Konica Minolta to Establish a New Domestic Company to Offer New Value to Customers by Leveraging Group-Wide Resources

Konica Minolta to Establish a New Domestic Company to Offer New Value to Customers by Leveraging Group-Wide Resources

Tokyo (February 15, 2016) – Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) has decided it will establish a new company, Konica Minolta Japan, Inc., on April 1, 2016.

Purpose of Establishment of the New Company

In line with the TRANSFORM 2016 Medium Term Business Plan launched in 2014, Konica Minolta has been making progress towards transforming itself into a customer-centric company and realizing sustainable profit growth.
As part of its ongoing efforts, Konica Minolta will establish a new company to reinforce its contributions to its domestic customers’ value creation and business growth by supporting reforms to their digital workflows utilizing the expertise in digital marketing and digital manufacturing that Konica Minolta has accumulated through its own practices as a manufacturer, as well as by offering solutions tailored to specific needs of industries, such as manufacturing, healthcare, and commercial and industrial printing.

Features of the New Company

The new company aims to achieve genre-top positions in the following business operations by offering value added solutions to customers to help them facilitate transformation to their digital workflows, thereby contributing to its customers’ value creation and business growth.

  • Offer the entire process of digital marketing solutions, including the planning of marketing strategies to acquire customers, collection and analysis of data, and implementation and evaluation of strategies based on the results of data analysis
  • Offer digital manufacturing services utilizing the data collected through the measuring instruments to assist customers in the automatization and integration of color and visual inspections for improvement of productivity, and to facilitate workflow reforms at production bases
  • Offer solutions to hospitals, clinics and nursing care facilities to promote workflow reforms in the areas of home medical care and nursing care
  • Offer a one-stop service by means of a wide range of digital printing systems to cater to diversified customer needs

Overview of the New Company

Company name Konica Minolta Japan, Inc.
Head office 1-1-1 Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Representative To be determined
Business lines Sales of MFPs (multi-functional peripherals), printers, printing equipment, healthcare equipment, and industrial measuring instruments, as well as related consumables, and solution services
Development, planning and marketing to strengthen and expand new core businesses
Capital 397 million yen
Number of employees Approx. 3,700
Fiscal year end March 31

Scheme of Establishment of the New Company

Konica Minolta Health Care Co., Ltd., Konica Minolta’s domestic sales company for the Healthcare Business, will be reorganized as a succeeding company in an absorption-type split and take over the operations of the Sales Division of Konica Minolta’s Business Technologies Business for major domestic accounts and the Domestic Measuring Instruments Sales Division. The company will also absorb Konica Minolta Business Solutions Japan Co., Ltd., a domestic sales company for the Business Technologies Business. Following this reorganization, Konica Minolta Heath Care Co., Ltd. will be renamed Konica Minolta Japan, Inc.