Konica Minolta South Africa Uplifts Small Business

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As part of its commitment to community upliftment, Konica Minolta South Africa is supporting Eunique Printing, a business that operates from Konica Minolta South Africa’s Johannesburg campus, uses Konica Minolta South Africa’s leading equipment, and which is also benefiting from the organisation’s business and marketing knowledge.

Eunique Printing has been in business for six months, employs three people and prints books, magazines, business cards, calendars, receipt books, brochures, invitations, photographs, as well as offering ring binding and glue binding services. The company currently handles printing for Konica Minolta South Africa’s branches as well as work books for its literacy programme.

Eunice Ngwenya, Managing Director of Eunique Printing, completed Printing SA’s very first screen printing pilot course during 2014. The organisation recommended her to Konica Minolta South Africa. ‘To see Eunice running her own successful business is overwhelming, and it shows that we are reaping the rewards of our training efforts. Printing SA would like to wish her all the success in her business endeavors endeavours,’ said Shallon Mphasane, National Training and Development Administrator at Printing SA. As part of Konica Minolta South Africa’s B-BBEE scorecard, the company was required to set up a supplier development project where a supplier would provide a service to the company.

Laetitia Coetzer, special projects manager at Konica Minolta South Africa, said, ‘It made sense to use some of our equipment, and up-skill and provide someone with the necessary equipment to do our internal printing.

‘We decided on a copy shop, then we looked for someone to give the opportunity to run their own business. Printing SA recommended Eunice, and I immediately liked and connected with her. She’s done very well for herself in the last six months. We’re very proud of this initiative.’

Ngwenya has always been interested in printing, and had done silk screening on plastic for 25 years. She is glad that she applied for the Printing SA training as it has led her to where she is today. ‘I’ve learnt so much from Printing SA, I wouldn’t be where I am without them, and with the help of Konica Minolta South Africa, I see myself going very far,’ she said.