4 January 2007 — Osaka (JPN): Kyocera Mita Corporation, a group company of Kyocera Corporation, and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of office information equipment, has entered into a strategic North American supply agreement with IKON Office Solutions.
Under the terms of the agreement, IKON will sell and support three of Kyocera’s monochrome multi-function printers manufactured for IKON to customers in the US and Canada.
Koji Seki, chairman and president of Kyocera Mita Corporation described the agreement as one that will help Kyocera Mita increase its market share in North America. He said: "We are honoured and proud to take this step with IKON. When you consider that IKON has access to multiple product lines from many leading manufacturers in our industry, the fact that IKON added Kyocera technology to their product portfolio demonstrates the value that our products deliver in the marketplace."
Matthew Espe, IKON’s chairman and CEO, said: "This agreement with Kyocera Mita expands and enhances IKON’s best-in-class product portfolio. These MFP devices from Kyocera Mita, combined with our straightforward approach to pricing, configuration and service, enable us to offer our customers a robust and reliable pre-configured solution and greatly simplifies the transaction."
The products are expected to be available from IKON for customer delivery throughout the US and Canada in February.