Southern Cross and Konica Minolta Sensing Americas Announce Market Development Partnership

ATLANTA & RAMSEY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Southern Cross, a subsidiary of Sparus Holdings, and Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta, Inc., are announcing a partnership to provide state-of-the-art natural gas leak detection and emission reduction solutions. Sparus Holdings is a complementary suite of outsourced field and professional services for utility and industrial customers and Konica Minolta Sensing Americas Inc. is a leading provider of next generation gas monitoring systems. The two companies are combining decades of industry field knowledge, instrumentation and advanced analytics expertise to deliver data-driven asset management solutions for the broader utility market segment.

Yoshiki Fukai, General Manager of Imaging IoT Solutions Business Unit, Konica Minolta, Inc. said: “We are honored to announce our partnership with Southern Cross. We expect the capabilities and features of the GMP02 such as quantification, unique image processing, straightforward data management and utilization, will lead to a safer and more stable operation for Southern Cross’ industry partners.”

Richard Summers, President, and CEO of Sparus Holdings commented: “We are extremely pleased to partner with Konica Minolta Sensing Americas and bring state-of-the-art gas sensing technologies to the energy sector. We believe that technology is changing the industry’s capability to identify and quantify greenhouse gas emissions. The GMP02 optical gas detector is a critical component in helping the energy sector improve safety, reduce leak-related losses and drive data to assist in identifying greenhouse gas emissions.”

About Sparus Holdings

Sparus is a leading provider of a complementary suite of field and professional services for utility and industrial customers. Through a growing family of brands, Sparus provides gas line inspection and leak detection, utility metering services, utility locate services, field-based project oversight, project management and controls, and other related services. For over 75 years, the Company has been committed to the highest standards of safety and industry expertise to meet the evolving needs of its customers.


Jody Boyles

Southern Cross

Vice President Business Development

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 919-799-3701

Ryo (Ryan) Minegishi

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas

Business Development Manager, Monitoring Biz Dept.

E-mail [email protected]
Mobile: 201-739-3243 | Office: 201-785-2403

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