Konica Minolta and MOBOTIX on a strong path for growth together

| 13 February 2019

Since Konica Minolta took over a majority share of the German manufacturer of intelligent video solutions MOBOTIX in 2016, the companies have been able to significantly grow their customer base and business. In Europe alone, the partnership already has more than 70 customers – and its plans are set on continuous expansion. In the 2019 financial year, it is planning a market presence in 21 countries across the continent with a dedicated sales force. Both companies aim at further driving their upward momentum in the security solutions business as well as developing and offering new intelligent video solutions that combine the expertise of both companies to the benefit of their customers.


Funded by Konica Minolta, the companies are expanding their co-development activities, focusing on a new video/IoT platform. Operations are growing as well, as Konica Minolta is expanding its market activities to meet the increasing customer demand already coming from a broad range of industries such as manufacturing, logistics, transportation, healthcare, retail and hospitality.

With such solutions, Konica Minolta and MOBOTIX are growing their portfolio. Projects are implemented after a thorough analysis and consultation phase with the customer to meet their specific needs. The solutions are also created to meet their data protection requirements, particularly with regard to GDPR, saving and overwriting stored information in compliance with this regulation. The Mx edge computing intelligent video camera is also certified by Syss accordingly. With the importance of cyber security on the rise, both companies ensure that their solutions meet the highest requirements, embedding them in an overall security approach if needed. This can encompass the operation of the entire system, including cameras, firewalls, switches and data storage, for example, leveraging Konica Minolta’s expertise and solutions in IT services and security.

Konica Minolta is the majority shareholder of MOBOTIX, having acquired approximately 65 percent of the company’s share capital in 2016. Joint forces in research and development continue to drive innovation in fields such as intelligent edge video systems that analyse movement patterns for security and efficiency purposes.

Konica Minolta is providing information on the launch of its MOBOTIX Intelligent Video Security Solution in the United States here: https://kmbs.konicaminolta.us/kmbs/about/news-releases/news/kmbs-launches-intelligent-video-security-solution

 

About MOBOTIX AG

MOBOTIX is a manufacturer of IP video surveillance cameras and video management software. With image processors and storage embedded within the camera, MOBOTIX video solutions enable its customers to reduce server load and storage volume, which saves customers’ total cost of ownership. MOBOTIX distributes its products in more than 80 countries and has a great presence in Europe, especially in Germany.


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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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