Langenhagen, Germany, 3 February, 2014
Konica Minolta will be showcasing its holistic approach to the production printing market through services, solutions and new technology at Ipex from 24-29 March 2014, where it will be bringing new growth opportunities for customers.
Demonstrating real-value business opportunities and hosting live demonstrations across software, services and products will be at the heart of Konica Minolta’s offering on Stand N1 C130 at Ipex. Konica Minolta will have 1,200 sq m of floor space in a prime location at Ipex.
Customer testimonials and other presentations at Ipex will underpin why production printing has been a special success story for Konica Minolta, the single-largest exhibitor at Ipex. Konica Minolta has significantly increased its customer base over the last decade to become market leader in cut-sheet printing in small- and mid-production.
Olaf Lorenz, General Manager, International Marketing Division, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe, said: “Ipex will be a perfect platform for us to showcase our business offerings across all platforms, as we are now far more than just a print provider. We are helping customers to optimize their revenues through enabling new business by creating value and long-term relationships.”
Central to Konica Minolta’s support initiatives as a solutions and services provider will be its Digital1234 business-building programme, which provides added-value for customers through saving money, increasing productivity, adding new services and generating increased profitability.
Mr Lorenz added: “Digital printing opens up a host of new opportunities. Through our own software development and by working with carefully selected partners, we have a world-leading position in applications growing in prominence such as workflow automation, web-to-print, variable data printing and cross media. With our tools we also serve current trends like cloud computing and security.”
About Konica Minolta at Ipex
Konica Minolta will be a major driver in reshaping industry trends and perceptions at Ipex, where it will be the largest exhibitor. Leading-edge business technology setting new standards will be complemented by practical seminars, encompassing Konica Minolta’s Digital 1234 business support platform. The initiatives enable customers’ businesses to profitably grow and transform, adapting to new market conditions. Expect product and services news announcements, which will include latest details on KM-1, the B2 cut-sheet inkjet press. Outside of traditional printing, packaging and book publishing, newer applications will cover labels and packaging. Marketing automation, cross media, colour management and managed print services will also be a key focus, as will sustainability. All underpin Konica Minolta’s strategy to shape long-lasting business partnerships through providing services for customers across all platforms. Konica Minolta will provide thought-leadership into wider visitor attractions, both on its stand and elsewhere at Ipex, including the World Print Summit.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan, forming part of its Business Technologies business area. It is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 50 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). With over 30,600 employees around the world (as of June 2012), Konica Minolta Business Technologies earned net sales of over EUR 5.0 billion in financial year 2011/12.