The Celebration Of Konica Minolta's 30 Years Of Imaging Essentials In Malaysia And The Grand Opening Of Digital Imaging Square.
PETALING JAYA, 14 FEBRUARY 2012: The celebration of Konica Minolta's 30th anniversary in Malaysia took place in none other than its very own brand-new showroom on the morning of 14 February 2012. The innovatory showroom, which is known as Digital Imaging Square, befittingly anchored the auspicious occasion in all its grand corporate fashion when it was graced by the honour of The Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Yang Berhormat Datuk Haji Fadillah bin Haji Yusof.
Leading the double celebration of the 30th anniversary and Digital Imaging Square's grand opening were Mr. Yoshihisa Ishibashi, Managing Director of Konica Minolta Business Solutions for Malaysia & Singapore and Mr. Tony Tang, General Manager of Konica Minolta Business Solutions (M) Sdn. Bhd. as they welcome their honorary guest to tour the 6200 sq. ft. showroom as the first agenda of the morning. The tour included the viewing of the latest multifunctional printers for the business sectors and production printers for commercial printing sector where the innovation of bizhub PRESS C8000 was on full demonstrative display.
Witnessed by more than one hundred distinguished guests, business associates, members of the press and Konica Minolta staff, the showroom tour for the Deputy Minister took off to a resounding start. This was when YB Datuk Haji Fadillah praised Konica Minolta for keeping in line with the government's intention to inculcate technology application and encourage high level of efficiency in the nation's business sector during the tour guided by Mr. CK Lim, The National Sales Manager of Konica Minolta Business Solutions (M) Sdn. Bhd. The tour for the Deputy Minister ended with the honorary signing of the Showroom opening plaque.
By 10.15am and just before the event's launch gambit, Mr. Ishibashi took to the stage to officially welcome his esteemed guests. During the welcome address, the Managing Director took pride in outlining Konica Minolta's 30 years of achievement in Malaysia and said, 'After 30 years of hard work, Konica Minolta Malaysia is one of the top player in office automation industry today with the largest network and strongest direct service engineer team throughout Malaysia.' Mr. Ishibashi also proclaimed that the Digital Imaging Square is the first amongst ASEAN countries which showcasing its latest technology in office automation and digital printing. He said, 'This is a place where our customers can have hands-on experience for solutions needed'.
As Mr. Ishibashi closes his welcome address, the Deputy Minister was called upon the stage to join the Managing Director to officially declare Digital Imaging Square open. This was activated by both parties simultaneously pulling a blue ribbon to reveal its showroom's logo as fanfare, dance of lights and confetti rang in the grand occasion.
As the excitement tones down, the Deputy Minister, YB Datuk Haji Fadillah addresses the enthusiastic audience and revealed, 'The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation encourage foreign direct investment (FDI) not just to get the capital inflow into this country but also to expose our citizens to the new technologies brought in by multinational companies like Konica Minolta has been for the past 30 years'. He also confirmed, 'Konica Minolta's 30 years track record of commitment to enhanced business efficiency with advanced information & document solutions has proven that KMBS too is one of the key player for the economy of IT industry in Malaysia today'.
Following the Deputy Minister's speech, A Charity Drive Award was in order. A video presentation showing Marketing Manager Mr. Adrian Hah awarding bizhub multifunctional printers to 30 deserving charitable organizations. Among them were Dato Sri Langat Diraja Dato Lam Peng Chong, The President of The Spastic Children Association of Selangor and Federal Territory who came to the event personally to receive the award from YB Datuk Haji Fadillah and Mr. Ishibashi.
Next on the line-up was The Konica Minolta Sponsorship Ceremony for two young Malaysians who are chasing their dreams in the international sport arena. 17 years old Shaun Kwan Ka Junn and 16 years old Shyan Kwan Ka Lapp, both currently ranked 6th and 10th respectively in the under 17 Asian Boy Category were each sponsored by KMBS to participate in The Qatar Junior Open and The Doha Junior Open this year.
The inspiring event wouldn't be complete without thanking the customers for their loyal support in all the 30 years Konica Minolta has been in Malaysia's office automation industry. And on that note, another video presentation was played out featuring loyal customers who have been enjoying the excellent services of KMBS for more than 20 years. The more prominent clients who were present to receive the award of appreciation with their representatives and with click rebate worth RM1, 000.00.
By noon, the guests were then invited for a tour within Digital Imaging Square where a broad range of readily available business document solutions and print production solutions demonstrated along side relevant printer models. With each solutions complementing specific industries, sizes and needs of the guests' enterprises. Specialists were also stationed to impress the guests of the unique Optimised Print Services (OPS) and colour proofing of printers.
As the significant event drew to a close with lucky draws and a buffet lunch feast, the new mission statement 'Giving Shape To Ideas' that outlined KMBS's commitment to constantly create innovations couldn't be more fitting for the double celebration. The double celebration of Konica Minolta's long term commitment which was reflected in the 30 years of imaging essentials and the launch of the innovations of Digital Imaging Square, are all in place nurturing and giving shape to ideas in Malaysia.
Event: Konica Minolta Digital Imaging Square Grand Opening in conjunction with the 30th Anniversary Celebration.
Company: Konica Minolta Business Solutions (M) Sdn. Bhd.
Venue: Konica Minolta Digital Imaging Square, 2nd Floor, 1, Jalan 13/6, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Date: 14 February 2012 (Tuesday)
Guest of Honour:
Y.B. Datuk Haji Fadillah bin Haji Yusof,
Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation
Mr. Yoshihisa Ishibashi
Managing Director of Konica Minolta Business Solutions for
Malaysia and Singapore
Mr. Tony Tang
General Manager of Konica Minolta Business Solutions (M) Sdn. Bhd.
Mr. CK Lim
National Sales Manager of Konica Minolta Business Solutions (M) Sdn. Bhd.