Konica Minolta Names Paramount Imaging Authorized National Distributor

Cypress, Calif.-Based Paramount Imaging to Distribute Konica Minolta Segment One Products in the U.S.



KONICA MINOLTA NAMES PARAMOUNT IMAGING
AUTHORIZED NATIONAL DISTRIBUTOR

Cypress, Calif.-Based Paramount Imaging to Distribute
Konica Minolta Segment One Products in the U.S.

RAMSEY, N.J. - May 16, 2005 - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today named Cypress, Calif.-based Paramount Imaging, a 25-year veteran of the wholesale office equipment industry and a division of Global Imaging Systems, Inc., an authorized national distributor of its Segment One digital imaging systems.  Paramount Imaging is the second distributor to be selected for Konica Minolta's new national Segment One (20 pages-per-minute and below) distribution program.

"We believe that by limiting the number of products we sell, we have enabled our sales team to become product experts with a high knowledge base.  This business philosophy has helped us to solidify our reputation for delivering outstanding customer support and for attaining unsurpassed account penetration," said George Gallian, president, Paramount Imaging.  "We are business equipment specialists.  Over the past year, Paramount has carefully entertained the notion of picking up a second line of equipment to add to our well-established wholesale business. We chose Konica Minolta to be our partner because of their strong product line, and their commitment to excellence in support, before and after the sale." 

"We selected to partner with Paramount Imaging because of the company's focused sales approach, its reputation for providing superior channel support, and the professionalism of its management team," said Ty Butler, director, dealer sales, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.  "Paramount Imaging has been extremely selective on the partnership front and Konica Minolta is proud to be added to Paramount Imaging's short list of manufacturers.  Paramount Imaging's dedication to its partners was also a driving force behind our decision to enter into this relationship.  With Paramount Imaging's award-winning support and its top-notch sales efforts, and our turn-key distributorship program, we have all the tools in place to create a successful Segment One program."

About Paramount Imaging
Established in 1977, Paramount Imaging is one of the largest distributors of office equipment in the United States.  For years, Paramount has specialized by selling only one line of equipment.  Paramount believed that through specialization the company would make its salespeople the most knowledgeable in the industry.  As a result of its philosophy, Paramount Imaging has established an award-winning service department with first-class customer service and support, and assured its spot as an industry leader for many years to come.  For more information, please visit Paramount Imaging at www.copierweb.com
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About Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc., offers a broad range of multifunctional digital imaging solutions inspired by its bizhub™ brand of powerful solutions that serve as the central resource for document scanning, in-house printing, copying, faxing and electronic archiving and distribution.  From high-quality color and monochrome bizhub systems for workgroups and small offices, to advanced high-volume bizhub PRO™ production printing systems for large corporations and print-for-pay services, Konica Minolta is leading the industry toward integrated, networked hardware/software solutions that are more simple, reliable, and cost-effective.  Complementing its bizhub solutions, Konica Minolta also offers desktop laser printers, microform digital imaging systems, wide-format printers and scanning systems for specialized applications.

Headquartered in Ramsey, New Jersey, Konica Minolta delivers expert professional services and experienced, responsive client support, in addition to the world-class service provided through its extensive network of direct sales offices, authorized dealers, resellers and distribution partners in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America.  For more information, please visit Konica Minolta at www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us

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