Konica Minolta Wins Multiple Innovative Product of the Year Awards from Better Buys for Business

bizhub PRESS C8000 and bizhub 423 Series of Monochrome MFPs Recognized in Recent Analyst Buyer's Guide


bizhub PRESS C8000 and bizhub 423 Series of Monochrome MFPs Recognized in Recent Analyst Buyer's Guide

Ramsey, NJ - December 21, 2010 - 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 announces that Better Buys for Business has recognized the bizhub® PRESS C8000 Color Digital Press and bizhub 423/363/283/223 Series of Monochrome MFPs as 2010 "Innovative Product of the Year" awards in the high-volume printer and office copier categories respectively. These awards are given to exceptional models and are based on rigorous analysis of all current competitive models.

Better Buys for Business also recognized Konica Minolta with the following awards:
•  bizhub C280 as Editor's Choice in the 2011 Color Copier Guide
•  bizhub C360 as Editor's Choice in the 2011 Color Copier Guide
•  bizhub C452 as Editor's Choice in the 2011 Color Copier Guide
•  bizhub C552DS as Editor's Choice in the 2011 Color Copier Guide
•  bizhub C652DS as Editor's Choice in the 2011 Color Copier Guide

In addition to featuring award winners, each of the ten annual product guides from Better Buys for Business include product features and technology; vendor profiles; full specifications; and pricing information.

"Konica Minolta keeps adding new features that make their machines ever more viable for high-end users who want to produce offset-quality print runs using sophisticated tools to produce very good color pages inexpensively," said Steve Hannaford, editor-in-chief, Better Buys for Business.  "The bizhub PRESS C8000 looks to be an impressive new addition to its line."

"We are extremely excited to receive the 2010 Innovative Product of the Year Awards as it further validates our ability to deliver cutting edge technology, superior performance, and affordability," said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.  "Our customers can count on Konica Minolta to continue providing them with award-winning solutions that meet all of their demanding digital printing requirements."

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 third 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 and follow Konica Minolta on FacebookYouTube, and Twitter.

Konica Minolta Contact
Rachel Reed
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
Rachel.Reed@kmbs.konicaminolta.us 

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