Konica Minolta pivots to support Australian organisations to leverage the technology of the future today

Konica Minolta Australia, market-leading provider of integrated solutions and managed services, has announced a major shift in the company focused on driving sales and revenue in key areas including solutions, software, and future products.

Dr David Cooke, chairman and managing director – Australia, Konica Minolta, said, “Konica Minolta is at a critical point in our evolution, which involves a reinvention to achieve its long-term goal of being a trusted technology solutions provider across enterprise, government, small business, education and manufacturing.”

The Australian workplace is evolving rapidly. The future workplace is: remote and geographically-dispersed; gender diverse; ethically conscious; innovative; collaborative; and fluid. A critical component of supporting the future workplace is the technology behind it including: artificial intelligence (AI), of which machine learning (ML) is a subset; robotics; robotic process automation (RPA); wearables; augmented reality (AR); data analytics; and 3D.

Dr David Cooke said, “We are well-positioned to help Australian organisations keep pace with the needs of the changing workplace and start leveraging the technology of tomorrow today. We are investing in building a portfolio of technology solutions that will help organisations shape their future workplace through existing and future partnerships.”

AI, for example, when applied to business processes, will have incredible effects on improving and automating day-to-day tasks all while finding improvements to the workflow. According to Gartner, the deployment of AI has tripled in the past year, rising from 25 per cent in 2018 to 37 per cent. (1) When it comes to 3D printing, the digital revolution continues with the latest in metal 3D printing technology already being used in manufacturing end-parts across the world.

Future initiatives will encompass products, services, and solutions designed for the future of work. These centre around the digitisation of traditional processes, creating efficient new paradigms in core industries. They demonstrate innovation and have the potential to change the way people work for the better. They include robotics in warehousing, AR for training assembly and servicing, and AI and ML for process automation and data analytics.

Dr David Cooke said, “When it comes to implementing and leveraging these technologies, there are massive skills shortages already in the IT sector in Australia, which means that seeking expertise outside of the business will be critical for organisations to be successful in transforming the workplace. Irrespective of the size of the business, working with a trusted partner has never been more important and Konica Minolta has a strong history in providing outstanding service and support to its customers. We are poised to help Australian business start navigating the future starting now.”

Konica Minolta will be at CEBIT, which is being held at the International Convention Centre Sydney from October 29-31. It will show some of its key future products including the new iSeries for small business, and robotics for enterprises and government. Visit Konica Minolta on Stand E38 for a window into tomorrow.

[1] https://www.gartner.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2019-01-21-gartner-survey-shows-37-percent-of-organizations-have

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About Konica Minolta Australia
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd is a market-leading provider of trusted technology solutions for enterprise, government, small business, education and manufacturing.

Konica Minolta Australia helps Australian organisations keep pace with the needs of the changing workplace to start leveraging the technology of tomorrow today.

Through innovation and investment in building a portfolio of technology solutions that will help organisations shape their future workplace, Konica Minolta Australia has key partnerships that extend its offering into future products such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML); robotics; robotic process automation (RPA); wearables; augmented reality (AR); data analytics; and 3D, now.

Part of the future workplace includes creating businesses, and working with businesses, that are responsible for their impact on and contribution to employees, key stakeholders and the wider community. Konica Minolta Australia actively promotes and innovates in these areas through gender equality, ethical supply chain and climate change action strategies.

For more information visit: konicaminolta.com.au/home

Konica Minolta announces partnership with Markforged to equip Australia with next-generation tools to manufacture the factories of the future.

With an already impressive range of 3D Systems’ printers in its portfolio Konica Minolta Australia, a leading supplier of 3D printing equipment and services in Australia, has announced a partnership with Markforged, a leading provider of atomic diffusion metal printers and composite carbon fibre 3D printers. This rounds out an impressive portfolio that lets Konica Minolta address any industry application requirements and budget.

