A globally recognised design award has gone to Konica Minolta in further recognition for its flagship AccurioPress C14000 Series of production presses. The technology leader has been named winner of the “Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021” after a record number of entries.
Unveiled successfully in October 2019, the award-winning AccurioPress C14000 Series – which also includes the AccurioPress C12000 – continues to support Konica Minolta’s mission to drive the transformation of its customers by sector and industry, predicting potential challenges and creating solutions together.
An international jury remarked on the outstanding design of the AccurioPress C14000 Series, which was also recognised in the “Good Design Award 2020” from the Japan Institute of Design Promotion six months ago. The AccurioPress C14000 prints at 140 pages per minute (PPM) in A4 and is 40% faster than any other toner-based machine from Konica Minolta. The AccurioPress C12000 provides the same high print quality and a similarly fast speed of 120 ppm.
“Never before in the 60-year history of our design competition have so many companies and design studios faced the professional judgement of our international jury as this year.” said Professor Dr Peter Zec, Founder and CEO of Red Dot. “Products from 60 countries reached us, and their design quality and degree of innovation were evaluated in a process lasting several days. The fact that Konica Minolta claimed its place in a strong field speaks for the excellent quality of its products. The international jury only awards this sought-after seal of quality to products that feature an outstanding design.”
“We are honoured to win the Red Dot Award, a highly sought-after global design award. This is an acknowledgement of our efforts as a leader in print transformation, while setting new standards in product design. The AccurioPress C14000 Series has also incorporated automation technology that boosts quality, reliability and productivity. With higher print quality, faster printing speed and automation, this enables our customers to reduce costs and further build new business opportunities.” said Mr Koji Yoshida, Managing Director of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia. “With dedicated global support delivered locally across the world, we work closely with our dedicated partners to help them rethink and ignite print possibilities.”
Superior in automation, reliability and productivity, the AccurioPress C14000 Series is designed from the ground up to be digital print factories. With printing speeds of up to 140ppm, the print production press offers breath-taking speeds with outstanding image quality and unparalleled media flexibility. Featuring Konica Minolta’s new toner technology and IQ-501 Intelligent Quality Optimizer , these help deliver close to offset-like print quality and improved efficiency via fully automated inspection module, real-time colour control and front-to-back registration adjustments on the fly.
With over 60 years of history, Red Dot opened the first annual design competition in Germany in 1955. Since 2005, the Red Dot Award celebrates not only product design and communication design: Designers and manufacturers as well as universities can also enter their prototypes and concepts in the Red Dot Award: Design Concept. With more than 18,000 entries yearly from design professionals, companies and organisations from over 70 countries, the Red Dot Award is now one of the world’s largest and the most renowned design competition.
About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia, based in Singapore, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. With its expertise in imaging, data processing and data-based decision making, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society.
As a digital workplace solution provider, Konica Minolta helps its clients to identify and unlock the potential digitalisation to help companies reach the next level in the digital maturity of their organisation by rethinking the workplace.
Konica Minolta’s Igniting Print Possibilities offering helps printers, converters and brand owners maximize workflow automation to increase efficiency. The company delivers consultancy in all communication matters as well as top-of-the-line production, packaging and label printers. Its finishing devices create print products that stand out and create added value. Konica Minolta has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade (InfoSource).
With its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Konica Minolta has pledged to consistently pursue its sustainability and social responsibility goals. The company has been repeatedly recognized for its rich history of social contribution as well as for working towards achieving the SDGs throughout its business and is listed among “2021 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World”, also having received the highest level in EcoVadis Sustainabilty Ratings.
Worldwide, the company has over 43,000 employees and is operating in over 150 countries.
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