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’s journey started 150 years ago, with a vision to see and do things differently. We innovate for the good of society and the world. The same purpose that kept us moving then, keeps us moving now.
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 “2023 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” and received a GOLD Level Recognition Medal in the EcoVadis sustainability ratings for 2023.
For its remote services, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab (BLI) 2023-2024 Pacesetter Award in Remote Service for the Western European market’ 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 more than 8,700 employees (as of April 2023), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.26 billion in financial year 2022/2023.
Worldwide, the company has over 39,000 employees and is operating in over 150 countries.
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