The KwaZulu-Natal branch of Bidvest company, Konica Minolta South Africa, has moved into a modern 1 100 square metre building in Pietermaritzburg, encapsulating the present company’s brand and superior technology offerings.
The building was designed to meet the company’s merchandising and sales needs and boasts a state-of-the-art secure warehouse.
“Konica Minolta South Africa has been operational in Pietermaritzburg for almost 40 years. The first branch was opened in 1970s under the brand name, Helios, and employed just two people selling drawing office supplies in its small outlet on Langalibalele (then Longmarket) Street,” says Konica Minolta South Africa branch manager, Jimmy Reid.
Since then, the company has – through different business eras and brand names – ridden the wave of innovation to stay on top of its game and meet the copier, faxing and printing needs of progressive organisations.
Today, the Konica Minolta South Africa branch in Pietermaritzburg employs 32 people and is a major supplier of document production and management processes to government and commercial organisations throughout KwaZulu-Natal.
“Taking into account that after almost four decades and a recent recession, Konica Minolta South Africa can move to a large new structure, indicates that the company has achieved much success. The building is hoped to add to this achievement by meeting employees’ needs and business’ supply requirements in order to ensure a superior service offering for clients and partners. The new building is also easy to find and very accessible. In fact, residents of Pietermaritzburg can’t miss it as the branding is truly phenomenal and leads to absolute certainty that this is the new home of Konica Minolta South Africa,” says Reid.