Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe announces new President

| 1 April 2014

Ikuo (Indy) Nakagawa succeeds Ken Osuga, who will transfer to Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan

Langenhagen/Germany, 1st April 2014Today, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH announces an important change to their executive board. On 1st April 2014, Ikuo (Indy) Nakagawa will assume the role of President of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH. He succeeds Ken Osuga, who has been at the top of the European executive board for the last three years. Mr. Osuga will move to the position of Chief Financial Officer at Konica Minolta Headquarters, Konica Minolta Inc., in Tokyo, Japan.Ikuo (Indy) Nakagawa started his career in 1982 at Minolta Company Limited in Osaka, Japan, and has enjoyed more than 30 years of success at Konica Minolta. During that time, he has held various management positions in sales and marketing, in corporate and strategic planning as well as holding senior management positions in the USA and Asia. His last position was that of President of Konica Minolta Business Solutions China.“It is a great honour to serve as President of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe, our strongest region by sales.”Between 2003 and 2013, Konica Minolta’s European sales grew from 1.3 to 2.2 billion Euros, an increase of 67 per cent. Konica Minolta currently employs nearly 9,000 people in Europe, almost twice as many than in 2003.“Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe has experienced a decade of change, innovation and growth, and I am confident Ikuo (Indy) Nakagawa will keep us on this successful path”, comments Ken Osuga, who has been working for Business Technologies for many years.After over 15 years in Europe, with three of them as President of Konica Minolta´s European Headquarters, Mr. Osuga will now leave Europe to take on the CFO position at Konica Minolta Inc. in Tokyo, Japan. Here he will be responsible for the corporate functions of all businesses in the Konica Minolta Group.Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe has evolved into a customer-oriented provider of hardware-based managed services with an impressive track record: nearly 3,500 of Konica Minolta customers in Europe have a contract for the company’s Managed Print Services known as Optimised Print Services, or OPS. Konica Minolta’s Managed Content Services enjoys solid positioning with its SharePoint-based in-house brand, dokoni SUITE, an innovation that enables companies to easily manage unstructured information. The company`s expertise in Infrastructure Management Services (IMS) as well as Managed Content Services (MCS) are represented by Konica Minolta’s specialist companies Raber+Märcker, Serians and Koneo.

Konica Minolta continues to excel in its core competence field of office and production printing: In 2013, the company reached the number one European position in the colour segment (A3 + A4) on the office printing sector (20.5%, InfoSource), and has proudly defended its leading position in the small and mid-size Production Printing market for many years (41.3% in 2013, InfoSource). Konica Minolta successfully upholds its commitment to enabling Production Printing businesses, by generating new opportunities that benefit its customers’ growth. Such opportunities include consultancy, insight information and programmes such as its Digital1234 business-building programme or its Marketing Print Management / Marketing Management Services (MPM/MMS) through Charterhouse.

Product images are available at www.konicaminolta-images.euKonica Minolta contactSilke Zühlke
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH
Phone: +49 (0)511 7404-5604