Konica Minolta Is Master Distribution Partner for MGI’s Product Line in Canada
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — February 29, 2016 — Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada), a provider of production printing systems, announced an exclusive agreement with MGI’s Digital Graphic Technology division to co-market and service the entire line of MGI digital print solutions. This is the latest in a series of Konica Minolta and MGI distribution programs in place globally and the two companies have worked closely together for nearly two decades.
The MGI partnership in Canada started with the addition of MGI’s JETvarnish 3DS to Konica Minolta’s broad production print portfolio. The agreement extends the full spectrum of MGI products to Konica Minolta Canada, which includes the Meteor series of digital presses, the JETvarnish 3D line and other advanced finishing technologies. MGI manufactures unique products designed to handle the widest range of substrates and formats, including foils and plastics, along with high-precision and fully digital spot coating, embossing, hot foil and high-gloss applications.
“The printing and packaging industries are continually looking for innovative ways to expand their services and streamline production," says Chris Dewart, president and CEO of Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada). "By combining the MGI lineup with our current offering, we significantly increase our ability to help clients differentiate, grow margins and improve productivity. We enjoy a strong relationship with MGI, and together we now offer Canada’s printing industry the widest selection of digital print solutions available.”
“We are excited to be strengthening our collaboration with Konica Minolta,” says Michael Abergel, executive vice president of MGI. “Konica Minolta is the ideal partner to expand our distribution in Canada. Their reputation, market leadership and experience will help both companies better serve commercial print and packaging customers trying to stand out in a competitive space.”
The agreement is effective immediately and the two organizations have already started executing a comprehensive roll-out plan. Konica Minolta will provide market coverage across Canada by leveraging its large direct sales and service force backed by a team of commercial print specialists as well as through their strong partner channel.