KDZA moves into first place in SA’s copier and MFP markets in Q2 2018

KYOCERA Document Solutions South Africa has moved into first position in the overall South African copier and multifunction printer (MFP) market in the second quarter of 2018 with a 15.5% share of unit shipments for the period. This is according to new numbers from Infosource and indicates that KYOCERA’s focus on delivering vertical solutions that address companies’ pain points is paying off.

For the first half of calendar 2018, we ranked second in the overall South African copier and MFP market, growing unit shipments by around 30.8% year-on-year. This growth is particularly noteworthy in a difficult market where South African copier and MFP shipments dipped 4.5% when comparing the first half of 2018 to the same period in 2017.

We performed particularly well overall in the colour copiers and MFPs in the first half of the year and increased unit shipments by 35.5% and claimed 12.5% market share for the same period. In the mono copier and MFP market, KYOCERA achieved 18.6% market share and took first place.

Thanks to the effort of our staff and partners, we were in first position in A4 copiers and MFPs in the first half of the year, with a market share of 24.1%, and also recorded strong growth in A3 copiers and MFPs, increasing product shipments in this category by around 12.4%. Our growth in A3 colour copiers and MFPs was especially impressive, with unit shipments rising by nearly 33%.

We have seen growing traction in A3 colour segments throughout 2017 and the first half of 2018. The colour range continues to gain significant market share, highlighting the improvements of the new generation devices with regards to quality, colour clarity and functionality.

KYOCERA’s A4 MFP’s regained overall position 1 in the first half of 2018, with strong performance in both colour and mono devices. The new products continue to showcase our ability to manage the evolving needs of print services. Our focus will be to strengthen the security function we offer.


Brandon Zabielski – A4 Product Manager & Karen Vivier – A3 Product Manager

KYOCERA Document Solutions South Africa

Meet the Team – Belinda Mahaffy

  1. How long have you been with Leaf – 9 months
  2. What’s your role at Leaf? Sales at Leaf Richards Bay
  3. What is the most rewarding part of the job? When the customers signs
  4. And the most challenging? paperwork
  5. Describe your sales/work philosophy? Be your customer’s trusted adviser
  6. What 3 words describe you? hardworking, integrity and can do
  7. If I asked your customers to describe you, what three words would they use? Dependable, helpful, talkative
  8. What keeps you motivated? Approved deals and money
  9. What is one thing you cannot resist? Being pampered
  10. Where is your favourite place to be? Canada
  11. What is your favourite thing to do? gardening
  12. How do you define success? Good networking skills and relationships
  13. If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be? Airhostess
  14. What is the weirdest job you have ever had? Working in a hairdresser as a nail technician for all the Durban call girls
  15. Tell us something that might surprise us about you? I am a qualified beauty therapist, nail technician and modelling teacher.

Meet the Team – Cherise Erasmus


  1. How long have you been with Leaf: Almost 3 years
  2. What’s your role at Leaf? Key Accounts Manager – Ballito
  3. What is the most rewarding part of the job? – Growing as a person
  4. And the most challenging? Dealing with difficult clients
  5. Describe your sales/work philosophy? Never give up
  6. What 3 words describe you? Energetic, Goodhearted, Kind
  7. If I asked your customers to describe you, what three words would they use? I think kind, motivated and driven
  8. What keeps you motivated? My goals I have for myself
  9. What is one thing you cannot resist? Chocolate
  10. Where is your favourite place to be? Home with family
  11. What is your favourite thing to do? Shop
  12. How do you define success? Setting a target and achieving more than you should have
  13. If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be? Designer
  14. What is the weirdest job you have ever had? I’ve never had a weird job
  15. Tell us something that might surprise us about you? I play touch rugby


Leaf Technologies has paired with ECN, the fastest growing alternate network in South Africa, to offer out customers Next Generation Network solutions.

ECN offers a comprehensive and cost effective telecommunications solution which provides customers with the option of replacing their existing voice service provider.
In addition to our core products, we offer multiple value added services to meet your communication requirements.

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These substantial savings are achieved with competitive outbound call rates and lower infrastructure costs.

Why use ECN?

Cost Savings

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ECN has built a state-of-the-art Network Operations Centre (NOC), which monitors ECN’s national voice and data network. The NOC monitors active and passive network parameters to anticipate, localise and isolate problems on the network. When problems do occur the activities of front-line personnel are coordinated and dispatched from regional offices. The NOC is also capable of providing an up to the minute, real-time visual summary of the status of the entire network.

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ECN’s telephone management system (TMS) provides customers with real time account information. The TMS is accessed via an easy-to-use, web-based interface. Configurable reports covering billing, invoicing, savings and diagnostics are available to users via a web interface. It is the perfect tool to help customers easily monitor and manage their company’s telephone costs.

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Only Pay for the Colour You Use!

Kyocera Document Solutions, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, has revolutionised the way customers pay for printing with its Three Tier Colour Billing system, ensuring customers need only pay for the colour they use.

Historically, printer service maintenance agreements charged the same price for a small amount of colour as they did for a full page of colour. Three Tier Colour Billing completely changes this pricing model by only charging customers for the actual colour they print. With Three Tier Billing, Kyocera offers colour print costs based on the actual usage of colour toner per page which allows the customer to simply pay for what they use.

Kyocera’s TASKalfa multi function colour range has one of the lowest colour costs per page on the market. With Three Tier Billing, customers will see significant savings on colour printing and copying with three additional counters which calculate the printed and copied pages measuring the coverage in three categories.  TEXT+ (low coverage) would apply to printing a company logo on otherwise monochrome correspondence, CHART+ (medium coverage) applies to the printing of a report containing charts and graphs with text, and GRAPHICS+ (high coverage) for printing colour rich collateral such as brochures and presentations.

There are no hidden costs or charges with this service. Customers who would like Kyocera’s Three Tier Billing simply need to have it enabled on their TASKalfa Colour device.

For more information about Three Tier Billing and the other exciting products we have on offer, contact Leaf Technologies on 086 100 5323 or e-mail sales@leaftechnologies.co.za

We’re Hiring!

Leaf Technologies will be opening a Ballito branch soon and we are looking for staff to join the Leaf family!

Sales Admin/Service Controller:

This person needs to be organised, have great attention to detail and be highly computer literate. They need to be able to multi-task and work unsupervised. Duties will include logging of service calls and toner requests, consumable sales, loading sales orders, communicating with our Finance Department, ordering stock and tracking orders, as well as the general day to day running of the office.

Salary dependent on experience

Sales Representatives:

Applicants will be responsible for new business development. Own car, cellphone and laptop essential.  Experience in the Office Automation industry not essential, but a passion for technology is. Must be able to fit into our fast paced, vibrant, energetic and quirky team.

Salary dependent on experience

Think you have what it takes to be part of our fantastic team and help make our new branch a success?

Send your cv to hr@leaftechnologies.co.za with the position you are applying for in the subject line.

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The company was established in 1991 to provide professional office solutions to businesses throughout South Africa with a strong focus on relationships with our clients.

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