Leading Canadian Natural Supplement Manufacturer Installs First Ground-Breaking Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C71cf Digital Label Printer in North America
Revolutionary technology takes short run label printing to the next level, offering brand owners and converters the flexibility to market their products in ways that were previously impossible.
Mississauga, ON – November 3, 2016 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. (Konica Minolta) is pleased to announce the first North American installation of Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C71cf digital label printer at Advanced Orthomolecular Research (AOR).
Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, AOR is one of Canada’s most advanced natural supplement manufacturers committed to researching the best that science and nature have to offer. Innovative research, scientific integrity, quality manufacturing and ongoing consumer education play a key part in its processes.
Looking to find a solution to support easier prototyping of test products, improve quality control and flexibility to make changes faster, AOR turned to Konica Minolta. “We needed the ability to print 50 or 50,000 labels of any type and not worry about production costs or timelines,” said AOR. “Most of the solutions we saw in the market were either niche printing systems that offered no savings over third parties, or systems designed for industrial print that were far too expensive. Konica Minolta’s bizhub PRESS C71cf provides a nice middle ground – a much lower cost per label than third-party solutions, and a total cost of ownership that makes doing it ourselves attractive.
“This exclusive technology guarantees consistent results,” said Chris Dewart, president and CEO, Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. “This entire collaboration from start to finish is an example of our ongoing commitment to help our customers succeed by investing in partnerships and introducing disruptive technologies. We’re concentrating not just on improving device features and capabilities, but on how our products are making Canadian businesses of all types and sizes successful. These initiatives also reflect our focus on the environment, as we search out and manufacture more eco-friendly alternatives.”
“The flexibility of having our own in-house printer saves us thousands of hours in lead times. Not only is the printer efficient with the capability to produce multiple jobs at once, the quality has far surpassed any 3rd party printers we have used in the past,” said AOR. “The customer service and dedication to our business is the primary advantage of working with Konica Minolta Canada. They helped us every step of the way and their customer service response time is excellent. Since we purchased the printer, we’ve refined our process. The design and colours of our labels are bright and vivid, the label production is smooth and efficient and it gives us great flexibility to trial new label designs for different products.”
About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. is a leader 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. Our IT Services division, IT Weapons, offers a range of IT strategy, support, project and cloud computing solutions. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition, including placement in the Leaders Quadrant on the Gartner 2015 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, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for five years in a row. For more information, please visit: konicaminolta.ca and follow Konica Minolta on LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter @KonicaMinoltaCA.
About Advanced Orthomolecular Research (AOR)
AOR, a Canadian-based company with headquarters in Calgary, Canada, has an established reputation over the last 25 years as being one of the most advanced supplement formulators in the country. AOR endeavours to bring something new to the supplement world: not just new supplements, but a new spirit. AOR is built around the pillars of innovative research, scientific integrity, quality manufacturing, and consumer education. "Orthomolecule" was a term coined by Linus Pauling, who is the founder of orthomolecular medicine and a Nobel Prize winner in 1954 and Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1962. Orthomolecular refers to "the right amount of the right substances delivered to the right place in the body at the right time."
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