Konica Minolta’s AccurioLabel 400 high speed single-pass toner press has received the German Design Award 2024. The latest accolade follows its achievement of three coveted industry recognitions - an
iF Design Award 2023, a Red Dot Award: Product Design 2023 and the 2022 Good Design Award sponsored by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion.
The German Design Award was established in 2012 as an international design competition organized by the German Design Council founded by the German Federal Parliament in 1953. Only products that have been awarded design prizes in countries other than Germany and so have already been recognized publicly for outstanding design quality are eligible for the competition, subject to nomination by the German Design Council. Therefore, being nominated as a candidate for the award itself is an honour. Due to the rigorous screening process, the German Design Award is known as the “Award of Awards”.
The AccurioLabel 400 from Konica Minolta, the first high-end model in the AccurioLabel series of digital label printers, was unveiled in May last year. It achieves unprecedented operational efficiency, even in the high-volume area, through high-speed printing, extended continuous printing length, and process automation. As such it aims to capture a significant share of a fast-growing mid- and high-volume sector that has an estimated 3,000-plus label converters.
Significant features include the ability to expand applications with white toner and improved productivity with superfast print speeds of up to 39.9 metres per minute. There are also further running cost reductions thanks to even more durable parts life, as well as enhanced print quality. It is available in 4- and 5-colour configurations.
"We are delighted the AccurioLabel 400’s highly effective combination of features and benefits continues to receive signification industry approval,"
Head of Industrial Print Business Development at Konica Minolta Europe
“Forward-thinking label converters can increase their levels of production possibilities and move closer towards smart factory operation thanks to the press’s workflow, software and process automation, and cloud solutions. It can help converters develop their label production and packaging expertise, power their print transformation in mid- and high-volume production markets and ignite more print possibilities.”
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 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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