Konica Minolta showcasing the full production workflow at Labelexpo

Brussels, Belgium | 11 September 2023

New technology and developments that focus on complete workflows in packaging and label markets have been unveiled today by Konica Minolta on its stand (C21/22, Hall 8) at Labelexpo in Brussels, Belgium as it continues its growth path within industrial print markets.


Less than a decade after the technology giant first announced its plans to enter the label-printing market, Konica Minolta is using Labelexpo as a platform to present innovative end-to-end ecosystems to show customers and other showgoers how they can rethink possibilities in digital label and packaging production.  

 

Proud of becoming European market leader and a multi-award winner in digital label press systems, Konica Minolta has joined with partners MGI Digital Technology and other partners to show five running systems on a stand they share.  

 

One of the highlights is Konica Minolta’s AccurioLabel 400 single-pass digital press – launched at the beginning of 2023. Targeting high-volume digital print markets, it prints at speeds of up to 39.9 metres per minute. Benefits include automated colour and density control, running cost reductions and a wider range of application possibilities through the fifth colour station with white toner.   

 

MGI’s JETvarnish 3D Web 400 and Octopus Web machines, together with Konica Minolta’s PKG-1300 – designed for corrugated manufacturers, converters, printers and brand owners looking for short-run digital inkjet box printing – are also being shown.  

 

Another exhibit is Konica Minolta’s AccurioLabel 230 press being configured with Grafisk Maskinfabrik’s (GM) DC330Mini. The setup includes an innovative and state-of-the-art inkjet customisation partnership with Industrial Inkjet Ltd (IIJ). IIJ, which is a recognised global expert in security printing with UV inks, is also showing other reactive inks possibilities.   

 

Comprehensive software suites – including AccurioPro Flux Label Impose and Accurio Pro Dashboard, together with partner solutions displayed on large screens – are part of the spotlight on end-to-end ecosystems all designed to ignite print possibilities for converters. In addition, Konica Minolta’s service capabilities backed by a global network but delivered locally are being showcased.   

 

In 2021 and 2022, Konica Minolta was the leading brand in digital label print systems in Europe with a 25% and 27% market share according to Infosource data. The Konica Minolta toner press family have been developed in partnership with Danish-based Grafisk Maskinfabrik (GM). 

 

“Labelexpo provides us with the perfect opportunity to showcase our extensive end-to-end ecosystems as we continue our transformation journey with customers in a partnership approach,” said Sacha-Vittorio Paolucci, Head of Industrial Print Business Development at Konica Minolta Europe. “Having first launched our products in the digital label market less than eight years ago, we have now sold more than 1,200 systems throughout the world. Digital label production is now a mainstream technology. We want to continue pushing the boundaries and help converters to ignite their printing possibilities.”  


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 2024.


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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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