Konica Minolta have won the prestigious Red Dot Award for Product Design 2014 from the widely respected Red Dot Design Center.

Red Dot was launched in 1995 and has attracted global interest from all sectors.

As Professor Dr. Peter Zec, the initiator and CEO of the Red Dot Award, explains,The Product Design Award “gives design professionals from all over the world a chance to measure themselves against each other.

Year after year, this results in a higher level of design and also motivates the participants to enter their best products” and receive recognition among industry peers and consumers alike.

Red Dot accepts competition entries from manufacturers and designers from diverse industries around the world including digital technologies, business machinery, home appliances, cars, tools, architecture, and many more.

So coveted have the prestigious Red Dot Awards become, that this year they received a record-breaking 4,815 entries.

Each design submission was examined, tested and scrutinized by a comprehensive panel of 40 judges who are all respected and “renowned experts from around the world.” Their expertise helps to give real status to the accolade and the “significance of the Red Dot seal” which winners can display on their design.

Their assessment of design entries is measured by a strict criteria which has nine components; innovation, functionality, quality, ergonomics, longevity, symbolic and emotional content, product peripherals, clarity or ease of use and ecological compatibility.

Konica Minolta received accolades for its high-performing Bizhub series of multi-function printers (MFP), in recognition of its new generation “INFO-Palette” design concept which meet the needs of diverse working styles and make a valuable asset to efficient and productive business practice.

The Bizhub range has a unique intuitive user interface that makes it ergonomic and compatible with mobile devices.

Just some of the features include:

  • PC and USB fax, copy and print functions
  • User-friendly 7” or 9” touch-screen control panels
  • Standardised duplex printing
  • Dual scan document feeder
  • Remote access
  • Network scanning and printing to folders, email or Cloud storage
  • Windows, Mac and Linux compatibility
  • A5,A6,A4,A3,B5, B6, Letter, Legal and Custom prints
  • 2,048 MB ram + 250 GB HDD memory
  • High dpi resolution for quality graphics
  • Production of up to 200,000 pages per month

These elements make Konica Minolta’s Bizhub MFP a worthy Red Dot winner.

The functionality means that business customers can benefit from user-friendly equipment which enhances their efficiency while being operationally cost efficient and environmentally responsible too.

However, it’s not the first time the Bizhub range has received industry plaudits.

In January of this year, the Bizhub range took Konica Minolta into the record books as it earned them a prestigious MFP Line of the Year Award from Buyer’s Lab (BLI) for the fourth year in a row, a success which is unprecedented.

Managing Editor of the BLI Daria Hoffman said in a statement that, “The fact that year after year Konica Minolta continues to surpass the competition is a testament to the sustained quality of its A3 line.”

For further information about the award-winning Bizhub range and how it could benefit your business, contact CopyLogic, a business partner and supplier of Konica Minolta copiers in the UK.