Konica Minolta has hosted the grand opening of its new Auckland showroom.
Guests enjoyed hospitality at Dilly’s Café beside the new Auckland showroom before moving next door for the ribbon cutting. Eric Holtsmark, managing director, Konica Minolta New Zealand, welcomed guests to the event. He said, “This showroom represents our continued investment in the region. Konica Minolta is here to support our customers with an outstanding service team. In addition, we have a showroom where customers can experience our innovative solutions.”
Michael Barnett, chief executive of the Auckland Business Chamber of Commerce, also spoke at the event. He said, “We welcome Konica Minolta and we are impressed with the values it brings. Its values of openness, honesty, respect, and integrity are vital to business success. Innovators and creators are solution providers. It is great to see this passionate and customer-centric team here. Having Konica Minolta here is good for Auckland and good for our economy.”
Konica Minolta New Zealand also supports its local corporate social responsibility partner Yellow Brick Road, and Kiwi Harvest. Yellow Brick Road provides mental health support for families who have a loved one experiencing mental health challenges. Kiwi Harvest redistributes food that would otherwise go to waste.
Brenda Wells and Jade Caulfield, from Yellow Brick Road, spoke on behalf of chief executive Vicki Lee, who could not make it to the event. They said, “Having the support of Konica Minolta New Zealand will go a very long way for a charity like ours. Demand for our services is growing exponentially.”
Eric Holtsmark added, “Konica Minolta New Zealand and Yellow Brick Road have a natural synergy. Through this partnership, we look forward to contributing to the local community in which we operate. In addition, this is in line with Konica Minolta’s global corporate social responsibility goals.”
Access to demonstrations
Based in Penrose, the new showroom gives customers access to demonstrations of award winning Konica Minolta products and solutions. The AccurioPress C14000, AccurioLabel 230, and bizhub iSeries are already on the floor. Moreover, software solutions arriving soon include print management, document management, and data migration.
Chris O’Hara, national production print manager, Konica Minolta New Zealand, believes the new Auckland showroom will create a buzz. He said, “It is exciting to have a showroom so close to our customers. Here, they can experience our innovative technology first-hand. Certainly, this hands on experience is often a critical factor when making an investment in their business.”
Holtsmark added, “Since establishing our direct local presence in October 2020, Konica Minolta New Zealand has gone from strength to strength. This is testament to the team’s knowledge and expertise, loyal customers, and strategic alliance with our distributor for the A3 office range of multifunction printers, Brother International New Zealand. We look forward to continued success and initiatives rolling out in the region.”