Johannesburg, South Africa – April 01, 2014: Kyocera Document Solutions, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies announces a change of management in its European headquarters from April 2014. Takahiro Sato will take on the role of President, bringing a wealth of experience spanning 18 years and has worked in various capacities across the Kyocera group. Sato succeeds Yoshiaki Onishi who has held the position for the last three years and who now returns to Japan to become General Manager of the Corporate Planning Department.

Kyocera has enjoyed significant growth, averaging 7.1% year on year growth for the last five years, and outgrowing the market in 2013*. With a structured strategy the firm will continue to evolve into a solutions company that offers a streamlined approach combining HW, SW and Services. Kyocera has excelled in trying to enhance customers’ productivity, reduce their operating costs and simplify their day-to-day activities.

Takahiro Sato joined Mita in March 1996, working in Export Sales before moving to Kyocera Mita Europe in January 2000 as manager of the CIS department focusing on Russia. During this time he successfully completed an Executive MBA at the Rotterdam School of Management and promotion followed to the position of Corporate Strategy Manager, Kyocera Mita France SAS and subsequently to General Manager. He directed his efforts to building a robust internal structure and distribution network that has resulted in growth and profitability. Sato’s proven track record was rewarded with an invitation to become an ‘Inamori Fellow’, a prestigious programme organised by the Inamori Foundation and open to only a very select group of the best business leaders.

Sato comments, “I am delighted to take on this new opportunity and hope my leadership qualities and management style will give Europe the drive that is needed in this exciting time for Kyocera. We are built on strong partnerships and they remain the key to our future success. As we accelerate our transformation, further building solutions that integrate document input, archiving, optimisation and output, the success of our partners will remain the focus of our development. The market is evolving very quickly with advances in mobile devices and Kyocera Europe embraces the challenge.”

* EMEA Quarterly IDC Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, Q4 2013

About KYOCERA Document Solutions Cape Town

Since 1992 KYOCERA Document Solutions Cape Town has helped small, medium and large businesses attain optimal document efficiencies with industry-leading service delivery. As a leading partner of KYOCERA Document Solutions South Africa, we have attained the highest standards of marketing, installation and support of its products and solutions.

About KYOCERA Document Solutions

KYOCERA Document Solutions, headquartered in Osaka, Japan, is a leading manufacturer of document imaging solutions and document management systems, including colour and monochrome multifunctional products as well as printers and wide format devices. Kyocera’s products are renowned for their unique long-life imaging components that provide greater reliability and less waste – resulting in a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) over the life of the product. The KYOCERA Document Solutions portfolio does not stop at hardware. A full suite of business applications and consultative services allow customers to optimise and manage their document workflow, unleashing the full potential of their hardware investment.
KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. is a core company of KYOCERA Corporation, the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components. During the year ended March 31 2017, KYOCERA Corporation’s net sales totalled 1.42 trillion yen (approx. EUR 11.9 billion).