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Konica Minolta Group Corporate Profile


The Creation of New Value based on “Expertise with Light” Sensing, Focusing, and Bending Light: the “expertise that gives total control over light”—accumulated through the development and manufacturing of film and lenses. These technologies are at the starting point of value creation at Konica Minolta. The expertise with light we have developed and refined over the years has given rise to office equipment, optics devices, medical diagnostic imaging systems, and other forms of new value. Now and in the future, we at Konica Minolta will rise to the challenge of creating the new value demanded with each new generation, within and beyond the domain of imaging.

Management Philosophy

The Creation of New Value Management Vision An innovative corporation that continues to create inspiring products and services in the field of imaging. A global corporation that leads the market by advanced technologies and reliability.

Corporate Message

The message represents our wish to be acknowledged as an essential company, by offering essential products, services and solutions to customers in the world of imaging.

Contributions to the Creation of a Photography Culture 1873

1903 1928



Rokusaburo Sugiura began selling photographic and lithographic materials at Konishiya Rokubeiten in Tokyo (the startup of the business of Konica Corporation). Marketed “Cherry Hand Camera,” Japan’s first brand name camera. Kazuo Tashima established Nichi-Doku Shashinki Shoten (Japan-Germany photo company; the precursor of Minolta Co., Ltd.) Released the first made-in-Japan color film “Sakura Natural Color Film.”

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Expansion into Imaging 1957 1960 1975 1977

Completed the Company’s first planetarium unit. Completed the Company’s first copier “Minolta Copymaster.” Released the world’s first 35mm camera with built-in flash and AE functions “C35EF.” Released the world’s first 35mm compact autofocus camera “C35AF.” Released world’s first finger measurement type pulse oximeter “OXIMET MET-1471.”

Expansion into Digital and Network Technology 1983 1984 1985 1987 1989 1990

Released the world’s first copier with zoom magnification/reduction function “EP450Z.” Developed an ultra-high-precision aspheric plastic lens for CD players. Released SLR camera with autofocus function “7000.” Released simple color-proofing system “Konsensus.” Released medical digital imaging output system “Laser Imager Li-10.” Released monochrome laser printer “SP101.” Released digital color copier “CF70.”



Fully launched business for TAC films for LCD polarizers. Established Konica Minolta Supplies Manufacturing Co., Ltd., a joint venture for the production of polymerized toners. Established a holding company Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc., by integrating the management of Konica Corporation and Minolta Co., Ltd.



Opened its own planetarium Sunshine Starlight Dome “Manten” in Tokyo, Japan. Released next-generation textile inkjet printer “Nassenger V.” Released the world’s first mammography to use phase contrast technology.

2007 2010 2011

Withdrawal of photo and camera business. Opened the first “Digital Imaging Square.” Released digital printing system “bizhub PRESS C8000.” Released wireless DR system “AeroDR.”

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Message from the President

To be a company that grows sustainably under the keywords, “Growth” and “Global” Creating new growth opportunities by identifying changing social needs The world is currently facing a time of extraordinary change. We are entering a period in which only companies capable of establishing and leveraging a clear presence in the global market will succeed in achieving sustainable growth amid rapidly globalizing economic activity. This is also a time in which the growing adoption of cloud computing and smartphones are the most prominent ways that the evolution of digital network technology is beginning to have a major impact on business. At the same time, as countries throughout the world rethink their nuclear power policies, we are seeing growing social demand for increased usage of renewable resources and energy. Against that background of ongoing diversification and rapid change verging on a shift toward a new set of values, we are striving to create new growth opportunities by identifying, and accurately responding to, the value society is demanding. “G PLAN 2013,” the threeyear, medium-term business plan we began to implement in April 2011 under the key words “Growth” and “Global,” clearly expresses our determination, and the directions we will pursue, to achieve the growth we envision. “G PLAN 2013” describes the actions we will take along three key directions – 1) Expanding the scale of operations by achieving growth, 2) Changing into a “Global Company,” and 3) Increasing the recognition of

the Konica Minolta brand – to put ourselves on a growth track by fiscal 2013. Summarizing the intent of this plan, we aim to undertake strategic alliances and investments to mark even greater achievements in the future as we realize efficient growth by focusing management resources on growth markets. At the same time, we will also work to build a foundation for nurturing and developing our Environment and Energy businesses and other new endeavors in response to needs we foresee for the future.

Expanding the scale of operations by achieving growth Under the “G PLAN 2013,” we will work to expand our operations, so that we achieve a minimum of ¥1 trillion in sales and more than 8% in operating income ratio. By expanding our earnings through the growth of existing businesses, we will strengthen our business core to create operations that can withstand the emergence of unforeseen risks and will augment our presence in the industry to ensure we come out on top in global competition. Toward that end, we are focusing our attention on the parts of our existing businesses that promise growth by responding to society’s needs. Examples include our OPS offerings (see P12) for providing comprehensive operating and management services for printing infrastructure in our Business Solutions business, and IT services (see P20) responding to the networking needs of medical institutions in our Healthcare business. At the

Konica Minolta’s “G PLAN 2013” Growth Strategy

Group net sales target

¥1.0 trillion or more

Group net sales

¥778.0 billion


2013 Step1

Organic Growth

Fiscal 2011-13 Objectives Identify growth opportunities and drivers for existing businesses and constituent operations to achieve stronger growth


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Non-Organic Growth

Emphasize fiscal 2011-13 growth acceleration and expansion Strategic alliances and M&A via strategic investments

Changing into a “Global Company” With the world moving toward a single market, “global business” is evolving beyond “cross-border transactions” to mean engaging in business activities with all people and in all locations, without reference to preconceived restrictions. Konica Minolta, therefore, will rise to the challenge of evolving into a truly global company that responds to global economic and social developments through business activities firmly rooted in locations throughout the world. With three quarters of our sales coming from overseas and over half of our employees working in facilities outside Japan, we have, in fact, been conducting business globally for some time now. Nevertheless, evolving into a truly global company requires that we undergo further changes, for example, in terms of our ways of thinking and management organization for developing our businesses globally, how we evaluate and nurture the development of human resources, and our acceptance of diversity. Committed to achieving progress along those lines, we have created the “Global Executive Program” to provide a medium for bringing Group company executives from across the globe together with Konica Minolta’s top management to communicate directly with one another and are implementing activities aimed at bringing about new ways of thinking under the unified global slogan, “simply BOLD.” These are only two examples of how we are concentrating on developing human resources capable of thinking and acting globally.

Increasing the recognition of the Konica Minolta brand

G PLAN 2013


same time, however, we will also develop new Environment and Energy businesses around LED and Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) lighting (see P30), and we are already hard at work pursuing the alliances and M&A deals that this will entail.



