Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc.
Konica Minolta Business Technologies , Inc.
February 12, 2004
Konica Minolta Business Technologies Unveils a New Product Brand “bizhub”
Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc. (president: Yoshikatu Ota) proudly announces a new product brand for office equipment, “bizhub” which symbolizes “New KONICA MINOLTA.” This new brand will be used for MFP (multi-function peripherals)* to be launched from April 2004 onward.
- multi-function machine having such versatile functions as copy, print, scan and fax
[meaning of the new brand]
“business + hub”
This compound word is a combination of “biz,” an abbreviation for business, and “hub.”
“hub” is a familiar word used in computer and networking world,
which means center of places, core of activities, and/or relay station for networking.
Values to be provided by “bizhub” brand
“bizhub” brand provides the following values to customers pursuing business efficiency and renovation:
Create new work style environment unrestricted by time and/or place
Create a dynamic exchange of knowledge and information sharing
Productivity and usability which accelerate business flow
A Goal aimed by “bizhub” brand
“Put yourself at the hub”
Placing business persons at the core of the business scenes is the initial concept of “bizhub”, and it is also the basic concept we continue to pursue in the future.
Through this new brand, Konica Minolta aims to contribute to intensifying business competitiveness of our customers, and to be an indispensable and reliable partner.
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