Konica Minolta streamlines sales and finance operations
Konica Minolta announces a reorganisation of its Sales Administration and Finance departments in several European countries, advancing the company’s transformation towards an IT services provider and increasing the earning capacity of its core business.
In recent weeks, Konica Minolta has enlisted the services of a specialist consultancy to evaluate thoroughly its business areas and define a more efficient organisational structure. The impending reorganisation is aimed at operational excellence for Konica Minolta and will focus on process standardisation and optimisation. The reorganisation also takes account of the overall market situation in the printing industry.
Our intention to reorganise and outsource is necessary given the state of the market and our own transformation towards becoming an IT service provider. The scope of the outsourcing is not final yet, but by the standards in our industry, we assume that roughly 250 jobs will be affected.
The reorganisation will include Konica Minolta‘s operations in Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium and European Headquarters in Langenhagen.
In the weeks ahead, Sales Administration and Finance managers at Konica Minolta will work with the consulting company to identify the relevant processes and decide which functions will remain inside the organisation and which will be outsourced. Initial consultations with works councils and labour representatives have already taken place in all affected countries. Further information will be disclosed after the first milestones have been achieved, which is expected to be in early July.
We understand that these decisions will be painful for the individuals affected, but this change is essential. The adjustments we are making will enable us to offer IT services and related products more efficiently to our customers in the future and remain competitive and profitable in the medium and long term. We are grateful for the contributions made by everyone and we will seek individual arrangements for anyone affected in a spirit of respect and equity. We will also maintain open and transparent communications throughout the project.
About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan, forming part of its Business Technologies business area. As a leading global services provider in the field of IT- and document processes as well as digital production printing solutions the company excels in services-led business consulting, implementation and management and provides a range of world-leading printing systems and solutions. In this context, Konica Minolta’s Optimized Print Services concept (OPS) combines consultancy, hardware, software implementation, and operation in order to enhance business process efficiency and cost-effectiveness. To support customers optimally with powerful and sustainable solutions, technology leader Konica Minolta continuously invests in research and development work and regularly sets new standards. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With over 9,700 employees (as of March 2017), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.4 billion in financial year 2016/17.
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