By Andy Slawetsky – On Sept. 27, Konica Minolta issued a statement regarding an explosion and fire at their Tatsuno supplies factory in Japan.

According to that statement, “Supply of toners for office products continues so that customers can continue to print. Regarding toners for on-demand digital printing systems, we are trying to recover at an early stage, including adoption of alternative toners…”

When asked about the situation for US customers, Kay Fernandez, Deputy Head, Global DX Branding, SVP Marketing at Konica Minolta had this to say;

“We’re thankful that there were no casualties from the explosion at the Konica Minolta Supplies Manufacturing factory.

Toner availability is very much based on global inventories, so supply implications will vary across the different regions. We have been in close contact with our dealer community.

Konica Minolta’s entire executive team is committed to on-going actions to minimize the impact for our dealers and clients. Servicing and supporting our dealer community is one of our top priorities.”

More on this story as it becomes available.

SOURCE Industry Analysts Inc.

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