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Company History

Konica Minolta is one of the world’s leading company in significant businesses sectors such as professional printing, healthcare, office automation, and industrial.

Konica and Minolta embarked on their individual journey in 1873 and 1928 respectively. In 2003, they come together as the giant that we know of as Konica Minolta.

Let's briefly revisit these individual companies journey through time.

Konica – Since 1873

In 1873, a Japanese man named Rokusaburo in Kojimachi, Tokyo started Konica Corporation by selling lithographic and photographic materials. In the early 20th century, the company had developed its first branded Japanese camera and a variety of quality photographic products

Comprehensive History of Konica Chronologically

1873 Start-up of Konica Corporation

1903 Launch of The Cherry Hand Camera – the first Japanese branded camera

1933 Launch of Sakura X-ray Film – the first Japanese-made X-ray film

1940 Launch of Sakura Natural colour Film – the first Japanese-made colour film

1971 Launch of U-Bix 480 – first plain paper Japanese copier

1975 Launch of Konica C 35 CF – the world’s very first 35 mm camera with built-in flash

1984 Launch of Ultra-high-precision aspheric lens for CD players

2000 Fully launched business for TAC films

The first plain paper Japanese copier - U-Bix480

Minolta- Since 1928

The founder of Minolta was Kazu Tashima. He started the company with the vision to manufacture cameras and other related technologies.

Comprehensive History of Minolta Chronologically

1928 Minolta Co. Ltd was formed by Kazu Tashima which was earlier named as Nichi-Doku Shashinki Shoten( Japan-Germany camera company)

1958 Completion and launch of the company’s first planetarium unit

1960 Completion of Minolta’s first wet-process diazo copier

1962 Minolta’s Hi-Matic camera and exposure meter was used in space expeditions

1968 Launch of TV colour analyzer

1977 Launch of OXIMET MET -1471, the world’s first pulse oximeter with finger measurement

1983 Launch of the world’s first copier with stepless reduction function/zoom function – EP450Z

1985 Launch of Minolta 7000 – SLR camera

1990 Launch of a digital full-colour copier named CF70

EP450Z- The world's first copier with stepless zoom magnification/reduction function

CF70, digital full-color copier

The Merger of Konica and Minolta in 2003 as Konica Minolta Holdings

Comprehensive History of Konica Minolta Chronologically

2003 The Merger of Konica Corporation and Minolta Co. Ltd and the formation of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc

2004 Launch of a next-generation Nassenger V – a next- generation inkjet textile printer

2007 Withdrawal from camera and photo business

2010 Launch of a digital printing system – Bizhub PRESS C8000

2011 Launch of AeroDR – a cassette-type radiography system

2013 Name changed to Konica Monolta, Inc

2016 Launch of Accuriojet KM-1 – B2 digital inkjet press

2018 Establishment of Konica Minolta Precision Medicine, Inc

Nassenger V, next-generation inkjet textile printer

bizhub PRESS C8000, digital printing system

Konica Minolta in 2020-21

2020 Opened its innovation Garden OSAKA centre, cooperation and development centre for imaging AI technology

2020 Won Good Design Award 2020 for four designs

2021 Konica Minolta become a Microsoft Global Managed Partner

2021 Selected as an Excellent Company in the DX survey 2021

Company Overview

Head Office Location of Konica Minolta Konica Minolta, Inc

JP TOWER, 2-7-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-7015, Japan

Worldwide Offices- The company has offices in 50 countries

Involvement in a range of Konica Minolta Business solutions Office Business Development, manufacturing, and sales of MFCs and linked consumables along with its solutions and services

Professional Print Business

Development, manufacture, and sales of digital printing systems and linked consumables along with its various printing services, and solutions. (including production printing, office printing, etc)

Healthcare Business

Development, manufacture and sales, and services for diagnostic imaging systems (digital X-ray diagnostic imaging, diagnostic ultrasound systems, etc)

Apart from this they also offer digitalization, networking, solutions, and services in the medical field

Industrial Business

*Material and Components*

Development, manufacture, and sales of product such as OLED lighting, film displays, industrial inkjet printheads, and lenses for professional and industrial use

*Optical Systems for Industrial Use*

Development, manufacture, and sales of measuring instruments etc

Konica Minolta Printing Solutions

Konica Minolta introduced an advanced generation of lightweight, compact and high-performer colour laser printers. The “Magicolor” 2430DL of 2005 was the world’s smallest and lightest colour laser printer having 2400 dpi photographic quality. This printer has the feature of direct output from a digital camera using USB. Magicolor series includes entry-level to large print stations for corporate.

