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Kyocera SA takes first place in Q2

September 7, 2018

Kyocera South Africa’s Karen Vivier.

The OEM’s South African subsidiary has assumed first position in the country’s copier and MFP market in Q2 2018, with a 15.5 percent market share.

Kyocera’s 15.5 percent share of unit shipments for the period was revealed in new data recorded by Infosource, and, according to the OEM, indicates that “Kyocera’s focus on delivering vertical solutions that address companies’ pain points is paying off.”

For the first half of 2018 (ending June the 30th), Kyocera ranked second in the overall South African copier and MFP market, growing unit shipments by around 30.8 percent year-on-year. This growth is particularly noteworthy in a difficult market where South African copier and MFP shipments dipped 4.5 percent, when comparing the first half of 2018 to the same period in 2017.

Kyocera performed well overall in both colour copiers and MFPs in the first half of the year, and increased unit shipments by 35.5 percent, claiming 12.5 percent market share for the same period. In the mono copier and MFP market, Kyocera achieved 18.6 percent market share and took first place.

The OEM was again in first position, in A4 copiers and MFPs for the first half of the year, with a market share of 24.1 percent, and also recorded strong growth in A3 copiers and MFPs, increasing product shipments in this category by around 12.4 percent. Its growth in A3 colour copiers and MFPs saw unit shipments rising by nearly 33 percent.

Karen Vivier, Hardware Product Manager, A3, Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa, said: “We have seen growing traction in both the mono and colour A3 segments throughout 2017 and the first half of 2018. The colour range continues to gain significant market share, highlighting the improvements of the new generation devices with regards to quality, colour clarity and functionality.”

“Kyocera’s A4 MFPs regained overall position one in the first half of 2018, with strong performance in both colour and mono devices,” added the company’s Hardware product Manager for A4, Brandon Zabielski. “The new products continue to showcase our ability to manage the evolving needs of print services. Our focus will be to strengthen the security function we offer.”

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