Konica Minolta is close to its 200th AccurioPress C14000 Series installation in its European territory only eight months after sales started. Unveiled across the world a year ago, the device prints at 140 pages per minute (ppm) and is 40% faster than any other toner-based machine from Konica Minolta.
Together with the AccurioPress C12000, a second model in the series that has a speed of 120 ppm, the award-winning flagship production presses are Konica Minolta’s first foray into the high-volume toner printing segment.
The landmark 200th installation will be completed within weeks, although details remain confidential. The announcement has been made shortly after Konica Minolta won the “Good Design Award 2020” from the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP).
The citation described the sophisticated design of the AccurioPress C14000/C12000 digital printing systems as “befitting for these flagship models, which ensures high performance and quality required for printing and motivates users to expand their print business”. Standout points of the systems also included the paper feed and delivery units, providing a sense of uniformity, and the overall exterior design. Toner bottles are arranged vertically within the machines and have large handles, which reduces the workload for operators.
“While incorporating automation technology that boosts quality and productivity, these systems only occupy the same footprint as their predecessors,” it read. “The higher print quality, faster printing speed, less manual intervention and greater ease of use also enhance the efficiency, quality and quantity of commercial printing.”
The AccurioPress C14000 Series is also part of Konica Minolta’ mission to support the transformation of its companies by sector and industry, predicting potential challenges and creating solutions together.
“We are a recognised leader in print transformation and have been recognised as a pioneer for well over a decade by setting new standards,” said Edoardo Cotichini, Senior Manager Professional Print at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe.
Karl Friedrich Edenhuizen, Product Manager at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe, said: “The C14000 Series are another success story for Konica Minolta. The presses are helping customers to expand and streamline their business through advanced automation, fewer human touchpoints and higher productivity with tangible effects and less waste, plus a lower total cost of ownership.”
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). In the healthcare sector, Konica Minolta drives digitalisation of clinical workflows and offers a broad range of next-level diagnostic solutions. 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’ 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 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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