Konica Minolta Becomes Master Distribution Partner for MGI's Full Product Line in Canada

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of production printing systems, is pleased to announce an exclusive agreement with MGI's Digital Graphic Technology division to co-market and service the entire line of MGI digital print solutions. This is the latest in a series of Konica Minolta and MGI distribution programs in place globally and the two companies have worked closely together for nearly two decades.

The MGI partnership in Canada started with the addition of MGI's JETvarnish 3DS to Konica Minolta's broad Production Print portfolio. The agreement announced today extends the full spectrum of MGI products to Konica Minolta Canada, which includes the Meteor series of digital presses, the JETvarnish 3D line, and other advanced finishing technologies. MGI manufactures unique products designed to handle the widest range of substrates and formats, including foils and plastics, along with high-precision and fully digital spot coating, embossing, hot foil and high-gloss applications.

"The printing and packaging industries are continually looking for innovative ways to expand their services and streamline production. By combining the MGI line-up with our current offering, we significantly increase our ability to help clients differentiate, grow margins, and improve productivity," Says Chris Dewart, president and CEO, Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd., "We enjoy a strong relationship with MGI, and together we now offer Canada's printing industry the widest selection of digital print solutions available."

"We are excited to be strengthening our collaboration with Konica Minolta," states Michael Abergel, executive vice president of MGI. "Konica Minolta is the ideal partner to expand our distribution in Canada. Their reputation, market leadership and experience will help both companies better serve commercial print and packaging customers trying to stand out in a competitive space."

The agreement is effective immediately and the two organizations have already started executing a comprehensive roll-out plan. Konica Minolta will provide market coverage across Canada by leveraging its large direct sales and service force - backed by a team of commercial print specialists as well as through their strong partner channel.

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. is one of the world's leaders in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services. Our portfolio of offerings deliver solutions to improve our customers' speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition, including placement in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services (MPS) and Managed Content Services (MCS). Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for nine consecutive years. Konica Minolta has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for four years in a row. For more information, please visit www.KonicaMinolta.ca and follow Konica Minolta LinkedIn, Twitter @KonicaMinoltaCA, and YouTube.

About the MGI Group

Founded in 1982, the MGI Group is a public company with offices around the world and is registered on the Euronext/Alternext stock exchange (ALMDG). The MGI Group is a global digital printing technology leader composed of MGI Digital Technology, headquartered in Paris (Fresnes), France and KÖRA-PACKMAT, located in Villingendorf, Germany and CERADROP, located in Limoges, France.

MGI USA, based in Melbourne, Florida, is a fully-owned subsidiary of the MGI Group that supports the North & South American, Caribbean and Asia Pacific markets. For more information, please visit www.mgiusa.com.

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CONTACT: Rebekah Fougere, Director, Marketing & Sales Support Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. +1 905.890.6600 x404 rebekah.fougere@bt.konicaminolta.ca Kevin Abergel, Vice President of Marketing & Sales MGI USA, Inc. +1 321 751-6755 k.abergel@mgiusa.com

Source:Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd.