Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Konica Minolta) has done it again: The market-leading supplier of document equipment and office software applications collected three of the coveted BLI Winter Pick 2015 Awards – two for the outstanding energy efficiency of its multifunctional A4 devices (MFP) bizhub 4750 and bizhub C3350, while the third award was granted also to the bizhub C3350 for its outstanding performance as an A4 colour MFP for mid-size workgroups. Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), an independent company who evaluates office document equipment and applications based on an extensive list of different criteria, gives its Pick Awards twice a year to those products and solutions that outperform their contenders in BLI’s exhaustive lab tests.
“The fact that Konica Minolta has implemented its A3 core technologies into the A4 colour multifunctional bizhub C3350, was no doubt a key success factor for winning the BLI award for workgroup performance,” commented Ronja Harste, Product Manager for Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe. “After all, this is what ensures common usability for the end user across the whole print fleet. With its flawless reliability, intuitive operation and open architecture, the bizhub C3350 is ideal for mid-sized workgroups. And we feel honoured that BLI has recognised this with its award!”
Konica Minolta’s 33-ppm colour laser MFP convinced the BLI jury with its high performance, intuitive design, strong feature set and the value it delivers, all of which make it a perfect choice for mid-size workgroups. “One of the things that struck me was the very good colour print quality,” said BLI Senior Test Technician Tony Maceri. “Colours in charts and graphs really popped off the page, and flesh tones in photos were natural-looking.”
Both the bizhub 4750 and the bizhub C3350 achieved better than average results in the majority of performance categories tested. But they positively outshone their competitors with their dramatically lower than average energy consumption, which earned them BLI’s commendation for Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency.
“The Konica Minolta bizhub C3350 combines a lower than average annual energy consumption rate with a superb environmental feature set complete with a variety of features designed to reduce energy use or consumable and paper waste,” said Lisa Reider, BLI’s Senior Product Editor for Environmental. And Julien Azzi, Product Manager for Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe, explained: “For years, Konica Minolta has been putting a lot of effort into developing environmentally friendly materials and technologies along the whole product lifecycle. With the bizhub C3350 and the bizhub 4750 now both being awarded, these efforts have proven their worth as reliably achieving greater energy efficiency, which in turn leads to cost savings & reduced environmental impact for our customers.”
Last year already, the faster bizhub C3850 won the renowned Red Dot Award, which also commended the excellent performance of Konica Minolta’s innovative A4 product series. This as well as the latest BLI awards is impressive proof of the success of Konica Minolta’s ongoing quest to meet different customers’ needs across diverse work environments and of the company’s commitment to the development of a wide range of products featuring advanced, user-friendly and green technology.
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