Epson honours its channel achievers

The company recognised the achievements of distributors, resellers and individuals that have played a leading role in growing the Epson brand in South Africa therefore this year’s awards were divided into distributor, reseller and individual awards categories.

Epson honours its channel achievers

June 2012, Johannesburg– Epson South Africa recently acknowledged the achievements of its channel partners at a glittering black tie event, hosted by former Manchester United goalkeeper Gary Bailey at the exclusive Kyalami Castle Hotel near Johannesburg.

The company recognised the achievements of distributors, resellers and individuals that have played a leading role in growing the Epson brand in South Africa therefore this year’s awards were divided into distributor, reseller and individual awards categories.

Leading distributor Mustek dominated the awards, collecting four company awards and one individual award from Kelvin Reynolds, Epson’s general manager in South Africa. The company led the pack by taking the award for overall Best Distributor of the Year.

In addition, Mustek won in the Business Products – Dot Matrix/Laser/Scanners category, the Pro Photo Printers category, and the Business Projectors category. Shaun Battiss, Product Manager at Mustek was recognised as the Rising Star for 2012.

Other distributors taking multiple awards included Solution Technologies, which collected awards for coming out tops in both Pro AV and Home Cinema Projectors; while Kemtek rang up the award for Best in Point of Sale Business Systems, while the company’s Mark Broude was acknowledged with an individual award for Business Manager of the Year.

The Reseller of the Year award was handed to TCM for overall excellence throughout the 2011 financial year.

Reseller Audio Note was acknowledged for its success in both Pro AV Projectors, while the company’s Malcolm Haefner took the “Strike It Rich Millionaire” individual award.

“The Epson Channel Partner Programme that we re-launched in April 2010 has made smaller resellers feel as much a part of the Epson family as our larger channel partners are,” said Reynolds. “Standardised benefits, rebates and trading terms mean that all of our partners compete on many more metrics than just revenue and units sold, and this means that all our partners give their best efforts to competing within the parameters of the Programme.

“For the first time in the history of the Epson Channel Awards in South Africa, we chose to acknowledge a number of individuals who are great ambassadors of the Epson brand,” he continued. “While there is no doubt that the success of the winning companies must be ascribed to team efforts, there are individuals that lead by example, and we wanted to show them our appreciation.”

Overall list of winners

Distributors:

Business Products – Dot matrix/ Laser / Scanners: Mustek

Business Systems – Point of Sale: Kemtek

Consumer Product Supplies: Kolok

Pro Photo – Photo Printers: Mustek

Pro Graphics – Large Format Printers: eProfile

Projectors – Pro AV: Solution Technologies

Projectors – Home Cinema: Solution Technologies

Projectors – Business: Mustek

Resellers:

Business Products – Dot matrix / Laser/ Scanners: CHM Vuwani Computer Solutions

Business Systems – Point of Sale: GAAP

Consumer Products – Hardware and Supplies: Matrix Warehouse

Pro Photo – Photo Printers: ORMS

Pro Graphics – Large Format Printers: Colour Corporate

Projectors – Pro AV – Audio Note

Projectors – Home Cinema: HFX Systems

Individual Awards:

Rising Star: Shaun Battiss from Mustek

Dynamic Divas: Bernadette Thompson and Abigail Thompson from Pro-Networks

Oscar: Grant Johnson from Johnbak Solutions

Business Manager of the Year: Mark Broude from Kemtek

Strike It Rich Millionaire Award: Malcolm Haefner from Audio Note

Emerging Talent: George Rosa from ImageMed

Channel Champion: Anabelle Morel from Epson

Overall Awards:

Reseller of the Year: TCM

Distributor of the Year: Mustek

Notes to Editor

About Epson

Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader that is dedicated to exceeding the vision of customers worldwide through its compact, energy-saving, high-precision technologies, with a product line-up ranging from printers and 3LCD projectors for enterprise and the home, to sensors and other microdevices.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 78,000 employees in 99 companies around the world, and is proud of its on-going contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates.

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About Epson sub-Saharan Africa

Epson’s operations in sub-Saharan Africa were established in 1997 with headquarters based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Since then, Epson has established a panel of distributors and resellers throughout sub-Saharan Africa who are dedicated to serving Epson’s end-consumers with the highest quality products and levels of support. Epson now manages sales and support in 21 sub-Saharan African countries including South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zambia, Malawi, Angola, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Southern Sudan, Eritrea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.http://www.epson.co.za/

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