Konica Minolta organizes customers meet in Chennai

Leverages technology to bolster customers’ businesses

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Konica Minolta customers at the event. Photo Konica Minolta India

Konica Minolta India, a leading name in providing digital transformation solutions and services, organized a south region production printers’ customers meet in Chennai on 22 August 2022 at ITC Grand Chola. With this event, the company aims to strengthen its relationship with its existing customers while evaluating and expanding its regional footprint. 

This meet, attended by Konica Minolta India customers, was the company’s first physical event in the post-pandemic times. Other than the customers, the event also witnessed the presence of company leadership, including managing director, Katsuhisa Asari and Kuldeep Malhotra, deputy managing director, Sales Division and Office Marketing along with the leadership team.

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Kuldeep Malhotra, deputy managing director, Sales Division and Office Marketing at the event. Photo Konica Minolta India

With the key agenda to leverage technology to bolster customers’ business, the gathering focused on how they can use Konica Minolta’s technology and products to expand their businesses.

Speaking about the partnership Katsuhisa Asari, managing director, Konica Minolta India said, “It was exciting to be part of this event. Meeting with our loyal customers and listening to their success stories gives us immense pleasure and a sense of satisfaction. During this meet, we discussed the latest technologies and innovations in the production printing segment. We held conversations on how businesses have performed during the pandemic and to what extent Konica Minolta’s products have helped them.”

Konica Minolta has been sustaining more than 50% market share in the production printing space for more than 10 years. With the Indian economy growing, Konica Minolta is excited about the growth of production printing in India.

“The last two years of the pandemic were difficult for all of us, majorly because we were not able to meet our customers in person. Now that things are going back to normal, we thought it would be the best time to organize a meet. Hence, the event. During the meeting, we held talks around the economy, the printing sector, innovations in the segment, and areas where Konica Minolta can contribute or improve its existing services. We are taking away some great pointers that will further help us in re-aligning our business in the near future,” added Malhotra.

In recent years, the printing industry has evolved dramatically, creating a path for modern technologies that expedite operations and deliver high-quality prints. On the customer side, their demands are also shifting. Konica Minolta India has developed offerings with integrated workflows and accessories to automate printing solutions which saves time and is able to meet print requirements of the customers.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions India is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta, Tokyo, Japan. With its expertise in imaging, data processing, and data-based decision-making, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society. As a digital workplace solution provider, Konica Minolta helps its clients to identify and unlock the potential digitalization to help companies reach the next level in the digital maturity of their organization by rethinking the workplace. 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 recognized for its rich history of social contribution as well as for working towards achieving the SDGs throughout its business and is listed among 2021 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World, also having received the highest level in EcoVadis Sustainability Ratings. Worldwide, the company has over 43,000 employees and is operating in over 150 countries.

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