Konica Minolta and Plockmatic announce partnership for PowerSquare 160

| 17 May 2019

Konica Minolta today has announced a new partnership with Plockmatic Group to sell the PowerSquare 160 booklet making system as it continues to accelerate growth opportunities to meet the needs of mid to high volume customers within the commercial print markets.

The addition of the Plockmatic PowerSquare 160 adds to Konica Minolta’s booklet maker finishing portfolio – now totaling six systems – and will be used in conjunction with the MK-737 interface for the AccurioPress C6100 series of high-volume cut-sheet toner printers to deliver business efficiency and value improvement to high-end professional users.

The Plockmatic PowerSquare 160 is used to serve the growing requirement for digitally-printed products. These include fashion magazines, menus, product manuals, corporate brochures, customised catalogues, promotional materials and the increasingly popular A4 landscape book format, as well as for print banner or long-sheet work. Mid to High-volume printers are key target customers.

Plockmatic Group, based Sweden, has been a partner of Konica Minolta since 2016 when the SD-500 was successfully introduced to its customers. The new Plockmatic PowerSquare 160 can produce three-side trimmed square-folded landscape A4 or 8.5x11 inch booklets in addition to standard formats such as A4, A5 booklets that can all be customized. It is an integrated system that staple-folds forms and trims in a single unit, with front trimming standard and two-sided trimming an optional feature.  

When a two-side trimmer is included, the system can produce books down to 200x105mm in online mode and A6 in hand-feed mode. The Plockmatic PowerSquare 160 also benefits from a unique paper transport system giving precise control and accuracy, and the control system includes remote diagnostics for preventive maintenance. Support and service will be provided by Konica Minolta within its own distribution channels.

About Plockmatic Group

Plockmatic Group, based in Stockholm Sweden, is a global supplier of finishing solutions to the print and mailing businesses. With over 40 years of experience, we’ve built a solid reputation as an efficient and flexible provider of finishing solutions. Our technologies connect inline to a digital printing system or process applications offline. We also provide a range of mailing inserting systems sold on an OEM basis, directly by Plockmatic or through a network of specialized dealers.Today, our group’s solutions are sold under the Plockmatic and Morgana brand names in over 50 countries.

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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 2023 Vendor Assessment’ has named Konica Minolta 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 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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