Konica Minolta announces exclusive new inline product with Plockmatic

Langenhagen | 14 February 2022

Konica Minolta and the Plockmatic Group have extended their partnership to launch the powerful and versatile SD-435/450 booklet makers. This brings a cost efficient solution for heavy production finishing to low and mid-sized Centralised Reprographic Departments (CRD) and commercial print environments.


Plockmatic Group’s inline platform introduces architecture that enables new features for the first time in the low to mid volume market segments across Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress mono and colour production machines. The inline versions of the SD-435/450 will be exclusively sold by Konica Minolta throughout 2022.

The new system architecture enables customers to produce high quality booklets from A6 to A4 landscape and has all the key processes needed to produce corner and edge staple, folding, spine forming and full bleed trimming, all combined in one single, easy to use system.

Other options include:
  • RCT 3.0 Rotate Crease Trimmer that enables professional looking, full bleed trimmed and creased booklets now on sheets up to 620mm long, which can also be fitted with active anti-static bars. Konica Minolta’s TU-510 innovative four-edge trimmer and creaser can be used as an alternative to the RCT module.
  • A finishing module FM-400 that includes a new design, face trimmer and square folding mechanism in a single unit. It is based on the successful trimmer and book fold modules from SD-500/350.
  • High-capacity BST4000 book stacker for more production-oriented sites allowing long unattended runs. It can be configured straight after the SD-435/450 or at a 90-degree angle.
Since the first partnership agreement between the two companies was first unveiled in 2016, Konica Minolta has successfully launched the Plockmatic SD-500, Plockmatic PowerSquareTM 160 and PowersquareTM 224 booklet makers with the Plockmatic SD-435/450 Series, this means that all finishing needs of CSRDs and commercial printers are now being met - and Konica Minolta’s finishing portfolio is completed.

The Plockmatic SD-435/450 Series sets new standards and will meet the exacting demands of customers, which can shift with functionality and the range of applications required, and depends on the specific production environment,” said Ines Wennemann, Product Manager Production Printing Division, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe. “These finishing systems deliver real value to any CRD or commercial printing environment. Features such as long sheet capability, corner and edge stapling, square folding and full bleed trim are critical features for success, especially in the colour production marketplace. The capability to produce A4 landscape booklets is becoming an increasingly important expectation for customers as they continue to rethink the possibilities.

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Customers recognise that the finishing of any document has never been more important.

Johan Mikaelsson

Plockmatic VP Business Unit Inline & Group Technical support



Johan Mikaelsson, Plockmatic VP Business Unit Inline & Group Technical support said: “We are delighted to be extending our successful partnership with Konica Minolta with an exclusive agreement that benefits both companies. Customers recognise that the finishing of any document has never been more important. The SD-435/450 Series use the latest patented Plockmatic technologies to deliver top quality output in a wide range of print applications that can be tailormade for customers and will enable them to grow business in their territories.”   


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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 “2022 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” and received the highest level in EcoVadis Sustainability 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 8,700 employees (as of April 2022), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 1.9 billion in financial year 2021/2022.


Worldwide, the company has over 39,000 employees and is operating in over 150 countries.


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Team Manager Brand Positioning & Architecture, Content Strategy & Development

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH

silke.ehmann-cotichini@konicaminolta.eu

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