Markforged offers an end-to-end 3D printing system with a wide range of manufacturing-ready materials. The Markforged solutions rival traditional manufacturing processes in speed, quality, and cost, and expand the applications for additive manufacturing with purpose-built industrial technologies.

In today’s global market, Australian manufacturers and designers are rapidly becoming leaders with the next generation of additive technologies. They’re bringing composite and metal materials to market that are easy to implement and operate and are backed up by uncompromising service and support.

Eric Holtsmark, general manager – strategy, transformation and technology, Konica Minolta Australia, said, “There is now a real shift in the industry from prototyping to end-use applications. With Markforged 3D printers the ability to produce affordable, strong parts in a range of exciting new materials will accelerate manufacturers speed-to-market in way never seen before, giving them a massive competitive advantage.”

Adding Markforged to Konica Minolta’s 3D line-up extends its industry-leading capability in delivering high-performance, advanced 3D printing solutions to Australian innovators in many industries including: manufacturing, aerospace, engineering, automotive, medical, and universities. These industries will have unprecedented access to both groundbreaking technology and essential fundamental infrastructure.

Ved Narayan, Vice President, APAC, Markforged, said, “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Konica Minolta to provide Australian manufacturers with the essential tools to unlock their manufacturing potential and to help build the factory of the future. Konica Minolta has the experience and skills to help Markforged provide unprecedented levels of access and support to the world’s leading manufacturing providers.”

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About Markforged
Markforged transforms manufacturing with revolutionary metal and carbon fibre 3D printers that produce parts tough enough for end use in automotive, oil and gas, aerospace, and in the harshest of factory environments. Engineers, designers, and manufacturing professionals all over the world rely on Markforged metal and composite printers for tooling, fixtures, functional prototyping, and high-value end-use production. Founded in 2013 and based in Watertown, MA, Markforged has over 300 employees globally, with $137 million in both strategic and venture capital. Markforged was recently recognised by Forbes in the Next Billion-Dollar Start-ups list, and is listed as the tenth fastest-growing tech company in the US in the 2018 Deloitte Fast 500. To learn more about Markforged, please visit https://markforged.com.

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd is a market-leading provider of integrated solutions and managed services with the power to transform business environments.

A global leader in the provision of multifunction printers, digital print presses, industrial print products, 3D printers, robotics and enterprise content management, Konica Minolta works with organisations large and small to improve productivity, reduce costs, increase security and achieve sustainability outcomes.

Headquartered in Sydney, Konica Minolta Australia delivers expert professional services with experienced and responsive client support, in addition to the world-class service provided through its extensive network of direct sales offices and authorised dealers.

Striving to create new value for customers, our vision is to be a global company that is vital to society, and one that is innovative, robust and constantly evolving. Konica Minolta was awarded the Human Rights Award 2018, for showing leadership in human rights in business.

For more information visit: konicaminolta.com.au/home

Konica Minolta signs exclusive partnership with Snap Print & Design

Konica Minolta has announced an exclusive platinum partnership with Snap Print & Design, one of the largest printing franchise group in Australia. The partnership is set to provide approximately 147 stores across Australia access to high quality print services, and support for business growth.

A premier player in the print space, Snap Print & Design approached Konica Minolta with the intent of forging an agreement to provide its franchise businesses with enhanced printing technology and services.

Sue Threlfo, general manager, production and industrial Print, Konica Minolta, said, “Snap Print & Design’s decision to partner with Konica Minolta is a testament to our technology, services and strengths, and we’re delighted to enter this platinum partnership. This partnership will ensure that Konica Minolta’s print and business services are highly accessible to Snap franchisees, with an emphasis on helping them enhance customer experiences, and growth.

“Knowing that Konica Minolta has been endorsed by Snap Print & Design’s head office offers franchisees significant peace of mind when it comes to finding and choosing digital print solutions and business support, and knowing that due diligence has been done, particularly in the current volatile franchise business market. It’s important Snap franchisees are aware of the opportunities and services available to them from Konica Minolta.”

