Konica Minolta is based in Japan and is involved in copiers, printers, medical equipment, optical devices and thin films used to enhance picture quality in LCD.
KM is developing and producing OLED for lighting, and in March 2014 the company announced that it is starting to construct a R2R flexible OLED lighting fab with plans to start production in the fall of 2014. The fab is not in mass production stage yet, although KM does produce samples and in February 2015 the company shipped 15,000 flexible OLEDs to a Tulip Festival installation in Japan.
In 2017 Konica Minolta and Pioneer announced that the two companies will setup a joint venture, which will be called Konica Minolta Pioneer OLED and will focus on OLED lighting for automotive applications. In 2019 KMPO was dissolved following Pioneer's withdrawal from the OLED lighting market and the operations moved back into Konica Minolta.