Konica Minolta

HISTORY

* Established in Japan, 1873. Photographic and Lithogtraphic materials 

* First photocopier was in 1960; “Minolta Copymaster”

 * 2003 Merger of Konica and Minolta

* 2017 Global Sales £6.3 billion

 * UK sales 2017: £180 million

* Present in 150 Countries

* Global workforce 2018: 43,979employees


WHO’S WHO IN MFD/COPIER

Konica Minolta systems manufactured at company plants in Japan and China

 UK market leader for true A3 colour multifunctional; sales: 30.5%

The big 4 MFD suppliers in the UK: 

Canon  

Xerox

Konica Minolta

Hewlett Packard


Relationship with Dealers

National network of authorised dealers (Includes PBS Communications in London since 1991)

Engineer/service training courses

Supply of original branded consumables (toners, image units)

Sells MFD hardware at discount off RRP/recommended retail)

Provide warranty on parts, guarantees on MFD hardware

PHILOSOPHY

Konica Minolta are the creators’ manufacturers in the first instance i.e. original products not third party branding

Konica Minolta colour MFD’s are designed to manage 100% output in colour, and to reproduce a complete range of colour (this is in contrast to machines provided for “colour capability”

‘Bizhub’ brand. Concentration on scanning, document management, printing and copying as the HUB of a business office

Research & Development £550 million spend per annum globally which is 11.5% of sales

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