Ian Tagliabue, procurement manager, Snap Print & Design, said, Through this partnership Snap Print & Design will be able to connect its franchisees with the right Konica Minolta equipment and technology. During the last year inline finishing capability made up the majority of printer sales to the network. With speed to market being a major focus with our franchisees, Konica Minolta has been able to develop packages to fit individual stores and their customers.”

The partnership will see Konica Minolta working directly with Snap Print & Design franchisees to provide printing technology, education, and support for critical business growth.

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About Snap Print & Design
With over 120 years in the printing industry, nobody knows or understands print better than Snap. We put passion and craft into print, so that each and every customer gets the WOW response they’re looking for.

As the go-to specialists in business printing, Snap caters to the needs of all types of organisations, from the local sporting club through to corporate multi-nationals requiring a fully-integrated print management solution.

Snap provides an end-to-end printing service, with the ability to implement every aspect of your printing requirements, from the initial brief and graphic design through to printing and the finishing touches such as mounting, laminating and binding.

Our Snap Centres deliver a personalised service, taking the time to understand their customers’ business and printing needs. Our aim is to present and deliver print solutions which delight, not just satisfy.

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd is a market-leading provider of integrated solutions and managed services with the power to transform business environments.

A global leader in the provision of multifunction printers, digital print presses, industrial print products, 3D printers, robotics and enterprise content management, Konica Minolta works with organisations large and small to improve productivity, reduce costs, increase security and achieve sustainability outcomes.

Headquartered in Sydney, Konica Minolta Australia delivers expert professional services with experienced and responsive client support, in addition to the world-class service provided through its extensive network of direct sales offices and authorised dealers.

Striving to create new value for customers, our vision is to be a global company that is vital to society, and one that is innovative, robust and constantly evolving. Konica Minolta was awarded the Human Rights Award 2018, for showing leadership in human rights in business.

For more information visit: konicaminolta.com.au/home

Konica Minolta announces new parental leave policy to encourage fairness and equality for all parents

Konica Minolta Australia, market-leading provider of integrated solutions and managed services, has announced its new parental leave policy aimed at creating a more equal and supportive environment for all parents in the workplace.

The policy takes several steps to achieve gender equality, recognising that both parents have an active and essential role in their children’s early years.

Key features of the policy include:

  • removal of the labels of primary and secondary carer to eliminate stereotypes
  • provision of 12 weeks’ paid parental leave to any parent welcoming a new child into the family, with leave available:
    • until the child’s third birthday; or
    • until the third anniversary of adoption, up to the adopted child’s sixteenth birthday.
  • leave can be taken in any way, or at any time that best suits the family, over the first three years.
  • new leave entitlements are available retrospectively.

David Cooke, managing director – Australia, Konica Minolta, said, “Welcoming a new child into the family is one of the best times of any person’s life, and it is simply unfair for only one parent to have the benefit of 12 weeks paid leave to enjoy this time. We believe that separating parents into primary and secondary categories, which are so often allocated to women and men respectively, not only reinforces entrenched gender roles, but has the knock-on effects of men finding it more difficult to request parental leave, and women being apprehensive about returning to work due to career stagnation.

“Konica Minolta wants to eliminate discrimination and bias wherever possible, and this can be as simple as removing irrelevant titles and offering every employee the same benefits. Making parental leave non-gendered means that every new parent is offered the same opportunities for paid leave.”

Benton Johnson, business analyst, Konica Minolta Australia, said, “As a parent, knowing that I have support to take the time to spend with a newborn and support my partner is priceless. When my son was born I had five weeks off, which at the time was considered by many as a long time. This was a combination of annual and unpaid leave. With my daughter, who is now two, I wasn’t able to take as much time. With this new policy I can now plan some additional time with her. This is a fantastic policy change that will make a real difference for families.”

In September 2019, Konica Minolta Australia also released its 2019 Gender Equality Strategy, aimed at refocusing its commitment to equality in the workplace.

