Konica constructs third polymerised toner plant October 2005 Konica Minolta is constructing a third polymerised toner production plant to meet the demands of the growing colour printing market. The plant, due to start construction in September and with production scheduled to begin in December 2006, will be based in Nagano, Japan. It will occupy 45,500sq m and the cost is estimated at ¥7.5bn yen (£0.03bn). The new plant will generate around 7,000 tonnes of polymerised toner, taking Konica Minolta’s total capacity from 8,000 to 15,000 tonnes. “The new plant will allow us to continue to meet the market demand and enable Konica Minolta to become the total cost of ownership leader in the marketplace,” said Konica Minolta business technologies general manager, MFP sales and marketing worldwide Shoei Yamana.