Bidvest Office combines world-leading products with top local expertise

| 4 August 2015

The Bidvest Office division of international services, trading and distribution company, Bidvest, has brought the combination of internationally recognised office automation products and the country’s leading service excellence to the South African market.

Earlier this year, Bidvest Office announced that it would be enhancing its range of digital multifunctional printers with the introduction of the Samsung ProXpress M4070 multifunctional printer (MFP).  This monochrome range recently won the coveted Monochrome Printer/MFP Line of the Year Award at the 2015 Buyers Laboratory (BLI) Winter Awards, for the second consecutive year.

The Samsung machines are serviced and supported by the local Bidvest group company, Konica Minolta South Africa, a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, which also underwrites the product warranties.

"BLI recognised Samsung's dedication to creating an MFP range that can improve both productivity and efficiency, while remaining cost effective," says Andrew Griffith, product manager for Office Products. "At the same time, Konica Minolta South Africa was named as the country's number one player within the local multifunctional printer market by market data specialist InfoSource once again, retaining its position as a trusted, reliable document management partner that can add value, has proven expertise and can provide an offering that goes beyond the provision of hardware to include effective software and ongoing support.

"Teaming up these award winning Samsung devices with Konica Minolta South Africa's proven customer service excellence provides local customers with an unprecedented combination," he adds. "This strong technical and services backing is particularly critical within the business-to-business office automation market."

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe


Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. Konica Minolta enables its clients to champion the digital era: with its unique imaging expertise and data processing capabilities, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society. As a provider of comprehensive IT services, Konica Minolta delivers consultancy and services to optimise business processes with workflow automation. The company further offers its customers solutions and managed services in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments. With regard to its office printing solutions, "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2020 Vendor Assessment" stated that Konica Minolta is "recognised globally as a leader in print transformation". As a strong partner for the professional printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe (InfoSource). Its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R & D laboratories in Europe enable Konica Minolta to bring innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. For its innovative service approach that complements their devices perfectly, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘"Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Serviceability and Support 2020/2021" by Keypoint Intelligence. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With approximately 10,000 employees (as of April 2020), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over 2.34 billion in financial year 2019/2020.


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