Konica Minolta Receives Sales Support Award from Mail Boxes Etc., Inc.

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Prestigious Award Presented to Konica Minolta by MBE, a UPS® Company, for the Second Time in Three Years

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Our association with MBE and their franchise network has been a long-standing and mutually beneficial relationship

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 annual Sales Support Award from Mail Boxes Etc., Inc. (MBE), a UPS® Company, and franchisor of The UPS Store® and Mail Boxes Etc. ® brands. This is the second time in three years that Konica Minolta has been recognized with this award. The Sales Support Award, presented at MBE’s recent Vendor Forum in Las Vegas, once again singled out Konica Minolta from dozens of other vendors of the franchisor.

With approximately 4,800 locations, The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. network comprises the world’s largest franchise system of retail shipping, postal, document and business service centers throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. Konica Minolta has supported The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. U.S. network for nearly 30 years, boasting the dominant market share of imaging and networking technology providers within the organization. In addition to placing its award-winning line of bizhub® office systems and bizhub PRO® production print systems, Konica Minolta offers The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc network a wealth of corporate resources that enable franchisees, managers and associates to maximize the capabilities of their digital imaging systems and grow their document services business.

“Our association with MBE and their franchise network has been a long-standing and mutually beneficial relationship,” said Fred Winckler, Director, Key Accounts – Franchise and Quick Print Segment, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “We’re appreciative of this award, but we’re also honored to be associated with the MBE corporate staff, their regional vice presidents, franchise consultants, area franchisees and independent center owners. The length and scope of our relationship is unparalleled in this industry and is reflective of Konica Minolta’s commitment to customer satisfaction and our desire to help our business partners become more productive and profitable.”

“This award further reinforces our relationship with MBE and validates our long-standing priority to place our customers’ strategies and initiatives alongside our own,” added Hampton Hale, Executive Key Accounts Manager, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

”Helping our franchisees achieve their business goals is one of our top priorities,” said Stuart Mathis, president of MBE. “We rely on outstanding vendors like Konica Minolta to support our franchisees and our business initiatives. We are pleased to have this opportunity to acknowledge their contributions.”

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. In 2009, Konica Minolta was named Supplier of the Year by both the Allegra Network and the National Association of Quick Printers (NAQP). For more information, please visit http://www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/KonicaMinoltaUS.

About Mail Boxes Etc., Inc. (MBE)
With approximately 4,800 locations, The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. network comprises the world’s largest franchise system of retail shipping, postal, document and business service centers throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. In the United States, The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of Mail Boxes Etc., Inc., a UPS subsidiary. In Canada, locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of master licensee MBEC Communications, L.P. For additional information, please visit http://www.theupsstore.com or http://www.mbe.com.

Konica Minolta Corporate Contact
James Norberto
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.825.4000

Konica Minolta is a trademark of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

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