Helping producing companies to turn digital manufacturing from a vision to reality

| 24 April 2018

At the Hannover Messe 2018, Konica Minolta is setting a clear focus on supporting producing companies in driving the actual implementation of digital manufacturing on their production lines. Konica Minolta is showcasing its portfolio of solutions developed on the basis of a deep understanding of the needs and operational challenges of these companies on the path to entering Industry 4.0.


For years now, the digital concepts of Industry 4.0 have been very prominent at almost all major industry happenings, in Europe and worldwide. Yet, when it comes to the actual implementation of these technologies, a significant gap exists between the visions these producing companies have and the reality on their shop floor.

For many companies, finding a partner that can help them implement the solutions they need in order to move towards a digital production – and at the same time ensures the security of their data and control over it – is key. Ideally, this partner is also able to provide all of this from one source.

To provide these full package solutions directed particularly at SMEs, Konica Minolta has joined hands with AXOOM. Robert Tordy, CEO of AXOOM Solutions, is excited about the cooperation and the launch of the Smart Start Packages.

Konica Minolta uses the venue of the 2018 Hannover Messe to present companies with various digital manufacturing technologies – from sensors across IIoT platforms to integrated solutions. With its decade-long experience as a manufacturing company and as a partner of thousands of producing companies in Europe, Konica Minolta has a deep understanding of its customers’ needs and bases the development of its solutions on those insights. With these products and Konica Minolta as a strong partner, producing companies are no longer limited to the development of digital manufacturing concepts, but they can actually gain a competitive edge by starting to digitalise their processes.

 

About AXOOM

AXOOM GmbH, with its head office in Karlsruhe, has been offering digital solutions for the industry to machine manufacturers and manufacturing companies in all sectors since 2015. The open platform of the same name brings suppliers and users together and makes them partners, adding significant value to the production process. AXOOM networks machines, sensors and software as well as the entire value chain, independent of manufacturers. Thanks to the cloud-based IoT platform, the data becomes transparent and can be used to continuously develop and optimize the industry. With TRUMPF as the parent company and a strong team of around 100 employees, AXOOM successfully combines engineering and IT expertise.

For further information about AXOOM, please visit www.axoom.com


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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. With its unique expertise in imaging, data processing and data-based decision making, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers - small and medium-sized businesses, large enterprises and public sector - and solves issues faced by society.


As a digital workplace solution provider, Konica Minolta helps its clients to identify and unlock the potential digitalisation holds and reach the next level in the digital maturity of their organisation by rethinking the workplace. In support of an ‘Intelligent connected workplace’, Konica Minolta offers cloud, IT, managed print and video solution services for remote working, collaboration, workflow management and automation and security. The company’s success in driving transformation is also confirmed by IDC, since the ‘IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2020 Vendor Assessment’ stated that Konica Minolta is ‘recognised globally as a leader in print transformation’. Konica Minolta has been a Microsoft Global Managed Partner since 2021.


Konica Minolta's Igniting Print Possibilities offering helps printers, converters and brand owners maximise workflow automation to increase efficiency. The company delivers consultancy in all communication matters as well as top-of-the-line production, packaging as well as label printers. Its finishing devices create print products that stand out and create added value. Konica Minolta has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe (InfoSource).


For an increasing number of organisations, success today is more than the narrow definition of financial prosperity – it also includes protecting the environment and having a positive impact on their workforce as well as the societies they are embedded in. With its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Konica Minolta has pledged to consistently pursue its sustainability and social responsibility goals.


The company has been repeatedly recognised for its rich history of social contribution as well as for working towards achieving the SDGs throughout its business and supply chain. Konica Minolta is listed among “2021 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” and received the highest level in EcoVadis Sustainabilty Ratings.


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’ from 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 9,000 employees (as of April 2021), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over 1.9 billion in financial year 2020/2021.


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