New developments at Konica Minolta

-Konica Minolta appoints new MD, launches new revolutionary printer

Yuji Nakata MD Konica Minolta addressing the conference while Kuldeep Malhotra, EGM sales and V Balakrishnan, EGM marketing, Konica Minolta look on.As a part of their Indian focus, Konica Minolta has appointed Yuji Nakata as the new managing director of Konica Minolta India and a new printer – bizhub PRESS C1070/1060 - has been launched. Yuji has been associated with Konica Minolta for over 25 years and previously was serving as company's chief representative in Thailand. He takes over from Tadahiko Sumitani who has been promoted and has assumed a new role as the global sales head in Japan HQ.

Commenting on the appointment, V Balakrishnan, executive general manager, Konica Minolta India, said, "Yuji Nakata has played a significant part through strategic and operational areas of Konica Minolta for many years now and has done an exemplary job as chief representative, Minolta Beijing Office (China). His visionary approach first as managing director, Konica Minolta Hong Kong and later as managing director, Konica Minolta Shenzhen, China, helped in consolidating the brand’s dominance in those markets.”

Stating further he remarked, "As we move towards taking Konica Minolta to the next level of growth, we are privileged that a person of his calibre is there to guide us through. He is one of the original members of Konica Minolta management team and has been instrumental in driving the fastest growing areas of the company's business.”

Konica Minolta also launched its most promising production printer bizhub PRESS C1070 and bizhub PRESS C1060 that will further build on the achievement of the previous models. The new series runs at 71 and 61 ppm respectively in A4. It provides enhanced productivity through its new improved “quality mode” and high end image quality with the 4th generation Simitri HD toner.

“The printer is for the customers who are looking for the ability to scale, perform and deliver Ondemand across diverse needs with a faster turnaround time while maintaining superior colour reproduction. The new intuitive and intelligent bizhub PRESS C1070 / C1060 offers the perfect solution,” said Yuji Nakata, managing director, Konica Minolta Business Solutions India Pvt Ltd.

The printer is ideal for those who want to save cost and time without compromising on the quality of their prints. Speaking at the launch, Kuldeep Malhotra, executive general manager, Konica Minolta India, said, “We are the market leader in Production Printer segment and the latest series will further strengthen our position in this segment. Konica Minolta has always provided innovative and technologically advanced products and our latest series will not only stand out in the crowd but will take the production printing market a step further.”

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