Five Kyocera A3 MFPs awarded BLI Winter Pick 2018

Earlier this year, five Kyocera A3 MFPs were given the Winter Pick 2018 award in the Copier MFP category by Buyer's Laboratory.

Johannesburg, 17 Apr 2018
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Karen Vivier, Hardware Product Manager at Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa.
Karen Vivier, Hardware Product Manager at Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa.

Kyocera Document Solutions, a leader in the field of managed document solutions, has announced that five of its multi-function A3 business printers from its TASKalfa range, namely the 4002i, 5002i, 6002i, 7002i and the 8002i, have won the Buyer's Laboratory (BLI) Winter Pick 2018 award in the Copier MFP category.

George Mikolay, BLI's Senior Product Editor who covers A3 copiers and printers for the company, said that "Kyocera's Pick winners proved to be stellar players from which mid- to large-size businesses will certainly benefit. Outstanding reliability, high quality, and fast speeds coupled with smooth integration with various productivity-enhancing, cost-saving, and security-boosting solutions through HyPAS enablement, all at a lower-than-average price, make them an outstanding value proposition."

BLI, a division of the US-based independent evaluation organisation, Keypoint Intelligence is a respected tech research and analysis firm that offers expert insight based on rigorous product testing. Buyers and IT directors trust BLI when it comes to allocating their imaging equipment.

"Being recognised by BLI in these key areas is a true honour," said Karen Vivier, Hardware Product Manager at Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa. "We put a lot of thought and effort into ensuring our products deliver maximum value to our customers, and the recognition from BLI that our TASKalfa range does exactly that, is incredibly gratifying."

BLI's Pick Awards are presented twice a year and present the best hardware and software offerings from the imaging industry in their respective categories, evaluated over the preceding six months. BLI has been doing this for over 50 years.

Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa

Headquartered in Midrand, Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa is a country level subsidiary of Kyocera Document Solutions, and is responsible for the sales and marketing of Kyocera printers and document solutions throughout southern Africa.

Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa is renowned for its tailor-made document solutions that provide a perfect blend of premium products, software solutions and professional services that increase an organisation's workflow efficiency, enhance employee productivity, minimise environmental impact and significantly reduce operating costs.

The company offers world-class monochrome and colour printers, multifunctional products, parts and supplies, as well as software solutions.

A key differentiator for the Kyocera brand is the primary focus on overall value as opposed to only considering the initial acquisition price. Its solutions portfolio and managed document services division help customers to reduce costs and environmental impact, at the same time as improving the efficiency and reliability of common business processes.

Kyocera Document Solutions is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kyocera, which is a leading manufacturer of hi-tech ceramics, electronic components, solar cells and electronic office equipment.

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Kyocera Document Solutions

Kyocera Document Solutions, headquartered in Osaka, Japan, is a leading manufacturer of document imaging solutions and document management systems, including colour and monochrome multifunctional products as well as printers and wide-format devices. Kyocera's products are renowned for their unique long-life imaging components that provide greater reliability and less waste, resulting in a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) over the life of the product. The Kyocera Document Solutions portfolio does not stop at hardware. A full suite of business applications and consultative services allow customers to optimise and manage their document workflow, unleashing the full potential of their hardware investment.

Kyocera Document Solutions is a core company of Kyocera, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components. During the year ended 31 March 2017, Kyocera's net sales totalled 1.42 trillion yen (approx. EUR 11.9 billion). For more information and press-ready photos, visit

Editorial contacts
join.the.dots Ingrid Lotze (+27) 011 568 0709
Kyocera Document Solutions Marcom Department (+27) 11 595 2600
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