HP Announces Agreement with Konica to Strengthen and Expand Imaging, Printing Business Offerings
PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 26, 2003
HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced a new relationship with Konica to strengthen and expand its imaging and printing offering to the business market. HP will collaborate with Konica to leverage its expertise in copier engines, broadening HP's portfolio of products for commercial customers.
"By combining Konica's robust copier engine expertise with HP's heritage of networking and manageability, we will bring to the market one sophisticated system that is completely integrated with current HP hardcopy office products," said George Mulhern, senior vice president, HP Imaging and Printing Group. "This agreement with Konica augments and complements HP's existing partnerships and will enable us to more rapidly expand our imaging and printing offerings."
Details of the product offerings from this relationship and market strategy will be announced in the coming months, with products shipping later this year.
Information about HP's existing line of imaging and printing solutions and services for business customers is available at http://www.hp.com/large/product/printing.html.
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