KYOCERA Mita America Highlights Company Growth and Performance at Annual National Dealer Meeting
Building on its Success and Momentum, KYOCERA Is Primed for Continued Growth with Innovative Products and Solutions, and a New Branding Campaign
LAS VEGAS -- April 15, 2007 -- Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today opened its National Dealer Meeting at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. This year’s annual dealer meeting, themed “Together We Click,” serves as a forum to reinforce Kyocera’s strong commitment to its dealer channel, and to introduce dealers to Kyocera’s new product offerings and organizational goals for the new fiscal year.
The event, being attended by more than 1400 attendees, opened with a keynote from Michael Pietrunti, president and COO of Kyocera Mita America. Mr. Pietrunti addressed the 2007 fiscal year-end results, 2007 opportunities and introduced new plans and initiatives for elevating the Company and its two brands in the competitive document imaging marketplace.
“Kyocera’s annual dealer meeting is an ideal venue to work closely with our community of dealers, and to engage in an open dialogue to discuss Kyocera’s role in the market,” said Peter Hendrick, vice president of Marketing, Kyocera Mita America. “The ‘Together We Click’ theme focuses on the importance of working together with our dealers, to understand and accommodate their needs, and the needs of the end-user. We are fortunate to have a loyal dealer base and believe this week’s sessions will be both enlightening to us and our dealers – as we strive for further success in fiscal year 2008.”
Key discussion points throughout the week, will include:
Enhancing Brand Awareness With People Friendly – Kyocera discussed how previous years of success have set the stage for continued growth in the coming year. Executives unveiled a new corporate branding campaign that boldly speaks to the advances in their new product line and its strength in the competitive printer market.
Managed Print Services – Kyocera discussed its focus on Managed Print Services (MPS), a business model and sales strategy that enables dealers to demonstrate the cost/benefit ratio of Kyocera products when compared to competitors’ solutions. MPS involves the evaluation of a company’s print behavior through the analysis of all document imaging devices within the organization, and then managing the customer service and supplies under one simplified price program. Overtime, dealers can foster closer partnerships with their customers by identifying the most cost-effective document imaging solutions using Kyocera technology.
Achievements and Certifications – Kyocera achieved a number of certifications in the past year that have attributed to overall Company performance. Certifications include: Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status; Cerner Certification; Meditech Certification; and, achieving ISO (International Standard Organization) 14001:2004 certification for instituting company wide policies and procedures to promote environmental conservation.
2007 Product Roadmap – Kyocera unveiled several new additions that strengthen its suite of award-winning and reliable monochrome and color multi-function products (MFP) and printers. Kyocera also unveiled the next generation of its iTag document management solution, iTag 2.0, for small companies or departments wanting to improve the management of their daily document workflow. The target markets for these expanded products and solutions span enterprise, small-to-medium business (SMB) and vertical market industries.
For more information on Kyocera Mita America or its National Dealer Meeting, please visit Kyocera’s web site, at: www.kyoceramita.com/us.
ABOUT KYOCERA MITA AMERICA
Kyocera Mita America, Inc. (www.kyoceramita.com/us), headquartered in Fairfield, N.J., is a leading provider of computer-connectable peripherals, including network-ready digital MFPs/printers, laser printers, color MFPs/printers, digital laser facsimiles, and multifunctional and wide format imaging solutions. Kyocera Mita America is a group company of Kyocera Corporation, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components. Kyocera Mita America, the first document solutions company with third-party certified sales data, has earned numerous honors for its products’ high performance, reliability and cost efficiency. Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net revenues totaled $10 billion during the year ending on March 31, 2006.