Office automation suppliers, Panabiz, said it has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Canon, a major global player in the Office Automation and Consumer Imaging solutions market.
According to Kunal Malhotra, General Manager, Panabiz International Ltd, the partnership with Canon willÂ further add value to the companyâ€™s vision of being the preferred Office Automation Solutions provider in Nigeria with the addition of a wider range of products to its existing product portfolio.
He described the partnership as a convergence of two leaders teaming up for a strong and revolutionary business relationship.
Malhotra explained that the partnership gives Panabiz the opportunity to grow and expand its business in Nigeria by catering to the Consumer Imaging segment as well as offering more products to the Office Automation segment.
He said by the middle of July 2010 a complete range of Canon Business Solutions and Canon Consumer Imaging products will be available for sale by Panabiz.
He listed some of the products to include Low, Medium and High Volume Multi Function Products (MFP) which can copy, print, scan and fax as well, Large Format Printers (LFP), High Speed Scanners, Cheque Scanners, Printing Press etc for the Office Automation segment. Also available are Flat Bed Scanners, Laser Printers and Inkjet Printers for the Consumer Imaging segment.
â€œIt is a strategic partnership that would provide great business opportunities for both companies as Panabiz would introduce Canon, the leading global player in imaging segment, in Nigeria. Panabiz would proudly be its sole representative in the country. Further Canon can bank upon the brand equity that Panabiz has established for being the No.1 Office Automation Solutions provider in Nigeria for over two decades.â€ He added.
He stressed that Panabiz and Canon are focused on enhancing product portfolio for Office Automation and Consumer Imaging solutions to provide customers with a wider range of products to choose from. He added that quality products from the stable of Canon will be backed by excellent after sales services support by Panabiz.
Speaking on what makes Canon products different from others; Malhotra said Canon is the global leader as its product excellence lies in the unmatched Research & Development team it boasts of.Â He said being the 3rd largest patent holder consecutively for the last 3 years makes Canon a manufacturer of high quality innovative products with commitment to service and after sales support to customers.
Panabiz International Limited (Panabiz) started its operations in Nigeria in the year 1992 as the authorized representative of Panasonic Corporation of Japan, for their Panasonic range of Office Automation and Telecommunication Equipment.
Over the years, by adhering to the corporate philosophy of customer satisfaction through high quality service, the company has grown from strength to strength.Â In the last eighteen (18) years, the company has spread its area of operations from Lagos to cover the Eastern and Northern parts of Nigeria as well.