Konica Minolta named among Top 100 Global Innovators 2024 by Clarivate for the third consecutive year

| 18 March 2024

Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced that Clarivate Plc, a U.K.-based global information service company (Clarivate), named Konica Minolta among the Top 100 Global Innovators 2024 (Top 100 Innovators) for the third consecutive year.

To create this list, Clarivate uses its own intellectual property and patent data to identify companies and organisations that have met the qualifying criteria of having filed 500 or more patent applications since 2000 and been granted 100 or more patents during the past five years, and then evaluates the identified candidates in terms of four factors: “Influence,” “Success,” “Globalisation” and “Rarity.” 
Contributing to solving social issues with intellectual property
Konica Minolta aims to contribute to solving social issues through co-creation with customers by leveraging its intangible assets of “relationship with customers,” “technology integration,” and “diverse human capital,” while developing high-profit businesses and enhancing sustainable corporate value.
Recognising that intellectual property is part of its important intangible assets and the source of its ability to enhance corporate value, the company remains committed to creating high-quality intellectual property that facilitates its co-creation efforts with customers, contributes to solving social issues and accelerates its business growth by continuing to make appropriate investments amid the changing business environment.
Strategic intellectual property activities
Regarding competitive advantage, which is a driver of the expansion of the strengthening business, Konica Minolta is continuously implementing focused, proactive intellectual property investments and activities.
The company owns a number of high-level intellectual property, including the Dynamic Radiography Analysis in the Medical Imaging Business, which, combined with Dynamic Digital Radiography, enables high-value-added image diagnosis; and automatic quality optimisation in the Professional Print Business, which automates the machine adjustment, quality control and inspection processes of digital printing and realises higher efficiency and user-friendly operation that does not require special skills. By utilising such intellectual property and focusing its investments in intellectual property, Konica Minolta aims to further increase the competitive advantage of its strengthening business.
Konica Minolta will continue its efforts to reinforce its competitiveness and enhance its corporate value by proactively investing in and utilising intellectual property and intangible assets.


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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