Bedford Council picks Konica Minolta to provide printer ink services Nov 09, 2011 10:15 by Matt Bird
Konica Minolta Business Solutions has been chosen by Bedford Borough Council to provide it with its managed print services.
This contract win comes after the local authority picked the firm through the Buying Solutions framework for public sector purchasing.
Under the new partnership, Konica Minolta will provide the council with a high-quality, high-volume in-house print management system to deliver over 500,000 monthly colour documents.
“Having tendered through the Buying Solutions framework, we chose Konica Minolta as they provided the best solution for our needs,” said councillor Shan Hunt, portfolio holder for revenues and benefits, customer services and ICT.
“As part of our modernisation agenda, our objective was to provide a more efficient service, reduce our costs and produce high quality results for all our requirements.”
According to the local authority, the printer ink solution provided by Konica Minolta will allow it to show greater efficiency in savings and on external costs to its shareholders.
Furthermore, Konica Minolta has stated that following the commissioning, training and installation of its products Bedford Borough Council was able to use the digital print management system the following day.
Jonathan Wilson, market development manager at the firm, added: “This contract win is typical of the growing success of Konica Minolta’s customer intimacy policy.
“By understanding the needs of Bedford Borough Council we were able to propose and implement a solution that met their needs for an efficient and cost-effective print management solution.”
Recently, Konica Minolta added a new addition to its award-winning range of bizhub printer ink devices.
The company launched its PRO C6000L full-colour printing system designed to provide consumers with a cost-effective system for various document production environments.
According to Konica Minolta, the new machine can produce fast output speeds of up to 60 pages per minute for both colour and monochrome prints and has a 1200dpi resolution.