Brother Wins 'iF DESIGN AWARD 2017' for 7 Categories

Johannesburg, 07 Mar 2017
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Brother Industries, a parent company of Brother International South Africa, one of the leading global manufacturers of laser and inkjet printing devices, has won "iF DESIGN AWARD 2017" for seven categories.

iF DESIGN AWARD 2017 received 5 575 entries from 59 countries. This is the 10th consecutive year Brother has been named as an iF DESIGN AWARD winner and has now received a total of 62 awards, including the seven won this year. Six of the award-winning product ranges are available in the South African market.

The iF Design Award was presented to the HL-L5200DW and HL-L6400DW Monochrome Laser Printers and the MFC-L5700DN and MFC-L6900DW Monochrome Laser Multi-function Centres; the ADS-3600W Desktop Scanner and PJ-773 Mobile Printer; and the PT-P950NW and PT-P300BT Labelling Machines. All these award-winning Brother International products are covered by a free three-year warranty against manufacturer defects in materials and workmanship. The warranty, either On-Site or Carry-In, is applied automatically from 1 October 2016 so there is no need to register your product or log your details online. This is a great advantage and certainly a consideration when buying a new product. To know you have the support of a company with a 'Customer-First' approach provides a sense of extra confidence in your new Brother device.

Winning Brother products: iF DESIGN AWARD 2017

Dale de Villiers, marketing Manager at Brother South Africa, said "We are extremely honoured to receive the award. We continuously make efforts to pursue improvements in design quality and product innovation to provide superior value to customers."


iF DESIGN AWARD is hosted and judged by the iF-International Forum Design, in Hanover, Germany. This is one of the most prestigious international design competitions and has been running since 1953. It is recognised around the world and judged not only on external appearance of the product, but also on criteria such as functionality and environmental performance.

Brother International South Africa

For more than a century, Brother has won recognition as a brand synonymous with delivering product innovation and customer satisfaction. Founded in 1908, Brother is a leading International brand that produces quality innovative products for the print and imaging, labelling and sewing markets in more than 100 countries worldwide. Brother International South Africa is the regional sales office for South Africa and markets a range of products manufactured by its parent company, Brother Industries of Nagoya, Japan. Established in 1970, Brother International South Africa manages an extensive network of distributors in both domestic and Sub-Saharan markets.

Brother's printing business is committed to the advancement of technologies and "workstyle innovation" and constantly strives to pioneer new technologies and improve product quality. The different types of technology Brother offers are convenient to use and helps streamline workflow and efficiency in corporate, SME and home environments. For more information about Brother, visit

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