A strategic move to drive digital transformation with an investment in Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1e has brought additional cost benefits and new business opportunities for Compos Center in Lomazzo, Italy.
Dubbed the “Swiss army knife” of printing because it has so many uses, Konica Minolta’s award-winning LED UV inkjet sheetfed digital production press is replacing two redundant digital machines and has paved the way for a business partnership with a nearby litho printer in Como. With the benefit of the AccurioJet KM-1e’s 3,000 sheet/hr production capacity, Compos Center has taken on offset work from its neighbour and is providing reciprocal printing capabilities in return.
Already an established customer with an AccurioPress 6100, Compos Center’s AccurioJet KM-1e is also playing a pivotal role with a specialist application in a niche market. Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1e prints Tyvek – a material produced by DuPont – for restraint harnesses. UV ink is a key tool to ensure there is no ink leakage if Tyvek gets wet.
“As a multi-skilled company with innovation at its heart, we recognised that remaining with standard presses was not an option” said Massimiliano Martinelli, Chief Executive Officer of Compos Center. “After an exhaustive market search and some intensive discussions, we opted
for the KM-1e technology from Konica Minolta, a company with global expertise in commercial and industrial printing.”
“We have never looked back. Our digital applications demand real personalisation and versioning because every job is different than the last one. And only the AccurioJet KM-1e can deliver to our exacting requirements.”
Chief Executive Officer of Compos Center
Hidetoshi Omo, Head of Center of Competence, KM-1e at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe, said: “Working in close partnership, we have developed a business plan together to rethink possibilities by helping Compos Center to grow volumes, revenues and ignite business opportunities. This is an important step forward for Compos Center and we wish them continued success as they look to create more applications, many of which can only be realised with our world-class LED inkjet technology on the AccurioJet KM-1e production presses.”
Want to see more? – Watch the two short video interviews with Massimiliano Martinelli and Stefano Larghi here.
About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe
Konica Minolta’s journey started 150 years ago, with a vision to see and do things differently. We innovate for the good of society and the world. The same purpose that kept us moving then, keeps us moving now.
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 “2023 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” and 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 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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