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Konica Minolta opens new UK client engagement centre

Print Solutions

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd has opened its new client engagement centre (CEC), which provides customers and partners with hands on experience of its print solutions. Located in Houghton Regis, near Luton, in Bedfordshire, the CEC provides the perfect central location for product sales demonstrations, training, and events centred around solutions from Konica Minolta and its technology partners including Fiery, eProductivity Software (ePS), Solimar Systems, Flex4 OPS, Morgana, Premier Paper and Foilco.


Rob Ferris, chief executive officer, commented: ‘We are immensely proud to open our new client engagement centre. By working closely with our technology partners, we have developed a comprehensive end to end workflow experience, that enables our customers to see first hand what can be possible within their organisations. This new facility firmly demonstrates our ongoing commitment and dedication to the UK print market, as well as supporting the business needs of our customers and channel partners.’


The new CEC boasts a fully operational professional printshop that includes Konica Minolta’s comprehensive range of AccurioPress toner presses, AccurioLabel press range as well as its B2+ inkjet and partner technologies for print, packaging and embellishment. The facility also showcases in line trimming and finishing solutions including the compnay’s TU-510 trimmer unit, the SD-513 and Plockmatic SD-450 bookletmakers. Label and packaging solutions include the AccurioLabel 230 and 400, as well as the PKG-1300 digital corrugated press. Those looking for embellishment can experience the AccurioShine 3600 with iFoil One, the MGI JETvarnish Evo75. The off line finishing options at the CEC include the Valiani Omnia flatbed cutting table with automatic feeder, Morgana DigiFold Pro XL and the Colorcut SC-6500.


All the Konica Minolta press technologies are managed and monitored by AccurioPro Flux workflow and AccurioPro Dashboard solutions providing real time insights such as press status, utilisation and advanced management information. In addition, the CEC also includes a dedicated solutions’ zone showcasing the full AccurioPro range and specialist solutions from key partners Fiery, Solimar Systems, eProductivity Software (ePS) and Flex4 OPS.


Jon Hiscock, head of production and industrial print, said: ‘The opening of our UK client engagement centre is a significant milestone in supporting our professional print customers and our partners. Built on Industry 5.0 principles, the CEC enables us to bring the latest innovations to the market and demonstrates our commitment to the UK printing industry.’


With close proximity to major road, rail, and air links, the Bedfordshire location is well placed for visitors.


Mark Ash, chief revenue officer, commented: ‘This marks the first phase of the CEC in the UK, with further development planned to showcase Konica Minolta’s wider technologies to UK customers and partners. Supporting all industry sectors and market spaces, ensures the broadest possible reach beyond professional print to offices and various industries.’




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