Toward growth beyond fiscal 2011-13 Nurture and develop businesses with clear visions of the future

In developing business globally, achieving a common understanding of the company’s raison d’etre – its philosophy, vision of the future, and how to create value – is critical. At Konica Minolta, we have grown our company by continuously melding our unique core technologies to create the value society seeks. Carrying this heritage forward, we will rise to the challenge of creating the new value demanded by a new era. To communicate our

commitment to customers, we put forth a new communication message in the fall 2011. This message, “Giving Shape to Ideas,” incorporates our determination, at a time when change and diversification are occurring at speeds that should leave no one unamazed, to maintain a constant awareness of people’s daily lives and give shape to that awareness through our own unique ideas and technologies. Our aim in spreading this message throughout the world is to foster knowledge and understanding of Konica Minolta among as many people as possible. Responding to the wishes and desires of people throughout the world with our incomparable creativity and technologies, Konica Minolta will become a company that brings inspiration to business and daily life and gives rise to new rounds of innovation.

Masatoshi Matsuzaki President and CEO Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.

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Group Formation Company Outline

Business Activities

The Konica Minolta Group aims to create new value through collective strength The Konica Minolta Group is comprised of multiple Business Companies and Common Function Companies operating under the Holding Company. The Business Companies, with the requisite authority and responsibilities, pursue operations directly related to their particular business activities, while the Common Function Companies perform R&D and indirect business functions for all members of the Group. Business Companies exercise their unique strengths and seek Group synergies as they strive to create new value sought by society.

1 Sakura-machi, Hino, Tokyo, Japan Paid-in capital 50 million yen Number of employees Approx. 750 (Consolidated) (as of March 31, 2011) Business activities Provides services to group companies including R&D, Tawara Komamura customized product design President and management of intellectual property assets


Head office Established Paid-in capital Consolidated net sales Business activities

Fiscal year-end Number of employees

1-6-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan December 22, 1936 37,519 million yen (as of March 31, 2011) 778 billion yen (FY 2010) As a holding company, drafts and implements group management strategies, as well as supervising, managing and coordinating group management March 31 (Non-consolidated): Approx. 220 (as of March 31, 2011) (Consolidated): Approx. 35,200 (as of March 31, 2011)

Head office Paid-in capital Consolidated net sales Number of employees (Consolidated) Business activities

Head office


Head office

Business Solutions Business

Paid-in capital Consolidated net sales Number of employees (Consolidated) Business activities



Head office Paid-in capital Consolidated net sales Number of employees (Consolidated) Business activities


Head office



Paid-in capital Number of employees (Consolidated) Business activities


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1 Sakura-machi, Hino, Tokyo, Japan 500 million yen 85 billion yen (FY2010) Approx. 1,800 (as of March 31, 2011) Manufacturing and sale of consumables and equipment for healthcare systems

3-91 Daisennishi-machi, Sakai-ku, Sakai, Osaka, Japan 495 million yen Approx. 370 (as of March 31, 2011) Manufacturing and sale of measuring instruments for industrial and healthcare applications

Head office Paid-in capital Number of employees (Consolidated) Business activities

1 Sakura-machi, Hino, Tokyo, Japan 10 million yen Approx. 190 (as of March 31, 2011) Manufacturing and sale of inkjet printheads, inks and textile printers for industrial use

2-3-10 Nishihonmachi, Nishi-ku, Osaka, Japan 100 million yen Approx. 40 (as of March 31, 2011) Manufacturing and sale of planetarium systems, show contents production and sales, construction of planetariums and facility management service


Production Print Business





Optics Business Takashi Matsumaru President

Healthcare Business Atsushi Kodama President





Sensing Business Toshihiko Karasaki President


Head office

Hirofumi Hogaki President

2970 Ishikawa-machi, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan 500 million yen 129.8 billion yen (FY2010) Approx. 4,200 (as of March 31, 2011) Manufacturing and sale of optical products (pickup lenses, etc.) and electronic materials (TAC films, etc.)


Shoei Yamana President


Head office Paid-in capital Number of employees (Consolidated) Business activities 2970 Ishikawa-machi, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan Paid-in capital 495 million yen Number of employees Approx. 930 (Consolidated) (as of March 31, 2011) Business activities Provides various shared services for the Group in the fields of engineering, logistics, environment, safety and others

1-6-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan 500 million yen 539.6 billion yen (FY2010) Approx. 26,500 (as of March 31, 2011) Manufacturing and sale of multi-functional peripherals (MFPs), printers, and equipment for production print systems and graphic arts, and providing related solution services

Industrial Inkjet Business

Akiyoshi Ohno President



Planetarium Business Hiroaki Ueda President


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At a Glance Business Activities

Principal Products

Business Fields

Main Data Consolidated Net Sales

Business Solutions Business

(billion yen)

•MFPs (Multi-functional peripherals) •Laser printers •Filing devices •Facsimile machines •Software and peripheral devices

1,200 1,027.6

•Corporate offices •SOHO

•Digital printing systems •Digital color-proofing systems •CTP (Computer to Plate) •Remote color management systems •RGB workflow products •Prepress production systems






•Lens units •TAC film for LCD polarizers •Intermolecular interactions •VA-TAC film for increasing measurement system viewing angle •High-precision photo plates •Pickup lenses for optical disks •Prisms for pickups •Glass substrates for HDDs •Micro-camera modules

Healthcare Business

•Digital X-ray diagnostic imaging systems (CR, DR) •Digital mammography •Diagnostic ultrasound systems •Medical imaging filing systems •All-in-one medical imaging information workstations •Medical management support and service •Diagnosis medicine

Sensing Business

Industrial Inkjet Business





Consolidated Operating Income/Operating Income Ratio •Printing companies •Corporate printing departments

Operating Income

Operating Income Ratio (%)

(billion yen)



119.6 104.0

90 60







Optics Business


400 0

Production Print Business



44.0 5.5

40.0 5.1





0 2006

•Electronics industries •Research institutes




Breakdown of Sales by Business Segment (FY2010) Business Technologies 69%

Other 3% Healthcare 11%

Optics 17%

•General hospitals •Clinics Breakdown of Sales by Region (FY2010) Other 8% Asia (excluding Japan) 17%

•Spectrophotometers, colorimeters •Luminance meters, illuminance meters, and luminance colorimeters •Spectroradiometers •Non-contact 3D digitizers •Pulse oximeters •Solar cell measurement and calibration equipment •Spectrometers

•Factories •Research institutes •Hospitals

•Inkjet printheads •Inkjet textile printers •Inkjet print units •Inkjet inks

•Digital printing •Textile dyeing •Printed electronics

Japan 28%

Europe 28%

North America 19%

Corporate Governance System Konica Minolta employs a holding company system, comprising a holding company and separate business and common function companies. The holding company uses a company-withcommittees system consisting of the Nominating Committee, the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee, with directors handling management supervision and executive officers in charge of business execution. This system is designed to accelerate Group management and ensure management soundness and transparency. Delegation of authority


Shareholder’s meeting Holding company (Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.)

Planetarium Business

Board of Directors

•Optical planetariums •Digital full-dome systems •Dome screen •Digital full-dome show

•Planetariums •Restaurants •Amusement facilities •Art museums

Nominating Committee1 Audit Committee2

Business companies/ Common function companies

President and CEO Executive Officers President Board of Directors

Compensation Committee3 1 Nominating Committee: nomination of director candidates 2 Audit Committee: audit of the execution of the duties by directors and executive officers 3 Compensation Committee: determination of compensation for directors and executive officers


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Business Field 1

Business Solutions Business


Providing business solutions that optimize the office environment Cutting operating and management costs, streamlining workflows, responding to global business demands, lowering environmental impacts, enhancing information security . . . Under the constantly changing business conditions facing companies, office management requirements are now more varied and sophisticated than ever before. To help companies deal with the challenges before them, Konica Minolta provides total business solutions that help customers optimize the office environment with two principle goals in mind—reducing Total Cost of Ownership1 and boosting productivity. 1 Total Cost of Ownership: The total amount of expenditures – including initial cost, as well as maintenance, management,

and other running costs – related to a particular device or piece of equipment.


