Konica Minolta Receives MFP Color Manufacturer of the Year Award From The Cannata Report

Jul 28, 2005, 01:00 ET from Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

    RAMSEY, N.J., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Konica Minolta Business Solutions
 U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced that The Cannata Report, a
 Marketing Research Consultants, Inc. publication, named Konica Minolta the
 2005 "MFP Color Manufacturer of the Year" at ceremony at the Grand Hyatt Hotel
 in New York on July 27, 2005.
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     The Cannata Report's MFP Color Manufacturer of the Year award is bestowed
 on the OEM that has achieved a high level of excellence in the design and
 manufacture of an outstanding line of MFP color products as determined by the
 367 dealers who participated in the Report's 20th Annual Dealer Survey.
     "The dealers who participated in our 20th Annual Dealer Survey are clearly
 impressed with the quality of Konica Minolta's color devices.  Their selection
 is an affirmation that the merging of the two companies has yielded a prolific
 color product line," said Frank G. Cannata, president, Marketing Research
 Consultants, Inc.
     "To have been selected by the dealer community as MFP Color Manufacturer
 of the Year is an achievement that we hold in the highest regard.  To develop
 high quality color products that our dealers trust and that provide the
 highest value to their customers is our ultimate goal," said William H.
 Brewster, Jr., vice president, marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions,
 U.S.A., Inc.  "We believe we have been selected for this award based on the
 strength of our bizhub brand, as well as the ability of products such as the
 bizhub C350 and the bizhub PRO C500 to meet the diverse needs of the office
 color and production environments."
     About Marketing Research Consultants, Inc.
     Founded in 1979, Marketing Research Consultants, Inc. (MRC) was
 established by Frank G. Cannata to provide guidance and counseling to the
 office products industry.  Frank Cannata is noted for his analytical skills,
 on-target predictions, and current management information pertaining to the
 office products industry.  MRC offers two publication services: The Cannata
 Report(R) and LiveWire(R).  The Cannata Report is a monthly management report
 aimed at the office equipment reseller, and LiveWire is a facsimile or email-
 transmitted office technology news service, which is event-driven.
     About Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
     Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc., offers a broad range of
 multifunctional digital imaging solutions inspired by its bizhub(TM) brand of
 powerful solutions that serve as the central resource for document scanning,
 in-house printing, copying, faxing and electronic archiving and distribution.
 From high-quality color and monochrome bizhub systems for workgroups and small
 offices, to advanced high-volume bizhub PRO(TM) production printing systems
 for large corporations and print-for-pay services, Konica Minolta is leading
 the industry toward integrated, networked hardware/software solutions that are
 more simple, reliable, and cost-effective.  Complementing its bizhub
 solutions, Konica Minolta also offers desktop laser printers, microform
 digital imaging systems, wide-format printers and scanning systems for
 specialized applications.
     Headquartered in Ramsey, New Jersey, Konica Minolta delivers expert
 professional services and experienced, responsive client support, in addition
 to the world-class service provided through its extensive network of direct
 sales offices, authorized dealers, resellers and distribution partners in the
 United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America.  For more
 information, please visit Konica Minolta at http://www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us
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