Konica Minolta releases bizhub C659 and C759, giving customers high speed, efficiency, and productivity

Konica Minolta LogoSydney, Australia – Konica Minolta has announced the availability of the bizhub C659 and C759, giving customers high speed, efficiency, and productivity to take office colour printing to the next level.

Bill Christoforou, Product Marketing Manager, Konica Minolta said, “The bizhub C659 and C759 are fast but not at the expense of productivity. They provide real value to customers needing fast, high-quality colour output, that won’t cost the earth to run.”

The bizhub C659 and C759 modernises the internal workflow for productivity. The top-of-the-class scanning and output speed of this high-end colour multifunction printer (MFP) enables high input and output productivity to meet the sophisticated needs of large offices.

To meet the changing needs of the workforce, the bizhub C659 and C759 supports both mobile and cloud-based solutions.

Bill Christoforou said, “With a greater affinity with mobile devices and various cloud-based services, organisations can expect a seamless workflow across the business.”
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Konica Minolta delivers high productivity and durability with new AccurioPress 6136 monochrome production series

Konica Minolta LogoSydney, Australia – With the launch of the new AccurioPress 6136 series, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia introduces its new monochrome production print systems designed to increase customer profitability with enhanced productivity and increase capability to streamline automated workflows.

The affordable and cost-effective series consists of three models: AccurioPress 6136; AccurioPress 6136P; and AccurioPress 6120. Each delivers greater productivity to enhance job capacity, reliability and flexibility enabling operations to expand their monochrome print capabilities. As a successor model of the bizhub PRESS 1250e series, the AccurioPress 6136 series prints at an exceptional high speed of 136ppm on A4 and 78ppm on A3 sheets.

The Konica Minolta AccurioPress 6136 model can produce a monthly peak volume of up to 3.24 million A4 pages and offers the highest media flexibility in its class. It enables print providers to create more business opportunities by handling a wide range of essential digital printing applications.
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Amiga Engineering chooses Konica Minolta and 3D metal printing to propel the company into the future

Konica Minolta LogoSydney, Australia – Konica Minolta has announced a partnership with Amiga Engineering to supply 3D SYSTEMS ProX 320 DMP metal printer and provide support, which will propel the company into the future.

The changing landscape of Australian industry means that engineering, machine shops, and jobbing workshops have been under increasing pressure to survive.

Michael Bourchier, general manager, Amiga Engineering, said, “Traditional industry, such as automotive, has moved offshore while the mining boom has faded. The country’s resources are being dug and pumped by large overseas corporations who no longer make capital investment here to have machinery or platforms made. Rather, they ship or float this equipment from Singapore or other locations around the world that are more competitive. Australians are left with being the maintenance crews of offshore-supplied equipment.”

Bourchier suggests that is a barrier to Australian creativity and innovation with Australia’s creative side is slipping to the lowest it has ever been.
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Konica Minolta launches Innovators Series

Konica Minolta LogoSydney, Australia – Konica Minolta has launched the Innovators Series, a sequence of videos with high-profile innovators from Australian businesses sharing their insights into what is driving innovation.

Konica Minolta was curious to discover the many ways that innovation is understood and applied across the country. Through this video series, it aims to give innovation in Australia a voice to help other businesses learn from shared experiences and the challenges and opportunities other businesses have faced.

To do this, Konica Minolta has gone to the front line of some of Australia’s most exciting businesses to speak to professionals that champion positive change, for themselves, for their team and for their communities, every day. The result is a series of inspirational interviews, with some genuinely practical advice on how anyone can move great concepts into reality.

The video series will be rolled out commencing in November 2017, and will feature:

  1. Ben Sorenson, Business Development, CSIRO’s Data 61
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Konica Minolta receives Anti-Slavery Australia Freedom Award

Konica Minolta LogoSydney, Australia – Konica Minolta has been named a recipient of an Anti-Slavery Australia Freedom Award in recognition of its commitment to helping combat exploitation through corporate social responsibility (CSR) and ethical sourcing.

The Freedom Awards raise awareness of all forms of slavery and human trafficking, and promote the positive difference individuals and organisations can make to the lives of trafficked and enslaved people.

Konica Minolta was nominated because of its contribution to anti-slavery and human trafficking initiatives through the company’s CSR and ethical sourcing initiatives. The nominations were evaluated by an independent expert committee of specialists in the fields of human rights, human trafficking, and labour exploitation.

Konica Minolta’s human rights framework is built on three core documents: an ethical sourcing roadmap; supplier code of conduct; and human rights position statement. Its efforts are aligned with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.  This year, Konica Minolta has continued to work with suppliers to better understand where and how their goods and services are procured. Joining other corporate voices, Konica Minolta has also been an active voice in consultations on a proposed legislation for a modern slavery reporting requirement for large Australian organisations.
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Konica Minolta partners with Western Sydney University to build digital manufacturing capabilities

Konica Minolta LogoSydney, Australia – Konica Minolta has announced a partnership with Western Sydney University (WSU) to build digital manufacturing capabilities for WSU research staff and students, and the Western Sydney community.

