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Konica Minolta Builds Up Global MPM Service Structure

Tokyo (March 27, 2015) - Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced that it has built up a global structure for its Marketing Print Management (MPM) services by adding the U.S. and Japan to the existing business areas of Europe and Asia Pacific.

Konica Minolta has been providing its MPM services to marketing divisions of major global corporations. Specialists from Konica Minolta are stationed at the clients' offices to work on print production of promotional materials and run centralized management on the contents, process, quality and delivery. Through these initiatives, Konica Minolta helps the clients optimize their return on investment, and thereby contribute to revenue increase and brand enhancement of the clients.

While Konica Minolta has been highly appraised and well accepted by the customers for the initiatives and the effectiveness, there are strong demands for making MPM services available in regions such as the U.S. and Japan where the clients run operations in addition to Europe and Asia Pacific.

With the establishment of subsidiaries and launching operations in the U.S. and Japan, Konica Minolta has instituted an enhanced structure to provide MPM services on a global scale, covering Europe, the U.S., Japan and Asia Pacific. That enables Konica Minolta to deliver its MPM services, with the same standards and quality, to markets and regions which account for the most part of the sales at major global corporations.

Going forward, the new global network will focus on MPM services, while sharing across borders know-how in Marketing Management Service (MMS), originating from Europe, to expand it into other regions and establish itself as valuable marketing partner for global corporations. In addition, Konica Minolta will communicate to print suppliers in each region about high versatility and convenience of digital printing systems in the printing production of many materials in small quantities for marketing activities. Taking advantage of those benefits, Konica Minolta will offer total solution proposals such as overall streamlining in printing production, including output process management and distribution, and communication support services that strengthen relationships between the clients and their customers.

MPM Provider Companies

Company Name Charterhouse PM Limited
Representative Gary Mahoney, CEO
Headquarters Hertfordshire, U.K.
Area of Business Europe (22 countries including the U.K., Germany, France and the Netherlands)
Established 2007
Company Name Ergo Asia Pty Limited
Representative Eugene Cora, CEO
Headquarters Sydney, Australia
Area of Business Asia Pacific and others (10 countries)
Established 2004
Company Name Charterhouse USA, Inc.
Representative Patrick Fogarty, President and COO
Headquarters New Jersey, U.S.A.
Area of Business North America region
Established October 2014
Company Name ERGOMPM Inc.
Representative Toshitaka Uemura, Representative Director and President
Headquarters Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Area of Business Japan
Established January 2015

Under the brand proposition “Giving Shape to Ideas,” Konica Minolta is enhancing the corporate value of its entire group by turning new ideas into solutions and services around the globe with high added value that meet market needs while raising the level of customer satisfaction