Konica Minolta wins BLI 2021 A3 Line of the Year Award

Wins Color Consistency Award for A3 and A4 devices (2021-2023) and more

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R-L: Kuldeep Malhotra (vice president at KM), Daisuke Mori (managing director at KM), Dinakaran, Dina Color Lab, Vasudevan-regional sales manager at KM, Manish Gupta national marketing manager, KM
R-L: Kuldeep Malhotra (vice president at KM), Daisuke Mori (managing director at KM), Dinakaran, Dina Color Lab, Vasudevan-regional sales manager at KM, Manish Gupta national marketing manager, KM (file photo)

Konica Minolta has been conferred with a series of awards by Keypoint Intelligence, including Buyers Lab and Info Trends. Konica Minolta has won the BLI 2021 A3 Line of the Year Award for its skillfully crafted Multi-Function Printers (MFPs) for their high personalization, reliability, and consistency in both performance and usability.

Konica Minolta has also been recognized as the Most Color Consistent A3 Brand (2021-2023) for its A3 devices, including the new bizhub i-series, which provide consistent prints of various aspects, be it business graphics, photo images, or other output types. Lastly, Konica Minolta is the winner of the BLI Winter 2021 A3 Pick and Outstanding Achievement Award for its bizhub i-series printers.

Konica Minolta has also won the BLI 2020 Pick Award for Outstanding Workflow Automation Platform for its Dispatcher Phoenix 6. The device enables businesses to automate all their document-centric workflows, ramp up productivity, accelerate processes, cut costs, eliminate mistakes, secure sensitive information, and comply with corporate and government regulations. The machine designed to cater to educators, law offices, healthcare providers, government institutions, general business saves time while processing documents.

Tai Nizawa and Kuldeep Malhotra, the vice president, and director of Konica Minolta India|remote management
Tai Nizawa managing director Konica Minolta India and Kuldeep Malhotra, the vice president, and director of Konica Minolta India

Kuldeep Malhotra, vice president, and director Konica Minolta Business Solutions India, says, “Since our inception, we at Konica Minolta have strived to manufacture and deliver the best-in-class printing solutions to our customers using state-of-the-art technologies. On the back of in-depth R&D, we have always kept customers at the forefront and accordingly develop devices that can address their problems in the most convenient, accessible, and affordable manner. The series of awards underlines our efforts to provide the best products in the market while ensuring the highest level of consistency, reliability, personalization, and security. We will continue to follow an agile approach and keep innovating further in sync with the changing market dynamics and evolving customer needs, and endeavor to serve customers more seamlessly in the coming months and years.”

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

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As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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