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Konica Minolta Receives “A3 MFP Line of the Year" Award for Fourth Straight Year

Monday, January 27, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

Outstanding Performance of bizhub MFPs Earns Annual A3 Award from Industry Analyst BLI 

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces that Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) has named Konica Minolta 2014 "Line of the Year" award winner in the A3/Ledger MFP segment.  Winning BLI’s most coveted award for an unprecedented fourth consecutive year, Konica Minolta’s bizhub® Color and Monochrome MFPs also earned individual recognition in the A3 MFP category, monochrome printer category, and Energy Efficiency category. 

Awarded annually to the OEM whose product line is determined to be the best overall in its category, the “Line of the Year” Award is based on the cumulative test results of all models tested in BLI's rigorous two-month laboratory evaluation. By assessing reliability, image quality, ease of use, productivity and a range of other criteria, the tests reveal the products that deliver customers the best value and most trouble-free performance.

“What it boils down to with Konica Minolta is consistency,” said George Mikolay, BLI’s senior product editor for A3/Copier MFPs. “Whereas competing lines may stand out in certain speed bands, or in either color or black and white, Konica Minolta’s engines stand out across the board—in reliability, ease of use and image quality—in virtually all speed bands in both color, and black and white. No other vendor brings the same quality of performance across its product line to the same degree.”

The following Konica Minolta bizhub MFPs also earned 2014 “Pick” awards:

  • Konica Minolta bizhub C364e – Outstanding 31- to 40-ppm A3 Color MFP
  • Konica Minolta bizhub C454e – Outstanding 41- to 50-ppm A3 Color MFP
  • Konica Minolta bizhub 554e – Outstanding 51- to 60-ppm A3 Monochrome MFP
  • Konica Minolta bizhub 4700P - Outstanding A4 Monochrome Printer for Mid-Size Workgroups
  • Konica Minolta bizhub C284e – Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency

“Receiving ‘Pick’ awards from BLI, as well as the 2014 A3 Line of the Year Award, further supports the leading innovation and proven performance of bizhub MFP solutions,” says Kevin Kern, senior vice president, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc. “We are honored to receive both performance and energy efficiency awards, and are committed to providing even more powerful solutions to our customers in 2014.”


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