Konica Minolta invests $1 million in major rebuild of Edmonton office

Konica Minolta Canada’s Kelly Toporowski, Director for Northern Alberta (left), and Vincent Gauthier, Konica Minolta Market Vice President for the Western Region, led the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Konica Minolta Canada’s Kelly Toporowski (left), Director for Northern Alberta, and Vincent Gauthier, Konica Minolta Market Vice President for the Western Region, led the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Inside Konica Minolta's revovated Edmonton office.
Inside Konica Minolta’s newly renovated Edmonton corporate office.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) has announced the recent grand re-opening of its newly renovated corporate office in Edmonton, Alberta. The original facility was built 23 years ago, and the transformation took about ten months to complete with an investment of over one million dollars. The decision for Konica Minolta to re-invest in its Edmonton facility was well-timed. Although the city struggled during 2015 and 2016, its economic growth relative to the rest of Canada has been strong this year – and the outlook remains positive. Konica Minolta currently generates over $18 million annually in the Edmonton area, employs 55 full-time workers, and supplies office technology solutions to businesses of all sizes. The company also supports numerous local community initiatives and is a preferred partner of the Edmonton Oilers hockey team and the Edmonton Eskimos football team.

The company held its grand re-opening on November 9, 2017, with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony that included local dignitaries, software vendors and customers. The event also served as an innovation showcase and featured a special keynote from Stew MacDonald, Edmonton Oilers’ Executive Vice President. Titled Embracing Change and Partnerships in the Workplace, MacDonald addressed the role that detailed planning, partnerships and technology play in today’s fast-changing working environment.

Chris Dewart.
Chris Dewart.

“We’re committed to supporting local economies across Canada and in Edmonton, and this is the most recent in a series of large investments we’ve made to prepare for future growth,” said Chris Dewart, President and CEO of Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada). “Another strong reason for the revitalization of many of our older locations is to align with our corporate vision of improving how people work. Our innovative Workplace of the Future strategy is as important for us as a business, as it is for our customers.”

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.