Quality control is an expensive and time-consuming task that requires several hours of continuous checks by human inspectors — especially in manufacturing operations, logistics and warehouses. Moreover, the increasing complexity of production pipelines sometimes makes it impossible for manual inspections to provide the required level of accuracy. It is for precisely these reasons that Konica Minolta is launching Visual Quality Inspection, which combines Konica Minolta's AI-based technology with intelligent camera solutions. The inspection system is designed to significantly improve the production process in terms of both safety and efficiency. It can be applied in a wide range of industries.
Konica Minolta has already been able to carry out numerous use cases with several pilot customers.
We are excited to support customers from different sectors in their digital transformation with our Visual Quality Inspection technology. The first pilot customers were from a wide range of industries, indicating a high demand for automation in quality assurance. We take a close look at each individual customer and their processes and develop custom solutions for them that are precisely tailored to the respective requirements.
Shintaro Inoue, Head of Video Solution Service at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe
Since the algorithms on the FORXAI platform can be specifically adapted to the customer's needs, the aforementioned application examples can also be expanded to include any number of further use cases. As the number of use cases increases, along with the amount of field data and customer feedback, Konica Minolta is refining its algorithms, enabling the AI training programmes to be improved.
 Deep Learning learns from its experience and optimises the algorithm each time to improve the result. As with a human brain, neural networks are created, with different layers providing more and more information, resulting in more and more accurate results.
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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