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Konica Minolta Helps Wildlife Conservation Society Implement Green Printing Strategy

21 Mar, 2012

Ramsey, NJ– March 21, 2012– Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced that the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has implemented a cost effective, green printing strategy with the help of Konica Minolta Optimized Print Services (OPS).  WCS’ new optimized print strategy eliminates wasteful printing and saves energy while controlling and reducing its printing expenditures.
The WCS is the world’s most comprehensive conservation organization and educates millions of visitors at its five living institutions in New York City - the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo.  To meet its goal of developing sustainable operating practices for its green Global Conservation building, WCS engaged Konica Minolta’s Optimized Print Services (OPS) to implement a cost and energy efficient printing strategy.
Konica Minolta conducted a detailed OPS assessment and tailored a print solution based on WCS needs by right-sizing its document output fleet to meet actual business needs with minimal cost of ownership and environmental impact. In total, Konica Minolta replaced 20 laser printers with 20 Konica Minolta magicolor 1690MF multifunction printers (MFPs) and Konica Minolta bizhub C35 color printers.  Most importantly, the OPS assessment process reduced cost for black and white and color printing between 30 percent and 40 percent.
“With the help of Konica Minolta and OPS, we have instituted green printing practices, purchased cost effective and energy efficient MFPs and participate in the free Konica Minolta Clean Planet recycling program,” said Jim Morley, Purchasing Director, Wildlife Conservation Society.  “In addition, many departments have seen a 30 percent savings in reduced service calls and consumables expenses. This is a huge saving for us.” 
Konica Minolta’s OPS program now manages all of WCS’s MFPs and laser printers including those from HP for its New York institutions. Konica Minolta OPS program provides pro-active remote and on-site service as well as automatic delivery of consumables and replacement parts. The organization now has one contact and invoice for its printer fleet.
“WCS is an excellent example of how an organization can implement a sustainable practice while optimizing their print fleet to reduce costs,” said Sam Errigo, Senior Vice President, Business Intelligence Services, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.  “Our customers can count on Konica Minolta Optimized Print Services to provide them complete print solutions designed to lower their document spend by automatically increasing productivity, manageability and efficiency.”
About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced document management technologies and Managed IT Services for the desktop to the print shop. For the fifth consecutive year, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys.  BLI has named Konica Minolta 2012 “Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year” and “A3 MFP Line of the Year” award winner for the company’s solution portfolio and award-winning line of bizhub Multifunctional Products.  For more information, please visit http://www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

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