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

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

December 01, 2009 09:15 ET

Konica Minolta Streamlines Office Productivity for AEG With bizhub MFPs

Color Multifunction Printers and Solutions Bring Increased Functionality to AEG Locations and Venues Worldwide

RAMSEY, NJ and LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - December 1, 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 a new strategic partnership with AEG, one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world, to replace their current print fleet at more than 100 venues and offices worldwide. Konica Minolta will provide AEG a combination of bizhub® multifunctional products (MFPs -- print, copy, fax, and scan all in one system), bizhub PRO® digital presses, and application solutions at company facilities to improve document workflow and deliver high-quality output for all of AEG's printing needs.

As part of the multi-year worldwide agreement, Konica Minolta will provide AEG with color MFPs and monochrome digital presses, many of which are already in place at Los Angeles locations including STAPLES Center and Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. By replacing their current fleet, AEG will leverage Konica Minolta's award-winning technologies and high level of service efficiency to ensure their printing fleet is kept in peak operating condition at all times.

"We view Konica Minolta as an integral part of AEG's ongoing organizational operations based on their ability to deliver market-leading products and solutions, particularly the innovation demonstrated by the bizhub product line," said Todd Goldstein, President, AEG Global Partnerships. "While we considered many competing manufacturers, we decided that AEG's printing needs, which range from interoffice communications to external-facing promotional documents, will best be met by Konica Minolta on a global level."

"This new partnership with AEG is well underway, and we are looking forward to expanding the relationship on a global level as we move into 2010," said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "By helping AEG remove inefficiencies from their current printing operations, add much-needed functionality, and realize a more productive and higher-quality print environment, we remain committed to delivering customized solutions and demonstrating how customers can count on Konica Minolta for their worldwide printing needs."

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 and follow us on Twitter at

About AEG

AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Anschutz Company, owns or controls a collection of companies including facilities such as STAPLES Center, The Home Depot Center, Sprint Center, The O2, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE and Nokia Theatre Times Square; sports franchises including the Los Angeles Kings (NHL), two Major League Soccer franchises, two hockey franchises operated in Europe, management of privately held shares of the Los Angeles Lakers, the ING Bay to Breakers foot race and the Amgen Tour of California cycling road race; AEG Live, the organization's live-entertainment division, is a collection of companies dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance, touring and a variety of programming and multi-media production.

Konica Minolta is a trademark of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. bizhub and bizhub PRO are registered trademarks of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.