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Konica Minolta now a Board Member of Mopria™ Alliance – A Global Industry Organisation That Aims for a Simplified Printing Environment with Mobile Devices

Konica Minolta, Inc. (Headquarters: Tokyo, President Shoei Yamana; hereinafter “Konica Minolta”) has been appointed as a board member of the Mopria Alliance, a non-profit membership organization comprised of leading global technology companies.

The Mopria Alliance was established with the goal of developing a set of technology standards to facilitate wireless printing from any smartphone, tablet or other mobile devices to any printer certified by the Alliance. Since its formation in September 2013, global companies from various industries – including printing, software, engineering, consulting and semiconductor manufacturing – have joined the Mopria Alliance to work collaboratively towards providing an ideal mobile printing environment.

Konica Minolta's Seven MFPs Win Globally Prestigious “Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014”

Tokyo (March 25, 2014) - Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced that the company has been awarded the “Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014” for its main products in the Business Technologies business: five models of the bizhub-series A3 color MFPs (multi-functional peripherals) and two models of the bizhub-series A4 color MFPs.

The Red Dot Design Award is an international design competition organized by the Design Center Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany, and reputed as one of the world's most recognized design awards, along with the iF Design Award (Germany) and the IDEA awards (the U.S.).

The winners of the Red Dot Design Award have been chosen by the jury of international experts based on nine criteria including level of innovation, functionality, ecological compatibility, quality and ergonomics.

Production Site in Wuxi, China, Achieves First “Green Factory Certification Sytem Level 2” Among Business Technologies Factories

Tokyo (March 4, 2014) - Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced that its manufacturing subsidiary, Konica Minolta Business Technologies (WUXI) Co., Ltd. (Wuxi Factory) in Wuxi, China, has been certified with Level 2 status of the Green Factory Certification System. Konica Minolta has implemented its unique Green Factory Certification System for comprehensive evaluation of the environmental activities of its production sites. Wuxi Factory is the first to be certified with Level 2 status among Konica Minolta's worldwide Business Technologies manufacturing plants.

Konica Minolta has been running the Green Factory Certification System since January 2010, as one of pillars helping it reach the goals in its Medium-Term Environmental Plan 2015. The system has a set of targets called “Level 2” to be achieved by fiscal 2015 in each of its objectives: preventing global warming; supporting a recycling-oriented society; reducing the risks of chemical substances; restoring and preserving biodiversity; and so on. Production sites around the world have been developing their environmental initiatives to meet the Level 2 goals. The Level 2 criteria include significant reduction in CO2 emissions, waste discharged externally and petroleum-based resource waste. Additionally, the production sites must meet requirements based on the guidelines with approximately 250 items regarding the implementation process of the initiatives.

Konica Minolta Launches bizhub 4020/3320 All-in-One Printers

RAMSEY, NJ -- Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces the launch of the bizhub® 4020 and bizhub 3320 monochrome All-in-One (AIO) printers. Combining compact size with advanced multifunction capabilities, the bizhub 4020 and bizhub 3320 A4 AIOs are ideal for small- to medium-sized print environments that demand productivity and enhanced usability.

The bizhub 4020 and bizhub 3320 AIOs feature essential business capabilities (printing, copying, color scanning, faxing) at output speeds of up to 42 ppm, as well as support for PageScope Enterprise Suite 3.0 for full fleet document management. Combining compact size with wireless options, these new AIOs offer flexible network connectivity.

Konica Minolta joins the Mopria Alliance as an executive member. – Aiming to realize a simple printing environment with mobile devices –

Konica Minolta, Inc. (Headquarters: Tokyo, President Masatoshi Matsuzaki; hereinafter “Konica Minolta”) will become an executive member of the Mopria Alliance, a non-profit membership organization that promotes the standardization of wireless printing from smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.

New work styles have emerged in recent years with the growing use of cloud services and mobile devices in offices and business. To meet such changes in our customers'office environments, Konica Minolta is focusing on enhancing usability and productivity in the office by strengthening compatibility between multi-functional peripherals (MFP) and mobile devices as part of our business strategy.

Konica Minolta Launches Business Innovation Centers Across the World for Business Development

Tokyo (February 10, 2014) - Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced that the company is establishing Business Innovation Centers (BICs) in 5 major regions around the world to develop new businesses responding to regional customer needs and markets.

