Konica Minolta Named a Leader in 2012 Worldwide Multifunction Printer (MFP) and Printer Magic Quadrant

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Global Recognition Complements a Banner Year for Konica Minolta’s Award-Winning bizhub MFPs

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Our continued position in the leaders’ quadrant demonstrates the success of our business strategy to provide customers with comprehensive print solutions that include award-winning bizhub MFP technology, integrated software and IT services.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced Konica Minolta’s placement in the Leaders Quadrant of the “2012 Magic Quadrant for MFPs and Printers, Worldwide” 1 published by Gartner, Inc.

“Our continued position in the leaders’ quadrant demonstrates the success of our business strategy to provide customers with comprehensive print solutions that include award-winning bizhub MFP technology, integrated software and IT services,” said Rick Taylor, President and Chief Operating Officer, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “We are committed to providing customers with the best user experience, solutions and services to help them work smarter and more efficiently.”

Gartner's Magic Quadrant for vendors of multifunction products (MFPs) and printers worldwide serves as a guide for midsize and large organizations to identify and evaluate technology providers that deliver MFP and printer products and services. Gartner customers are increasingly seeking providers that can match their global presence and become partners in helping them with their printing and document management needs. Konica Minolta has been able to achieve its global standing as a provider of an industry-leading product portfolio while maximizing the full advantage of a multiple sales channel strategy delivering the hardware, software, and services to customers when and where decision-makers want to procure them.

This latest recognition caps off a banner year for Konica Minolta’s award-winning lineup of bizhub® MFPs that include: “Manufacturer of the Year” by Marketing Research Consultants (MRC), the industry group that publishes leading office equipment trade journals, The Cannata Report and LiveWire; and Buyers Laboratory LLC. (BLI) 2012 "Line of the Year" award winner in the A3/Ledger MFP segment. In the past two years, Konica Minolta has won more BLI Awards than any other vendor and, according to BLI, the bizhub product lineup has proven itself in the areas that matter most to customers – reliability, ease of use, productivity and image quality.

1 – Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for MFPs and Printers, Worldwide," S. McNee, F. DeSilva, Z. Shan, 24 October 2012

About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2011 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced document management technologies and Managed IT Services for the desktop to the print shop. For the fifth consecutive year, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys. BLI has named Konica Minolta 2012 “Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year” and “A3 MFP Line of the Year” award winner for the company’s solution portfolio and award-winning line of bizhub Multifunctional Products. For more information, please visit http://www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook (@Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A), YouTube (@KonicaMinoltaUS), and Twitter (@KonicaMinoltaUS).

Konica Minolta Contact
Alicia Libucha
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 857.205.0919
alibucha(at)kmbs(dot)konicaminolta.us

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