Office Support

Global Support

High-performance products that help to solve office management issues

Support for ongoing improvements in the office environment

Robust support for global operations under the concept of “Think Global, Act Local”

With advances in digital network technology, MFPs (Multifunctional peripherals), printers, and other office equipment are being relied upon more and more as critical infrastructure for daily office work. Products in Konica Minolta’s MFP bizhub series are equipped with various functions that help customers improve work efficiency, cut costs, reduce environmental impacts, strengthen security, and resolve other issues in office management.

Konica Minolta means more than office equipment, like MFPs and printers; we also provide a wide array of services. We help customers optimize offices by providing multidimensional services that combine various office equipment functions with document management applications to span everything from document management support, to IT support for resolving office IT issues amid constantly advancing network technologies, and office environment engineering services for needs like optimizing deployments of office equipment. We respond flexibly to business environment changes facing customers, and support continuous improvement to help ensure that offices operate under the best conditions possible.

Color MFP “bizhub C652DS/C552DS”


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Color laser printer “magicolor 1650EN”

Konica Minolta provides multidimensional operational and management support for the offices of global operations under the concept of “Think Global, Act Local.” Through our sales/service system spanning 70 countries and direct sales system covering 35 countries, we offer a broad range of products and detail-oriented services responding to office needs that differ by country and region. We also provide complete operation and management services for the office equipment of various markets across the globe. Through initiatives like our recent introduction of Global OPS (Optimized Print Services), which provide overall optimization of corporate printing environments via centralized network-based management, we are providing robust support for global business endeavors through the creation of streamlined, efficient office environments.


tri-polar customer support system

Sales/ service system spanning

Direct sales system spanning





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Business Field 1

Business Solutions Business


Business Solution 4

Hardware and software to support office environment optimization

Optimized Print Services for global corporate printing environments For global corporations, reducing the business impacts and costs of operating MFPs, printers, and other office equipment at business sites across the globe is a critical management issue.

Business Solution 1

To address this need, Konica Minolta provides Optimized Print Services (OPS), a globally uniform service set in which we undertake the comprehensive operation of the customer’s office equipment and deliver printing environment optimization solutions that result in the best technology deployments for the conditions at hand and increase operating efficiency. We identify issues and devise and implement solutions on an officeby-office basis, while employing network resources to centrally managing, and monitoring operating data for, the customer’s worldwide office equipment.

The color MFP “bizhub C360” helping offices reduce TCO, improve productivity, and lower environmental impacts MFPs, which handle the entirety of office documentation management, including printing, copying, FAX, scanning, and other needs, are at the center of the office workflow. As such, they also play key roles in reducing TCO, improving productivity, lowering environmental impacts, and solving other issues facing offices.

Making more flexible, efficient work styles possible by offering iPhone/iPad connecting applications

Business Solution 2

With the rapid and growing adoption of smartphones and tablet PCs, and the comingof-age of cloud computing, there are growing expectations for the application of new ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) to office work.

The compact, high-performance A4 MFP “bizhub C35” The Konica Minolta “bizhub C35” is an MFP specialized to handle the A4 output frequently used for purposes like proposals and presentations. Featuring one of the industry’s most compact bodies1 (W 555mm, H 550mm), the “bizhub C35” offers high performance on a par with that of the bizhub series of A3 products. The “bizhub C35” is the answer when space is limited, and it is perfect for SOHO users and as a secondary machine. Its compact size and light weight mean it contributes to CO2 reductions by reducing resources and waste and increasing shipping efficiency. Recognizing these strengths, the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization named the “bizhub C35” a winner of its 2010 Good Design Award.

bizhub C35

Meticulous postimplementation operational support


Connecting bizhub and the iPhone / iPad Scan MFP (bizhub)

iPhone / iPad Search for Konica Minolta MFPs



Business Solution 6

The re-manufactured MFPs “bizhub 750RM/600RM” made with 85% reused components and cutting lifecycle CO2 emissions by 58%

For excellent cost and environmental performance —The monochrome MFPs “bizhub 184/164”

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Began optimization efforts for the next issue

“iPhone” and “iPod touch” are registered as trademarks by Apple Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. “iPad” is a trademark of Apple Inc.

Business Solution 3



Printing Environment Optimization

Well aware of these developments, Konica Minolta offers “PageScope Mobile for iPhone/iPad,” software that links MFP bizhub series products with the iPhone®, iPad™, and iPod touch®, all of which are being used more and more in business settings. This application makes it possible to use an iPhone or iPad to do things like view documents and images, issue print instructions, and download scan data. Combining these mobile devices with the broad range of bizhub functions opens the door to work styles characterized by greater flexibility and efficiency.

1 Among A4 MFPs with output of at least 30 ppm, as of January 2011.

1 In terms of TEC value for A3 monochrome MFPs with output capacities of 16-18 ppm, as of April 2010. 2 TEC value: Typical Energy Consumption, a measure of weekly energy consumption established by the International Energy Star Program.


Business Solution 5 bizhub C360

These machines offer energy efficiency among the best in the industry1 to meet the market’s environmental needs. They also lower overall environmental impacts by using polymerized toner made with plant-based materials, employing lightweight, compact design concepts, and reducing the amount of packaging material needed for shipping.

Comprehensive collaboration to optimize a particular situation

Having already won major contracts to provide, operate, and manage office equipment for global corporations in a wide variety of industries, our OPS offerings have become the subject of great interest in locations throughout the world.

Konica Minolta’s color MFP “bizhub C360” helps to lower electric utility, document output, telecommunications, and other costs involved in running an office, while also boosting productivity with smooth operability and a rich set of functions. Through features like a design that lowers environmental impacts by focusing on the conservation of energy and resources, this product provides all-around, robust support for business.

In the booming economies of Asia, the needs to streamline burgeoning office work and respond to increasingly sophisticated performance requirements demand economically priced MFPs equipped with all the key functions. In response, Konica Minolta has developed the “bizhub 184/164”, products that focus on copy, print, and scan functions, and deliver high cost performance, primarily targeting small-and medium-size offices in the Asian market.