David Cooke said, “As a company that cares deeply about and strives for equality in everything we do, Konica Minolta believes that it’s our duty to adjust and adapt to the changing needs of our employees and the communities in which we operate, and to ensure we remain on the forefront of best practice.

“Our commitment to improving our practice and pushing hard to realise gender equality has resulted in three consecutive Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citations, as well as the 2018 Human Rights in Business Award from the Australian Human Rights Commission. We are extremely proud of, and humbled by, these recognitions, and are motivated to work even harder towards improving practice not only within Konica Minolta but within our industry.”

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About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd is a market-leading provider of integrated solutions and managed services with the power to transform business environments.

A global leader in the provision of multifunction printers, digital print presses, industrial print products, 3D printers, robotics and enterprise content management, Konica Minolta works with organisations large and small to improve productivity, reduce costs, increase security and achieve sustainability outcomes.

Headquartered in Sydney, Konica Minolta Australia delivers expert professional services with experienced and responsive client support, in addition to the world-class service provided through its extensive network of direct sales offices and authorised dealers.

Striving to create new value for customers, our vision is to be a global company that is vital to society, and one that is innovative, robust and constantly evolving. Konica Minolta was awarded the Human Rights Award 2018, for showing leadership in human rights in business.

For more information visit: konicaminolta.com.au/home

Imagination Graphics becomes first NSW customer to invest in Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1

Imagination Graphics, a professional printing company based in Marrickville in Sydney’s inner west and Konica Minolta National Specialised Print Awards 2018 winner, is the first NSW customer to invest in the AccurioJet KM-1 from Konica Minolta.

 

Imagination Graphics provides graphic design, print, and pre-press services to help customers maximise the value of their promotional material. Imagination Graphics focuses on delivering high quality outcomes for a reasonable price. The company was on a solid growth path and had gone from strength-to-strength over the past three years. This made it the right time to invest in new technology to support that growth, and future growth.

 

The AccurioJet KM-1 is a B2+ sheet-fed UV inkjet press that delivers all the quality and versatility of offset printing with the convenience and flexibility of digital printing on any type of stock for projects such as bound books, presentation folders, and packaging.

 

Emmanuel Buhagiar, director, Imagination Graphics, said, “This investment was a big step for Imagination Graphics, however, it was the right one. We did our due diligence and had faith that the KM-1 and Konica Minolta, as a trusted partner for more than 10 years, would deliver.

 

“Imagination Graphics chose the KM-1 due to its ability to print on a wide variety of stocks, which gives us great versatility in the types of work we can take on, as well as the colour and quality reproduction and ability to match Pantone colours.

 

“The KM-1 will open up a whole new market and client base for Imagination Graphics. It will also give us more speed, faster turnaround, the ability to bring work in-house that we have previously had to outsource, and the opportunity to take on short-run projects, which will make us more competitive. For example, using the KM-1, we can print up to 3,000 A2 posters in an hour, all with different designs, which would be far more costly and time-consuming on an offset press. As a customer-focused business, the ability to deliver on time with quality is critical to our success.”

 

Adam Todd, industrial print solutions consultant, Konica Minolta, said, “Konica Minolta is excited that Imagination Graphics is the first NSW installation of the game-changing KM-1, and the third in Australia. The KM-1 will open up new markets for Imagination Graphics and let it produce a much wider variety of high-value applications for its customers. We are proud that Imagination Graphics has selected Konica Minolta as its strategic partner for this venture.”

 

Emmanuel Buhagiar said, “Imagination Graphics has worked with Konica Minolta for more than 10 years, and every time we have upgraded our equipment we have seen business growth right up to our last investment, which was the AccurioPress C6100 and C1085. We expect the KM-1 to bring the same benefit.”

 

This is the first NSW install for the KM-1, the third in Australia, and the 100th globally since its introduction to the market just over two years ago.

