Kyocera launches the 12th annual European Service Awards to reward the technical prowess of its partners

Kyocera invites partners to put their technical expertise to the test to be in with a chance of winning a trip of a lifetime to Japan
19-06-2019

Reading, UK – 19th June 2019 – Kyocera Document Solutions UK has today announced the launch of the Kyocera European Service Awards, the awards designed to celebrate and reward the skills and knowledge of its expansive network of partners. Returning for the 12th year running, the awards will see talented technicians from across EMEA battle it out in a series of heats to be in with a chance of winning an all-expenses paid trip to Japan.

The Kyocera Service Awards are the only awards of their kind to recognise excellence in this area of the industry, and are open to all technicians from any Kyocera contractual partner. The first stage of the awards, which needs to be completed by 31st July 2019, is an online test, which covers topics ranging from hardware and software problems with printers and multifunctional devices, to Kyocera’s product and service quality. The confidential test enables technicians to confirm their strengths and benchmark their skills against the competition.

The UK’s best and brightest will then progress to the next stage and compete at a national level, before facing a final round of rigorous technical challenges at a 2-day competition at Kyocera Europe’s head offices in Germany. The Kyocera Technical Engineer of the Year will be named, and the top three finalists will be rewarded with a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Kyocera’s Vietnam or China Factory and a tour of Kyocera’s Headquarters in Osaka, Japan.

Commenting on the awards, Rod Tonna-Barthet, CEO of Kyocera Document Solutions UK, said: “The Kyocera European Service Awards are our opportunity to give back to the countless engineers and technicians that help us to take our solutions to market and meet the needs of our customers. The first stage, which is the online test, really represents the pinnacle of Kyocera know-how, and even if you don’t think you’re in with a chance of becoming the ultimate champion, it’s still worth going through the test to benchmark your knowledge and work out if there are any areas you need to brush up on!

“These awards offer the chance to gain recognition not only for the finalists and ultimate winners themselves, but also for their companies who have created environments in which they can flourish and rise to the top of their game. Then of course there’s the chance to win one of three once-in-a-lifetime trips; so to all the technicians out there, what are you waiting for?,” Rod concluded.

About Kyocera Document Solutions UK

Kyocera Document Solutions UK is a group company of Kyocera Document Solutions Inc., a global leading provider of total document solutions based in Osaka, Japan. The company’s portfolio includes reliable and eco-friendly MFPs and printers, as well as business applications and consultative services which enable customers to optimize and manage their document workflow, reaching new heights of efficiency. With professional expertise and a culture of empathetic partnership, the objective of the company is to help organisations put knowledge to work to drive change.

Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. is a core company of Kyocera Corporation, a leading supplier of semiconductor packages, industrial and automotive components, electronic devices, solar power generating systems and mobile phones. During the year ended March 31, 2019, Kyocera Corporation’s consolidated sales revenue totalled 1.62 trillion yen (approx. US$14.6 billion). Kyocera appears on the “Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators 2018-19” list by Clarivate Analytics and is ranked #655 on Forbes magazine’s 2019 “Global 2000” list of the world’s largest publicly traded companies. 

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