Konica Minolta has confirmed to expand the common development projects focusing the new video/IoT platform with MOBOTIX to min. € 3 million during the financial year 2018/19. “MOBOTIX is a strategic partner for Konica Minolta and we have seen very good progress with the common development during the past year why it will be further expanded to develop innovative video technology even faster,” says Yuji Ichimura, Senior Executive Officer of Konica Minolta. Increased focus on cyber security “The further development of software projects with Konica Minolta is of key strategic importance for MOBOTIX and we are very pleased to see this development being increased significantly” says CTO, Hartmut Sprave. “We have already explored several synergies by the technology cooperation which drives faster innovation being critical as a global player. We look forward to progress this further as the global market changes still more rapidly with increased focus on cyber security and need for video technologies to analyse the human behaviour.” Sprave continues. “Our new platform will be a hub for edge video systems that allows integration with our cyber secure technology partners.” “MOBOTIX has gained significant experience in edge recording during the years as it has always been a strong DNA of the company which we now bring to the next levels. We are proud to see this being supported significantly by Konica Minolta.”
Thomas Lausten assumes responsibility as the new CEO of MOBOTIX. On March 27, 2017, the supervisory board has appointed Thomas Lausten as new Chief Executive Officer. This "rounds-out" the management board composed of Dr. Oliver Gabel (CTO), Dr. Tristan Haage (CSO) and Klaus Kiener (CFO). Lausten has both corporate and medium-sized business experience. He was responsible as Global Sales Director at Siemens, as well as the Managing Director of the Nordic region in ADI Global Distribution. As Vice President of EMEA, Lausten contributed significantly to the success of Milestone Systems. He is familiar with MOBOTIX due to his previous experience in this market. “With Thomas Lausten, MOBOTIX was able to win a top manager from the video security industry,” says Yuji Ichimura, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of MOBOTIX. “We are glad to have him on board as CEO of MOBOTIX”. Following Klaus Gesmann‘s resignation due to illness in February 2016 the company was led by the three management members without chairman. Effective from June 15, the management board consists of four members including Thomas Lausten.
The Supervisory Board of MOBOTIX consists now of Yuji Ichimura, Kunihiro Koshizuka and Sabine Hinkel 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 by the Supervisory Board of the company as its new chairman, following his appointment as new member of the supervisory board by the register court upon a motion by 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 now 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 Kinoca 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.