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About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd is a market-leading provider of integrated solutions and managed services with the power to transform business environments.

A global leader in the provision of multifunction printers, digital print presses, industrial print products, 3D printers, robotics and enterprise content management, Konica Minolta works with organisations large and small to improve productivity, reduce costs, increase security and achieve sustainability outcomes.

Headquartered in Sydney, Konica Minolta Australia delivers expert professional services with experienced and responsive client support, in addition to the world-class service provided through its extensive network of direct sales offices and authorised dealers.

Striving to create new value for customers, our vision is to be a global company that is vital to society, and one that is innovative, robust and constantly evolving. Konica Minolta was awarded the Human Rights Award 2018, for showing leadership in human rights in business.

For more information visit: konicaminolta.com.au/home

Konica Minolta Australia launches AccurioLabel 230 at PrintEx

Konica Minolta Australia has today launched the AccurioLabel 230 on the opening day of PrintEx 2019 at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park. The new label press will target label printers print providers, brand owners and packaging companies.

 

Tatjana Ferguson, product marketing manager, industrial print, Konica Minolta, said, “This year’s PrintEx is focused on intelligence, ideas, and innovation across signage, display, wide format, labelling and packaging, and more, making it the perfect setting to launch the AccurioLabel 230 to the local market. The new label press is an easy and accessible way for printing businesses to expand into digital label printing, and perfectly complements existing analogue technology.”

 

The new label press has been built on Konica Minolta’s highly acclaimed AccurioPress engine technology, which is valued for its exceptional print quality and substrate compatibility. The AccurioLabel 230 is the successor product to the AccurioLabel 190 which has had great success since its launch in 2016, with over 400 units sold globally.

The AccurioLabel 230 offers additional features and enhancements and is suited to customers and prospects looking for added capability or moving into digital production wanting the technology’s productivity, stability, and features that fuel critical thinking around business applications and profitability.

 

Konica Minolta’s AccurioLabel 230 features include:

  • Speed. The new label press will run at a faster speed of 23.4 metres/minute, and print 1000m continuously. The press takes approximately half the amount of time as regular label presses to print four 300m jobs.
  • Quality. Based on the AccurioPress engine, the AccurioLabel 230 will provide high quality print jobs across digital production, with substrate handling components.
  • No warm-up time. The label press’s fuser will be kept warm for up to 30 minutes between jobs, meaning printers can eliminate time required for warm-ups prior to printing. This also helps reduce waste.
  • Overprinting. It can overprint on pre-printed media, for example overprinting of flexo white pre-printed on clear PP labels.
  • Better registration. An inbuilt speed detector for media feeding also helps printers further reduce paper waste.

 

Tatjana Ferguson said, “The AccurioLabel 230 is a significant milestone in Konica Minolta’s four-year presence in the label market. Developed with customer demand in mind, the label press is set to offer customers major benefits in label printing and design.”

 

Based in Sydney, PrintEx showcases Australia’s latest and greatest in print technology and development, with a particular focus on innovation and education. An estimated 8,000 industry professionals, buyers, and suppliers are expected to attend the event.

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About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd is a market-leading provider of integrated solutions and managed services with the power to transform business environments.

A global leader in the provision of multifunction printers, digital print presses, industrial print products, 3D printers, robotics and enterprise content management, Konica Minolta works with organisations large and small to improve productivity, reduce costs, increase security and achieve sustainability outcomes.
Headquartered in Sydney, Konica Minolta Australia delivers expert professional services with experienced and responsive client support, in addition to the world-class service provided through its extensive network of direct sales offices and authorised dealers.

Striving to create new value for customers, our vision is to be a global company that is vital to society, and one that is innovative, robust and constantly evolving. Konica Minolta was awarded the Human Rights Award 2018, for showing leadership in human rights in business.

