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

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

January 16, 2015 11:00 ET

Konica Minolta Garners Three Buyers Lab Awards for Winter 2015 Picks in A4 and Outstanding Energy Efficiency Including Five Star Ratings

bizhub C3350 Named Outstanding A4 Color MPF for Mid-Size Workgroups and C3350 and 4750 for Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency

RAMSEY, NJ--(Marketwired - January 16, 2015) -  Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) is pleased to announce that it has received three Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) 2015 Picks for its bizhub series.

The award-winning products and the criteria for their selection are:

The C3350's energy rate was 43% lower than average and the bizhub 4750's energy consumption rate was 51% lower than average. Both products earned 5 star ratings, which also contributed to a 5 star overall rating for the environmental test reports. Less than a quarter of the devices that were tested achieved these types of results.

Some of the key strengths that merited this award include: very good image quality, intuitive design, low cost of ownership, mobile print support and availability of apps and solutions to expand functionality.

"Programming jobs using the bizhub C3350's INFO-Palette control panel is as simple as using a smartphone", said BLI Senior Test Technician Tony Maceri. "Support for mobile printing, downloadable apps and a range of available solutions increase flexibility, but what really stands out is the low cost of ownership."

"We are honored by these three Winter Awards and the very high ratings of both of our office devices received from BLI", says Kevin Kern, senior vice president, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc. "These devices continue a winning year for Konica Minolta, starting this month with the announcement that we received BLI's 2014 A3 MFP Line of the Year for an unprecedented fourth year in a row and continuing through 6 Summer Picks. Each accolade is proof that we are a leader in both energy efficiency and high-end market segments and can exceed customer expectations."

Konica Minolta shares the growing consensus that environmental responsibility is a business imperative. Under the brand proposition "Giving Shape to Ideas," Konica Minolta strives to turn its bold ideas and innovative technologies into products and services with a high level of environmental performance and continues to contribute to a sustainable future for our planet. 

Presented twice a year, "Pick" awards acknowledge the comprehensive offerings that measure up as the best in BLI's rigorous and comprehensive lab testing, which assess a wide range of factors most important to buyers. BLI is an independent company that evaluates office document equipment and solution products.

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. Our solutions help organizations improve their speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. Clients trust Konica Minolta to help them envision how they can achieve their goals and deliver innovative solutions to give shape to their ideas.  Konica Minolta has won numerous awards, including placement in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services (MPS) and Managed Content Services (MCS), and recognition as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for seven consecutive years, and "A3 MFP Line of the Year" award winner from Buyers Laboratory LLC for an unprecedented four consecutive years. In 2012, Konica Minolta received "Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year" recognition from BLI. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for three years in a row. For more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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