2019’s Hannover Messe revolved around one key insight: increasing digitalisation in manufacturing processes and establishing a link between these and business processes are essential to improving efficiency and maintaining competitiveness in manufacturing industry. Digitalisation for the sake of having digital processes is clearly not the way to go. “Integrated industry” as a term was coined to underline that the solutions and technologies implemented need to serve the overall company vision. For this, a holistic strategic scheme of internal processes is absolutely essential. Through its close relationship to its customers and also itself being part of manufacturing industry, Konica Minolta understands the advantages of holistic linkage between digital manufacturing processes and digital business processes. The company was able to present a wide array of solutions that exactly meet these customer needs at the Hannover Messe.
For SMEs that, for example, need to optimise their production flows or business processes, Konica Minolta provides process analysis and consulting as a basis to tailor solutions like IIoT applications that monitor production to optimise capacity utilisation and quality assurance.
At Hannover Messe 2019 Konica Minolta therefore showcased a whole portfolio of manufacturing process solutions and business process solutions from the fields of IIoT platforms, industrial maintenance and assembly processes, monitoring solutions, logistics solutions, quality management, IT solutions as well as virtual and physical security systems.
This year’s fair was a great success for Konica Minolta. Both the increase in booth size and the relocation into the hall 5 with the overarching topic “integrated industry” proved to be the right decision. Around 500 prospects who showed further interest in Konica Minolta’s solutions have been recorded this year.
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 and implements solutions in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments. Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious “Buyers Lab PaceSetter award for Smart Workplace Vision” from Keypoint Intelligence” as the only vendor in its industry thanks to its forward-looking vision of the future of work and investment in innovative technology. Being a strong partner for the production and industrial printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and, in 2017, was the production printing market leader for the tenth consecutive year in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa (InfoSource). The hardware portfolio covers light and mid production as well as industrial printing machines. Konica Minolta Marketing Services provides value added services that intelligently link print and digital marketing in an effective and efficient way. In the healthcare sector, Konica Minolta drives digitalisation of clinical workflows and offers a broad range of next-level diagnostic solutions. Through its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R&D laboratories in Europe, Konica Minolta brings innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. 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 almost 9,900 employees (as of April 2018), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.37 billion in financial year 2017/18.
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