Konica Minolta opens an Innovation Center in South Africa
Long gone are the days when there was only one way to print for everyone. Today, businesses in all fields want custom solutions for their printing, production, digital office, and document management needs. And Konica Minolta is still one of the best commercial service companies that these smart companies turn to for innovative solutions like these.
It’s not hard to figure out why. Konica Minolta SA is committed to making innovation one of the solid cornerstones on which it delivers its unique range of print, document management, structured business, and digital office services. This has made it the trusted technology solutions partner that many South African businesses know they can rely on, both now and in the future.
With the opening of the new Konica Minolta SA Innovation Centre, this commitment to innovation has gone from being a promise to clients to becoming a real thing.
Edmund Jacobs, Product Manager for Production Print at Konica Minolta South Africa, says that the Innovation Centre changes the idea of an office equipment showroom and gives businesses a unique, non-threatening place to see how powerful and flexible Konica Minolta SA’s world-leading, technically advanced print production equipment and technical solutions are in the real world.
“This Innovation Centre is not just a place where people can come to look at the technology solutions we offer,” says Jacobs. “It’s a physical sign of our deep commitment to harnessing the power of innovation to go far beyond what our clients and businesses in general think print technology can help them do.”
He says that the Innovation Centre has working models of all the latest Konica Minolta SA equipment, including solutions for printing, processing, managing documents, and connecting offices. And people who come to the Centre can put all of these solutions through their paces.
“The Innovation Centre is really a center of excellence in technology,” says Jacobs. “It shows Konica Minolta SA’s strategic intent and commitment to be all South African businesses’ first choice for technology.”
The Innovation Centre gives clients more than just the chance to see how multifunctional devices work. The center also serves as a place for staff training, where employees from all parts of the organization, including branches and dealerships, can learn about what the business can do. “This makes sure that everyone who works with Konica Minolta SA gets smooth and knowledgeable service,” says Jacobs. “This is true no matter how they interact with the company.”
Jacobs says that the Innovation Hub also shows that Konica Minolta understands how business needs and the highly competitive, fast-changing environments in which they operate are always changing.
“As a business that has built its global success on innovation, the Innovation Centre is a natural extension of our commitment to partnering with clients of all shapes and sizes,” says Jacobs. “We want to help them pinpoint their commercial needs, find the right solution to meet those needs, and give us a solid base from which we can grow our long-term relationships with our clients to support their growth journeys in the future.”
At the Innovation Centre, you can try out some of the world’s best multifunctional devices, like the Accurio range of printers, presses, and pre-press software solutions. Visitors to the centre can also see the industry-leading Dispatcher Paragon document and web-to-print management applications in action and learn about the powerful tools it offers to improve print, copy, and scan workflows, which increases productivity and keeps costs down. And Jacobs says that the solutions on display at the Innovation Centre will be updated regularly.
“The Innovation Centre gives businesses a unique chance to bring in their real-world printing or workflow management needs or send them to us digitally,” says Jacobs. “They can see for themselves how Konica Minolta SA’s combination of best-in-class technology and our passion for innovation-led excellence makes us the reliable, solutions-driven partner they need to support their growth ambitions.”
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