Konica Minolta wins Summer 2016 BLI Pick Awards for two monochrome and colour MFPs

| 4 October 2016

JOHANNESBURG – October 2016 – Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging products and solutions, recently awarded two Konica Minolta multifunction printers (MFPs), namely the bizhub 227 and C308, with ‘Pick Awards’ for the Northern Hemisphere Summer (June–August) 2016 season.

BLI is an independent company that evaluates document imaging software and solution products. The awards are presented twice a year to acknowledge industry offerings that measure up as the best in BLI’s rigorous and comprehensive lab testing, which assesses a wide range of factors that are most important to buyers.

After its intensive evaluation, BLI analysts selected the Konica Minolta bizhub 227 – a 21 to 30 ppm A3 monochrome MFP - for its excellent reliability, robust feature set, high quality print output and outstanding value proposition.

The Konica Minolta bizhub C308, a 21 to 30 ppm A3 colour MFP, was honoured for its flawless reliability, comprehensive security measures, fast print speeds in multi-user environment, accurate and productive scanning, as well as many other strengths.

“This accolade reflects Konica Minolta’s unwavering focus on client requirements, as we aim to provide solutions that assist in creating a seamless and efficient workflow, while also improving productivity and ensuring quality,” says Greg Griffith, product manager: business solutions at Konica Minolta South Africa. “As client demands evolve, we are committed to delivering the technology and services to meet their changing needs.”

Says BLI senior editor, George Mikolay: “The Konica Minolta bizhub 227 impressively bridges the gap between compact A4 MFPs and traditional mid-volume A3 office MFPs. With a low price and outstanding overall performance, the device is a high value-add for small to mid-size workgroups. And the bizhub C308 will reduce costs and streamline workflows in a number of ways.”

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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