Konica Minolta SuccessStory
Konica Minolta Inc. is a Japanese Technology Company, formed from a merger between the imaging firms Konica and Minolta in 2003. In 2006, the company announced that they are refraining from the camera business due to huge losses. Eventually, they handed over the SLR camera services operations to Sony. It may be worth mentioning here that Sony still produces cameras compatible with the Konica Minolta lenses. Konica Minolta has now diversified into various industries including the Medical and Graphic and Sensing.
Konica Minolta’s Photo Imaging unit was sold to Sony in 2006. It started to produce Minolta range of 35mm autofocus single-lens reflex cameras. Later Konica Minolta added a line of digital shoot cameras to its products to compete in the digital photography market. Their Dimage line included imaging software and film scanners.
Konica Minolta manufactured the DiMAGE G500, a five-megapixel compact digital camera, in 2003. The Company launched Dynax/Maxxum/α 7D, with a unique feature in-body Anti-Shake system to compensate for the camera shake. With serious photographers shifting to Cannon and Nikon, Konica Minolta transferred its assets to Sony.
Konica Minolta has started different business units. The Konica Minolta Business Solutions offers document solutions for developing office environment, digitalization, high-speed and networking. Its main products include MFPs, Copiers, printers, facsimile machines, microfilm systems and related supplies. Konica Minolta also has been developing optical components, unit and systems for various applications. Konica Minolta opened a Software Development Center in India through a Partnership Agreement with HCL Technologies.
It is the manufacturer and distributor of both, conventional and digital graphic supplies including analog and digital films, graphic art papers and software. Konica Minolta Sensing Inc. is one of the business units of Konica Minolta, offering products, software and services, and utilizing light control into four main product areas that include Color Measurement, Spectroscopy, Display Measurement and Medical Measurement. In 2012 Konica Minolta bought the Japan operations of FedEx Office.
Konica Minolta manufactures business and industrial imaging products, including copiers, laser printers and digital print systems for the printing market. The company also makes optical devices which include lenses and LCD film; medical and graphic imaging products, such as X-ray image processing systems and textile printers. The products of Konica Minolta help you to save time and money with its business solutions, software and printers designed to simplify workflow.