A new U.S. 15-percent tariff went into effect earlier this month, with the new tariff imposed not just on Kyocera copier/MFPs and printers made in China, but on other vendors’ equipment made in China.
“Adjusting supply chains and other necessary changes could cost the company (Kyocera) tens of millions of dollars.”
Konica Minolta joins Ricoh Company of Japan, which also recently announced that it will shift some of its copier/MFP production out of China.
The brightest spot for the quarter was the year-over-year expansion of color inkjet MFPs in the 11-20 ppm range, which grew 4.7 percent to more than 6.2 million units shipped.
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Kyocera reported that its sales revenue increased by 46,671 million yen, or 3.0 percent, marking a record high in sales for two consecutive years.
“We will continue to be the industry’s most dealer-centric brand.”
On April 9th, Kyocera Document Solutions of Japan announced a “refresh” of its global corporate brand identity.
The new models feature Kyocera’s new 10.1” color touchscreen, as well as a new higher speed Dual Scan Document Processor with multi-feed detection, and new improved security features.
Sales increased for the Electronic Devices Group and the Industrial & Automotive Components Group as well as for the Document Solutions Group, due in part to contributions from aggressive merger and acquisition activities.
Kyocera said the gains were due to contributions from merger and acquisition activities and increases in sales generated by its Components Business and Document Solutions Group.
Kyocera notes that, today, data and document security are not only important to companies, it’s mandated by regulatory bodies.
HP for its part, has hedged its bets with toner and ink, offering both HP LaserJet and Samsung toner-based copiers, and PageWide inkjet copiers.
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Sales in the Document Solutions Group increased.