For more information visit: konicaminolta.com.au/home

Konica Minolta Australia extends reseller relationship with HP to include the HP Latex range

Konica Minolta Australia is extending its existing partnership with HP to include reselling its wide format printer range, the HP Latex Production Printers and Print and Cut solution up to 1.63 metre roll widths, in the Australian market.

 

The HP Latex Production range is capable of printing both indoor and outdoor wide format applications, with a wider application versatility and a higher profit potential. The HP Latex range expands print opportunity beyond vinyls and banners to include films, papers, textiles, canvas, wall papers and more. It offers faster production speed, and eliminates wait times as the prints come out completely dry and ready for finishing. This can save up to 48hrs of wait time before lamination. The range has high levels of scratch resistance, also making this a safer option for operators of the printing equipment.

 

Tatjana Ferguson, product marketing manager, industrial print, Konica Minolta, said, “Konica Minolta is pleased to have strengthened its existing relationship with HP as a reseller of its wide format printing equipment. In addition to reselling the HP DesignJet and HP PageWide XL Series, the agreement means we can now offer HP Latex production printing solutions to the Australian market.”

 

Zoran Novakovic, country manager, Large Format Production Business, HP Australia, said, ‘HP is excited to extend our partnership with Konica Minolta and expand into the Large Format Production space. We believe the expansion will contribute to growth in our market segments. We look forward to continuing working with Konica Minolta in the future.”

 

Konica Minolta offer businesses the complete solution for their printing needs, with ranges including digital presses, wide format, digital B2 inkjet and embellishment systems. The HP Latex range will benefit customers looking to diversify with wide format, and will let them add an addition revenue stream.

 

Tatjana Ferguson said, “Konica Minolta offers the complete solution for commercial printers to ensure they will always be printing. The HP Latex range will be serviced by our highly-skilled engineers at Konica Minolta, which means existing customers can rely on the service levels they know and expect and be confident that they are dealing with a trusted team of industry professionals.”

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About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd is a market-leading provider of integrated solutions and managed services with the power to transform business environments.

A global leader in the provision of multifunction printers, digital print presses, industrial print products, 3D printers, robotics and enterprise content management, Konica Minolta works with organisations large and small to improve productivity, reduce costs, increase security and achieve sustainability outcomes.

Headquartered in Sydney, Konica Minolta Australia delivers expert professional services with experienced and responsive client support, in addition to the world-class service provided through its extensive network of direct sales offices and authorised dealers.

Striving to create new value for customers, our vision is to be a global company that is vital to society, and one that is innovative, robust and constantly evolving. Konica Minolta was awarded the Human Rights Award 2018, for showing leadership in human rights in business.

For more information visit: konicaminolta.com.au/home

Konica Minolta launches Prokom user group in Australia

Sydney, Australia – Konica Minolta Australia has announced the launch of Prokom, Konica Minolta’s independent global community of commercial print users, to its Australian customers.

Prokom offers market research, information and practical tools to help commercial printers be more productive and more profitable. The Prokom program provides its members with the opportunity to share ideas, develop and grow efficient digital communication services, as well as express their own voices and cross-pollinate with others in the industry. Prokom has Konica Minolta customers from Europe, United States, and many other countries, as members.

Prokom also provides opportunities for members to connect, learn and grow through networking events. They can actively engage with Konica Minolta’s senior management about their priorities for future design, functionality, technology and services while building profitable long-lasting relationships.

Sue Threlfo, general manager, production and industrial print, Konica Minolta said, “Konica Minolta Australia’s decision to support Prokom locally demonstrates our continued investment in our customers, and the wider industry. Our aim is to build an environment for our customers to transform through education, networking and shared experience. Each month, the Prokom team identify a relevant topic that is designed to support our customers to grow or ideas for effective management their business. Konica Minolta also sees it as a way to aid in the development of cutting-edge industry relevant solutions.”

