In August 2003, Konica Corporation and Minolta Co., Ltd. integrated their respective managements and established a holding company, Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. The new company represents an organic union of the revolutionary technologies long accumulated by the two companies, centering on a comprehensive imaging business - from input to output. Moreover, the Konica Minolta Group is pursuing growth by leveraging collective Group resources in the two major business domains of equipment and services, and components. The Group has annual sales of more than 1 trillion yen, conducts business operations in approximately 40 nations worldwide and has approximately 32,000 employees.
Based on an underlying management principle of "New Value Creation" and driven by the corporate message of "The essentials of imaging", Konica Minolta aims to provide inspired creativity in the field of imaging by becoming an innovative, technologically sophisticated, reliable and market-leading global company that is able to enhance corporate value and respond to the expectations of its stakeholders through corporate creativity.