'We live for books' - Umberto Ecco

| 7 May 2015

Children in grades four to seven at the Alberton Primary School received a visit from Konica Minolta South Africa's mobile library recently. The company identified fostering a love of reading in young school children as one of its key CSI initiatives, converting a light commercial vehicle into a mobile library in 2012 in order to provide children with no access to books in their schools and communities with the opportunity to improve their literacy skills.

This school will also soon be a recipient of a bizbook corner for the grade R to grade three learners. As they are still learning how to read, it is critical that these children receive additional support to build a strong reading foundation, as well as a love and appreciation for all things book-related. These traditional reading corners are a simple, but effective, way to integrate early literacy skills in ground phase learners. Konica Minolta South Africa's bizBook corners have been specifically designed to be comfortable so that the children really enjoy their time there.

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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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