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New MD for Kyocera UK Operations

From the Printware Blog on Wednesday 25th June 2014 in News

Here at Printware, in addition to providing advice and information on all the latest printing innovations, we like to keep a close eye on the people behind the brands, as this can have lasting effects on the industry at large and on any future technology or developments.

One notable change came recently, when Kyocera Document Solutions UK Ltd appointed Hironao Katsukura as its Managing Director. Mr Katsukura succeeds Jun Okumura who has returned to Japan.

The well-established Japanese company has enjoyed success in the UK and this is reflected across Europe where the company has enjoyed growth averaging 7.1% year since 2009. Reportedly, the firm aims to evolve into more of a solutions company in a bid to offer a more streamlined approach combining hardware, software and services. 

Hironao Katsukura

Mr Katsukura said:

'I would like to thank Mr Okumura for his five years of contribution to Kyocera Document Solutions in the UK and wish him all the best in his new role. Kyocera has seen phenomenal growth in the UK – 77% in the last three years alone. My job will be to accelerate this momentum and transform the organisation with a focus on services. I look forward to working with the UK team and our valued partners to develop our UK & Ireland business further.'

Mr Katsukura was educated in Japan before joining Kyocera, working in a variety of sales positions until he moved to Europe in 1997 to assume a role in the Export Division. In 2004 he returned to Japan spending four years in charge of Business Development Sales to Strategic Partners in America, China and Japan. He then became General Manager in charge of the company's Sales Division supporting the company's subsidiaries around the world. In 2012 he returned to Europe to head up Kyocera's European Corporate Sales Division supporting its 16 sales companies.

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Here at Printware we supply a wide range of Kyocera printers and accessories; each of our products has a full description and technical specifics available online as well as an estimated cost per page. In addition, full product brochures and warranties are also available. So, for more information on any of our products or services, or if you have any specific queries regarding our range of Kyocera devices and accessories, details on how to contact us can be found here.

Alternatively, if you currently use a device from Kyocera or any of the major manufacturers and are looking for some technical advice or an upgrade, get in touch with our team today. We have a wealth of experience in the industry and will be able to advise you as to your particular situation.  

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