Visitors to its stand (A65, Hall 8B) at drupa will ‘touch the future’ with Konica Minolta’s latest innovations in printing and applications.
Konica Minolta is gearing up for an awe-inspiring spectacle reinforcing its robust position in production printing. Konica Minolta will enable its customers’ businesses to generate more profit by demonstrating real-value business opportunities in several business zones on a massive 2,400sq m stand, one of the largest at drupa 2016. The business zones will cover the complete Konica Minolta production printing portfolio, including markets such as industrial inkjet, label printing and marketing automation. New products as the bizhub PRESS 1250e series and the full commercial launch of KM-1, a UV sheet-fed digital press, will help pull the crowds.
Olaf Lorenz, General Manager of the International Marketing Division, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe, said: “Our fundamental goal is to anticipate our customers’ needs and turn their ideas into reality, by delivering innovative and meaningful solutions that drive their business. At drupa, we will be demonstrating thought leadership by presenting innovative business concepts. We will be illustrating how we enable our customers to grow their business and to generate more profit.”
“We look forward to welcoming visitors to our stand. We have one of the largest stands at drupa. For our Indian customers, we will have members from our Indian team to assist and serve customers from the country,” adds Balakrishna, Konica Minolta India.
“The key focus, apart from the keenly awaited KM1, will be our latest solutions in print enhancement and packaging.”
Konica Minolta has a good India experience
Last year has been quite marvellous for Konica Minolta India. In one of the major developments, Konica Minolta India acquired the Production Printing Business of Monotech Systems, which has been distributing Konica Minolta products in the country. We found Konica Minolta quite busy last year with its numerous roadshows across the country.
Apart from the roadshows, Konica Minolta had a significant launch – MGI JETvarnish 3DS with iFoil inline digital foiling module. With this new solution, printers can expand their services to include new amazing spot UV and 3D tactile varnishing capabilities. The solution received a great market response at Pamex 2015 stall of the company. Konica Minolta higher management team was present at the show and was led by MD, Yuji Nakata. “The award-winning JETvarnish 3D takes digital spot UV coating to a new dimension, featuring increased output for flat spot UV jobs and elegant 3D raised effects,” says Yuji Nakata.
International recognitions for environmental management and policies
The annual survey assesses environmental management of Japanese companies and recognizes initiatives toward sustainability in terms of both environment and business management. 1,737 manufacturers were invited to the survey and 413 companies responded.
In the survey Konica Minolta earned the top score in Environmental Management Promotion System, as well as high scores for the rest of the components in the assessment. The company’s environmental initiatives and policies reduce environmental impact and its environmental know-how helps customers in their environmental management and day-to-day operations to lower environmental impact.
Konica Minolta has also been awarded RobecoSAM Silver Class, a global distinction for corporate sustainability. In this year’s assessment, Konica Minolta has earned the highest evaluation in the Computers & Peripherals and Office Electronics sector for its economic initiatives including innovation management and risk management, as well as for environmental initiatives on climate change strategies, environmental policy and its management, and information disclosure.
RobecoSAM, based in Switzerland, is the investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing. Results are analyzed in terms of economic, environmental and social issues with a focus on long-term value creation. RobecoSAM released its annual “Sustainability Yearbook 2016” in which 77 companies are ranked as Gold Class, 74 companies including Konica Minolta as Silver Class and 97 companies as Bronze Class.
Besides RobecoSAM Silver Class, Konica Minolta has been included in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for four years and Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index for seven years by Dow Jones and RobecoSAM, FTSE4Good Global Index of the UK-based FTSE Group for twelve years, and Japan-based Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index since 2003. In addition, the company has been named to CDP’s Japan 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index for three years. Konica Minolta has also been awarded Prime Status by Germany-based oekom research AG since 2011, among the best companies for CSR in its worldwide industry segment.
“Under the brand proposition “Giving Shape to Ideas,” Konica Minolta aims to become a sustainable global company vital to society and will contribute to solving social challenges through its business activities,” says Yuji Nakata.