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Konica Minolta New Zealand will supply technology for production print

Konica Minolta has established a new direct operation in New Zealand.

Eric Holtsmark, a former general manager at Konica Minolta Australia for strategy, transformation and technology, will lead Konica Minolta Business Solutions New Zealand.

The company says Holtsmark brings with him a wealth of experience in technology, production print and establishing new businesses. It adds that, in establishing a direct presence in the region, Holtsmark will focus on delivering customer value with innovative solutions and services that can help New Zealand businesses drive digital transformation.  

Holtsmark says, “There is a huge opportunity in New Zealand made possible by a long history of success of the Konica Minolta brand in the region. This was largely driven by channel partners and customers that are dedicated users of Konica Minolta technology.

Eric Holtsmark,, managing director Konica Minolta Business Solutions New Zealand

“Opening a new direct operation in New Zealand will provide a way for existing, loyal users to directly access Konica Minolta’s range of technology and solutions. It will also strengthen our strategic alliance with our distributor for the A3 office range of multifunction printers, Brother International NZ, so we are very excited about that.”

Service and support

Konica Minolta New Zealand will offer a broad range of products and services locally, initially focusing on its core business in office and production print. It will also work with several strategic partners to provide software and solutions including print and document management and data migration.

Konica Minolta New Zealand has spent the past few months building a local, highly experienced team, hiring technicians and salespeople to ensure service and support for customers from day one. Konica Minolta Australia will also provide resources to support the expansion.

Yohei Konaka, managing director, Konica Minolta Australia, says, “Konica Minolta has many loyal customers in New Zealand and we’re very happy to now see a direct presence in this country. Konica Minolta is one of the world’s most sustainable companies with a strong commitment to creating value for customers and society, and the communities in which we operate.

“Having a local operation in New Zealand marks a new era for Konica Minolta and its customers and we’re looking forward to bringing Konica Minolta’s products, people, ideas and innovation directly to the New Zealand market.”

The company adds that it will take an active role in corporate social responsibility, in line with the company’s global philosophy around adding value to the communities in which it operates.

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