Konica Minolta, Inc. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 4902) is a public-listed company in Japan after the management integration of Konica Corporation and Minolta Co., Ltd. Konica Minolta Group is engaged in business around the world and has based in over 40 countries.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions (HK) Ltd. is a subsidiary of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc., which is dedicated to provide innovative and comprehensive business solutions including but not limited to digital color solutions, digital document system, knowledge management solutions, network device management utility, and a variety of hardware to cater for the ever-changing and diverse needs of enterprises of all sizes in Hong Kong.
Our Deliverable /
- Website Design and Production (around 800 pages each in 3 language versions)
- Content Management System (CMS)
- Social Media Integration
- iPhone/iPad Compatibility
- Level A Conformance to W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- Deployment to global server
- Website Content Maintenance
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Reports
The Challenge /
The Konica Minolta global brand identity was updated and all regional websites had to be revamped based on the latest identity guideline. On the other hand, the original Konica Minolta Hong Kong website consisted of more than 500 plain HTML web pages with 3 language versions. The client had to face the pain of editing page by page whenever they were going to update some common modules such as navigation menu or footer. They also have huge amount of products and solutions data to present in the website in a more modern and user-friendly layout.
In addition, we have to incorporate new content to the website, create a new mobile website and adapt the design and CMS to Shenzhen website. The websites and databases are all hosted on server provided by Konica Minolta’s headquarters in Japan with special configurations.
Our Solution /
We proposed and developed a brand new visual design based on the bare minimum requirements from the Konica Minolta identity guideline, which is unique and outstanding among different regional websites. The navigation and layouts were tailor-made to cater multiple needs of HK office apart from user-friendliness, and to present their huge amount of products and solutions data.
We adopted the latest HTML/CSS technology to maximize cross-browser/platform compatibility. The website conforms to the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) internationally recognised Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 to the level A. Users can browse the website on all major mobile or desktop devices with different browsers in correct order and precise layouts.
Most importantly the website is now fully powered by our CMS. The CMS faciltates the process of adding or updating a new product or a news article to the website. The CMS generated URLs are SEO friendly.
During the whole process from preparation to deployment, we had to communicate with IT team from Konica Minolta Japan about the server and firewall configurations.
The Team /
Project Director / KL Yuen
Project Management / Edla Pang, Raymond Hui, Emily Kwan, Cleo Cheung
Creative Design / KC Leung, Nano Chow
Development / Edwin Yung, Sky Yip, Coco Kwan, Hoi Wong
Support / Yuki Choi, Stephanie Leung, Tina Man