Ricoh Names Motswako Office Solutions Partner Of The Year


Motswako Office Solutions regained its crown as Ricoh SA’s business partner of the year at Ricoh SA’s recent annual financial year-end event.

Motswako Office Solutions, a Ricoh SA Platinum Partner and BBBEE partner, won a total of nine awards, including the coveted business partner of the year, which it last won in the 2012/2013 financial year.

Ricoh MD, Jaco de Jager said, ‘We’ve grown since I bought the company in 2010 and this year revenues have grown 54 per cent. We have 1500 per cent more machines in the field since 2010, we now have 10 national offices in South Africa and one in London, UK, our staff complement has grown from 25 in 2010 to 153 today and we recently bought a 50 per cent stake in Thepa Trading, the level 3 BBBEE Ricoh partner in the Free State.’

‘Our partner network is fiercely competitive as they help their customers be ready for the future of business,’ said Jacques van Wyk, COO of Ricoh SA. ‘Motswako Office Solutions has clearly met and exceeded customer needs and that demonstrates that our partnership drives success.’

Motswako Office Solutions this year won:
• Dealer of the year.
• Annuity purchases, for achieving 329 per cent of budget.
• Exceptional growth, 54 per cent.
• Exceeded 100 per cent of target for production printing value propositions.
• Exceeding 100 per cent of target for machine and accessories.
• Highest machine and accessories purchases.
• Highest consumable purchases.
• Highest software purchases.
• Good payment award.

The company won three categories in total when it previously won Ricoh SA’s business partner of the year in 2012/2013, including highest consumables sales and highest machine and accessory sales.

‘An additional accolade for our Motswako Rainbow Family that year was an award for best spirit in any dealership, which shows the dedication of all employees in our company and their commitment to work together towards the common goal of providing the most efficient and friendly service to all clients,’ said De Jager. ‘That is the true secret to our success.’ 

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