We are honored to receive this prestigious award from ICED
Ramsey, N.J. and Cypress, Tex. (Vocus) July 9, 2009 -
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. ( Konica Minolta ), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced that it has received the 2009 Vendor of the Year Award from the International Center for Entrepreneurial Development ( ICED ), the franchisor for the Kwik Kopy Business Center, Kwik Kopy Printing, Parcel Plus, Franklin's Printing, American Wholesale Thermographers and Ink Well print brands. Presented with this recognition at ICED's recent conference in The Woodlands, Texas, Konica Minolta was selected from among dozens of the global franchisor's partner vendors.
ICED began its long history of franchising in 1967 with a single print shop. The ICED family is now one of the largest alliances of print and copy, pack-and-ship, and children's education franchises, with more than 1,000 locations around the world. Konica Minolta offers the ICED print brands an industry leading solution comprised of digital imaging platforms, applications and a strong support structure to help the franchisees maximize their investments and grow their businesses.
"We are honored to receive this prestigious award from ICED," said Fred Winckler, Director, Key Accounts - Franchise Print for Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "Our relationship has grown from a basic equipment supplier to a strategic business partner and their family of franchisees has adopted Konica Minolta not just because of the award-winning product line, but due to the level of after-market support that we provide. Due to our successful partnership, all customers of the ICED family of franchisees are able to count on Konica Minolta for all of their printing needs."
"Konica Minolta has helped ICED and our franchises to realize continued business growth throughout our longstanding partnership and this award is only further evidence of this support," said Bob Metzger, Vice Chairman of ICED. "Backed by innovative and high quality products and solutions, Konica Minolta is an integral part of our continued success and we are pleased to recognize their support with this award."
About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop. For the second consecutive year, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys. For more information, please visit http://www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com.
The International Center for Entrepreneurial Development (ICED), located in Cypress, Texas, is the parent company of Kwik Kopy Printing, Kwik Kopy Business Centers, American Wholesale Thermographers, The Ink Well, Franklin's Printing, Parcel Plus and COMPUTER EXPLORERS. This group represents one of the world's largest international alliances of printing, communications and education franchises with business relationships in the United States and 10 other countries. These company names are all registered trademarks or service marks of I.C.E.D. Management, Inc.
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Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
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