Konica Minolta has pledged to rethink print possibilities together with partners and customers for its participation at the ‘virtual.drupa’ from 20-23 April 2021. Visionary trends will be covered in areas such as inkjet, embellishment, automation and augmented reality (AR).
Reshaping limits and pushing the power of print will be core to Konica Minolta’s messaging during the online event where it will have its own online showroom and host a number of web sessions. It has been organised by Messe Düsseldorf to maintain momentum until the next drupa in 2024. Updates will be provided on Konica Minolta’s production and industrial machine portfolios, embellishment, software, consultancy and services. The gap between technical innovations of an evolving digital world and strengths and values of print will be a key area on which the technology leader will refocus throughout the four days.
The key focus will be on helping customers with their digital transformation. Konica Minolta’s advanced software and hardware systems are seamlessly linked to provide full automation to support a more efficient workflow from an initial order through to finished product. This will include web-to-print with AccurioPro Flux, print control room with AccurioPro Dashboard, AccurioPress C4080 Series and C14000 Series toner cut-sheet devices – together with Konica Minolta’s sophisticated range of inline finishing systems. This web session will take place April 21, 10:40 am CET.
Another attraction will be showing workflows in a respective web session on April 22, 10 am CET for Konica Minolta’s AccurioJET KM-1e LED UV inkjet colour production press, which is the successor to the AccurioJET KM-1 formally launched at drupa in 2016. As one of the world’s leading producers of inkjet technology, Konica Minolta will also be highlighting technology advances across the MGI JETVarnish systems. These range across entry level machines through to B1 devices and will be covered in an adjacent web session on April 22 at 11:20 am CET. The link to this web session will be published here shortly.
Konica Minolta’s highly successful AccurioLabel 230 toner label press, with more than 700 installations across the world, will also be spotlighted throughout ‘virtual.drupa’, the PKG-675i corrugated packaging press and the MOTIONCUTTER® digital laser system. The Labels & Packaging Web session is taking place on April 23, 11:20 am CET and the one for MOTIONCUTTER at the same day at 10 am CET.
Prokom, the global community for Konica Minolta customers, will also have a presence with a web session taking place April 20th at 10:40 am CET. Currently it has more than 2,000 customers registered as members of Prokom, which provides valuable information and insight to help Konica Minolta users to become more productive, efficient and grow business. The link to this web session will be published here shortly.
To find out more check out our virtual.drupa event page.
The virtual platform offered by Messe Düsseldorf is something we welcome when a face-to-face event is not possible. Through an exchange of ideas, we can share and showcase how we provide our customers with the best possible support in a partnership approach. Reshaping our limits and pushing the power of print will be at the heart of how we build bridges across the complete spectrum in an increasingly digital world. From classical technologies to digital printing technology, as well as through software and consultancy services, we combine the best of all worlds and help customers rethink the future.
General Manager International Marketing Division, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH
About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe
Konica Minolta’s journey started 150 years ago, with a vision to see and do things differently. We innovate for the good of society and the world. The same purpose that kept us moving then, keeps us moving now.
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 “2023 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” and received a GOLD Level Recognition Medal in the EcoVadis sustainability ratings for 2023.
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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