The Creation of New Value
Through innovation which only Konica Minolta can provide, we create value and share it with society for the betterment of people's lives today and for the generations to come.
Our 6 Values are the essence of our innermost beliefs, our inherited DNA, and define how we go about our business and act towards all our partners. They articulate what we stand for and direct our decision making.
We are committed to becoming an innovative company that stands tall in difficult times with a solid and quality business base, ensuring we remain courageous to provide new value in the face of any challenge.
It is our pledge to bring the ideas of customers and society to life through innovation and contribute to the creation of a high quality society.
Rokusaburo Sugiura begins selling photographic and lithographic materials at Konishiya Rokubeiten (the beginnings of Konica Corporation)
The Cherry Hand Camera, Japan’s first brand name camera, is marketed
Kazuo Tashima establishes Nichi-Doku Shashinki Shoten (Japan-Germany Camera Company, later known as Minolta Co., Ltd.)
The internally developed and produced X-ray film, Sakura X-ray Film is released
The first Japanese-made color film, Sakura Natural Color Film, is announced
The company’s first planetarium unit is completed
The company’s first copier, Minolta Copymaster, is completed
The world’s first 35mm camera with built-in flash, Konica C35EF, is launched
The world’s first finger-measurement type pulse oximeter, OXIMET MET-1471, is launched
The world’s first 35mm compact autofocus camera, Konica C35AF, is launched
The world’s first copier with stepless zoom magnification/reduction function, EP450Z, is launched
Ultra-high-precision aspheric plastic lens for CD players is developed
Minolta 7000, SLR camera with an autofocus function, is launched
Simple color-proofing system, Konsensus, is launched
Laser Imager Li-10, medical digital imaging output system, is launched
SP101, monochrome laser printer, is launched
CF70, digital full-color copier, is launched
Fully launched business for TAC films for LCD polarizers
Konica Minolta Supplies Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is established as a joint venture for the production of polymerized toner
A holding company, Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. is established by integrating the management of Konica Corporation and Minolta Co., Ltd.
Konica Minolta opens its own planetarium, Sunshine Starlight Dome “Manten”
Nassenger V, next-generation inkjet textile printer, is launched
The world’s first phase contrast mammography unit is launched
Konica Minolta withdraws from the photo and camera business
Digital Imaging Square, the first presentation space oriented toward the production print market, is opened
bizhub PRESS C8000, digital printing system, is launched
AeroDR, cassette-type digital radiography system, is launched
The world’s first Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) lighting panels using only phosphorescent materials are released
Konica Minolta Planetarium “Tenku” is opened at the TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN®
The group management system is reorganized and the company name changed to Konica Minolta, Inc.
Konica Minolta and Panasonic Healthcare sign an agreement on transfer of ultrasound diagnostic equipment business
AccurioJet KM-1 — a B2 digital inkjet press is launched
Konica Minolta Precision Medicine, Inc. is established