Posts tagged: strategic alliance

Konica Minolta Solidifies Long-Term Relationship with MGI Group

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 Jan 27, 2014

This week, Konica Minolta announced that it will take a 10% minority shareholder position in MGI Group. This investment is valued at €13.7 million. Konica Minolta’s technologies in this area include office MFP devices, an upcoming B2 digital printer under its own brand, and a wide range of commercial and industrial printers for textiles, woods, and materials. According to Konica Minolta, the relationship with MGI is one step of many in a growth strategy that involves investing in technologies and companies that can advance its market penetration into digital printing. This alliance is also beneficial for the MGI Group, whose growth strategy is to expand its range of digital printing solutions for commercial printing environments into digital printing for industrial environments. The MGI Group already offers a wide range of products, including:

  • Digital color printers (e.g., the Meteor DP8700S XL)
  • Print enhancement tools (e.g., the JETvarnish 3D)
  • A variety of finishing products for card, punch, and envelope that are integrated with its printers
Figure 1: Meteor DP8700 XL

Figure 1: Meteor DP8700 XL

JETvarnish 3D

Figure 2: JETvarnish 3D

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Ricoh Convergence 2013…My First, Second and Third Take

David Ramos
 Nov 3, 2013

With over 1,200 attendees and representation from 597 Ricoh dealerships, Convergence 2013 was Ricoh’s largest dealer event of all time. The executive team was very accessible and honest in their self-evaluation of where they have been, mistakes made along the way and creating specific plans for addressing the issues and growing the company.

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Big Offset Press Manufacturer Moves Back into Digital – Océ and manroland Announce Worldwide Partnership

Ralf Schlozer
 Dec 1, 2010

It was expected and it happened… but it was not Heidelberg who came out first announcing a return into digital. On the 1st of December 2010, Océ and manroland issued a press release announcing that they will be entering into a worldwide strategic alliance. Particularly the alliance will focus on inkjet-based digital printing solutions for the graphic arts industry. This alliance will come into effect at the beginning of 2011.

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