Konica Minolta South Africa gives a rhino wings

| 29 January 2013

Earning themselves a degree in wackiness and courage, Konica Minolta South Africa employees: Richard Berg, Dane Becker, Andre Idas and Stephen Spies, took part in the Red Bull Flugtag, soaring (this term is used loosely) into the sky on a rhino.


The Red Bull Flugtag is an event organised by Red Bull in which competitors attempt to fly homemade, size and weight limited, human-powered flying machines.


These flying machines were launched off a six metre high ramp at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront. More than 220,000 spectators attended the December 2012 event.


Known as team bizhub Warriors, the four brave men were one of only 41 teams selected out of 200 entries to “change aviation as we know it” and “fly” from dry land into the icy harbour water.


Amidst the thrills and comedy, team bizhub Warriors’ main goal was to raise awareness of the brutal killing of 668 rhino in 2012. The company has placed a strong emphasis on the plight of the rhino since 2011 through both stakeholder communication and contributing to WWF’s African Rhino Programme, which supports RhODIS.


ABOUT KONICA MINOLTA SOUTH AFRICA:

Konica Minolta South Africa, wholly owned by the Bidvest Group, stands at the forefront of business solution providers as the principal importer and distributor of the innovative and award winning Konica Minolta range of bizhub digital multi-functional colour and black & white devices, laser printers, fax machines and business solutions, into South Africa as well as Namibia, Malawi, Botswana and Swaziland. Konica Minolta South Africa's head office is based in Johannesburg and 17 branches and 48 dealerships support its distribution network. With an operational stance of consultative business partnering, the group provides clients with holistic document management solutions: through pre-sales analysis, audits to sales, installation, ongoing onsite technical and software management as well as the supply of spare parts and consumables.


CONTACTS:

Konica Minolta SA: Ritchi Smith, 0800 bizhub, ritchis@kmsa.com

icomm: Debbie Sielemann, +27 (0) 82 414 4633, debbie@pr.co.zawww.icomm-pr.co.za


About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe

 

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. Konica Minolta enables its clients to champion the digital era: with its unique imaging expertise and data processing capabilities, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society. As a provider of comprehensive IT services, Konica Minolta delivers consultancy and services to optimise business processes with workflow automation. The company further offers its customers solutions and managed services in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments. With regard to its office printing solutions, "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2020 Vendor Assessment" stated that Konica Minolta is "recognised globally as a leader in print transformation". As a strong partner for the professional printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe (InfoSource). Its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R & D laboratories in Europe enable Konica Minolta to bring innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. For its innovative service approach that complements their devices perfectly, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘"Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Serviceability and Support 2020/2021" by Keypoint Intelligence. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With approximately 10,000 employees (as of April 2020), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over 2.34 billion in financial year 2019/2020.

 

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