On January 28, Industrial Inkjet (IIJ) hosted an event at Clare College Cambridge for Konica Minolta senior executives from across central and eastern Europe. The event was arranged to showcase the products and capabilities of IIJ and present how the extensive sales team from Konica Minolta Business Solutions could add opportunities to its businesses.
The event was initiated by Roman Tihelka, managing director of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Cluster East.
Presentations from senior IIJ staff outlined the company’s extensive product portfolio, key partnerships and capabilities, along with information on target markets of packaging, security, wallpaper and labels.
During the event, delegates had the opportunity to visit IIJ’s factory where they were shown live demonstrations. These included the MonoPrint 520HiQ product, printing 600 DPI variable data at 200m/min, a ColourPrint 223HiQ engine, running 600 x 1200 DPI full-color UV labels at 100m/min, and printing high-security polycarbonate ID cards, including covert inks, at 150 cards per minute on IIJ’s XYPrint 300 system.
IIJ’s director of business development Paddy O’Hara said: ‘This event shows how we are working ever more closely with Konica Minolta. As the official partner for Konica Minolta printheads outside of Asia, IIJ has worked alongside KM for over 13 years, but this activity closes the circle as we give the equipment sales division of KM the ability to sell into growing markets using our KM enabled print solutions.’
Pavel Ucen, Konica Minolta Cluster East head of sales, said: ‘It was a very impressive, inspiring and well organized event in Cambridge. It was the first such an event for all Cluster East managing directors. All participants received very well structured information about the technology itself, business model, successful business cases and a lot of insight during the tour of the IIJ premises.
'Cluster East sees huge potential in our closer cooperation. We are running IIJ systems in four of our facilities, have hired a Cluster East business development manager, and are going to open an Inkjet Competence center in the Czech Republic. We are confident, there will be valuable outcome, and we are looking forward into our much closer cooperation.’