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Konica Minolta and Pioneer Establishes Joint Venture Company
for OLED Lighting Business

Tokyo (June 1, 2017) - Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) and Pioneer Corporation (Pioneer) announced that Konica Minolta Pioneer OLED, Inc. (Konica Minolta Pioneer OLED), the joint venture for Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) lighting business, was established on June 1, 2017.

The new company will take charge of business and product planning, product development, production technology development and marketing functions of both companies’ OLED lighting business to drive its initiatives.

Joint Venture Company Overview

Company name Konica Minolta Pioneer OLED, Inc.
Headquarters Hamamatsucho Building, 1-1-1 Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo Japan
Capitals 490 million yen
(Investment ratio: Konica Minolta 50%, Pioneer 50%)
Representative Masahiro Nakakita, President
Number of employees Approximately 50
Date of establishment June 1, 2017
Commencement of operation July 1, 2017
Business domain Development and sales of OLED lighting panels

Konica Minolta Pioneer OLED

Konica Minolta Pioneer OLED will generate synergies through combined strengths of Konica Minolta’s roll-to-roll method flexible panel manufacturing equipment and production technology and Pioneer’s achievement in OLED panel mass production and market rollout and its car electronics OEM business know-how.
With the establishment of the new company, Konica Minolta and Pioneer will accelerate business launch for OLED lighting not only in the existing fields of indicators, advertisement, beauty and medical lighting but also in the new field of automotive lighting, with enhanced values for customers.