Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress C7100 wins BLI 2022 PRO Colour Award from Keypoint Intelligence

Langenhagen, Germany | 14 July 2022

In little more than a year since its worldwide launch, Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress C7100 cut-sheet toner production press has captured another important accolade – a Buyers Lab (BLI) 2022 Colour PRO Award from Keypoint Intelligence, the independent evaluator of document imaging hardware, software and services.


A “brilliant” performance press under exacting testing conditions, the Konica Minolta AccurioPress C7100 with EFI Fiery IC-319 Print Server was named Outstanding Mid-Volume CMYK Production Device during Keypoint Intelligence’s latest round of BLI 2022 PRO Awards. It follows on from the TÜV Rheinland certification that incorporates respective national and international coveted standards for child-safe toy safety, awarded last year.

Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress C7100/C7090 toner press series, which was launched in June 2021, runs at 100/90ppm. A range of technology and software innovations help customers to focus on agility, expansion and operational efficiency. Print Service providers benefit through advanced automation, fewer human touchpoints and improved total cost of ownership (TCO).

“In a teeming market, we are very pleased to show how brilliantly this press performed to win one of our BLI 2022 Colour PRO Awards,” said David Sweetnam, Director of Research & Lab Services EMEA/Asia at Keypoint Intelligence. “We use an algorithm across multiple test attributes to judge overall performance. The devices must deliver at a very high level in the first place to even be eligible for a PRO Award, so it’s not just a case of being best in category.”

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"It fills us with pride that Keypoint Intelligence has made this award for our AccurioPress C7100 press after stringent testing conditions and evaluation. We also see this as recognition of our vision and dedication on delivering customer value through great products, software and services. At Konica Minolta, we are constantly rethinking print and aim to build the future together with our customers.”

Karl Friedrich Edenhuizen

Product Manager at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe

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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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Silke Ehmann-Cotichini

Team Manager Brand Positioning & Architecture, Content Strategy & Development

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH

Silke.Ehmann-Cotichini@konicaminolta.eu

+49 (0) 511 7404-5604