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JKOA wins top honours at Toshiba Annual Distributor Meeting

JKOA Toshiba Diamond Award
From Left: Minoru Yoshida – General Manager (EI) Toshiba Singapore (PTE) Ltd,
Malik Edwin – Head of Marketing JKOA / Asst Vice President John Keells Group,
Sanjeewa De Saram – Product Manager JKOA,
Hidetaka Nonami – Vice President Toshiba Tec Corporation,
Janoda Thoradeniya – CEO JKOA / Vice President John Keells Group,
Priyanath Fernando – Head of Services JKOA,
 Neville Samaranayake – Head of Sales JKOA,
Daniel Ong – Country Manager (EI) Toshiba Singapore (PTE) Ltd.

Sri Lankan distributor outperforms region

John Keells Office Automation (JKOA), the leader in office
automation solutions, won top honours once again at Toshiba’s Annual
Distributor Meeting 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, when it bagged the coveted ‘Diamond’
award.  The company, which has received performance
prizes for the past fifteen years consecutively, counts two Diamond Awards to
its list of accolades, the highest form of recognition given by its principals.
A subsidiary of the John Keells Holdings PLC technology arm,
JKOA offers innovative products and services of the highest standards as the
authorised distributor for world renowned office automation brands. The leading
technology provider in the local market, it has been the authorised distributor
for Toshiba Copiers since its inception in 1992, awarded by principals Toshiba
Singapore Pvt. Ltd.

“Our success at the regional meet is attributable to the efforts
of our exceptional dealer network islandwide, who together with our sales team
plays a significant role in Toshiba’s local market growth,” asserted JKOA CEO
and John Keells Group Vice President, Janoda Thoradeniya, noting that the JKOA
dealer network played a pivotal role in the company’s success.
“Benchmarking against all distributors in the Asian region, the
award criteria also looked at year-on-year sales growth, market share and
marketing activities carried out to promote genuine Toshiba consumables and
spare parts. JKOA was also recognised for being the only distributor in Asia with
a 50% market share, with Toshiba Digital Multifunctional Copiers commanding a leading
market presence in Sri Lanka.
“Our reputation for efficient and reliable after sales service
and regular introduction of innovative products keeps us on the forefront of
the office automation industry,” added Thoradeniya.
Over the years, JKOA has dominated the copier industry in Sri
Lanka, offering the latest technology at affordable prices.  Via its partnership with Toshiba, JKOA has
responded to current needs by introducing office automation solutions with
smart energy efficiency improvements and reduced size and weight.
Commenting on the award, Toshiba Singapore Ltd. General Manager Minoru
Yoshida said: “We are impressed by JKOA’s command of the Sri Lankan market.  JKOA has regularly featured as a top
distributor because of its consistency in performance, reliability as a partner
and shared values which have led to a rewarding collaboration for over two
The Toshiba product portfolio includes black and white and full
colour Digital Multifunctional Copiers and caters to users ranging from SMEs to
MNCs of all other industries at every level and scale of business. JKOA is the
sole authorised distributor for Toshiba Digital Multifunctional Photocopiers
and is also the Toshiba Mobile Computing Partner for Notebooks.
Apart from Toshiba products, JKOA is also the National
Distributor for Samsung mobiles and the authorised distributor for Asus
Notebooks, Hitachi multimedia projectors, Riso digital duplicators, Samsung
large format displays, Samsung multifunction printers, FEC Point of Sales
solutions, Zebex barcode scanners and Bixolon receipt printers.

A fully-owned subsidiary of John Keells Holdings, JKOA maintains
strong relationships with customers by providing product support, warranty
services, repair and maintenance, and consumables, as well as components and
replacements of defective parts.  Its
industry-best after-sales service program guarantees a two-hour response to
service calls at minimum, service availability six days a week, a one-year
warranty, and a backup machine or unit free of charge in case of workshop

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