Brother wins "Good Design Award 2018" in six categories

Johannesburg, 14 Dec 2018
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Brother Industries (President: Ichiro Sasaki), the parent company of Brother International South Africa, one of the leading global manufacturers of printers, scanners and related equipment, has won a Japanese design award, "Good Design Award 2018", in six categories.

Since winning the award for the first time in 1960 for the home sewing machine, Brother has won the same award for 205 different products in total, including the six won this year. Furthermore, this will be the 26th consecutive year since 1993.

Dale de Villiers, marketing manager at Brother South Africa, said: "The Good Design Award evaluates not only the exterior beauty of products, but also the user experience and environmental impact of the design, as well as the products' ability to present new ideas to society. Winning the award recognises the concerted effort by all Brother employees involved in developing, manufacturing and delivering Brother's products and services.''

The 2018 Good Design Award was presented to the MFC-J1500CDN inkjet printer; the L2000 mono laser printer series; the ADS-2200 desktop scanner; the Luminaire Innov-is XP1 sewing and embroidery machine; the GTX garment printer as well as the PT-P710BT bluetooth labelling machine.

The PT-P710BT is the only product listed above currently available in South Africa through Brother's dealer and retail network. Visit the website to find your nearest participating dealer and retailer.

Based on its motto: "At your side", Brother is committed to always placing the customers first by designing products that suit their needs. Brother is determined to continue to provide superior value through product design.

Winning Brother product: PT-P710BT

Good Design Award

Good Design Award has been a sole comprehensive design evaluation and communication system in Japan since 1957. Many companies and designers from both inside and outside Japan participate in the activity to enhance the industry through design quality. "G Mark", the symbol of the award, has been recognised widely as a mark representing good design.

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Brother International South Africa

Brother is a leader in the development and manufacturing of technologies in the printing, scanning, labelling, sewing and crafting industries for home, SME and corporate markets. A trusted brand worldwide that believes in the "customer first" approach in all aspect of its business, Brother has continuously met the varied needs of its customers through its comprehensive range of technology solutions.

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 "work style 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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