Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Konica Minolta Color MFPs Receive Gold Medal Awards in Wirth Consulting Head2Head Comparison Report

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced Wirth Consulting has awarded three Gold Medal Awards to Konica Minolta in the recent Head2Head Comparison Report. The bizhub® C253 received a Gold Medal for "Best Overall Performance," while the bizhub C253, bizhub C203 and bizhub C200 also received awards for "Overall Lowest Consumables' Cost Per Page." Evaluated in the A3 Color MFP 20-25 ppm segment, Konica Minolta's color MFPs were recognized for their excellence from among 11 MFPs from five competing vendors.

News Image"Wirth Consulting was impressed by the overall performance of all of the bizhub models included in this Head2Head Comparison Report," said Terry Wirth, president, Wirth Consulting. "The Gold Medal awards that Konica Minolta received are verification of the company's commitment to reliability, color range and quality as evidenced by competitive comparison and evaluation. Konica Minolta continues to provide versatile, easy-to-use, economical and high-quality A3 color MFPs."

Established in 2008, Wirth Consulting LLC provides independent evaluations of business-imaging devices that help guide decision makers in selecting the right device for their printing needs. Each Wirth Consulting What You Should Know (WYSK) Evaluation and Head2Head Comparison Report identifies devices that are best-in-class by awarding Gold Medal Awards for excellence in various evaluation criteria categories.

"Konica Minolta is proud to receive these best-in-class awards as further proof of our commitment to bringing superior products to market" said Kevin Kern, Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "This recognition from Wirth Consulting represents our drive for continued product innovation and goal to ensure that customers can always count on Konica Minolta for all of their color imaging needs."

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop. For the second consecutive year, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys. For more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com.

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