OPS Service Flow

In a new effort to lower environmental impacts, Konica Minolta is working to develop and increase the adoption of re-manufactured MFPs. The process of remanufacturing MFPs begins with recovering end-of-life products. With parts replaced and the entire units adjusted and cleaned as necessary, re-manufactured MFPs are guaranteed to meet the same performance and quality standards applied to new products.

bizhub 164

Energy Consumption (TEC2) Comparison (at 230V) (kWh/w)


Less than

1/2 1.01

Standard bizhub Value 184


Less than

1/2 0.92

Standard bizhub Value 164

Our initial foray in the area of re-manufactured products is the monochrome MFPs “bizhub 750RM/600RM” launched in the Japanese market. For these products, usage of reused components exceeds 85% by mass, and product life cycle CO2 emissions have been cut by approximately 41% and 58%1, respectively, while meeting the same performance and quality standards applied to new products. Testifying to the outstanding environmental performance of these products, we have met the requirements of numerous environmental certification bodies, including the International Energy Star Program, the Law on Promoting Green Purchasing, Eco Mark, and 1.01 Eco Leaf. 1 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is an evaluation of environmental impact through the entire product life cycle, beginning with raw material procurement and continuing through manufacturing, shipping, usage, recovery, recycling, etc.

bizhub 750RM

CO2 Emissions (LCA Results) (kg/yr.)



CO2 reduction


bizhub 600

bizhub 600RM

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Business Field 2

Production Print Business


Greater speed, beauty, and consistency Creating new possibilities in digital printing From analog, to digital. . . The evolution of technology has brought major innovations to printing environments and there is now a clear and growing demand for digital printing throughout the world. In pursuing digital printing that offers greater speed, beauty, and consistency, we at Konica Minolta are also striving to achieve greater levels of customer satisfaction by applying resources in the form of our own digital printing technology, broad product line, and global support system.

Products Wide-ranging product line to flexibly respond to increasingly sophisticated and diverse customer needs Konica Minolta has a wide range of both color and monochrome products. We offer products that provide customers with optimal responses to quality, printing volume, paper type, post-processing, and other requirements for each customer’s unique applications and purposes.

Product Portfolio Heavy production



Light production

Service & Support Service & Support Network that flexibly responds to digital printing needs in every region of the world

Key Technologies Advanced technologies bringing high productivity and image stability to digital printing Until now, digital printing has been known for its strengths in meeting small-lot, rapid-turnaround, and variable printing1 needs but relative weakness in terms of image stability, and large-lot productivity and reliability, compared to offset and other forms of analog printing. Konica Minolta has overcome these issues by melding its own material and design technologies with image processing technology. Through the development of advanced technologies, we have widened the possibilities for digital printing.

Coloring agent Wax Super-thin film core shell

Using next-generation “Simitri HD+ toner,” which produces a natural glossiness and extends gains in low-temperature embedding, results in output with even greater image quality.

Amid the ongoing globalization of business, Konica Minolta has established “Digital Imaging Squares (DISs)” in 14 locations across the globe to respond to digital printing needs in Japan, North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and other parts of the world. At DISs, we flexibly respond to customers’ singular needs, taking into account the unique qualities of each market, as customers observe for themselves the output capacities of advanced digital printing systems. Once a customer adopts one of these systems, we provide support through our highly skilled, expert service technicians.

DISs throughout the World

1 Variable printing: Printing in which content, such as address information for direct mail items, changes for each item to be printed.

Digital color-proofing systems The printing industry’s de facto standard in color proofing We contribute to greater efficiency and reliability in printing settings by providing completely digital workflows made possible by digital color-proofing systems. These systems feature true reproduction that offers even the texture that has so far been exclusive to analog printing. Furthermore, by minimizing the use of materials needed to turn out proofs, our digital colorproofing systems also help to lower Digital color-proofing system environmental impacts. “Digital Konsensus Premium”


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Digital printing system “bizhub PRESS C8000”

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Business Field 3

Optics Business



World-class technology for freely manipulating light

The world’s most advanced optical technology opening the door to the future

Sensing, focusing, and guiding light. . . At the heart of Konica Minolta are technologies for freely manipulating light— technologies that we have accumulated through the development and manufacturing of photo film and camera lenses. Konica Minolta has developed the world’s most advanced optical technologies representing a high-dimensional fusion of a wide array of optical, materials, nanofabrication, film-making and coating, precise driving and other technologies. We have established our unique presence through high-value-added manufacturing that is beyond the reach of competitors. As the world’s best optical device developer and manufacturer, we will continue to lead in state-of-the-art research and development to keep our customers ahead of the competition.

The field of optics

The field of materials

Core Technologies


Business Fields

The field of nanofabrication The field of imaging

Products & Business Fields

Continuously developing new fields by giving shape to cutting-edge technologies Konica Minolta, making the most of cutting-edge technologies, has created TAC film for LCD polarizers, which are indispensable for LCDs, pickup lenses for optical disks that dominate the world market by far, and other unique products that support the evolution of digital electronics devices.

Konica Minolta’s manufacturing roots reside in the store of optical technology it has created through the development and production of products like film and lenses. Sensing, focusing, and guiding light. . . The technologies we, as experts in the manipulation of light, have developed and refined in the course of creating countless revolutionary products are now giving rise to products that engender innovation in a wide range of industries.


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The product fields in which we participate run the gamut from display materials (including TAC film and other products), to memory devices (pickup lenses, glass substrates for HDDs, etc.), and image input/output components (micro-camera modules, etc.). Going forward, we will extend our activities to a wide variety of new fields like LED lighting and life sciences, where we will continue to create new value.

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Business Field 3

Optics Business


Using premier technologies to promote the evolution of an industrial society





Pickup lenses for optical disks

In the ultra-high-precision realm of sub-0.05 microns Product


Pickup lenses read the data stored on optical disks inside products like PCs and BD/DVD/CD players. Konica Minolta offers high-quality aspheric plastic lenses made with sub-0.05 micron (1/20,000 of 1mm) ultra-high-precision molding technologies. In addition, through innovations like the development of an aspheric lens capable of reading BDs, DVDs, and CDs, each of which uses a different wavelength, we are contributing to the further miniaturization of PCs and players.

TAC film for LCD polarizers underpinning LCD evolution

Beautiful images from any viewing-angle In the past, it was commonly the case that images would degrade and colors would fade if an LCD, like those used in PCs and televisions, was viewed from an oblique angle. What solved that problem was viewing-angle expansion film, which was layered onto the TAC film protecting polarizers.

Separate lenses for different wavelengths

Pickup lens

BD/DVD/CD-compatible plastic lens




Konica Minolta then went a step further by developing a new type of TAC film incorporating viewingangle expansion characteristics. Our VA-TAC film for increasing viewing-angle reduces the number of films needed for manufacturing LCDs by eliminating the need to laminate two films. This product not only contributes to the development of thinner LCD panels but also reduces costs and boosts productivity.


3 wavelengths 1 lens


Microscope image (80x magnification)



Intermolecular interactions measurement system “MI-Affinity”

Soap bubble color principle spurring innovation in nanotechnology R&D

With VA-TAC film

Konica Minolta, using the principle of reflectometric interference, created the “MI-Affinity” system, equipped with our own proprietary analysis software, to measure intermolecular adsorption or dissociation, the length of adsorbed molecules, and other aspects of intermolecular interactions via changes in wavelength interference. Using the principle of “reflectometric interference” it is possible to ascertain changes in the thickness of an optical film by measuring changes in wavelengths of reflected light. This is the same principle behind the various colors displayed by soap bubbles.