There are significant management and operational benefits from being a member of Prokom including:
– make better-informed decisions based on the latest industry information and reviews
– network with other business leaders
– use resources better with business planning and project management tools
– create new business opportunities by improving sales and marketing activity
– run a better business with help and advice on managing cashflow, recruitment and operational improvement
– improve through e-learning courses
– save time and money by viewing the latest tips and tricks videos
– get advice from a global network of other Konica Minolta users
– acquire valuable insights and knowledge from product reviews and user forums.

To become a Prokom member, Konica Minolta customers are invited to register here. A valid Konica Minolta serial number is required upon registration.

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd is a market-leading provider of integrated solutions and managed services with the power to transform business environments.

A global leader in the provision of multifunction printers, digital print presses, industrial print products, 3D printers, robotics and enterprise content management, Konica Minolta works with organisations large and small to improve productivity, reduce costs, increase security and achieve sustainability outcomes.

Headquartered in Sydney, Konica Minolta Australia delivers expert professional services with experienced and responsive client support, in addition to the world-class service provided through its extensive network of direct sales offices and authorised dealers.

Striving to create new value for customers, our vision is to be a global company that is vital to society, and one that is innovative, robust and constantly evolving. Konica Minolta was awarded the Human Rights Award 2018, for showing leadership in human rights in business.

For more information: konicaminolta.com.au/prokom

Konica Minolta showcasing the future of 3D and manufacturing innovation at Austech 2019

Sydney, Australia – Konica Minolta is showcasing the future of 3D and manufacturing innovation at Austech 2019, Australia’s premier advanced manufacturing and machine tool exhibition. The show will run from Tuesday, May 14 to Friday, May 17 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Eric Holtsmark, General Manager – Strategy, Transformation and Technology, Konica Minolta, said, “3D is no doubt evolving. While for many years it has been about prototyping, there is now a real shift into producing end-use parts.

“We are at a tipping point in the industry and those manufacturers poised to leverage the opportunities afforded by 3D technology, in being able to deliver end-use parts, will be the ones that succeed with a speed to market previously not possible. As a partner of one of the leading 3D vendors, 3D Systems, Konica Minolta is in a great position to help manufactures evolve with the technology.”

Featured on Stand AM48 will be the latest technology to demonstrate how additive manufacturing can benefit manufacturers including:

  • 3D Systems Figure 4. An affordable, scalable, fast, and highly accurate 3D printer, with production-grade materials that have been developed for production end-use applications. With its capability to produce high speed end-use durable plastic parts, it is aimed at not only producing rapid functional prototypes, but also short run production plastic articles, to replace traditional end use processes such as moulding, cast urethane, and injection moulding.
  • 3D Systems ProJet 2500. The ProJet 2500 offers highly-precise true-to-CAD parts, with a wide range of materials from ridged plastics, elastomeric, and casting waxes, across a wide variety of applications. The ProJet 2500’s professional part quality offers superior surface finishes and high-edge fidelity for not only prototyping but functional testing, and augmented manufacturing processes such as sort run injection moulding tools and investment casting.
  • MiRHook200. A user-friendly and efficient mobile robot for fully automated pick-up and towing of carts in production, logistics, and healthcare environments.
  • Virtual reality (VR) experience. 3D Systems D2P (DICOM to PRINT) is a stand-alone modular software package that is designed to address and consolidate 3D data from CT scan and DICOM for the fast and simple conversion into VR, and print-ready 3D files. It is used by medical professionals for preoperative surgical planning, and the printing of patient communication and surgical planning models.

Konica Minolta is also running four insightful 30 minute on-stand presentations:

  • Session 1 – Wednesday, May, 15 at 2:30pm
    3D printed orthotics
    :
    A review of the software and processes required for manufacturing orthotics, splints, and braces using additive manufacturing.
  • Session 2 – Thursday, May 16 at 11:30am
    Lightweighting and latticing
    :
    Harnessing the power of a design and manufacturing technique only possible with additive manufacturing for radical product improvement to give business a competitive edge.
  • Session 3 – Thursday, May 16 at 2:30pm
    Declutter and consolidation
    :
    The many ways in which the redesign of products for removal of excess assembled components can radically change an entire business model for the better.
  • Session 4 – Friday, May 17 at 11:30am
    3D Printed Electric Guitar
    :
    A review of the software and processes used to create a fully functional electric guitar using additive manufacturing.

