Corporate Vice President of Konica Minolta and General Manager of Konica Minolta’s Sensing Business Headquarters Kentaro Mikami paid a special visit to Specim’s head office in Oulu on September 1st.

The visit marked a step forward in the ongoing efforts to foster synergy between the parent company and its subsidiaries, showcasing the importance of maintaining a strong and cohesive corporate ecosystem.

During the visit, Mr. Mikami was greeted by Tapio Kallonen, the CEO of Specim. The day-long visit involved meetings and discussions with the Specim management and employees aimed at strengthening collaboration.

In his speech to Specim employees, Mr. Mikami expressed his gratitude for their hard work and emphasized the importance of maintaining sustainable growth and customer-oriented innovation in today’s fluctuating global economy.

Mr. Mikami also highlighted the importance of the Specim’s role within the Konica Minolta ecosystem and acknowledged the valuable contributions of Specim technology to the Konica Minolta’s efforts to support the sustainable development of society.

“Specim supports our vision ‘Beyond our vision’ both concretely and figuratively by developing hyperspectral imaging technology that sees beyond the human eye and having a strong representation in industries that promote sustainability such as recycling,” Mr. Mikami says.

About Specim

Founded in 1995 in Oulu, Specim is the pioneer and leading global supplier of hyperspectral imaging solutions. Its hyperspectral cameras and systems serve industry, research, and governmental organizations in various socially significant applications across the world. The company operates on all continents and has offices in Finland, the USA, China, Germany, and Spain. Specim has been a part of Konica Minolta Group since 2020.