Without VA-TAC film

Toward thinner LCDs Structure of an LCD Panel Polarizer


Previous film type


the thickness


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TAC film PVA polarizer Glass substrate Color filter


Retardation film / TAC film


Reflectometric interference on the surface of a soap bubble

Bonding Wavelength

Backlight Glass substrate

Liquid crystals TFT/Electrodes


New film type

Spectral reflectivity

LCD televisions and PC displays are becoming thinner by the year. Konica Minolta has helped to make this possible by developing TAC film for LCD polarizers and VA-TAC film for increasing viewing angle that are only half the thickness of previous versions. Our thin film, born of formation technologies that push the limit on thinness, convey thin film without giving rise to wrinkles or tears, and other advanced production technologies that defy imitators, has contributed to better image quality through qualities like outstanding transparency and the ability to keep displays from darkening.

As a method of analysis, this is known as reflectometric interference spectroscopy and the “MI-Affinity” system uses it to enable the real-time measurement of phenomena with nanometric precision. At Konica Minolta, we are confident that the “MI-Affinity” system will become a Pre-bonding powerful R&D support tool in the Reflection biosciences, materials science, and Exposure other fields applying nanotechnology.


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Business Field 4

Healthcare Business


Promoting better diagnostic services by supporting the wider adoption of digital and network technologies in healthcare As a pioneer of radiographic film in Japan, Konica Minolta has a long track record of offering diagnostic imaging technology and other products and services that respond to healthcare field. In recent years, we have contributed to the realization of faster, more accurate diagnostic services by offering a comprehensive selection of devices, systems, and IT services that promote the wider adoption of digital and network technologies in healthcare.


Digital Imaging System

Medical imaging data systems that support diagnostic activities by streamlining the management and application of digital medical image data The adoption of digital technology in medical imaging not only improves the efficiency with which the data is stored and managed, it also brings various forms of innovation to medical diagnostic settings. For example, greater diagnostic accuracy has been obtained through the ability to enlarge or reduce images, and through access to gradation processing. Medical imaging data systems enable the retention and processing of diagnostic images. Konica Minolta provides systems capable of comprehensively managing X-ray image, CT scan, endoscopic, and other types of image data, including that generated by other companies’ products. Our systems make it possible to efficiently and effectively apply medical image data.

Principal systems • Medical imaging filing systems “Acies” • All-in-one medical imaging information workstations “Image Pilot” • Diagnostic workstations • Medical management support and service “informity”

Digital imaging systems for more accurate diagnostic results Network Solution

Mainly with its digital X-ray diagnostic imaging systems, as well as mammography, ultrasound, and other cutting-edge diagnostic systems, Konica Minolta has led the digitalization of diagnostic imaging. By efficiently providing high-resolution, high-precision diagnostic images, we have helped to improve the accuracy and speed of diagnoses, thereby easing burdens on patients. Principal products • Digital X-ray diagnostic imaging systems (CR, DR) • Digital mammography • Diagnostic ultrasound systems • Diagnosis medicine

“informity” network service incorporating cloud computing for medical data

Wireless DR system “AeroDR”

Desktop CR “REGIUS Σ”

Digital Imaging System

Mammography unit “REGIUS PureView Type-M”

Expectations for medical IT services employing networks are building along with advances in the application of digital technology in medical settings. Among the earliest to respond to these developing needs, Konica Minolta offers “informity”—comprehensive services supporting the adoption of medical network technology. Examples of “informity” services include remote support for diagnostic equipment, support for the sharing of information among hospitals, and the distribution of news on developments in medical regulation. Through innovations like “informity” we are helping to make the operational aspects of medicine smarter and more efficient.

Network Solution

CT Digital cameras and scanners



Image Pilot

Electrocardiographs Image data system

Digital X-ray diagnostic imaging systems (CR, DR)


Core hospital

Diagnostic ultrasound systems



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Clinic Clinic

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Healthcare Business


Konica Minolta diagnostic imaging technology advancing together with increasingly sophisticated medical needs


Network Service

High-precision, more flexible cutting-edge “AeroDR” digital X-ray system

“Collaboration Box Service” helping hospitals to share medical information

Digital Radiography (DR) exposes patients to less radiation than does film imaging and makes it possible to display high-precision images immediately after they are taken. Until recently, however, DR posed significant usability issues in terms of the weight of the equipment and the need for power and data transmission cables.

Konica Minolta, as part of its “informity” network service for medical institutions, offers the “Collaboration Box Service,” which allows multiple medical institutions to share imaging data, biopsy data, report content, and other types of diagnostic information.

Konica Minolta’s “AeroDR” responds to these issues through painstaking engineering that resulted in a significantly lighter system that incorporates wireless technology to eliminate data cables. “AeroDR” resolves usability issues that previously plagued DR and will help to promote the adoption of DR technology.

This system makes it possible for physicians in community clinics to consult with specialists at major hospitals, and allows specialists in different fields to share opinions while viewing the same image. To cite one example of an actual implementation, a group of nine medical institutions, including a regional core hospital, in Aomori, Japan, has adopted this system and used it to engage specialists in timely, remote consultations on how to handle neurological problems and other emergency situations.

X-ray Exposure Traditional method

50% reduction!


Core hospital


Konica Minolta Data Center


Collaboration Box Clinic

Simple saving and sharing of medical information




New Technology Research based on industry-government-academia cooperation promoting the development of innovative, highly sensitive X-ray imaging devices


“REGIUS Σ”—the newest generation CR with 90% lower power consumption

Konica Minolta is actively working with academic and government research institutes in the pursuit of R&D. For example, in recent years, we have been collaborating with partners, including the University of Tokyo and the University of Hyogo, to develop an innovative X-ray imaging device that employs X-ray refraction. This device uses the Talbot-Lau interferometer to produce X-ray images with nearly 1,000 times the sensitivity of conventional X-ray technology. Images with that degree of sensitivity make it possible to identify very early-stage breast cancer, cartilage abnormalities due to rheumatoid arthritis, and other conditions that so far have evaded simple detection.

Amid the accelerating application of IT in medical applications, there are growing desires among neighborhood clinics to adopt digital X-ray imaging. In response, Konica Minolta developed the compact, lightweight “REGIUS Σ” desktop CR for use in clinics. “REGIUS Σ” emits no sound while in standby mode and poses no obstacle to medical examinations even when located in the same room. Furthermore, with power consumption of only 100VA, less than 10% that of X-ray film processors, “REGIUS Σ” is an environmentally conscious product that saves electricity and fights global warming.

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Power Consumption X-ray film processors


Conventional absorption contrast image

Small-angle scattering image

Differential phase image

A single exposure produces three types of data including that equivalent to a conventional X-ray image (upper right). These sample images are of a cherry.

Traditional CR REGIUS Σ

90% lower power



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Business Field 5

Sensing Business


Supporting quality through technologies to measure light, color, and shape With a strong foundation in technologies for measuring light and measuring with light, Konica Minolta is constantly developing new kinds of measuring instruments for a broad range of applications. Konica Minolta’s “yardsticks” are used for measuring and evaluating performance and quality from R&D to production in industry, and for painless medical measurements.



• Spectrophotometers • Colorimeters • Pulse oximeters • Jaundice meters

Konica Minolta’s Measuring Technology • Luminance colorimeters • Display color analyzers • Spectroradiometers





• Non-contact 3D digitizers

Cultural assets

Food products

Using light to measure the 3D shape of objects, Konica Minolta’s non-contact 3D digitizers are used not only for industrial quality control but also for analyzing delicate artworks and fragile cultural assets in order to perform restoration work or create replicas.