Konica Minolta has been vigorously driving transformation of its core Business Technologies Business by shifting from traditional business models based on sales of MFPs (multi-functional peripherals) to provision of services which assist the customers in improving and innovating their business processes by utilizing ICT.

The company plans to establish BIC in each of its 5 key regional markets of North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, China and Japan in order to develop solutions in the customers'business environment, further supporting the needs in the specific market. Each regional BIC will focus on gaining a deeper understanding of customer needs to develop new services, as well as manage the entire lifecycle of new service business development, from ideation to actual business deployment activities, at faster time to market.

Konica Minolta Launches Next-Generation A4 bizhub MFPs

New Color and Monochrome A4 MFPs Offer Enhanced Functionality and Usability

Ramsey, NJ – February 5, 2014 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces the launch of four next-generation A4 bizhub® MFPs. The bizhub C3850/C3350 color MFPs, and bizhub 4750/4050 monochrome MFPs feature rich functionality and intuitive usability for customers that demand true MFP functionality with A4 flexibility.

Designed to emulate Konica Minolta’s existing A3 bizhub MFPs, these new A4 models offer unmatched compatibility with a broad range of document management solutions and feature similar ease-of-use, including a touch screen control panel and INFO-Palette design on the color models. With color scanning, direct printing, various security features and other essential business capabilities, combined with superior print quality and compact size, the bizhub C3850/C3350 and bizhub 4750/4050 enhance productivity in a broad range of office environments. The new A4 models also include Open API version 4.0 support to enable seamless integration with existing solutions, as well as support for PageScope Enterprise Suite 3.0, for multiple device setup and management, remote support and device management, similar to Konica Minolta’s A3 models.

Konica Minolta Launches bizhub PRESS C1070/C1070P/C1060 and bizhub PRO C1060L

Ramsey, NJ – February 3, 2014 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces the launch of the bizhub PRESS C1070/C1070P/C1060 series and bizhub PRO C1060L color digital presses.

Ideal for production and commercial environments, as well as customers across a broad range of industries including legal, healthcare and education, the bizhub PRESS C1070/C1070P/C1060 series and bizhub PRO C1060L improve upon the successful bizhub PRESS C6500 series and bizhub PRESS C7000 series. With the ability to handle a broad range of substrates and various inline finishing options, this new bizhub PRESS series can handle complex print specifications without compromising speed or quality.  Featuring the fourth generation of Konica Minolta’s Simitri HDE toner, as well as Screen-Enhancing Active Digital (SEAD IV) processing, the new series delivers superior quality and enhanced electro-photographic in both color and B&W.

EFI Launches High-Performance Fiery Digital Front Ends for New Konica Minolta bizhub Family of Presses

FREMONT, Calif., Feb. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EFI™ (Nasdaq:EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, and Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc., announced the availability of two new digital front ends (DFEs) - the EFI Fiery® IC-308 and IC-415 - designed to drive the Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C1060, C1070 and C1070P family of digital presses. Running on the latest, award-winning Fiery FS100 Pro platform, the EFI Fiery DFEs provide unparalleled performance, color management and workflow automation tools.

"The new additions to the Fiery line-up for the Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS family deliver almost 2.5 times performance improvement over their predecessors," said John Henze, vice president, Fiery marketing, EFI. "This means that print service providers can increase their capacity by shortening turnaround times for even the most challenging and complex files, including increasingly popular variable data jobs."

Konica Minolta's Brand Movie "Made from ORIGAMI -- The Shape of Motivation" Now Available on YouTube

TOKYO, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Konica Minolta, Inc. has produced a Web drama, "Made from ORIGAMI -- The Shape of Motivation," in which its multifunction printer gives shape to the ideas of clients through "origami," or the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. The drama will be put on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6B2ahCQStY).

The drama is a brand movie featuring Konica Minolta's information equipment business, which offers multifunction machines/printers, software/peripheral equipment and solution services. It is part of the firm's project designed to embody its corporate message, "Giving Shape to Ideas."

In the Japanese market, Konica Minolta produced through the end of 2013 a "Konica Minolta Man" series, comprising three movies in which its multifunction printers take on human characters, to promote its brand name and to convey its message that it hopes to be of service to clients through "products" and "solutions." The series has recorded a total of more than 800,000 viewings on its YouTube channel. It is still very popular.

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