Global technology development company Epson today revealed that it plans to expand its operations within South Africa and will be tackling “the local market with a renewed vigour in 2010”.
According to recently appointed general manager for South Africa, Kelvin Reynolds “Epson started this re-invigoration process in the latter parts of 2009, by introducing an increased focus on offering overall solutions in the business and large format printing market sectors.”
“Our consultants and product specialists have been on intensive training courses that have been designed to help them understand the specific needs of our customers in these various vertical sectors – and to be able to deliver tailored solutions, through our channel partners, that meet the specific requirements of these verticals.”
This year, Reynolds added, Epson has increased its headcount locally by approximately 30%, which will enable it to extend its reach into other Sub-Sahara African markets.
“Printing solutions represent a considerable percentage of the overall capital and operational expenditure of any organisation, second only to physical IT equipment,” he continued.
“This is why we have made it one of Epson’s imperatives to bolster its skills and support offerings – especially to the corporate sector – because we believe that with the new range of products that we have on our product roadmap for 2010,
Epson is going to make a considerable impact in the local printing and projector space.”
The company will primarily be targeting the healthcare, education and public sectors within the coming year.