Pitney Bowes Signs Distribution Agreement with Canon in Japan
New Relationship to Expand Market Access for DM100 Postage Meter
STAMFORD, Conn., July 27, 2009 - Pitney Bowes Japan has announced it has entered into a new relationship with Canon Marketing Japan Inc. that will enable Canon to sell the Pitney Bowes DM100 postage meter to small- and medium-size businesses throughout Japan.
Pitney Bowes Japan Inc. recently signed a distribution agreement with Canon System & Support Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canon Marketing Japan. Canon System & Support is now conducting its first test-marketing of the DM100 postage meter and will commence formal sales before the end of July. Canon System & Support’s highly-effective sales channel to small- and medium-size companies complements the strong relationships that Pitney Bowes Japan already enjoys with large corporate customers in Japan.
The two companies hope to expand the distribution agreement at a later time to include additional products and technologies from Pitney Bowes, including inserters, folders, and software systems.
“Japan is a key market for Pitney Bowes in the Asia-Pacific region, and I’m very pleased to have secured Canon Marketing Japan as our main distributor here,” said Eric Yves-Mahe, president, Pitney Bowes Asia-Pacific & Middle East. “This relationship will improve our market coverage and is a key milestone in our regional channel strategy.”
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