Epson launches its range of printers, scanners and, projectors in Zambia

Partnerships with three local distributors introduces world-leading technology to businesses and consumers

November 2013, Lusaka – Epson, leaders in print and projection technology, celebrated its presence in Zambia at a two-day event hosted in Lusaka, where it introduced its range of printers, scanners and projectors to the local market in partnership with its three local distributors.

“Epson is a truly global brand. We believe it is vital to have local businesses in each country representing us, which is why we have chosen to grow our presence in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) through a network of locally established and experienced technology distributors,” said Hennie Crous, Epson’s senior corporate account manager for the Africa region.

“After having evaluated a number of distributors in Zambia, we were most impressed with Clayton Communications, Tarsus Africa, and Comztek Zambia, and we are very pleased to partner with them and welcome them to the Epson distributor family.”

The selection of Epson products that are available in Zambia includes printers, projectors, scanners and the relevant consumables required to manage them at optimal efficiency. Each product range has models suited for many different large and small business sectors including retail and hospitality, design and advertising, photography, architecture, engineering, manufacturing, mining, tourism and government, to name a few.

“We have been designing and supplying high profile and professional audio visual solutions to home users, retailers and corporates for more than 35 years,” says Sarah Clayton of Clayton Communications. “We are delighted to establish ourselves in the Zambian market with Epson’s range of projectors, as they offer the best in image quality and ease of use, supported by Epson’s continuous investment in innovation.”

“Tarsus is an established distributor on the African continent, and we recently expanded our footprint in the sub-Saharan region by opening our Zambian local office in response to demand from the local market,” says Shaun Robinson of Tarsus Zambia. “This local presence means that we are able to provide our Zambian customers with an even greater level of support, in addition to giving them access to Epson’s ranges of projectors, printers and scanners for home, corporate or government use.”

“Comztek Zambia has an established track record of representing the Epson brand in Zambia, and we are looking forward to expanding the range of Epson products that are available to the local market,” says Deirdre Bailey of Comztek Zambia.  

All three distributors will also join Epson’s Channel Partner Programme, which currently has over 250 partners throughout Southern Africa. The programme was refreshed in 2010, introducing a number of new benefits that sawall Epson channel partners receiving standardised benefits, rebates and trading terms, and providing equal opportunities for both large and small partners to succeed.

“We’re very excited to have these three outstanding companies come on board as new Epson distributors. With their extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of the local

business environment, we look forward to seeing them become strong distributors of our products to the extensive reseller network in Zambia,” Crous concludes.

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.

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.

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