Konica Minolta Said to Be Closing Connecticut Facility, Transferring Employees

Konica Minolta’s headquarters in Ramsey, New Jersey.

According to Hartford Business, Konica Minolta Business Technologies is planning to move its Windsor, Connecticut operations out of its 500 Day Hill Road facility, transferring employees from its customer-care center to other locations.

The Windsor facility has been in operation since 1986 and has around 550 employees. Konica Minolta representatives are said to have informed Windsor Town Manager Peter Souza last week that it’s consolidating work over the next six to 18 months at various locations.

Several sources reported that workers were told in a meeting and via an internal memo that the company’s Windsor facility will be moving into the Ramsey, New Jersey, corporate office in the next six to 18 months. However, Konica Minolta will still be “maintaining a location in Connecticut.”

Souza said it’s not clear how many jobs will be moved or lost, but that he hopes to work with the company to try to retain some of the operation.

According to Hartford Business: “Jane Garibay, the executive director of the Windsor Chamber of Commerce, told WVIT the company’s plan to leave will be a loss for the town both economically and in the community support it has been giving Windsor for years.”

In 1986, Konica set up its own business-machine subsidiary, with U.S. headquarters in Windsor. In 2003 Konica Business Technologies merged with Minolta Corporation’s business-products division and moved its corporate offices to New Jersey.

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