Press release Konica Minolta Sensing Europe partner up with Rhopoint Instruments Nieuwegein, February 2013
Konica Minolta and Rhopoint Instruments announce their distribution agreement to sell the Rhopoint IQ Gloss Meters in Europe. Konica Minolta Sensing, a leading supplier of State of the Art solutions for colour measurement is announcing a European distribution partnership with U.K. based Rhopoint Instruments. Konica Minolta Sensing will strengthen their lineup of industrial colour and appearance measurement instruments with the Rhopoint IQ family of Gloss-Meters. The innovative and compact Rhopoint IQ instruments offer not only 2 or 3 angle gloss measurement but also values for Reflectance HAZE, Reflected Image Quality (RIQ) and Distinctness of Image (DOI) of almost any surface in a single measurement. As a result the IQ models offer substantial advantages over normal gloss meters for many applications in the Paints & Coatings-, Metal- Plastics and Automotive Industry, simultaneously performing the functions of several instruments.
“The innovative Rhopoint instruments perfectly blend into our product range of instruments and offer our customers, from a wide field of industries, a real competitive advantage” says Andreas Ullrich, Marketing- and Sales-Manager at Konica Minolta Sensing Europe B.V. “Konica Minolta’s relationships in key industrial markets will help us to introduce the Rhopoint IQ to a much wider audience and help establish it as the standard instrument for measuring total surface finish.“ explains Mr Tony Burrows- Managing Director of Rhopoint Instruments „We are looking forward to a strong and fruitful partnership for both companies.
About Rhopoint Instruments: Rhopoint Instruments Ltd is a design and manufacturing company specialising in portable instruments for measuring appearance quality and surface finish. Rhopoint products are sold and supported through a global network of highly qualified agents and distributors. The comprehensive range of Rhopoint gloss meters is enhanced by innovative instruments that allow users to better understand and control the surface finish of their products. Rhopoint products are designed and manufactured in the UK by experienced personnel with a passion for quality and a mission to anticipate the appearance measurement needs of industry.
About Konica Minolta Sensing Europe B.V.: Konica Minolta Sensing Europe B.V., an affiliate of Konica Optics Inc. Japan is a leading provider of measurement solutions for applications in the fields of Colour & Appearance, Light, Display and 3D form digitalization. Konica Minolta Sensing Europe serves the industry in the EMEA region with Branches and Distributors in more then 30 countries. Derived from our state-of-the-art optical and image processing technologies, measuring solutions from Konica Minolta Sensing help improve quality control and support R&D in a wide variety of industries. Our colour management solutions are essential to control and monitor quality in many areas of manufacturing, such as automotive, coatings, plastic, construction materials, food, chemicals and pharmaceutics. In the innovative area of Light & Display technology, Konica Minolta Colour Analyzers enjoy an “industry standard” position. Our 3D digitizers are widely used in applications such as medicine, cultural heritage and academic education and research. Konica Minolta Sensing will continue to innovate, utilizing the latest high-accuracy sensing technology providing solutions which meet the ever-changing needs in diverse fields.