Konica Minolta Receives "A3 MFP Line of the Year" Award for Fourth Straight YearJanuary 23, 2014
RAMSEY, NJ—January 23, 2014—Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. has announced that Buyers Laboratory (BLI) has named Konica Minolta 2014 "Line of the Year" award winner in the A3/Ledger MFP segment. Winning BLI's most coveted award for an unprecedented fourth consecutive year, Konica Minolta's bizhub Color and Monochrome MFPs also earned individual recognition in the A3 MFP category, monochrome printer category, and Energy Efficiency category.
Awarded annually to the OEM whose product line is determined to be the best overall in its category, the "Line of the Year" Award is based on the cumulative test results of all models tested in BLI's rigorous two-month laboratory evaluation. By assessing reliability, image quality, ease of use, productivity and a range of other criteria, the tests reveal the products that deliver customers the best value and most trouble-free performance.
"What it boils down to with Konica Minolta is consistency," said George Mikolay, BLI's senior product editor for A3/Copier MFPs. "Whereas competing lines may stand out in certain speed bands, or in either color or black-and-white, Konica Minolta's engines stand out across the board—in reliability, ease of use and image quality—in virtually all speed bands in both color, and black-and-white. No other vendor brings the same quality of performance across its product line to the same degree."
The following Konica Minolta bizhub MFPs also earned 2014 "Pick" awards:
- Konica Minolta bizhub C364e—Outstanding 31- to 40-ppm A3 Color MFP
- Konica Minolta bizhub C454e—Outstanding 41- to 50-ppm A3 Color MFP
- Konica Minolta bizhub 554e—Outstanding 51- to 60-ppm A3 Monochrome MFP
- Konica Minolta bizhub 4700P—Outstanding A4 Monochrome Printer for Mid-Size Workgroups
- Konica Minolta bizhub C284e—Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency
"Receiving 'Pick' awards from BLI, as well as the 2014 A3 Line of the Year Award, further supports the leading innovation and proven performance of bizhub MFP solutions," noted Kevin Kern, senior vice president, marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. "We are honored to receive both performance and energy efficiency awards, and are committed to providing even more powerful solutions to our customers in 2014."
About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. is a leader in advanced document management technologies and IT Services. The company focuses on complete business solutions including production print systems, digital presses, multifunctional products (MFPs), managed print services, vertical application solutions and related services and supplies. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition including being recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for six consecutive years, and "A3 MFP Line of the Year" award winner from Buyers Laboratory for four consecutive years. In 2012, Konica Minolta received "Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year" recognition from BLI. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for two years in a row.
Source: Konica Minolta.