Attendees can register for the on-stand presentations here:
https://www.konicaminolta.com.au/promotions/events/austech-stand-registration

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd is a market-leading provider of integrated solutions and managed services with the power to transform business environments.

A global leader in the provision of multifunction printers, digital print presses, industrial print products, 3D printers, robotics and enterprise content management, Konica Minolta works with organisations large and small to improve productivity, reduce costs, increase security and achieve sustainability outcomes.

Headquartered in Sydney, Konica Minolta Australia delivers expert professional services with experienced and responsive client support, in addition to the world-class service provided through its extensive network of direct sales offices and authorised dealers.

Striving to create new value for customers, our vision is to be a global company that is vital to society, and one that is innovative, robust and constantly evolving. Konica Minolta was awarded the Human Rights Award 2018, for showing leadership in human rights in business.

For more information: konicaminolta.com.au/home

 

Konica Minolta receives top honour in the Australian Human Rights Commission Human Rights Awards

Sydney, Australia – Konica Minolta has been awarded the Human Rights Award 2018 in the Business category, for showing leadership in the people-centred policies that promote human rights in its business and supply chain.

The Human Rights Award is the pinnacle of human rights recognition in Australia, highlighting the outstanding contribution of individuals and organisations in promoting and protecting human rights and freedoms.

Konica Minolta delivers on its commitment to human rights in three key areas:

  1. People – by respecting and promoting the human rights of its employees through its diversity and inclusion strategy, and the implementation of progressive policies such as domestic and family violence support and Indigenous procurement strategies.
  2. Customers – by engaging with human rights in its value chain through the launch and implementation of its ethical sourcing roadmap and supplier code of conduct.
  3. Community – by supporting human rights through its non-profit partners including Breast Cancer Network Australia, Landcare Australia, The Smith Family, and Project Futures, business and human rights networks; and in pursuing its vision of being a business leader in human rights in Australia and the region, advocating for important policies such as the Modern Slavery Act, which was passed by the federal government on November 29, 2018.

Dr David Cooke, managing director, Konica Minolta Australia, said, “Konica Minolta has been actively involved in supporting human rights and has made significant efforts to not only ensure it has practices in place to ensure the ethical management of its own supply chain, but has also provided resources, raised awareness and worked with the government for changes to be made to address the issues of modern slavery in Australia and internationally.

“As well as ongoing community partnership programs, we’re dedicated through our efforts and influence to improve the quality of life for people affected by modern slavery or unfair work practices throughout the supply chain. Increasingly, we’re finding customers and employees are moved to work with companies that have purpose and diversity, and are committed to doing the right thing.

“We’re humbled to have received this Australian Human Rights Commission Award, and we thank all of the nominees for their initiatives and commitment to human rights. Doing what we can to uphold human rights isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s a necessity if we’re going to build a society where every individual is empowered to achieve their full potential.

“This not only provides a platform to demonstrate the inspiring work the team at Konica Minolta is doing, but also to encourage other businesses to look inward at the impact of their core business and operations, as well as those of their suppliers or business partners, to avoid negatively affecting human rights.”

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 About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd is a market leading provider of integrated solutions and managed services with the power to transform business environments.

Konica Minolta works with organisations large and small to provide integrated print and content management solutions and services to improve productivity, reduce costs, increase security and achieve sustainability outcomes. Optimised Print Services (OPS) combine consultancy with hardware and software implementation and operation.

Headquartered in Sydney, Konica Minolta Australia delivers expert professional services with experienced and responsive client support, in addition to the world-class service provided through its extensive network of direct sales offices and authorised dealers.

For more information: https://www.konicaminolta.com.au/sustainability