Based on the experience gained in last decade or so, offering 30 plus different products and solutions, Kyocera now plans to deliver integrated product and solutions for various business processes, application network to boost business productivity, says K. Swethanarayan, Managing Director, Kyocera Document Solutions India, in an interview with Elets News Network (ENN)
Can you throw some light on the Kyocera’s existence?
Kyocera Corporation, headquartered in Osaka (Japan), was founded in 1959 by Dr lnamori. It is a $14 billion company operating out of 230 companies, with a workforce of over 69,000 employees and presence in over 140 countries. Kyocera enjoys a position amongst 500 most valuable companies worldwide as listed in the Business Week. Kyocera Document Solutions India Pvt. Ltd. was formed on 4th of March, 2008 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera Document Solutions Corporation, Japan.
How does Kyocera plan to achieve three-fold growth of over Rs 400 crore in sales by 2018 through rapid expansion?
Office Automation industry is a vast and growing sector in India. Office automation technologies are rapidly evolving in the way offices are now organised and managed. We plan to grow our business through expanding our reach in corporates and government sector by offering document solutions rather than just machines.
We hold a strong dealer network across India covering metros and tier 1 cities. We believe it’s high time to expand our coverage to strengthen our market in tier 2 cities. SME / SOHO is another segment which needs focused attention. We are actively supporting the government in its endeavours to digitise documents like land records, licenses, ID cards etc.
In addition to that, this technology is a critical factor in the way we function today. Considering the demand of new technologies in market especially digital (wireless) technology; we are planning to offer various document solutions apart from our leading MFDS, to various customer segments.
With the experience of 8-9 years in offering different products and solutions and we plan to deliver integrated product & solutions for various business processes, application network to boost business productivity.
After demonetisation, India is rapidly moving to become a digital economy. How Kyocera is helping in that journey?
We’re regularly reminded of how important it is in the digital economy to manage the information assets. But many organisations feel like they are drowning in a sea of content and information. File servers are overflowing and multiplying and organisations are concerned about the likelihood and implications of information leaks.
Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions by Kyocera will reduce the time, cost and complexity associated with storing, locating and collaborating on documents and data throughout the information life cycle. ECM market is poised to reach nearly $8 billion by 2017.
Kindly tell us about your new products and solutions in the pipeline?
For 2017-2018, we aim to launch and upgrade close to 10 products under A4, A3 MFP range in the Indian market with an objective to provide products with latest technology to our valuable customers.
What are the various document and imaging solutions that you provide?
No matter what line of business you are in your documents and network hold vital information. Kyocera offers variety of customisable solutions that provide additional security through authorised access to devices and networks, as well as by keeping tighter controls on what is being printed.
Kyocera solutions have many advantages including:
Economic: Complete cost transparency and savings of up to 30%.
Optimisation: Increased productivity and employee motivation.
Secure:Improved monitoring and protection of data and documents.