Konica Minolta strengthens its presence in the Caucasus and Central Asia and informs about the opening of its offices in Tbilisi,Georgia, and in Almaty, in the Republic of Kazakhstan.The official opening in Georgia was on 12 November 2019, the opening in the Republic of Kazakhstan takes place today.
Georgia: Help Caucasian business to move to a higher stage using a modern approach to document workflow automation
Konica Minolta has been working in the Caucasus market for a long time. Until recently, the hardware and solutions were supplied through an indirect channel. The level of business maturity and success of dealers demonstrated that the Caucasus market was ready to open its own official office. Therefore, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Georgia started its activities in Tbilisi, Georgia, on the 31st of May 2019. The Caucasus region contains the territory of three countries: Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. The office in Tbilisi will be responsible for business growth and providing Konica Minolta solutions in these countries. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Georgia is a subsidiary of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Czech.
In the first phase, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Georgia will provide solutions for industrial, production and office printing and software for improving document workflows to the Caucasus market. Starting next financial year, the company will provide solutions for Digital Workplace (DWP) and intelligent video solutions.
Konica Minolta Ukraine, based on its own experience, will support their Georgian colleagues during their first years in the market.
Kazakhstan: Steady increase of interest towards effective IT solutions among the representatives of Kazakh business
Same like Georgia, until now, the products and solutions of Konica Minolta have been present on the market of Kazakhstan thanks to different distributors being company's partners. The office, situated in Almaty, will be responsible for company's activities performed on the market of Kazakhstan and other countries in Central Asia, most of all Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Kazakhstan is a subsidiary of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Poland.
Konica Minolta is entering the market of Kazakhstan and Central Asia after completing a huge process of the company’s digital transformation: From a vendor of solutions for office and production printing to a provider of IT solutions, offering a wide range of services and products in the area of workflow management and IT infrastructure, such as intelligent video surveillance systems or solutions using the concept of AR (Augmented Reality). Leaving aside the sales distribution model, the opening of Konica Minolta's office in Kazakhstan is a logical stage in executing the strategy of extending company's presence in the region. Konica Minolta counts on the steady increase of interest towards effective IT solutions among the representatives of Kazakh business.
Konica Minolta, being the market leader in manufacturing the equipment for production and industrial printing (including textile and label printing, machines for digital refining), is planning to come onto the Central Asian markets with the best solutions in the field of professional and industrial printing.
Konica Minolta Russia, based on its own experience, will support their Kazakh colleagues during their first years in the market.
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. Konica Minolta enables its clients to champion the digital era: with its unique imaging expertise and data processing capabilities, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society. As a provider of comprehensive IT services, Konica Minolta delivers consultancy and services to optimise business processes with workflow automation. The company further offers its customers solutions and managed services in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments. With regard to its office printing solutions, ‘IDC MarketScape: Western Europe Smart Multifunctional Peripheral 2018 Vendor Assessment’ stated that Konica Minolta is ‘recognised globally as a leading smart MFP provider of note’. As a strong partner for the professional printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa (InfoSource). In the healthcare sector, Konica Minolta drives digitalisation of clinical workflows and offers a broad range of next-level diagnostic solutions. Its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R & D laboratories in Europe enable Konica Minolta to bring innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. For its solutions that combine ‘smart service with smart technology’, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Outstanding Serviceability 2018/2019’ 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 almost 10,300 employees (as of April 2019), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.39 billion in financial year 2018/19.
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