Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Signs Four-Year Contract With Corporate United


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Konica Minolta to Continue Supplying bizhub and bizhub PRO Color and Black and White MFPs to Corporate United Members

RAMSEY, N.J. – September 4, 2007 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies, has extended its contract with Corporate United (CU) for four more years, the third consecutive contract of its kind between the two organizations. Konica Minolta will continue supplying digital color and black and white multifunctional products (MFPs – print, copy, fax, and scan all in one), solutions, and related services to Corporate United member companies. CU, the nation’s largest group purchasing organization will provide Konica Minolta devices and solutions to its more than 100 Global 2000 companies as part of their overall sourcing and contract management solutions.

Recognized in 2004 and 2006 as “Supplier of the Year” by CU, Konica Minolta ranked the highest in overall member satisfaction based on a survey of all Corporate United member companies. The survey comprises 17 categories of suppliers from which a single company is chosen as Supplier of the Year

“Konica Minolta has continuously proven to be a valued supplier of products and services to our membership for almost a decade,” said Gregg Mylett, president and founder, Corporate United. “We are pleased to extend this agreement for another four years. Typically suppliers of specific commodities and services are analyzed by steering committees, appointed by the Corporate United Advisory Board, who conduct an extensive bid process to ensure unparalleled quality, service and pricing benefits. Konica Minolta has been through this bid process twice and due to their outstanding track record with us and our member companies, we decided to sign the agreement without going through additional reviews.”

“This new four year contract represents both a strong ongoing partnership with Corporate United and a significant revenue stream for Konica Minolta,” said James Lange, vice president, key accounts, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “It shows that our ‘customer centric’ focus coupled with the investments we have made in our bizhub product line, service and support pays off in customer loyalty and repeat business. Having twice been named Corporate United Supplier of the Year, Konica Minolta is appreciative of this distinctive recognition, but the ultimate compliment and reward is the ongoing business association we enjoy with Corporate United.”

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. (www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us), a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, brings together unparalleled advances in security, print quality and network integration via its award-winning line of bizhub(TM) multifunctional products (MFPs); bizhub PRO(TM) production printing systems; magicolor(R) desktop color laser printers and all-in-ones; and pagepro(TM) monochrome desktop laser printers and all-in-ones. Konica Minolta also offers advanced software solutions, wide-format printers, microform digital imaging systems, and scanning systems for specialized applications.

Headquartered in Ramsey, NJ, Konica Minolta delivers expert professional services and client support through an extensive network of direct sales offices, authorized dealers, resellers and distribution partners in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America.

About Corporate United
Since 1997, Corporate United (CU) has been assisting the world’s largest and leading companies to realize the power of leverage and indirect spend savings on their bottom lines. CU facilitates an unrivaled network and provides the services and resource flexibility companies need to manage their enterprise spend requirements.

CU provides more than 100 Global 2000 companies across every industry sector with sourcing and contract management solutions. As the world’s leading group purchasing organization, CU succeeds when our members do; by combining leverage, knowledge, and sourcing expertise to achieve more from supply chain efforts. To learn more about Corporate United and how we can help your organization, please visit our website at: www.corporateunited.com or call us at (440) 895-0938.

Konica Minolta Corporate Contact:
James Norberto
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.825.4000
[email protected]

Konica Minolta Media Contact:
Rachel Reed
Lois Paul and Partners
+1 781.782.5785
[email protected]

Corporate United Contact:
Gregg Mylett
Corporate United
+1 440.895.0938
[email protected]


Konica Minolta is a trademark of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. bizhub and bizhub PRO are trademarks of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

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