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Press release Konica Minolta confirms major investment and presence at Ipex 2014 Ipex 2014 aligns perfectly with Konica Minolta´s strategy to invest in the production printing industry, and to set new standards in a rapidly changing sector to enable customers businesses. Langenhagen/Germany, May 28, 2013 Konica Minolta will have the largest footprint at Ipex 2014 (24th – 29th March 2014 at London ExCeL, UK), with 1.200sqm floor space confirmed. This commitment is further proof of the company’s vision to provide “an easy path to digital”, underlining its status as the partner of choice to respond to the fast-changing printing requirements. “As ‘business enabler’ for the production printing industry, Konica Minolta provides substantial value through its digital 1234 program to its customers. Ipex perfectly aligns with our aim to continually invest in developing technical innovations and focus on the future of our business, making it the key international event for Konica Minolta in 2014,” says Olaf Lorenz, General Manager, International Marketing Division, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe.

Konica Minolta´s stand will be located at the heart of Ipex 2014, next to Cross Media 2014, which will be co-located with Ipex 2014 at the ExCeL International Exhibition Centre. This event will add a creative and unique angle to Ipex 2014 by attracting brands, marketers, creatives, and printers on all off-line aspects of the marketing campaign and the role of power of print. With its production printing division that delivers best in class technology for colour and black & white print, various software products that upgrade Konica Minolta systems into comprehensive workflow


solutions, and its advanced offering of customer focused marketing services, Cross Media at Ipex is an ideal addition for Konica Minolta. Trevor Crawford, Event Director, Ipex 2014, comments: “We are delighted with Konica Minolta’s support for Ipex 2014. The findings from the independent international market study we commissioned in Q4 2012 highlight the industry’s need for Ipex to move from being a general print event to a highly focused print & multimedia experience promoting the essential role of print. This mirrors the future direction of Konica Minolta’s offering, and we look forward to working closely with them in the coming months to ensure they benefit from the added value we’ve put in place to support our exhibitors.”

Konica Minolta will be capitalising on London as a key international business hub by combining the opportunity to share visions for the industry and doing business at the same time. The main focus of Konica Minolta´s offering at Ipex 2014 in London will be to underline its goal to become the preferred supplier for printers looking to implement digital to compliment offset, and promote how businesses can capitalise on additional opportunities within the print and communications market. “We are promoting ‘less human touch’ to the production printing print process to avoid mistakes by implementing automated workflows as well as in-line-finishing through intelligent solutions. Naturally, this is all focused on our upmost goal: to contribute to revenue growth and profitability for our customers, and to cover the needs of every production printer – from CRDs and commercial printers to industrial printing businesses – with our diverse and tailored hardware and software portfolio”, adds Lorenz.

Further details of Konica Minolta´s offering at Ipex 2014 will be announced in the upcoming months.


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, forming part of its Business Technologies business area. The company delivers services and distributes systems and solutions that fulfil all the requirements of the entire document life cycle for clients in the office and production printing area. Konica Minolta´s Optimized Print Services (OPS) concept combines consultancy, hardware, software implementation, and service operation in order to enhance business process efficiency and cost effectiveness. Its product range extends from colour and monochrome multifunctional and production printing systems, to laser printers and all-in-ones, and to management software that integrates devices seamlessly into work processes and IT environments. To support customers optimally with powerful and sustainable solutions, technology leader Konica Minolta continuously invests in research and development work and regularly sets new standards. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 50 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). With over 30,600 employees around the world (as of June 2012), Konica Minolta’s Business Technologies business area earned net sales of over EUR 5.4 billion in financial year 2012/13.

For further information about the company, visit Product images are available at Terms and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and are hereby acknowledged. Contact Konica Minolta Silke ZĂźhlke Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH Phone: +49 (0)511 7404-5604