Konica Minolta Canada Cuts Prices on Entire bizhub(TM) Line of Equipment

    Ten per cent reduction on equipment and most accessories offers business
    customers greater value for strong Canadian dollar

    TORONTO, Nov. 1 /CNW/ - Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd.
(Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging technologies and
solutions for the desktop to the print shop, today announced that in response
to the strong Canadian dollar, it will reduce by ten per cent the suggested
retail price on its bizhub line of equipment and applicable accessories. The
price reductions are available through both Konica Minolta's Canadian direct
sales and authorized dealer channels.
    "The Canadian dollar is at its highest value in more than 30 years and we
recognize this as an opportunity to support current and prospective
customers," said Ken Umeda, president, Konica Minolta Business Solutions
(Canada) Ltd. "Today organizations need to focus on the bottom line and Konica
Minolta products, now more than ever, are priced to help them do exactly that.
By delivering extra value to Canadian businesses in this manner, Konica
Minolta sets an example we hope the rest of corporate Canada will follow."
    As a result of this bold move, Canadian business customers will save
thousands on purchases of Konica Minolta bizhub and bizhub PRO printers and
multi-function peripherals (MFPs), as well as accessories. For example, buyers
can now save almost $3,000 on the suggested retail price for the bizhub C451-
a recent addition to Konica Minolta's sleek line-up of bizhub colour office
document solutions.
    Konica Minolta Canadian direct sales and dealer channels will see a
corresponding ten per cent reduction in the wholesale costs of the equipment
and selected accessories.
    "We're very pleased to make this announcement today as it shows our
commitment to both the Canadian market and our dealer partners," said Joe
Cadeau, vice president, dealer sales, Konica Minolta Business Solutions
(Canada) Ltd. "Konica Minolta is offering Canadian businesses a chance to take
advantage of current market factors and we're fortunate to possess the agility
needed to make this aggressive move to benefit everyone we do business with."


    Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Konica Minolta Business Solutions
(Canada) Ltd. brings together the strengths of its two founding companies and
is dedicated to providing customers with comprehensive solutions for their
document imaging, creation, production, and management requirements. KONICA
MINOLTA offers companies and organizations the essentials of imaging suited
for small-office environments through large production operations with a full
line of digital colour and multifunction peripherals, desktop laser printers,
plain-paper facsimile machines, print production systems, software and network
solutions, and professional services.
    An industry leader in business solutions, imaging technology, and
multifunction products, KONICA MINOLTA delivers world-class service through
its extensive network of direct sales offices and authorized dealers
throughout Canada. For more information, please visit www.konicaminolta.ca.

For further information:

For further information: Lucy Railton, Marketing Manager, Konica Minolta
Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd., (905) 890-6600 x 384,
lucy.railton@bt.konicaminolta.ca; Chris Wood, Senior Consultant, MAVERICK
Public Relations, (416) 640-5525 x 243, chrisw@maverickpr.com

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