Konica Minolta Supports Mobile Working in Lufthansa Lounges

Guests in Lufthansa lounges benefit from Konica Minolta’s free printing and copying service. All Lufthansa lounges in Germany have already been equipped with WiFi-enabled multifunctional systems. The Konica Minolta service will be rolled out to all Lufthansa lounges around the world in the course of this year to facilitate guests’ mobile work.

A large number of studies show that the proportion of people performing mobile work at a wide range of locations is constantly growing. As an IT services provider and partner for business digitalisation, Konica Minolta supports this development with smart business and IT solutions.

Lufthansa has now turned to Konica Minolta as its partner to further increase mobile convenience for its lounge guests. Lufthansa guests at all lounges within Germany are already benefiting from WiFi-enabled multifunctional systems and Konica Minolta’s cloud-based “Secure Guest Print” service. The same service will be available globally at all Lufthansa lounges in the course of 2018.

“We spent a long time looking for a secure and reliable printing and copying solution for our lounge areas that offers our guests extreme ease of use. We found the right partner for this in Konica Minolta. The current user figures in Frankfurt and Munich show that the new service is proving to be very popular with our guests”, explains Kathrin Schmittner, Manager of Lounge Projects at Lufthansa AG. 

A simple and intuitive user interface for multifunctional systems is an important factor for Konica Minolta in ensuring customer satisfaction. And guests in Lufthansa’s lounges are now benefiting from this, too. They can simply send their documents to a specific email address and then receive a PIN code that they use for printing on the system. Secure Guest Print, an app from Konica Minolta’s bizhub Evolution on-demand platform is used for this purpose in order to meet the most stringent security requirements. Moreover, all guests can use the free copying service without a code. The integration of a scanning function is planned for the future.

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. Konica Minolta enables its clients to champion the digital era: with its unique imaging expertise and data processing capabilities, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society. As a provider of comprehensive IT services, Konica Minolta delivers consultancy and services to optimise business processes with workflow automation and implements solutions in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments. According to IDC, Konica Minolta is a “Major Player in Work­flow Services Hardcopy in the Western European market” (2016). Being a strong partner for the production and industrial printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and, in 2016, was the production printing market leader for the ninth consecutive year (InfoSource). The hardware portfolio covers light and mid production as well as industrial printing machines. Konica Minolta Marketing Services provides value added services that intelligently link print and digital marketing in an effective and efficient way. In the healthcare sector, Konica Minolta drives digitalisation of clinical workflows and offers a broad range of next-level diagnostic solutions. Through its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R&D laboratories in Europe, Konica Minolta brings innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With over 9,700 employees (as of March 2017), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.4 billion in financial year 2016/17.