Konica Minolta delivers strong 2009 performance with increased UK market share

14 May 2010

Milton Keynes UK, 13 May 2010
Infosource 2009 MFP sales key facts:

  • Konica Minolta third in UK MFP market overall, with 12.7% share up 1.9% against 2008
  • Konica Minolta third in UK colour MFP market with 16.6% share up 0.6% against 2008
  • Konica Minolta jumps to fourth place in UK mono MFP market with 8.5% up 1.7% against 2008

The latest market share figures for 2009 published by Infosource, Europe’s leading independent market research organisation for the MFP market, show a strong performance for Konica Minolta Business Solutions in the UK. Despite the recession, Konica Minolta has increased its share of the multifunctional products (MFP) market by almost two percent, despite a general contraction of the UK market of nearly 20 percent.

In the key area of colour MFPs, Konica Minolta retained third place with a real increase in unit sales of over one percent, against a general fall in sales of 2.4 percent. Mono MFP sales results saw Konica Minolta jump from fifth to fourth place, with an 8.5 percent market share.

Overall Konica Minolta strengthened its hold on third place in the UK MFP market for 2009 with a 12.7 percent market share, compared with 10.8 percent for 2008, despite the country experiencing the worst recession in over fifty years.

The market share figures compiled by Infosource are based on the manufacturers’ own statistical returns and are not estimates. They are therefore accepted by the industry as a true reflection of market conditions.

Commenting on the Infosource figures, Neil Dingley, Operations Director for Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) said, “These figures are extremely encouraging for our direct sales teams and our dealer partners in the UK market. Trading conditions in 2009 were obviously extremely challenging yet in spite of this, our market share for MFPs not only increased by nearly two percent, but we also saw a real increase in unit sales in the critical colour multifunctional market.”