Author - Ahmad Saeed

Shoei Yamana, President and CEO of Konica Minolta, Gives Keynote Speech at CeBIT 2016

- Merging Real and Digital Worlds to Drive Industries and Society Forward - Tokyo (March 18, 2016) - Shoei Yamana, President and CEO of Konica Minolta, gave keynote speech at CeBIT 2016, one of the world’s largest IT trade shows, in Hannover, Germany, on March 15. Highlights of Keynote Speech : Responsible connectivity in a digital world As a CEO of a large manufacturing company undergoing its own transformation from traditional manufacturer to digital business solutions provider, I am focused on three [...]

Konica Minolta to Create New Business Fields and New Business Opportunities through Supporting “Start-up Activities” as Sponsor of Pioneers Asia

Tokyo (March 18, 2016) - Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced it will be sponsoring Pioneers Asia, an event assembling global start-ups, as a Gold Partner. The event will occur in Tokyo between the 21st and 23rd of March. Konica Minolta’s new service business development team, Business Innovation Center (BIC), will be exhibiting new services and development strategies from its Japanese regional office, BIC-Japan. Purpose of Sponsorship Konica Minolta focuses on identifying problems and gaining a deeper understanding the needs of both [...]

Konica Minolta Acquires Meridian Imaging Solutions to Reinforce its Business Base in North America

Konica Minolta Acquires Meridian Imaging Solutions to Reinforce its Business Base in North America Tokyo (March 16, 2016) - Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Meridian Imaging Solutions., Inc. (Meridian), a North American distributor of MFPs (multi-functional peripherals) headquartered in Alexandria, VA, through its North American sales subsidiary, Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA., Inc. (KMBUS). Following the acquisition, Meridian will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of KMBUS. Purpose of acquisition Through this acquisition, [...]

Konica Minolta Receives Grand Award of Counter Global Warming Report(Environment Minister’s Award) in the 19th Environmental Communication Awards

Tokyo (March 9, 2016) - Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) has received the Grand Award of Counter Global Warming Report (Environment Minister's Award), a grand prize in the category of Environmental Report, in the 19th Environmental Communication Awards. The award was given in recognition of the superior quality of Konica Minolta CSR Report 2015, and Konica Minolta Environmental Report 2015. Comments from jury members (selected) The CSR Report is published in five languages, Japanese, English, Chinese, German and French, which makes it a highly [...]

Konica Minolta Announces Appointment of the President of Konica Minolta Japan Co., Ltd.

Konica Minolta Announces Appointment of the President of Konica Minolta Japan Co., Ltd. Tokyo (February 18, 2016) - Konica Minolta, Inc. today announced the appointment of Jun Haraguchi as the president of Konica Minolta Japan Co., Ltd., a new domestic company of the Konica Minolta Group. Haraguchi will take office as president on April 1, 2016. Outline of Konica Minolta Japan, Co., Ltd. Konica Minolta Japan, Co., Ltd. will be established on April 1, 2016 with the aim of capturing the top [...]

Konica Minolta Announces Appointment/Reappointment of Directors and Executive Officers

Tokyo (February 18, 2016) - Konica Minolta, Inc. today announced appointment/reappointment of the following persons as directors and executive officers. Konica Minolta, Inc. Candidates for Directors (Official appointments will be made at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled for June 2016. The * indicates a new appointment. The rest are reappointed directors.) Chairman of the Board Masatoshi Matsuzaki Director Shoei Yamana (President and CEO, Representative Executive Officer) Outside Director Takashi Enomoto (Executive Advisor of NTT DATA Corporation) Outside Director Kazuaki Kama (Representative Director and Chairman of IHI [...]

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 [...]

Konica Minolta Awarded RobecoSAM Silver Class Leading the Sector for Environmental & Economic Dimensions

Tokyo (January 25, 2016) - Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) has been awarded RobecoSAM Silver Class, a global distinction for corporate sustainability. In this year’s assessment, Konica Minolta has earned the highest evaluation in the Computers & Peripherals and Office Electronics sector for its economic initiatives including innovation management and risk management, as well as for environmental initiatives on climate change strategies, environmental policy and its management, and information disclosure. RobecoSAM, based in Switzerland, is the investment specialist focused exclusively on [...]

Konica Minolta Ranked First Place for Two Consecutive Years at the 19th Nikkei Environmental Management Survey

Tokyo (January 25, 2016) - Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) is pleased to announce that it was ranked first place for two consecutive years in the overall manufacturing sector at the 19th Environmental Management Survey conducted by Nikkei Inc. The annual survey assesses environmental management of Japanese companies and recognizes initiatives toward sustainability in terms of both environment and business management. 1,737 manufacturers were invited to the survey and 413 companies responded. In the survey Konica Minolta earned the top score [...]

Konica Minolta to Acquire Dactyl Buro and OMR Acquisition to strengthen customer base in France

Tokyo, Japan (January 18, 2016) – Konica Minolta, Inc. (hereinafter “Konica Minolta”) today announced that Konica Minolta Business Solutions France S.A.S. (hereinafter “KMBF”), its sales company of Business Technologies in France, signed a share purchase agreement under condition precedent on January 5, 2016, in order to acquire two French MFP (multi-functional peripheral) sales companies, Dactyl Buro du Centre (hereinafter “Dactyl Buro”) based in Bourges and OMR Impressions (hereinafter ”OMR”) based in Saint-Sebastian-Sur-Loire, currently held by their holding company, Finance [...]