Konica Minolta and Fujifilm Business to Possibly Develop MFP Devices and Toner Together.

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Date: Monday April 15, 2024 02:12:35 pm
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    Konica Minolta and Fujifilm Business Now
    in Talks to Possibly Develop MFP Devices and Toner Production.

    In a significant development for the office equipment industry, Konica Minolta, Inc. and FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp. have initiated discussions for a potential business partnership. This collaboration is set to focus on the multifunction device/printer field, particularly in the areas of procurement, toner development, and production.

    The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to commence a feasibility study for a strategic alliance in the multifunction printer (MFP), office printer, and production printer segments. This move comes as a response to the rapidly evolving market landscape, which necessitates proactive measures to maintain competitiveness.

    The primary objectives of the potential partnership include: Optimizing procurement: Establishing a joint venture to coordinate the procurement of raw materials and parts, with a tentative timetable for establishment in the second quarter of FY20241. Enhancing toner development and production: Strengthening the business foundation by developing a robust supply system for their products. Exploring other business alliances: Discussions and agreements on other strategic collaborations related to the business will be addressed separately.

    Toshimitsu Taiko, President and CEO of Konica Minolta, expressed enthusiasm for the alliance, highlighting the mutual maximization of strengths that can improve investment efficiency, cost-competitiveness, and capabilities for stable supply1. Naoki Hama, President and CEO of FUJIFILM Business Innovation, emphasized the importance of the discussions as a means to strengthen competitiveness and make a significant leap forward globally. This partnership is poised to create a new framework that enhances the supply chain and builds a robust business foundation. As both companies bring their expertise and experience to the table, the alliance could mark a transformative step in the industry, fostering innovation and resilience in a time of change.

    FUJIFILM Business Innovation, Leading Business Communication and Contributing to Customer Growth | FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
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