Konica Minolta Wins Good Design Award 2020 for bizhub C650i, C550i & C450i

Singapore | 12 January 2021

Konica Minolta’s bizhub C650i/C550i/C450i, A3 colour MFP series won the award for high-end MFPs that meet a variety of workstyles and business needs. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded the Good Design Award 2020 by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP) for bizhub C650i, C550i and C450i.

About the bizhub C650i/C550i/C450i A3 color MFP series

The next-generation “bizhub i series” A3 color MFPs are designed to help corporate users achieve digital transformation and access IT services easily. The series is characterized by its operation panel, which features a new easy-to-use and intuitive user interface design and enhanced cloud connectivity and IT security. These MFPs enable users, even those without specialized IT knowledge, to easily access advanced IT services, and support companies to reform workstyles and effectively use IT services.

The bizhub i-Series combines printing with process efficiency to empower customers to organize, streamline and customize their printing landscape, while providing the tools to digitize workflows. With an innovative and intuitive user experience and powerful built-in processing capabilities, i-Series MFPs are able to provide secure access to a suite of cloud-based services and applications via Konica Minolta’s Marketplace. This gives businesses the freedom to quickly tailor and easily harness each device’s capabilities. To ensure the highest security standards, they also offer a unique and comprehensive security system with an optional built-in anti-virus solution. Furthermore, with bizhub SECURE, different security levels can be set to protect device memory and network settings.

This series of MFPs serves as an important touchpoint for accessing various high-end office services and supports versatile workstyles with its outstanding customizability and expandability. The sophisticated design helps to build lasting customer confidence in the brand of Konica Minolta.


Comments from Screening Committee of JDP

This series of high-end MFPs is characterized by Konica Minolta’s unique “INFO-Palette” design, a vertical white section on the machine body that symbolizes its role as a touchpoint for various office services, which adds to the brand value across the series. With its independent applications, selectable operation screen displays, and customizable user interface, this series can meet a wide range of user needs.

About Good Design Award

The Good Design Award is a comprehensive design commendation program implemented by the JDP with a view to highlighting and commending outstanding designs around us in the pursuit of prosperous lives and industrial and social development.

This program has a history spanning approximately 60 years since its implementation in 1957 by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (present-day Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) under the name, Good Design Selection System, which was more widely known as the G Mark System.

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia is transforming the workplace of the future with its customer-centric solutions and hardware for the digitally connected world. We are committed to create new values for the society with our expertise. From information management to technology enabling tools, the solutions help businesses improve time to information, support mobility, and optimise business processes with workflow automation. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, one of the most prestigious global indices of ESG investment, for eight years in a row. For more information, please visit http://www.konicaminolta.sg/business/



Loon Jian Yew

Head of Marketing Communications & Corporate Branding