Konica Minolta announces first European customer for AccurioLabel 400 digital label press

Langenhagen, Germany | 29 March 2023

Imprimerie Coste & Fils, based in Aubenas (Ardèche), France, is continuing its digital transformation strategy by becoming the first European customer to invest in the AccurioLabel 400 digital label press from market leader Konica Minolta in a “true partnership approach”.

Commercial offset and label printing is benefiting from the seismic shift to shorter runs and just-in-time production, where label printers and converters need the highest quality and a good return on investment.
Imprimerie Coste & Fils invested four years ago in Konica Minolta's AccurioLabel 230 press and a GM DC330Mini finishing system to expand and improve the services it offers customers. The new investment is another example of an evolving market where more and more converters and print providers invest heavily in digital production.
"Digital label production offers us real opportunities to grow our business profitably, which is why we are delighted to become the first European customer of the AccurioLabel 400," said Anthony Fambon, co-owner of Imprimerie Coste & Fils with his brother Nicolas. "The robustness, ease of use and outstanding quality of the machines are the main reasons for our decision to invest in Konica Minolta systems again. This is a true partnership approach; we have received advice and support from Konica Minolta's experienced and knowledgeable staff to help us further develop our business in markets such as labels."

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We see multiple opportunities for customers such as Imprimerie Coste & Fils who want to take advantage of the printing possibilities and opportunities towards new applications that only digital production can achieve. The AccurioLabel 400 pushes the boundaries of automation, speed, flexibility and colour capabilities. It continues to advance and migrate work from traditional flexo and offset technologies.

Carsten Bamberg

Senior Business Development Manager Industrial Printing at Konica Minolta Europe

The AccurioLabel 400 was introduced last May by Konica Minolta. It aims to capture a significant share of a fast-growing medium- to high-volume sector, which includes around 3,000 label converters.
Key innovations of the Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 400 press include the ability to expand applications with white toner, improved productivity with ultra-fast print speeds of up to 39.9 metres per minute, and further reductions in operating costs through even longer part life and improved print quality. It is available in 4 and 5 colour configurations.


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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Silke Ehmann-Cotichini

Team Manager Brand Positioning & Architecture, Content Strategy & Development

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH


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