Color control is also important for food products, and the simple operation, compact size, and light weight of Konica Minolta’s colorimeters and spectrophotometers are highly appreciated by food companies for manufacturing, quality inspection, and product grading. Spectrophotometer “CM-5”


Displays Agriculture

Solar power Solar power R&D is accelerating, and with it the demand for accurate measurements of solar cell performance. Konica Minolta has developed “Reference PV Cells” for adjusting the intensity of the solar simulators used for evaluating solar cell performance.

The amount of chlorophyll in plant leaves is a valuable indicator of plant health, and can guide farmers in the timing and level of fertilization required. Konica Minolta has developed a convenient handheld chlorophyll meter that has become widely used throughout the world in the cultivation of various agricultural products such as rice and other grains. Chlorophyll Meter “SPAD-502Plus”

Next-generation lighting Energy-efficient lighting such as LEDs are becoming more popular, and both brightness and color are important characteristics for quality control. Konica Minolta’s incident-light colorimeters are used in the development and production of various light sources including LED and EL lighting. Chroma Meter “CL-200A”

Color displays are found in a wide variety of products from smartphones to car dashboards to large-screen TVs. Konica Minolta’s instruments for measuring the color and brightness of displays have become de-facto standards in many industries. Spectroradiometer “CS-2000A”

Automobiles Konica Minolta’s color-measuring instruments are used to measure various automobile parts, including molded plastic interior parts as well as the metallic or pearl finishes used on the exterior. Spectrophotometer “CM-700d”

Reference PV Cell “AK-200”


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6 F ss Field Business

Industrial Inkjet Business


Widening possibilities for industrial inkjet technology and innovating across a broad range of industrial segments Inkjet inks based on advanced materials technologies, inkjet printheads applying fine-processing technologies, and inkjet printers making use of conveyance control and other printing technologies. . . Konica Minolta’s development system has given rise to a wide range of technologies, and introduced to the industrial inkjet market a broad variety of small-drop, high-speed, high-drive-efficiency, high-image-quality, low-power-consumption, and other innovations. In addition, through abilities to work with an extensive array of solvent-based and environmentally considerate water-based inks, as well as various types of chemicals, we are expanding the range of applications for industrial inkjet technology. Packaging Displays

Speedy printing of barcodes and other types of variable-data printing Eliminating the creation of film, and other intermediate processes, inkjet printers capable of processing digital data at high speeds are perfect for the printing of barcodes and other output based on variable data. Konica Minolta has developed a high-performance light-resistant UV ink, high-precision inkjet printheads, print units that resist scuffing and fouling and a wide range of elemental technologies in earning an outstanding reputation in the field of variable-data printing.

Printed circuit boards

Inkjet print unit “SP-M0320HR”

Inkjet printheads


Solar cells

3way Inkjet Technology Inks



Construction materials

Organic Light Emitting Diode

Optical film

Faster, more beautiful, and more environmentally friendly textile printing

Efficient printing of large-size signboards Amid exceptionally strong economic development in China, there is a growing demand for large-format inkjet printers for creating signs and outdoor displays. In producing such large-format printing, it is critical that image quality be consistent and that printing be performed as efficiently as possible. Konica Minolta’s industrial inkjet printers employ high-density nozzles and an expanded printing width to boost productivity and help reduce the amount of electricity consumed for printing. Having established a solid reputation for outstanding printing functions and quality, Konica Minolta has also secured the top market share for inkjet printheads used to produce large-format printing for outdoor applications. Inkjet printhead “KM1024”


Printing precision circuitry on printed circuit boards

The range of applications for industrial inkjet technology has expanded to include textiles. Forgoing the need to create stencils and mix inks, as is required in conventional screen printing, inkjet printing greatly reduces impacts on the environment. Such qualities have drawn attention to industrial inkjet technology as an innovative printing alternative in particular for short-run production of various products. Konica Minolta’s textile printers use small-dot, highdensity, multi-nozzle inkjet printheads to produce images with smooth gradation and subtle tones, at speeds among the highest in the industry.

Because inkjet printheads are non-contact and they are capable of performing high-speed, precise work, there are growing expectations for use of inkjet printers in laying out electronic circuits, creating color filters for LCD panels, applying photo resist to solar cells, and other applications in the field of electronics. Konica Minolta, by developing inkjet printheads capable of working with various types of ink and chemicals, is helping to boost production effi- ciency in the electronics industry.

Inkjet textile printer “Nassenger V”

Inkjet printhead “KM512” Corporate Profile

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Business Field 7

Planetarium Business


The enchantment of starry skies through cutting-edge technology and a deep catalogue of know-how As a general manufacturer of planetarium-related products, we are committed to giving as many people as possible the chance to experience the fascination and wonder star-filled skies have always inspired in mankind. We engage in everything from the development and manufacturing of projection equipment, to show production and facility construction and management – everything having to do with planetariums – in an ongoing effort to create and bring to planetarium visitors new perspectives on the enchantments of the universe.

• Optical planetariums • Digital full-dome systems Development and manufacturing of projection equipment

• Planetarium show • Full-dome show • Short clips

Show production

Comprehensive array of planetarium products and service Facility management and support

Design and construction of facilities

• Management for Konica Minolta Planetarium “Manten,” Tokyo

• Dome screen • Seating • Lighting • Audio equipment

Projection equipment with outstanding operability based on advanced functions and high performance Japan’s first planetarium was established in 1937. Its first planetarium to be made entirely with Japanese equipment opened 20 years later, in 1957, and was built by the company now known as Konica Minolta. Since then, we, as one of the world’s handful of planetarium equipment makers, have continued to pursue the development of equipment with more advanced functions and higher performance. In 1997, we developed the “GEMINISTAR,” the world’s first integrated planetarium—a facility capable of simultaneously controlling both optical and digital projection systems. And that is only one example of the innovations that make us a worldrenowned leader in this field. GEMINISTAR III

Broad range of original planetarium show content To make time spent at a planetarium an enjoyable, enchanting experience, we develop a broad range of original planetarium show content—offerings based on the latest astronomical and scientific developments, as well as programs aimed at deepening understanding with a dose of fun and entertainment. In addition to the beautiful night skies of optical systems, our content comprises a rich line of selections that not only use dynamic computer-graphic images to express seasonal changes and analyze constellations but also do things like explain the myths behind constellations and appeal to children with the help of characters they know and love. We offer programs for every season and visitor segment.

Comprehensive support based on know-how accumulated in our own planetarium operations In 2004, we opened the Konica Minolta Planetarium “Manten” in Tokyo and began to offer visitors new kinds of planetarium experiences. Now, we are preparing for the opening of the Konica Minolta Planetarium “Tenku” at Tokyo Sky Tree Town in 2012. Using the knowledge we gain through our own planetarium operations, we offer publicly and privately operated planetariums comprehensive support covering everything from facility design and construction through operation. We help to create spaces that move visitors and give them a different perspective on our world.

