Konica Minolta Enters Industrial Printing Market, Boost Sales at Drupa
Konica Minolta reports successful sales at Drupa 2016. About 260,000 visitors came to the world’s largest and most important trade fair for print and cross media solutions. Even though this was fewer than at Drupa 2012, Konica Minolta saw an increase of about 25% more visitors at its stand. A prominent showpiece at Konica Minolta’s 2,400 sq. m. booth was the AccurioJet KM-1, making its debut as a commercially available product. Throughout Drupa, AccurioJet KM-1 drew admiring crowds of visitors all keen to see how this breakthrough technology can help them diversify into new markets such as books and packaging, or serve their existing markets better. The first two orders from a list of prospects for the AccurioJet KM-1 were confirmed during the show – from U.S. companies Postcard Mania and Cohber Press. These contracts, together with several orders for the bizhub C71CF label printer that were also placed at Drupa, represent Konica Minolta’s first successes in the industrial printing segment.
Furthermore, Konica Minolta’s leading position in the mid-production color printing sector was strengthened as customers from across the world chose to invest in Konica Minolta printing systems and software. Besides the output devices and print embellishment technologies, KM also demonstrated host of solutions under Accurio Pro Portfolio of workflow software solutions for the customers to be more productive and profitable. A healthy pipeline of future orders was secured, underpinning the company’s impression of an extremely positive overall mood and investment climate during the show. Konica Minolta India was pleasantly amazed to host and demonstrate its products and solutions during the exhibition.
Konica Minolta’s partnership with MGI Digital Technology was another highlight of the stand at drupa, with the French company’s JETvarnish technology being shown working in conjunction with several Konica Minolta systems like the AccurioJet KM-1 as well as the bizhub PRESS C71CF label printer.
Mr. Yuji Nakata, MD Konica Minolta Business Solutions India Pvt Ltd, comments, “The Drupa 2016 been a great platform for us to demonstrate that we deliver the right and have a very strong R&D to constantly innovate for our customers. The exhibition has pushed Konica Minolta from being a market leader- in commercial printing and in publishing to now being recognised as one of a few select companies operating right at the forefront in the exciting world of industrial printing and pushing on towards new horizons. We also achieved an extremely healthy pipeline of new orders.”
About Accurio Pro
AccurioPro, Konica Minolta’s suite of digital solutions for professional printing, is one of the industry’s most versatile and powerful tools for optimising print production operations and workflow launched during Drupa 2016. The AccurioPro name derives from accurate, automated, control. Our automated precision technologies lead to consistent gains in productivity and significant reduction in human and technical errors that raise costs by wasting time and resources.
For large printing companies that need integration with offset printing as well as businesses that use digital printing to produce their own in-house publications and promotional materials, AccurioPro can boost speed and efficiency, expand capabilities and services, and reduce the need for operational manpower, all of which improves profitability.
AccurioPro’s comprehensive suite of features includes centralised management, software for automated processing workflow, cloud-based colour management, seamless integration of offset and digital printing, and full connectivity of all printing systems used from input to output.
Evolving from Konica Minolta’s expertise in precision technologies and more than 80 years of experience in the printing and imaging industries, AccurioPro reflects our commitment to developing market-shaping technology with functionality that enables businesses to grow.
About Konica Minolta Business Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.:
Konica Minolta Business Solutions is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies from the desktop to the print shop. Konica Minolta is the global developer, manufacturer of multi-functional peripherals (MFPs), printers, equipment for production print systems and graphic arts, equipment for healthcare systems, measuring instruments for industrial and healthcare applications, inkjet print heads and textile printers for industrial use, and related consumables and solution services. It is also engaged in the development, manufacturing and sale of electronic materials (including TAC films), lighting source panels, functional films