Konica Minolta and MGI Tighten Their Partnership
Konica Minolta and MGI Digital Technology (MGI) have expanded their cooperation with new initiatives to benefit customers in a single-source partnership approach. The strategic and financial cooperation between the two companies was established in 2014 and expanded in 2016 with an increase of the stake in MGI to 40.5 percent. As a result, Konica Minolta added MGI products for production, label, and packaging printing to its portfolio.
The two companies are also intensifying their links in Germany and Austria. Under an expanded cooperation, MGI systems will be sold directly through Konica Minolta’s distribution network and will support MGI customers as a single point of contact for all service, support, and administration topics. Distribution and service for MGI systems was previously provided separately.
While MGI related technologies and solutions are being marketed under the Konica Minolta brand, generally the brand identity and corporate design of both companies remain separate. “The strengthening of our partnership is of particular benefit to customers and interested parties,” said Tony Charlet, general manager of MGI Global Business. “In the future, they will receive service and advice on all aspects of production printing and digital embellishment from a single source. As a company with a strong customer focus and a broad-based team of consultants and on-site support, we are able to design and implement individual embellishment solutions together with the customer. The fact that MGI has again moved a little closer to Konica Minolta is symbolized by a new, common logo under which we will market MGI systems in the future.”