Full-dome images as a new form of entertainment Using the dome-screen projection technology it has developed for planetariums, Konica Minolta offers digital full-dome systems to customers throughout the world. These systems envelop viewers with 360 degrees of images and are perfect not only for planetariums but also as a new form of entertainment for retail and amusement facilities. Offering computer graphic images like those used in experiential attractions, and beautiful liveaction scenes that completely surround viewers, dome projection systems deliver a 3D video experience overflowing with a “youare-there” sense of presence not possible with other technologies.


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Working with Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. to create full-dome projection content based on a digital archive of cultural assets.

The all-encompassing view from the University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory Project was created with the comprehensive cooperation of the University of Tokyo.

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Research & Development

Applying a broad range of core technologies to the creation of new value Group R&D organization anchored by Konica Minolta Technology Center, Inc. At Konica Minolta, where our management philosophy is “The Creation of New Value,” we have developed an R&D organization anchored by Konica Minolta Technology Center, Inc. to create the technical innovations needed to support strong growth for our Group. By advancing basic technologies, pursuing research aimed at developing nextgeneration technologies, and searching for leads to new, as-yet undiscovered technologies, Konica Minolta Technology Center drives high-paced, strategic R&D activities, while supporting Group-wide technological development and engaging in close communication with the product development units of individual Group companies.

Boosting researcher creativity with an open development environment

Identifying future needs and applying core technologies to promote the development of new businesses Working from a base of 12 core technologies it has created and built upon over long years of experience in 4 segments, Konica Minolta has given rise to unique products and developed a wide range of businesses. With our eyes on future growth, we are concentrating on evolving products for our existing businesses and creating and nurturing the development of new businesses that will become next-generation core operations. Targeting environment and energy, health, security and safety, and other fields of keen interest to society, we are studying elemental technologies that we will combine and meld to create new value going forward.

Konica Minolta Core Technology Deployment Core technologies

The field of materials

The field of nanofabrication The field of optics

The field of imaging

Functional organic material synthetic technology Functional organic material design technology Functional fine grain forming technology Film-making and coating technology (Precision) Molding technology

Business Technologies Business

Optics Business (TAC films)

Healthcare Business

Sensing Business

Industrial Inkjet Business

New Businesses (OLED Lighting)

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Surface processing technology Optical design technology

Optics Business (Optical Components)

Materials researchers attached to Konica Minolta Technology Center, Inc. and to other Group companies work at the Materials R&D Building located at the Tokyo site. There, we have gone to great lengths to create an open research environment that stimulates creativity. This environment includes features like the “Synergy Hall,” established to allow researchers to freely share ideas and information across company lines, and research labs that let researchers see what others are doing through glass walls.

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Optical measuring technology

Image processing technology

(Imaging) Mechanical processing technology

Feeding technology

Precise driving technology

Giving young researchers opportunities to study and network Every year, Konica Minolta selects 20 young researchers from among a group of self-selected candidates to participate in the “Engineers Challenge Forum.” The purpose of this program is to develop Konica Minolta’s future technical leaders by giving researchers early in their careers a period of about one year during which they can gain personal experience in investigating next-generation technologies and interact and collaborate with peers across the lines that normally define businesses and fields of expertise.

Promoting the sharing of information among engineers over an intranet

Internal analysis and evaluation facilities supporting speedy R&D At Konica Minolta, internal facilities for analyzing and evaluating chemical substances and microstructures make progress toward technical advances more efficient by enabling speedy R&D in the fields of materials and nano-fabrication.

Konica Minolta has established an intranet-based internal bulletin board for engineers to share information with peers throughout the Group. This bulletin board, the “,” has become a place where engineers across various specializations actively comment on and respond to topics that have been raised and questions that have been posed by other engineers.

Developing “OLED Lighting,” the next-generation of energy-efficient lighting “Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) Lighting,” which uses organic materials that give off light when voltage is applied to them, is gaining attention as a new lighting source that is both energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Konica Minolta is drawing on its organic material synthetic technology to develop blue phosphorescent materials, which is crucial for OLED lighting. In so doing, we are accelerating the development of business based on OLED lighting combining high luminous efficiency and a long lifespan.

Konica Minolta Technology Center, Inc. using its broad array of functions to lead the Group’s R&D Konica Minolta Technology Center, Inc., as a driver of the Konica Minolta Group’s continuous provision of new value, strives to create new technologies, advance basic technologies, and support the product development efforts of individual Group companies. Its three research labs are leading cutting-edge development efforts in systems, materials, technologies and Monozukuri Engineering. In addition, applying resources in the form of its “Innovation Advancement Center,” which identifies future social and technological trends and promotes the creation of innovations, “Intellectual Property Center,” which secures and applies intellectual property, and “Design Center,” which leads product and brand design efforts, the Konica Minolta Technology Center supports product development for the entire Group.


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• Developing next-generation technology • Product development support • Upgrading core technology

• Researching and exploring new technologies • Chemical analysis of materials • Research into future lifestyles and work styles

Technological development

Research / Surveys

Konica Minolta Technology Center

Management of intellectual property

• Securing, controlling and exercising intellectual property such as patents

Development and planning for design

• Product design • Brand design promotion

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Environmental Activity

Social Activity

Formulation of “Eco Vision 2050” to promote environmental activities from a medium-to-long term perspective

To become a corporation that holds the trust and expectations of all stakeholders

Konica Minolta’s long-term environmental vision, Eco Vision 2050, declares the Group’s intention to reach certain goals by the year 2050. To achieve this vision, Konica Minolta has established its MediumTerm Environmental Plan 2015, setting targets to be met and priority measures for the whole Group based on four themes: preventing global warming, supporting a recycling-oriented society, reducing the risk of chemical substances, and restoring and preserving biodiversity. These objectives and policies advance environmental management.

Konica Minolta Business Expert, Inc.’s specialist supporting the pursuit of environmental policies throughout the Group In our efforts to implement our “Medium-Term Environmental Plan 2015” on a Group-wide basis, Konica Minolta Business Expert, Inc.’s specialists are providing Group companies with advice and support tailored to their businesses. For example, its staff of engineering and energy management specialists, under the “Energy Conservation Support Program,” and its staff of chemical substance and worker safety specialists, through the “Chemical Safety Screening Meeting,” are supporting efforts to accelerate and enhance the promotion of environmental and safety policies.

Accelerating advancement of Eco Vision 2050 through development of environmental technology In order to utilize resources effectively and conserve energy, we established a special department within Konica Minolta Business Expert, Inc., and are developing unique, environmentally-related technologies. We are accelerating advancement of Eco Vision 2050 through the development and application of recycling technologies for waste emitted from the production process and of facility designs with energy efficiency.

Production sites the world over working to achieve “Green Factory” certification Konica Minolta has implemented the “Green Factory Certification System” for comprehensively assessing the environmental activities of production sites. At present, 12 of our 23 business units throughout the world have achieved a “Level 1” certification. “Level 1” certification conditions include a 12% reduction in CO2 emissions per unit of production, a 30% reduction in waste discharged externally per unit of sales, and a 30% reduction in volume of petroleum-based resource waste per unit of sales, all relative to fiscal 2005. “Level 1” certifications are strict as they require passing grades on approximately 250 evaluation items.

