Konica Minolta and Plockmatic Announce Partnership for PowerSquare 160

Konica Minolta today has announced a new partnership with Plockmatic Group to sell the PowerSquare 160 booklet making system as it continues to accelerate growth opportunities to meet the needs of mid to high volume customers within the commercial print markets.

The addition of the Plockmatic PowerSquare 160 adds to Konica Minolta’s booklet maker finishing portfolio – now totaling six systems – and will be used in conjunction with the MK-737 interface for the AccurioPress C6100 series of high-volume cut-sheet toner printers to deliver business efficiency and value improvement to high-end professional users.

The Plockmatic PowerSquare 160 is used to serve the growing requirement for digitally-printed products. These include fashion magazines, menus, product manuals, corporate brochures, customised catalogues, promotional materials and the increasingly popular A4 landscape book format, as well as for print banner or long-sheet work. Mid to High-volume printers are key target customers.

Plockmatic Group, based Sweden, has been a partner of Konica Minolta since 2016 when the SD-500 was successfully introduced to its customers. The new Plockmatic PowerSquare 160 can produce three-side trimmed square-folded landscape A4 or 8.5×11 inch booklets in addition to standard formats such as A4, A5 booklets that can all be customized. It is an integrated system that staple-folds forms and trims in a single unit, with front trimming standard and two-sided trimming an optional feature.

When a two-side trimmer is included, the system can produce books down to 200x105mm in online mode and A6 in hand-feed mode. The Plockmatic PowerSquare 160 also benefits from a unique paper transport system giving precise control and accuracy, and the control system includes remote diagnostics for preventive maintenance. Support and service will be provided by Konica Minolta within its own distribution channels.

” Initial customer feedback has been really positive. The addition of the Plockmatic PowerSquare 160 is a welcome addition to our growing portfolio in print and finishing. As we continue to grow our presence and establish our unique approaches into the high-end commercial print markets, it is key that we provide customers with business tools – as well as insight – to enable them to capture new markets and deliver more value to their own customers.”

lnes Wennemann, Product Manager Production Printing, International Marketing Division, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe

“We know that great products are crucial to an overall print solution and that this new partnership with Konica Minolta for the Plockmatic PowerSquare 160 will bring real tangible benefits to customers. As a print provider, you are always expected to do more with less, particularly as more and more clients expect tailor-made solutions. The way a printed document looks and feels is critical, so the finishing of any document has never been more important.”

Scott Russell, Vice President, Inline Systems & Group Marketing

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About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. Konica Minolta enables its clients to champion the digital era: with its unique imaging expertise and data processing capabilities, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society. As a provider of comprehensive IT services, Konica Minolta delivers consultancy and services to optimise business processes with workflow automation. The company further offers its customers solutions and managed services in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments. With regard to its office printing solutions, ‘IDC MarketScape: Western Europe Smart Multifunctional Peripheral 2018 Vendor Assessment’ stated that Konica Minolta is ‘recognised globally as a leading smart MFP provider of note’. As a strong partner for the professional printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa (InfoSource). In the healthcare sector, Konica Minolta drives digitalisation of clinical workflows and offers a broad range of next-level diagnostic solutions. Its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R & D laboratories in Europe enable Konica Minolta to bring innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. For its solutions that combine ‘smart service with smart technology’, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Outstanding Serviceability 2018/2019’ from Keypoint Intelligence. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With almost 10,300 employees (as of April 2019), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.39 billion in financial year 2018/19.

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About Plockmatic Group

Plockmatic Group, based in Stockholm Sweden, is a global supplier of finishing solutions to the print and mailing businesses. With over 40 years of experience, we’ve built a solid reputation as an efficient and flexible provider of finishing solutions. Our technologies connect inline to a digital printing system or process applications offline. We also provide a range of mailing inserting systems sold on an OEM basis, directly by Plockmatic or through a network of specialized dealers.Today, our group’s solutions are sold under the Plockmatic and Morgana brand names in over 50 countries.

For more information, please visit http://newsroom.konicaminolta.eu/ and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter @KonicaMinoltaEU.

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