KYOCERA Acquires Turkish Distributor and Creates New Sales Company

26 October 2015

KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. announced today that its regional headquarters for the European, Middle Eastern and African regions, KYOCERA Document Solutions Europe B.V., has acquired a local distributor of KYOCERA products in Turkey, Bilgitas Büro Makinalari Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S. (Chairman: Habib Pisan; headquarters: Istanbul, Republic of Turkey; herein “Bilgitas”), and has incorporated it into a sales company.

For over thirty years KYOCERA has been building a solid relationship with Bilgitas while developing its document equipment business in the Turkish market. In that time, KYOCERA has won orders for a large-scale project of the Turkish government, and also attained the No.1 share* in the A3 MFP market in Turkey thanks to Bilgitas’ nationwide sales channels and high-quality services which have been cultivated over the years.

By acquiring Bilgitas, KYOCERA will actively promote its document solutions business providing operational improvements, which has been growing in Europe and the U.S., with Bilgitas’ sales network focusing on the Turkish government and other major companies. By doing so, KYOCERA also aims to capture the leading market share in the field of document and contents management in Turkey.

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* No.1 share in A3 MFP market in 2014 on a unit/value basis. Source: IDC, Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, Q2 2015

Note: Information within this news release is current as of the date of announcement. Information is subject to change without notice.

About KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.

KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. headquartered in Osaka, Japan is a leading manufacturer of document imaging solutions and document management systems, including color and monochrome multifunctional products and printers and wide format devices. KYOCERA's products are renowned for their unique long-life imaging components that provide greater reliability, 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 optimize 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, 2015, KYOCERA Corporation's net sales totaled 1.52 trillion yen (approx. USD12.7 billion).