Konica Minolta appoints Tim Saleeba to the role of sales manager for production and industrial print in Victoria

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Sydney, Australia – Konica Minolta has appointed Tim Saleeba to the role of sales manager for production and industrial print in Victoria.

Tim is responsible for leading the sales team across the production and industrial print portfolios including its industry-leading digital production print systems for commercial printers, print franchises, service providers and government and corporates with print rooms.

Tim has 20 years’ experience within the print industry. Prior to this role, Tim was the general manager for Canon professional print. He has also held various other roles at Canon including general manager – production print group and general manager – direct sales.

Tim Saleeba said, “As an outsider I had been impressed by what I’d seen and heard about the culture and go-to-market strategies at Konica Minolta so when this role became available I knew it was right for me.

“The production and industrial print product portfolio will let Konica Minolta provide new opportunities to assist its customers to grow revenues and increase profits. I look forward to helping customers in commercial print understand how Konica Minolta’s digital print offering can help them thrive by addressing the balance between electronic mediums and traditional print.”
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Konica Minolta provides Australian manufacturers with first look at revolutionary technology at National Manufacturing Week

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Sydney, Australia– Konica Minolta is offering manufacturers a first look at revolutionary technology that will propel them into the future at National Manufacturing Week, from May 9-12 in Sydney.

Marc Brandon, 3D and Robotics Marketing Manager, Konica Minolta, said, “Konica Minolta is showcasing a new wave of technologies for Australian manufacturers that will accelerate operations and reshape businesses. These technologies – spanning additive manufacturing, material sciences, software, and robotics – are advancing and intersecting at such a rapid rate that they are for the first time, a reality for industry-leading organisations.”

Konica Minolta is partnering with 3D SYSTEMS to make 3D production a reality for the Australian manufacturing industry, with the new Figure 4™ system. This new, high-speed digital moulding system will redefine manufacturing by accelerating production, automating manufacturing processes and producing flexible and scalable production, through a new processing technology known as Digital Light Printing (DLP).
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Konica Minolta appoints Sue Threlfo as general manager, Production & Industrial Print

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Sydney, Australia – Konica Minolta has appointed Sue Threlfo as general manager, Production & Industrial Print.

Sue will lead the team and facilitate the growth of production and industrial print in Australia. Konica Minolta’s strong brand equity, exceptional support and service, along with continued product innovations, are key to its success and growth in the space.

Sue has more than 27 years’ experience within the print industry. Prior to this role, Sue was a sales manager for Konica Minolta and before that she spent 27 years at Fuji Xerox in various roles.

Sue Threlfo said, “I look forward to helping the team achieve success and continue the stellar start we’ve had in the first year of the official launch of industrial print. We’re on a steady growth path as we look to introduce new products and diversify the offering. We also expect to see continued success in production print following a year of good growth in a stagnant market.”

David Procter, sales director, Konica Minolta, said, “Sue’s knowledge and depth of expertise in the printing industry is invaluable. She has built up a very strong network in the market. Under her leadership and with a strong support team in place, we’re looking forward to growing the business further.”
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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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