Konica Minolta South Africa showcase its innovative production solutions at FESPA Africa 2014

| 27 July 2014

Bidvest company, Konica Minolta South Africa's has once again shown its continued commitment to the print industry and its wide product offering at FESPA Africa 2014, which took place from 2 to 4 July at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. At the event the company showcased its innovative production solutions, including the new bizhub PRO C1060L and bizhub PRO & PRESS C1060/C1070, the flagship bizhub PRESS C1100, plus the bizhub PRESS 1250 and bizhub PRO B951.

The bizhub PRO & PRESS C1060\C1070 are aimed at print providers in a light- to-medium-level production environment, as each provide an easy transition into the digital print field, offering in-line finishing, precise colour consistency and image quality, alongside high media flexibility.  

The new bizhub PRESS C1100 series, which is ideally placed to create new sources of revenue for customers and maximise uptime and print orders, is perfect for graphic communication providers, central reprographic departments, and anyone who needs large print volumes delivered at high speeds.

Furthermore, visitors were able to see the organisation's range of black & white equipment: the bizhub PRESS 1250 series, which offers print/copy speeds up to 125 ppm, high-volume monthly duty cycle of three million impressions, and real-time image density and toner ratio sensors to maintain image stability over long press runs; as well as the bizhub PRO 951, an ideal entry product into digital black & white printing.

"We wanted to show that Konica Minolta South Africa has something for everybody," explains Leon Minnie, product manager: production systems at Konica Minolta South Africa. "In today's printing industry, commercial business owners are looking for highly versatile printing platforms that deliver the lowest cost per copy. A tall order perhaps, but with our award-winning production range we certainly meet these requirements."

"We wanted to leverage this event to create interest in, demonstrate and promote our production machines to clients; using the platform to officially launch the C1100 as well as the C1060\C1070 and C1060L. These presses were very well received and were highly complemented. The C1100 also drew a lot of attention and showcased Konica Minolta’s continued commitment to the print industry and its ability to successfully compete with other manufacturers with this wider product offering.

“We furthermore used the event to inform our clients about the KM-1, a B2-size cut-sheet digital inkjet press, which is set to enhance our production range and elevate us into a segment that was traditionally only available to litho and inkjet technology.

"Overall, we aimed to show that Konica Minolta machines are more than just 'business card' printers, but that these machines can also print a magnitude of print products, allowing printers to be more successful with their digital print department and, importantly, have a competitive edge in the print industry."

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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