Konica Minolta Announces the North American Launch of its Production Printing User Community PROKOM

Member-led community provides production print customers with opportunities to connect, learn and grow through networking and events

Ramsey, NJ – September 26, 2016 As part of its ongoing commitment and support to the print industry, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced the North American launch and sponsorship of the foundation for an independent user group, PROKOM. The initiative has been successful with European users and is being rolled out following twelve months of research involving user surveys.

Companies across North America are being invited to join the community of Konica Minolta production print and industrial print users to share ideas through joint discussions, develop and grow efficient digital communication services, as well as become a platform for members to express their own voice and cross-pollinate with others in the industry. PROKOM members can actively engage with Konica Minolta’s senior management about their priorities for future design, functionality, technology and services while building profitable long-lasting relationships. The company’s hope is that it will result in the development of cutting-edge industry relevant solutions.

“The power of a community is that it enables individuals to connect, share experiences and learn,” said Andy Barber, chairman and managing director, PROKOM – imail, UK Mail PLC. “There is one common objective: to grow their businesses and to keep print firmly as a medium where members understand its potential in a multi-channel world. PROKOM allows us to do all that – and more. Now, with our colleagues from the U.S. joining, we have a much bigger voice and are looking forward to making some further exciting announcements soon.”

 “We are excited to amplify our social networking, support tools and better serve the growth of our client base who are leaders in their industries,” said Dino Pagliarello, vice president, Product Management and Planning, Konica Minolta. “We look forward to participating in the dialogue and interaction and sharing our commitment to collaboration among the next wave of innovation.”

The U.S. will be adding two advisory board members to the worldwide team.  The first advisory board member is J. Chris Bowen, chief technology officer from Cohber Press based in Rochester, NY.

Please visit: https://kmbs.konicaminolta.us/kmbs/industry-solutions/graphic-communications/prokom or stop by Konica Minolta’s booth #1801 at Graph Expo from Sept 25-28, 2016 to register.

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services. We are reshaping the Workplace of the Future(www.reshapework.com). Our portfolio of offerings deliver solutions to improve our customers’ speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. The AllCovered IT Services division offers a range of IT strategy, support, project and cloud computing solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition, including placement in the Leaders Quadrant on the Gartner  2014 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services (MPS) and Managed Content Services (MCS). Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for nine consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for four years in a row. For more information, please visit: www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter@konicaminoltaus.

PROKOM is an independent user group community that has been founded and launched by Konica Minolta in February 2014. Members are being invited to join this production printing community of Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS users. PROKOM members will have the opportunity to actively engage with Konica Minolta about their priorities for future design, functionality, technology and services.


Press Contact:

Kristina Marchitto, Public Relations Manager

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

+1 201.236.4399



PROKOM Press Contact:

Colin Harding, Shaw Communications

+ 44 7730 435400

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