14
November
2019
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09:29
Europe/Amsterdam

Konica Minolta strengthens its presence in the Caucasus and Central Asia – Opening of new subsidiaries in Georgia and Kazakhstan

Summary

Konica Minolta strengthens its presence in the Caucasus and Central Asia and informs about the opening of its offices in Tbilisi, Georgia, and in Almaty, in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The official opening in Georgia was on 12 November 2019, the opening in the Republic of Kazakhstan takes place today.

Georgia: Help Caucasian business to move to a higher stage using a modern approach to document workflow automation

Konica Minolta has been working in the Caucasus market for a long time. Until recently, the hardware and solutions were supplied through an indirect channel. The level of business maturity and success of dealers demonstrated that the Caucasus market was ready to open its own official office. Therefore, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Georgia started its activities in Tbilisi, Georgia, on the 31st of May 2019. The Caucasus region contains the territory of three countries: Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. The office in Tbilisi will be responsible for business growth and providing Konica Minolta solutions in these countries. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Georgia is a subsidiary of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Czech.

In the first phase, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Georgia will provide solutions for industrial, production and office printing and software for improving document workflows to the Caucasus market. Starting next financial year, the company will provide solutions for Digital Workplace (DWP) and intelligent video solutions.

Konica Minolta Ukraine, based on its own experience, will support their Georgian colleagues during their first years in the market.

Kazakhstan: Steady increase of interest towards effective IT solutions among the representatives of Kazakh business

Same like Georgia, until now, the products and solutions of Konica Minolta have been present on the market of Kazakhstan thanks to different distributors being company's partners. The office, situated in Almaty, will be responsible for company's activities performed on the market of Kazakhstan and other countries in Central Asia, most of all Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Kazakhstan is a subsidiary of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Poland.

Konica Minolta is entering the market of Kazakhstan and Central Asia after completing a huge process of the company’s digital transformation: From a vendor of solutions for office and production printing to a provider of IT solutions, offering a wide range of services and products in the area of workflow management and IT infrastructure, such as intelligent video surveillance systems or solutions using the concept of AR (Augmented Reality). Leaving aside the sales distribution model, the opening of Konica Minolta's office in Kazakhstan is a logical stage in executing the strategy of extending company's presence in the region. Konica Minolta counts on the steady increase of interest towards effective IT solutions among the representatives of Kazakh business.

Konica Minolta, being the market leader in manufacturing the equipment for production and industrial printing (including textile and label printing, machines for digital refining), is planning to come onto the Central Asian markets with the best solutions in the field of professional and industrial printing.

Konica Minolta Russia, based on its own experience, will support their Kazakh colleagues during their first years in the market.