Konica Minolta's AccurioLabel 400 high-speed toner press, which will launch next spring, has become one of five winners for company in Good Design Awards from Japan Institute of Design Promotion

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LANGENHAGEN, Germany , November 9, 2022 (press release) –

Konica Minolta’s AccurioLabel 400 high-speed toner press – planned to be officially launched next spring – has become one of five winners for the technology giant in the Good Design Awards from the Japan Institute of Design Promotion.

Having achieved unprecedented operational efficiency, the evaluation jury’s official citation stated Konica Minolta’s AccurioLabel 400 was a wonderful, finished product with excellent accessibility and operational capabilities. Large label storage areas dynamically protruding outwards on each side create a “light impression that is difficult to express in industrial equipment”.

Respect should be given to the introduction of the white colour while keeping costs down for the Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 400. The jury also referred to the design evolution from the previous model as “greatly changing the range of expression without hesitation”. This year, Konica Minolta has celebrated a 1000th installation shipment for its highly successful AccurioLabel toner digital printing presses – less than seven years since entering the labels market.

“We are extremely proud to have won a Good Design Award for the AccurioLabel 400, particularly with six months to go before the official launch”

Carsten Bamberg

Business Development Manager, Professional Printing Group at Konica Minolta Europe

“This first high-end model of the AccurioLabel Series has already achieved unprecedented operational efficiency even in the high-volume area. This not only minimizes time loss at printing sites, but also greatly shortens the operator training period. Especially Konica Minolta’s Intelligent Quality Care and the IQ-520 will increase usability and automation, hence label production will benefit from higher levels of control. In addition, the introduction of Konica Minolta’s first white toner will contribute to the improvement of added value of digital label printing.”

The other Good Design Awards were for Konica Minolta’s Planetarium NAGOYA and Planetaria YOKOHAMA - each featuring the introduction of Japan’s first LED “DYNAVISION-LED®” dome system - as well as for two other products. Those were a handheld gas leak inspection system and a cassette-type digital x-ray camera.

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. With its unique expertise in imaging, data processing and data-based decision making, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers - small and medium-sized businesses, large enterprises and public sector - and solves issues faced by society.

As a digital workplace solution provider, Konica Minolta helps its clients to identify and unlock the potential digitalisation holds and reach the next level in the digital maturity of their organisation by rethinking the workplace. In support of an ‘Intelligent connected workplace’, Konica Minolta offers cloud, IT, managed print and video solution services for remote working, collaboration, workflow management and automation and security. The company’s success in driving transformation is also confirmed by IDC, since the ‘IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2020 Vendor Assessment’ stated that Konica Minolta is ‘recognised globally as a leader in print transformation’. Konica Minolta has been a Microsoft Global Managed Partner since 2021.

Konica Minolta's Igniting Print Possibilities offering helps printers, converters and brand owners maximise workflow automation to increase efficiency. The company delivers consultancy in all communication matters as well as top-of-the-line production, packaging as well as label printers. Its finishing devices create print products that stand out and create added value. Konica Minolta has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe (InfoSource).

For an increasing number of organisations, success today is more than the narrow definition of financial prosperity – it also includes protecting the environment and having a positive impact on their workforce as well as the societies they are embedded in. With its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Konica Minolta has pledged to consistently pursue its sustainability and social responsibility goals.

The company has been repeatedly recognised for its rich history of social contribution as well as for working towards achieving the SDGs throughout its business and supply chain. Konica Minolta is listed among “2022 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” and received the highest level in EcoVadis Sustainability Ratings.

For its innovative service approach that complements their devices perfectly, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Serviceability and Support 2020/2021’ from Keypoint Intelligence.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With approximately 8,700 employees (as of April 2022), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 1.9 billion in financial year 2021/2022.

Worldwide, the company has over 39,000 employees and is operating in over 150 countries.

For more information, please visit https://www.konicaminolta.eu/eu-en/news and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook and YouTube.

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