Konica Minolta wins the “Winner” award for two products at the German Design Award 2022

| 3 December 2021

Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) is pleased to announce that the company’s products bizhub C360i series and bizhub C4050i/C3350i/C3320i/C4000i/C3300i won the “Winner” award in the Industry category at the international design competition, German Design Award 2022. The award ceremony will be held in Frankfurt in February 2022.

bizhub C360i series (A3): Next-generation MFPs that help to enhance the creativity of office workers
This next-generation A3 colour MFP series was launched as the bizhub i-series to help corporate customers digitally transform the workplace and support IT services in the office. With its intuitive and ease-of-use operation panel, and the ability to support more advanced IT security, the series helps customers change their work style and enhance the efficiency of IT environment. The MFP series features a sophisticated design that blends advanced functionality with operability to cater to next-generation needs. The bizhub C360i series also won the Good Design Award in 2019 and the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020.
bizhub C4050i/C3350i/C3320i/C4000i/C3300i (A4): Next-generation MFPs and printers for workstyles of the future
This A4 colour MFP and printer series was developed as the bizhub i-series by changing the entire range of predecessor MFP and printer models. The series features an intuitive and ease-of-use operation panel, and enhanced cloud connectivity that facilitates access to advanced IT services. The operability is the same as the higher-end A3 MFP series – integrated into a compact body. The bizhub C4050i/C3350i/C3320i/C4000i/C3300i, A4 colour MFP and printer series also won the Good Design Award 2019 and the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020.
The German Design Award was established in 2012 as an international design competition organised by the German Design Council founded by the German Federal Parliament in 1953. Only those products that have been awarded design prizes in countries other than Germany and thus have already been recognised 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.”


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 8,800 employees (as of April 2024), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.13 billion in financial year 2023/2024.

Worldwide, the company has over 40,000 employees and is operating in over 150 countries.

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