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 user 2005-06-11 at 11:47:00 am Views: 70
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    Konica Minolta Printing Solutions
    enters India;ties up with HCL InfiNet

    Launches a range of world class colour
    laser printers

    New Delhi, June 2005:
    Adding a dash of
    colour to the Indian printer market, Konica Minolta Printing Solutions Asia Pvt.
    Ltd announced its entry into the Indian market. The world leader in colour
    printers has tied up with HCL InfiNet, the 100% subsidiary of HCL Infosystems,
    India’s leading information enabling company, to launch a range of laser colour
    printers in the Indian market. HCL InfiNet, the distribution arm of HCL
    Infosystems, will market and distribute the printers.
    The key features that
    distinguish Konica’s product line from others in the market are high speed;
    better resolution; superior graphic and print quality; reduced printing time per
    page; user friendliness; direct photo printing and paper saving duplex options.
    The range of printers also offer additional host of features such as standard
    interfaces; lesser warm-up time; easy web-based management; unique polymer based
    toner for better resolution and a compact design which reduces the desk space
    occupied by the printers.
    Talking about the launch and HCL’s exclusive
    distribution tie-up with Konica Minolta Solutions Pvt. Ltd, V Rajendren, GM –
    Marketing, Imaging Products & Solutions, HCL InfiNet, said,” We are
    delighted to be associated with such a strong brand in the Imaging business
    worldwide. Over the years, HCL has established itself as one of the leaders in
    the imaging business line, it was logical to expand our product portfolio with
    laser printers to provide complete end-to-end solutions to our customers in the
    field of Imaging.”
    Edward Ong, Regional General Manager, South East Asia,
    Konica Minolta Solutions Pvt. Ltd., said, “It is the right time for Konica
    Minolta to launch the range of colour laser printers in India. With the Indian
    colour laser printer market growing at over 25% percent, we are poised to
    capture a significant share of the market with our range of unique offerings
    that are not only the best in technology but also price competitive. Our
    partnership with HCL further ensures we will be in a position to reach out to
    every Indian consumer who aspires to own a colour laser printer.”

    The newly launched range includes Konica’s magicolor 2400 and
    magicolor 2430 DL priced at Rs 32,500 and Rs 38,000 respectively and targeted at
    small offices and personal users who seek high quality colour printing. On the
    other side of the spectrum is magicolor 5430 DL printers targeted at
    institutional customers who have been using monochrome printers to meet their
    requirements and looking to move up the chain with colour printing; and for
    those who have been using colour printers but seek higher speed, better quality
    and versatility in their printers. The price for this range starts at Rs 75,000
    Also now available in the Indian market are PagePro 1300W/ 1350W
    printer mono laser printer targeted at small business, home offices and
    executives who felt the need to own a quality laser printer but could not afford
    one. The product is attractively priced in the range of Rs 11,500- Rs 12,500.

    The new range from Konica gives higher resolutions using the Polymerised
    Toners, Quatrolaser technology and improved colour matching systems ensuring
    excellent print outputs. Polymerised toner is essential to the reproduction of
    high-quality images in this new era of technologically advanced laser printers.
    The new range has Product Downsizing & Front Opening Design making it a
    complete compact solution. Front access to consumables and compatible with all
    common softwares makes it one of the most user friendly in its category.

    Konica Minolta is the world No.2 in Colour Laser Printers with about 25%
    market share, has a wide range of Colour Laser Printers to cater to all
    segments. Konica is the leader in colour technology & Optics. Konica Minolta
    is 36% lighter in weight and 46% smaller in volume than a conventional model.
    The company’s main focus on Imaging Business with more than 50% of its revenue
    generated through this product line.
    HCL Infinet is the leader in IT &
    Office Automation Corporation in India. The company is regarded as the one stop
    solution provider in Documentation, Presentation & communication needs. The
    company has a team of more than 600 professionals to handle the Sales &
    Service with over 104 sales & service offices, one of the largest in the
    industry. It has a presence in of the remote towns in India with excellent
    infrastructure providing flawless logistics support any where in India.
    Konica Minolta range of printers will be available through the nationwide
    distribution network of HCL.
    With the entry of Konica Minolta Solutions in
    India, and its partnership with HCL InfiNet which boasts of an unparalled
    distribution network in the country, the gap between availability of high
    quality colour laser printers and affordability will be bridged.

    Konica Minolta Printing Solutions
    Konica Minolta Printing Solutions Asia is an innovative
    developer, manufacturer and supplier of document printing solutions. The product
    line includes colour and monochrome laser printers, and associated supplies and
    accessories for general office, electronic publishing, graphic, design, advanced
    imaging and home office applications. Konica Minolta Printing Solutions Asia and
    its products are distributed through a broad network of e-commerce, retail,
    reseller and distribution partners. For more information, visit

    About HCL InfiNet
    HCL InfiNet is a 100%
    subsidiary of HCL Infosystems Ltd, India’s premier information enabling company.
    HCL InfiNet focuses on the ever-growing segment in Imaging, Telecom and
    Communication products solutions and services. HCL InfiNet’s product portfolio
    covers a range of other office automation and communication products through
    alliances with world leaders – including mobile communication products from
    Nokia, LCD projectors from InFocus, Duprinters from Duplo. It has an exclusive
    sale and support partnership with Toshiba Corporation, Japan, for sales and
    servicing of its copier & MFP products.