Konica Minolta Wins Good Design Award 2021 for Gas Monitoring Solution

Singapore | 30 November 2021

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia is pleased to announce that the company has won the Good Design Award 2021 by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP) for its Gas Monitoring Solution.

About Gas Monitoring Solution

Ensuring the safety of plant operation by visualizing a gas leak

Incorporating advanced infrared-camera technology and cutting-edge image processing technology, this gas monitoring solution enables a gas leak and the direction of gas flow to be visualized and displayed on the image of the scene being viewed, while identifying the source of the leak and quantifying the gas concentration. Even the solution allows staffs at the head office to simultaneously view the images captured by gas monitoring cameras installed in various locations. The solution helps anyone easily and instantly identify the source and amount of gas leak, enabling automated constant monitoring for abnormalities, and prompt and appropriate maintenance work even without special skills.

Feature of the design

This system enables users to visualize a gas leak and optimize maintenance work, thus helping to prevent plant fires.

Comments from Screening Committee of JDP

With the aging of plant equipment, the ability to visualize dangers invisible to the human eye will become increasingly important for plant maintenance. This is driving demand for cameras and image sensors that can see better than the human eye and can visualize various situations imperceptible to humans. The user interface superimposed on the visualized image also enables even less skilled and experienced workers to do maintenance work properly, helping to solve the worsening labor shortage.


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, 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 “2023 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World”, also having received the highest level in EcoVadis Sustainabilty Ratings. 

Worldwide, the company has over 39,000 employees and is operating in over 150 countries.



Loon Jian Yew

Head of Marketing Communications & Corporate Branding