Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress C14000 Series wins iF DESIGN AWARD 2021

| 22 April 2021

Konica Minolta has secured a third prestigious accolade in seven months – this time the iF DESIGN AWARD 2021 from the Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, the world’s oldest independent design forum – for its AccurioPress C14000/C12000 digital production presses.


The competition was intense with 9,509 entries submitted from 52 countries in the hope of receiving the coveted seal of quality.  For 67 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognised as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design.
 
In March, the technology leader was named winner of the “Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021” from a record number of entries. And last October an international jury remarked on the “outstanding” design of the AccurioPress C14000 Series in awarding Konica Minolta the “Good Design Award 2020” from the Japan Institute of Design Promotion.
 
Olaf Lorenz, Head of International Marketing Division at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe, said: “It’s always very special to win accolades – and this prestigious iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world. The recognition also mirrors the positive feedback of our customers. They often remark on the sophisticated design of the AccurioPress C14000/C1200 production presses that are transforming their businesses and helping them to rethink print possibilities.”
 
The award-winning highly automated presses, which incorporate advanced software, are supporting Konica Minolta’s mission to support the transformation of its customers by sector and industry, predicting potential challenges and creating solutions together.
 
The AccurioPress Series boasts unparalleled efficiency in high-volume production, printing up to 140 pages per minute (PPM) in A4 at 2400 dpi. Konica Minolta provided the industry’s first automatic pre-print adjustment and print quality inspection functions; and media sensor that lets users know the optimal print settings. These innovations enable printing companies to not only minimise wasted time but also hire operators from diverse backgrounds without special skills.
 


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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. 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: Worldwide Print Transformation 2020 Vendor Assessment" stated that Konica Minolta is "recognised globally as a leader in print transformation". 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 (InfoSource). 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 innovative service approach that complements their devices perfectly, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘"Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Serviceability and Support 2020/2021" by 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 10,000 employees (as of April 2020), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over 2.34 billion in financial year 2019/2020.

 

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