Langmeil, Germany, June 8, 2016. The Supervisory Board of MOBOTIX has a new chairman. Yuji Ichimura, Executive Officer of Konica Minolta, Inc. ("Konica Minolta"), the majority shareholder of MOBOTIX, was elected chairman of the Supervisory Board of the company. At Konica Minolta, he is Executive Officer and Executive General Manager of Business Development Headquarters. The Management Board of MOBOTIX AG is looking forward to the collaboration with Yuji Ichimura. He succeeds Dr. Ralf Hinkel who has resigned at his own request from the Supervisory Board effective May 31. The Supervisory Board of MOBOTIX consists of Yuji Ichimura, Kunihiro Koshizuka and Sabine Hinkel.
With its new strategic shareholder Konica Minolta, MOBOTIX aims at improving its leading camera technology through innovations such as new high-resolution imaging sensors and high-grade lenses. Another objective of Konica Minolta and MOBOTIX is the joint development of next-generation security solutions including Konica Minolta‘s industrial optical systems. Konica Minolta‘s 3D-LiDAR for instance scans wide areas at a high precision level. This laser sensor will be able to generate 3D images, determine the distance, the size and even the speed of a moving object. Intelligent solutions for specific vertical markets will be developed with the technology and experience of both companies, for instance a “Care Support Solution“ for securing residents at nursing care homes and hospitals.