Konica Minolta performs the “SIGMA Green Procurement System” in evaluating the chemical substances contained in parts and components and giving procurement priority to more ecological ones. In pursuit of legal compliance and environmental safety, Konica Minolta has established its own list of substances that are prohibited or must be declared. We are doing this program to encourage our efforts of eliminating or reducing chemicals with negative impact to human health or the environment from our products as well as production processes.

Multifaceted support to improve management efficiency at Group companies Konica Minolta Business Expert, Inc. uses its corps of professionals in administrative functions indispensable to corporate operations to provide Group companies with shared services and staff who promote the embrace of corporate governance throughout the Group. With regard to environmental activities and worker safety and health, in particular, Konica Minolta Business Expert plays a critical role by exercising its expertise and know-how in areas like legal research and compliance.

Supporting the business activities of Group companies through the provision of engineering technology With engineering technology as its core, Konica Minolta Business Expert, Inc. exercises strengths in important production technology fields to build new businesses. This is another way in which it contributes to maximize corporate value by supporting Group company business activities through the provision of high-value-added services.

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The Konica Minolta Track & Field Club is a six-time winner of Japan’s New Year Ekiden race, and one of its members was among Japan’s representatives at the Beijing Olympics. We hold jogging workshops for amateur runners and go to other events, as well, to help promote interest in athletics.

Inauguration of a worldwide human resources development program Konica Minolta is working to develop human resources capable of functioning across the globe. As one part of that effort, we inaugurated our “Global Executive Program” in fiscal 2010. Under this program, executives and prospective executives are selected from Group companies throughout the world to participate in a Group-level uniform training program. The “Global Executive Program” is our effort to enhance understanding of management directions and strategies via communication from top management, develop leadership from a global perspective, and build an international human network.

Implementation of the “SIGMA Green Procurement System” in response to stricter chemical substance regulation

Konica Minolta Business Expert, Inc. boosting corporate value for the Group


Helping to promote athletics through track and field events

Supporting the communication of information to the visually impaired through a 3D copying system Konica Minolta offers “Partner Vision,” a 3D copying system that supports the communication of information to the visually impaired. This product gives a tangible texture to printed characters and images and enables the easy creation of tactile copies. It can be used to produce not only copies in Braille but also copies of images and other information – which heretofore have been difficult to achieve – that can be recognized by touch.

In support of the Pink Ribbon Movement —Promoting understanding of breast cancer examinations The Pink Ribbon Movement works to promote correct understanding of breast cancer and the importance of early detection. Konica Minolta supports its efforts throughout the world and offers digital mammography. We have participated in and contributed to charity events sponsored by breast cancer organizations in Canada, and taken part in awareness campaigns and donated mammography systems to hospitals in China. Furthermore, in Japan, we hold breast cancer seminars for our female employees.

Environmental management Engineering


Konica Minolta Business Expert Worker safety and health

Shared services

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Global Network

Konica Minolta Sites in 35 Countries across the Globe

Sales Production Development, other

Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. Affiliates


Konica Minolta Business Solutions Finland Oy

Konica Minolta Opto (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (China) Co., Ltd.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH

Konica Minolta Hungary Business Solutions Ltd.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (HK) Ltd.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Deutschland GmbH

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Polska s.p. z.o.o.

Konica Minolta Optical Products (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.


Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

Konica Minolta IJ Technologies, Inc.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty. Ltd.

Konica Minolta Planetarium Co., Ltd.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (S) Pte. Ltd.

Konica Minolta Information System Co., Ltd.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (M) Sdn. Bhd. Konica Minolta Business Solutions India Private Ltd.


ECS Buero-und Datentechnik GmbH Office-boerse. de Internet GmbH dots Gesellschaft fur Softwareentwicklung mbh Develop GmbH Konica Minolta Business Solutions France S.A.S.

Konica Minolta (China) Investment Ltd.

Konica Minolta Business Technologies (Wuxi) Co., Ltd.

North and South America

Konica Minolta Business Technologies (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd.

Konica Minolta Business Technologies Manufacturing (HK) Ltd.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Ideal) Ltd.

Konica Minolta Holdings U.S.A. Inc. Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.

Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc. Affiliates

Repro Conseil S.A.S. Konica Minolta Business Solutions East Ltd.

Konica Minolta Consulting (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Italia S.p.A.

Konica Minolta Technology Development (Wuxi) Co., Ltd.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Spain S.A.

Konica Minolta Software Development (Dalian) Co., Ltd.


Konica Minolta Business Solutions Portugal, Unipessoal Lda. NEA Rent-Aluguer e Comercio de Equipamentos S.A.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Romania s.r.l Konica Minolta Business Solutions Czech spol. sr.o. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Bulgaria EOOD Konica Minolta Slovakia spol. s.r.o. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Slovenia d.o.o. Konica Minolta Croatia-Business Solutions d.o.o. Konica Minolta BH-Poslovna Rjesenja d.o.o. Konica Minolta Business Solutions SE, Ltd

Konica Minolta Glass Tech (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic, Inc. Affiliates Japan

North and South America Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc.


Konica Minolta Technoproducts Co., Ltd.

Konica Minolta Sensing Europe B.V.

Asia/Pacific Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.

Konica Minolta Sensing Singapore, Pte. Ltd.

Konica Minolta Health Care Co., Ltd.

Konica Minolta Ukraine Konica Minolta Supplies Manufacturing France S.A.S.

Affiliates Asia/Pacific

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Russia LLC Konica Minolta Baltia UAB

Konica Minolta Sensing, Inc.

Konica Minolta Healthcare India Private Ltd.

North and South America Konica Minolta Medical Imaging U.S.A., Inc.

Konica Minolta Technology Center, Inc. Affiliates Japan Konica Minolta Technosearch Co., Ltd. Konica Minolta Chemical Corporation

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Nederland B.V.


Konica Minolta Graphic Imaging U.S.A., Inc.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Belgium) N.V.



Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Greece S.A.

Konica Minolta Opto Products Co., Ltd.


Konica Minolta Business Solutions Austria GmbH

Konica Minolta Opto Device Co., Ltd.

Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic Imaging Europe B.V.

Konica Minolta Supplies Manufacturing Kansai Co., Ltd.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions de Mexico SA de CV. Konica Minolta Business Solutions do Brazil Ltda.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Denmark a/s

Konica Minolta Glass Tech. Co., Ltd.


Konica Minolta Electronics Co., Ltd.

Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic Imaging Europe GmbH

Toyohashi Precision Products Co., Ltd

Konica Minolta Supplies Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc.


Konica Minolta Medical Systems Russia

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Japan Co., Ltd.

North and South America

Konica Minolta Printing Solutions Japan Co., Ltd.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

Konica Minolta Bizcom Co., Ltd. Konica Minolta Supplies Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Konica Minolta Software Laboratory Co., Ltd.



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Konica Minolta Business Solutions Sweden AB Konica Minolta Business Solutions Norway AS

Konica Minolta Opto (Dalian) Co., Ltd.

Konica Minolta Business Expert, Inc.

Konica Minolta Logistics Co., Ltd. Konica Minolta Sogo Service Co., Ltd. Konica Minolta Engineering Co., Ltd.

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