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Konica Minolta Opens a Strategic Business Base in France to Strengthen Its Industrial Printing Business

Tokyo (November 7, 2016) - Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced that it has opened a strategic business base in France to facilitate the growth of its industrial printing business.
Established as part of a global management strategy, this is Konica Minolta’s first overseas business base in its core business area, where the company will formulate medium- and long-term strategies to strengthen its industrial printing business by evaluating customer value propositions.

Aiming for workflow transformation in industrial printing

Lexmark Announces Rebranding, Unveils New Logo

A new logo and brand that emphasizes Lexmark's continued evolution into a business information services powerhouse will be unveiled Tuesday.

The company's Perceptive Software division will switch to the Lexmark name, although its products will remain under the Perceptive banner. The move brings all of Lexmark's recent worldwide acquisitions of business information and software companies under the company's name.

Sharp Electronics’ SmartStorage® Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage Solution Installed on Baker Electric Facility in Southern California

Escondido, California - Sharp Electronics Corporation’s Energy Systems and Services Group (Sharp) is pleased to announce that it has installed its SmartStorage® energy storage solution at Baker Electric’s headquarters located in Escondido. The 30 kW storage system is coupled with Baker’s existing 90 kW solar PV system. Baker Electric, a key channel ally of Sharp, has selected the SmartStorage® solution to help cap expensive utility demand charges for its commercial building customers.

Konica Minolta Clover Announce Toner Partnership

RAMSEY, NJ – April 2015 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions, one of the world’s leaders in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud service, and Clover, the global leader in the recovery, refurbishment, remanufacturing and redeployment of business and electronic assets, announced today a partnership that will make Clover a strategic toner supplier for Konica Minolta.

The partnership represents an expansion of the existing relationship between the two companies to deliver greater value and service to Konica Minolta customers.

Supplies Network Adds Lexmark BSD Equipment to its Product Line

St. Louis, MO March 9, 2015 – Supplies Network is pleased to announce it is now an authorized distributor of the Lexmark Business Solutions Dealer (BSD) equipment product line. As a high-volume BSD supplies distributor, the addition of this exclusive equipment line allows BSD resellers to simplify sourcing to a single distributor for BSD and the entire Lexmark product portfolio. This equipment lineup ships same-day via Supplies Network’s national distribution network for fast, cost-effective delivery.

Konica Minolta Awarded “Prime” Status by Oekom Research for Corporate Social Responsibility

Tokyo (February 24, 2015) - Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded Prime Status by the Germany-based oekom research AG (oekom) in its 2015 Corporate Rating as one of global leading companies for corporate social responsibility within the industry segment of electronic device and appliance. The company has maintained Prime Status for five years since 2011.

Lexmark Enters Agreement to Acquire California-Based Kofax for $1 Billion

Lexmark will acquire Kofax, a California-based customer information software company, for $1 billion, it announced Wednesday.

Kofax, with more than 20,000 customers worldwide, had revenue of $297 million in 2014, according to a Lexmark news release stated.

The acquisition is the latest Lexmark purchase since 2010, when the Lexington-based company became more focused on providing end-to-end business solutions rather than just printers.

Kofax, founded in 1985, markets processes that allow customers to capture, manage, access and act on information.

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