Konica Minolta application ecosystem consisting of the four categories input, process, output and information management, cover all steps of production printing. An example in the output category is Konica Minolta Color Care for colour management. Customers also benefit from after sales and consultancy services such as CS Remote Care for maximum uptime and minimum effort.