Esko & Konica Minolta Canada agree to a digital finishing sales partnership for Canadian wide-format print market

Esko, a global supplier of integrated hardware and software for the labels, packaging and wide format sectors, has agreed to a sales partnership with Konica Minolta Canada, a leader in delivering world-class business transformation solutions and technologies. Konica Minolta Canada is the newest reseller of the Esko Kongsberg range of digital cutting tables and associated workflow software tools designed for the wide-format sector in the high growth Canadian region.


With Konica Minolta Canada establishing a new demonstration center in Calgary, alongside facilities in Toronto and Montreal, the opportunity to extend sales for Esko integrated digital finishing solutions is significant.

Mark Rand, Channel Manager, Digital Finishing at Esko, said: “With Konica Minolta Canada as our partner, we are opening our total coverage area and securing over 400 new associates to actively work with us in the wide-format business. Konica Minolta Canada has extensive demonstration center commitments enabling us to sell to and service Esko and Konica Minolta Canada wide format customers from coast to coast. It’s a great result for both companies and all of our customers.”

Brad Leonard, VP Sales, Digital Finishing at Esko, added: “We see huge growth potential in the wide-format business in Canada and the Kongsberg tables and software will be an excellent complement to the Konica Minolta Canada solutions. We look forward to building a strong market presence, with our joint solutions, in Canada.”

Esko Kongsberg

Chris Dewart, President and CEO, Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd said: “Esko is an industry leader and innovator, and we’re pleased to now call them a partner of Konica Minolta. Esko’s line of digital cutters and cutting tables should be of particular interest to our customers in the wide-format and packaging spaces, as these devices have the potential to greatly enhance the productivity of their operations.”

The Kongsberg range of digital cutting tables is the result of over 50 years of technical expertise and innovation. Designed for the signage, packaging and display sectors, the range boosts the performance of digital finishing operations to industrial levels and is backed by an impressive suite of tools for complete production flexibility, as well as integrated software for workflow optimization.

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