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Konica Minolta snaps up Kodak Nexpress distributor deal

Tuesday, 26 May 2009
By Print21

Konica Minolta kicked off PacPrint with a bang after revealing a Kodak Nexpress on its stand. The machine was not placed there by mistake; as of today, Konica Minolta is now the official distributor of the Kodak Nexpress digital production colour presses throughout Australia.

The agreement maintains Kodak as the service partner for all Nexpress press installations. From now on, all new Konica Minolta Nexpress press customers will be handled through the existing Konica Minolta call centre.

Steve Venn, managing director of Kodak Australiasia, said that the company chose to partner with Konica Minolta for its capabilities. “Konica Minolta are across markets that Kodak doesn’t operate in,” said Venn. “It’s a good synergy for us both. We believe that Konica Minolta is a dynamic channel that is well represented.”

Now, Konica Minolta has the task of representing the Nexpress family locally. Hiro Kaji, managing director of Konica Minolta’s business solutions, Australia, has no doubts that the machine will continue to prove popular while also adding to his company’s portfolio.

Done deal: (pictured) Hiro Kaji, Konica Minolta (left) with Steve Venn, Kodak (right).

“This machine is the missing link for us and represents the perfect opportunity for growth,” he said.

According to Kaji, the deal with Kodak is only the start of things to come for the progressive Konica Minolta, which is planning for further growth. “We are thrilled to be working with Kodak and will continue to seek like-minded companied for future business ventures,” Kaji said.

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