Konica Minolta India starts eDeliveries of products via EVs

Go-Green initiative begins in Delhi, Noida, Kochi and Guwahati

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Konica Minolta India eDelivery
Konica Minolta India begins eDeliveries of shipments up to 100 kilograms in Delhi, Noida, Kochi and Guwahati

The company started delivering small machines and other accessories of printers via 2-wheeler and 3-wheeler EVs in Delhi and Noida. For now, the company is delivering small machines and accessories weighing up to 100 kilos using EVs.

Konica Minolta, has initiated local deliveries of small machines and accessories to its consumers in Delhi, Noida, Cochin, and Guwahati via Electric Vehicles. The company has shifted to pollution-free 2-wheeler and 3-wheelers. A press released datelined Delhi 10 February 2023, says the company’s eDeliveries are delivering small machines, spare parts, and equipment under 100 kilograms to customers. It uses electric 2- and 3-wheelers in Delhi and Noida and is utilizing 2-wheelers in Kochi and Guwahati.

Expressing his thoughts on this initiative, Konica Minolta India’s managing director Katsuhisa Asari said, “Through this initiative, we aim to do our bit to reduce the impact on the environment and leave a greener presence. We at Konica Minolta believe that any opportunity you have to be green, be it in everyday life or business innovations, you should take it. Our customers have also reacted positively to our switch to eco-friendly transport. Their support has further helped us make the switch efficient and smooth.”

The Go-Green is a step towards flourishing growth in a global, sustainable world. The EVs being utilized work on rechargeable battery-based engines, leading to low running and maintenance costs as opposed to traditional fuels. The vehicles have no toxic emissions that would affect public health.

With the aim to build a sustainable tomorrow, the company has set a long-term environmental goal to reduce carbon emissions by 60% by 2030 and 80% by 2050 under Eco-Vision 2030 and Eco-Vision 2050, respectively. Konica Minolta also has a program to collect used MFPs and printers from customers and recycle them, following applicable laws. Instead of manually crushing these discarded items entirely, the partner agency recycles and reuses them as raw materials after appropriate segregation.

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