Konica Minolta Selected as Supplier of the Year by the National Association of Quick Printers (NAQP)
Award Honors the "Best of the Best in the Quick and Small Commercial Printing Segment"
Ramsey, N.J. and Des Plaines, IL. - September 14, 2009 - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced that it has been selected as a winner of the National Association of Quick Printers (NAQP) 2009 Association Hall of Fame Awards, specifically honored as their Supplier of the Year. The award was announced on September 9, 2009 and will be formally presented during the NAQP Owner's Conference, to be held in Austin, TX, October 29-31.
The Supplier of the Year award is not announced annually; rather it is presented only when the Awards Committee, comprised of NAQP members, deems it appropriate to do so. Official qualifications for this award are as follows.
Presented to a member supplier company demonstrating consistent and outstanding products, service and/or support to the quick and small commercial printing industry during the previous year. The nominee should have:
• Demonstrated throughout the organization consistent customer service and support through professionalism and integrity.
• Quality products of particular benefit to the industry.
• Innovative products which meet the current and evolving needs of customers served by the quick and small commercial printing industry.
• Problem-solving sales, service and support staff members who consistently exceed the needs and expectations of printer customers.
• Consistently sought to advance the competitiveness of the quick and small commercial printer.
"Our association with the NAQP has grown considerably in recent years, as has our relationship with its member companies of franchise, quick and small commercial printers", said Fred Winckler, Director, Key Accounts - Franchise Print for Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "The NAQP charter is to enhance the success of its member companies and their specific industry segment. From our experience, we know that they fulfill that responsibility in a manner that is very much appreciated by their members. We are thankful to be associated with such a fine organization and are very grateful to have received this honor."
"Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. has stepped up in a big way this past year to offer high quality, very competitive digital printing solutions for the quick and small commercial printing segment", said Steve Johnson, President and CEO of the NAQP. "Equally important, they have backed their products up with first rate service. They are a key business partner with many of our NAQP members."
About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop. For the second consecutive year, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys. For more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com.
Founded in 1975, the National Association of Quick Printers (NAQP) serves the needs of the quick and small commercial printer sectors as part of the NAPL Network, the trade association for excellence in graphic communications management. More than 1,000 print and copy shops are members of the organization. These include both independent printers and franchise businesses, with a strong focus on small-format printers and owner-operated and entrepreneurial businesses. The organization's programs are designed to complement the excellence and further enhance the productivity and profitability of its membership and the industry as a whole. For additional information contact 800.234.0040 or visit www.napl.org.
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