Konica Minolta South Africa (KMSA) has been awarded Best Performer of the Year by Konica Minolta Business Technologies Japan Inc for the second consecutive year. The award acknowledged KMSA as the best performer ahead of 34 Konica Minolta distributors based in the “rest of the world”, including Oceana, Latin America, the Middle East and South East Asia. KMSA MD Alan Griffith says the accolade was bestowed for outstanding performance in the sales and promotion of Konica Minolta multifunctional products (MFPs) in 2006. “Factors such as our leading 40% share of the colour market and the introduction of high volume devices aimed at the light production print market certainly contributed to our success,” he says.
In addition, KMSA was placed amongst the top three distributors for the technical training its employees have received. “117 employees have undergone associate service engineering training and 20 employees are professional service engineers, in line with Konica Minolta Japan’s strict certification standards,” says Griffith. Fifteen of KMSA’s colour representatives were placed amongst the top 100 colour representatives (rest of the world) and the Best Colour Representative award went to KMSA’s Conrad van der Westhuizen, who sold a record-breaking 110 colour devices in six months, his nearest competitor a Hong Kong representative, who sold 16 devices. Griffith says the large number of awards received by KMSA is testimony to the exclusivity of the bizhub brand in South Africa, the level of service KMSA offers and its investment in its people. “We have a large footprint of branches and dealers nationwide and unmatched expertise and after sales service backed up by a team of highly qualified and professional services engineers. “The Konica Minolta bizhub range of MFPs is the best overall package on the SA market right now,” says Griffith.
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