Konica Minolta Multi-functional peripherals (Bizhub series)

Konica Minolta’s bizhub MFP colour and monochrome devices are the most famous and reliable products among users. The “bizhub” series is equipped with multiple functions such as copying, printing, scanning, and faxing. It also integrates into any corporate network environments.

Konica Minolta Printers and Copiers in Singapore

Konica Minolta Problem-solving solutions combine MFPs and IT services, optimize the workplace, and provide unique solutions to every challenge involved in office printing. Their digital printing system helps in streamlining the printing operation process and maximizes the benefits of digital printing. This is why the company won various awards. The consistent positive reviews from its users and other industry experts give them immense popularity.

Konica Minolta Colour Multifunctional Laser Printer

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia Pte Ltd offers a wide range of colour multi-function laser printers in Singapore to meet business needs. Choosing a printer for your business involves the assessment of the business’s needs and workload. Always look for greater speed and printer’s capabilities to connect wireless network. A printer with timely availability of paper service can save a lot of time. Luckily, Konica Minolta meets all of the above-mentioned needs of any business whether small or large enterprise. With their wide range of printer options, they meet the requirements of every type of business.

Features of Konica Minolta’s Multifunctional Laser Printer

- Updated services and products

- Greater Functionality

- Convenient storage move

- Strict security policies

- Cloud-based solutions

Advantages of Konica Minolta’s Multifunctional Laser Printer

- All-in-one machine that serves purposes like scanning, copying, printing, and faxing

- Increase business productivity because of its performance and capabilities

- Fruitful investment for the businesses

Konica Minolta Photocopier Machine (MFC / MFP)

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia Pte Ltd, Singapore, offers a photocopier for your business with advanced features like high-security policies and smooth printing and copying experience. These machines eliminate the chances of human error and missing information.

Advantages of Konica Minolta photocopier Machine

- Fast and quality output

- Accurate and clear photocopies

- Biometric or ID identification feature

- Increased business work efficiency

How much does a Konica Minolta MFPs cost?

The cost of Konica Minolta MFPs is based on several important factors like colour capability, print speed, print volume, and printer type.

Finding the right Konica Minolta MFPs for your business can be overwhelming due to its extensive range in the market. Hence, it would always be advisable to contact a company with extensive experience such as Docuhubdata for unbiased and complimentary advice.

- Konica Minolta Monochrome MFPs

One of the most basic product lines of Konica Minolta is black & white MFPs The page per minute (PPM) varies from 16-65.

- Konica Minolta Colour MFPs

The colour MFPs PPM ranges from 22 ppm to 65 ppm.

- Konica Minolta Bizhub Pro Series

If your business has heavy-duty printing needs bizhub PRO series is the best fit. The PPM varying from 55 ppm to 95 ppm. These MFPs are huge in size thus occupy a lot of your office space.

Why choose Konica Minolta for your business needs?

- User-friendly – Konica Minolta is very famous for its user-friendly feature. The large touch-screen interface and clearly labelled buttons on the machine enable users to easily understand the machine's working. What’s more? It has the bizhub open platform that means once the user learns the basics of one copier, it’s easy to use any other machine in the line, it would be simple desktop MFPs or a complex copying system.

- Convenient – Their copier has an unique features which turn the standard copier into a smart copier with complete internet access. The LED display works as a web browser, enabling the user to upload documents to any web page or database.

- Competent – The print management feature in the device enables the user to track printer usage, restrict colour printing, and for security purposes allow only authorized persons to use the device.

- Environment-friendly – In 1992, Konica Minolta was the first company to receive the award of the Blue Angel Ecolabel in the field of copying. It has a brilliant environment track record. In 2009, the company announced its 2050 EcoVision. It is a set of long-term goals to minimize CO2 emissions by 80% over the product life cycle. Moreover, the company has also been honoured to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for several consecutive years. In 2017, the company was recognized by CDP for leadership on the Climate A list for two successive years.

People’s Reviews about Konica Minolta Copier and Printers

In 2016, the company won EDP Awards 2016 by the European Digital Press Association (EDP) for its digital inkjet press – the AccurioJet KM-1, and its digital printing system - the bizhub PRESS C71hc. Both the devices received the highest rating in the product and technology category. In 2019, the company was awarded by Brand Loyalty Award 2019 in the MFP copier category. The company was praised for being able to meet the expectations of its users.

Bizhub C368 printer is Konica Minolta’s most famous model, with the highest number of positive ratings. This device is acknowledged for its excellent versatility, performance, convenience, and cutting–edge features that support connectivity with mobile devices and cloud services.

Bizhub C368 printer

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