Reseller meet in Kolkata!


Emphasising its focus on driving growth for its channel partners, Konica Minolta Business Solutions recently organised a regional reseller meet in Kolkata, which was attended by 37 channel partners including Transcon, the Konica Minolta Gold ePartner for West Bengal, and Transcon-affiliated resellers selling Konica Minolta machines in the region.

The event was aimed at reviewing Konica Minolta’s performance in West Bengal in the previous fiscal, setting the expectations from resellers for the current year, and sharing its vision for the way ahead. It also sparked several engaging discussions about the direction in which the print and printing industry was moving, as well as emerging market trends.

The team from Konica Minolta at the high-profile event comprised senior leaders such as Sanjay Anand (Regional Manager- East and Central), Subhamay Datta (Zonal Sales Manager), Shobhan Sahoo (Regional Service Manager – Konica Minolta), and Arun Sarkar (FOS). Sahoo highlighted the reseller-focussed initiatives and service practices launched by Konica Minolta, while Anand outlined the company’s future vision and the role of resellers in it.

Speaking on the event, Sanjay Anand, said, “In a market as diverse and fragmented as India, channel partners are very important. Konica Minolta has always been committed to driving continued business growth for its channel partners and helping them achieve long-term scale and success. Our recent reseller meet at Kolkata was in line with this commitment.”

Business growth was a key talk-point at the event, with the Konica Minolta team highlighting lucrative business opportunities in public and private sectors that channel partners could tap into for generating more business. Three Konica Minolta partners also took the podium to talk about ways of promoting original consumables in the commercial segment, penetrating the relatively-untapped government offices, and driving more business within the corporate ecosystem.

The knowledge-sharing at the Kolkata reseller meet also included how-to information about generating more consumable and spare business, vital competition data, and the profits a partner can make from one machine. Partners were also educated about the most frequent FAQs and how to address the buyer questions, as well as the Konica Minolta brand and the benefits its various offerings deliver to both dealers and customers. The company will now look to build on the successful reception of its Kolkata event with other similar channel initiatives across India in the near future.

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