June 23, 2014
Meerbusch, Germany – June 21, 2014 – All told, fifty of KYOCERA Document Solutions' printers and multifunctional devices have now received the new RAL-UZ 171 Blue Angel eco label. Every printer and multifunctional device in KYOCERA's ECOSYS and TASKalfa series meets the standards of both Germany's federal environment agency and Blue Angel's environmental jury. And each of these products now bears the well-known Blue Angel eco label.
"When it comes to the environment-friendliness of our products, we are relentless in our efforts to increase performance. Certification according to the new Blue Angel standard is clear evidence our investment is paying dividends," explains Detlef Herb, Environmental and Product Safety Manager with KYOCERA Document Solutions. To receive the Blue Angel designation, office printing equipment must comply with a host of criteria to ensure its biologically and environmentally safe qualities. These include recyclable design, strict noise emission and indoor pollution requirements, and energy consumption (TEC) standards that apply for equipment both when it is idling and when it is printing.
Blue Angel is one of the oldest and best-known eco labels. It provides consumers with invaluable assistance in their search for particularly eco-friendly products. In 1997, KYOCERA was the first manufacturer of printers to obtain the Blue Angel designation. Since then, the Japanese company has continuously received the highly desirable label for its products. "Ever since the appearance of ECOSYS technology on the market, the name KYOCERA has been synonymous with environment-friendly document management solutions," says Oliver Kreth, General Manager European Marketing. "Our commitment to the environment is also apparent from our many activities to protect the environment, including the German Environment Prize and incentives in Asia to green up buildings. We are very proud to have the Blue Angel label on our products, as it confirms our faithfulness to this very important cause."
KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. headquartered in Osaka, Japan is a leading manufacturer of document imaging solutions and document management systems, including color and monochrome multifunctional products and printers and wide format devices. KYOCERA's products are renowned for their unique long-life imaging components that provide greater reliability, less waste - resulting in a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) over the life of the product.
The KYOCERA Document Solutions portfolio does not stop at hardware. A full suite of business applications and consultative services allow customers to optimize and manage their document workflow, unleashing the full potential of their hardware investment. KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. is a core company of KYOCERA Corporation, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components. During the year ended March 31, 2014, KYOCERA Corporation's net sales totaled 1.45 trillion yen (approx. USD14.1 billion).