Many manufacturers are looking at digital manufacturing as a way to remain competitive and meet changing customer expectations; 3D printing is an important part of the process.

Konica Minolta will support WSU’s School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics as it explores the possibilities of cutting-edge digital manufacturing capabilities with the commissioning of the 3D SYSTEMS ProX 300 DMP Metal Printer.

3D metal printing opens up new and significant opportunities to not only explore faster, more reliable, precise metal manufacturing, previously impossible, for engineers, researchers and businesses, but also the ability transform their business operations and reach new markets.

The ProX DMP 300 is a high-performance, high-quality metal 3D printed part manufacturing system, offering reduced waste, greater speeds for production, short set up times, very dense metal parts, and the ability to produce complex assemblies as a single part.
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Konica Minolta reveals efficient production digital colour models: the Accurio PRESS C6100/C6085 print systems

Konica Minolta LogoSydney, Australia – With the launch of the Accurio Press C6100 series, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia introduces two new presses for the mid to high-volume production print market. These print systems have been developed to deliver reliable efficient operation, while producing consistent image and colour quality, which is demanded by print professionals.

As a successor of the flagship bizhub PRESS C1100_C1085 series, the brand-new Accurio Press C6100 series combines the high-quality and performance of the previousmodels with additional capabilities, all designed to increase customer print and profitability.

Intelligent Quality Optimiser (IQ-501)

In addition to these two new models, Konica Minolta is introducing the new IQ-501, which embodies a fully-automated, closed-loop quality management system that results in superior colour consistency and accurate front-to-back registration. This new combination yields a comprehensive, automated process management system that delivers the precise colour and image quality print customers demand, yet with one-touch ease-of-use yields higher productivity and can assist in dramatically reducing set up time and labour costs.
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Konica Minolta announces the return of the National Specialised Print Awards

Konica Minolta LogoSydney, Australia – Konica Minolta has announced that entries are now open for its 2017 National Specialised Print Awards. The awards recognise customers that achieve excellence in print with the help of a Konica Minolta digital press system.

Entries will be judged by a panel of experts in November 2017. All Konica Minolta customers with a Konica Minolta digital press are invited to submit their very best work in the below categories:

  • Digital Flat sheet Colour Output
  • Digital Finished Output
  • Digital Print with Embellishment
  • Digital Print on Label Media.

Anthony Lewis, general manager – Specialised Print, Konica Minolta, said, “Konica Minolta started the National Specialised Print Awards to give customers a point of differentiation in the market to help them win more business in an increasingly competitive environment. We received an extraordinary selection of entries in the 2016 inaugural year and we are looking forward to seeing how entrants push the boundaries with a Konica Minolta digital press this year.”
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Konica Minolta sets the gold standard for environmental leadership

Konica Minolta LogoKonica Minolta has been recognised for its commitment to producing products that meet exacting environmental standards throughout their lifecycle, becoming the only company of its kind to achieve the highest possible certification from the world’s foremost environmental accreditation body for electrical products.

The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) system rates electronic products against a range of environmental performance criteria. Products must meet all required criteria to be registered in EPEAT at the Bronze level. They may then be registered as Silver or Gold based on the percentage of optional criteria they meet above that baseline.

Konica Minolta has been awarded Gold Status for meeting strict environmental criteria that address the full product lifecycle, from energy conservation and toxic materials reduction to product longevity and end-of-life management.

EPEAT is a free source of environmental product ratings that makes it easy to select high-performance electronics that support organisations’ IT and sustainability goals. Managed by the Green Electronics Council, EPEAT currently tracks more than 4,400 products from more than 60 manufacturers across 43 countries, and is the definitive global environmental rating system for electronics. Read more ❯

Konica Minolta continues support for Breast Cancer Network Australia

Konica Minolta LogoKonica Minolta Australia has reaffirmed its ongoing partnership with Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) through sponsorship of the 2016 Pink Lady luncheon series across Australia.

The BCNA Pink Lady luncheon series provides an opportunity to support Australians affected by breast cancer, and is held in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) and Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day (13 October). The series is the charity’s largest annual fundraiser.

Speakers at this year’s luncheons include former Governor-General of Australia, The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD, CVO, and former NSW Treasurer, The Honourable Nick Greiner AC. Nick Greiner, a breast cancer survivor, will be a speaker at the Sydney event.

Konica Minolta Australia is proud of its ongoing partnership with BCNA, which began in 2011. In that time, as part of its corporate social responsibility program, Konica Minolta Australia has given employees the opportunity to volunteer with the charity. In addition, it has also donated equipment for printing done within BCNA.
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