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Makro takes on Brother printers

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Makro has signed an agreement with Mustek, the largest assembler and supplier of personal computers in South Africa, to distribute the Brother range of printers.

The initial 12-month agreement sees the availability of Brother printers at all 16 Makro stores in South Africa with a further two stores planned by the end of the year.

The printer range includes three inkjet multi-functional printers of which one is an A3 model, two single-function mono laser models, a four-in-one mono laser, and two colour multi-function laser printers.

“Internationally, Brother is the top-selling printer in the retail space in several regions including New Zealand and Australia. Having excelled in the government and corporate sectors in South Africa, it is one of our key brands. We are very excited to make the printers available to the local retail market where we know it will do well,” says Paul Norris, Brother product manager at Mustek.

All the Brother printers available at Makro are supported by Mustek directly on either a carry-in or on-site basis.

“We felt that Makro would be the best channel to enter the retail space in South Africa. Consumers now have easy access to these great products and will benefit from the extended hours of Makro to get consumables outside of normal trading hours,” says Dale de Villiers, sales and marketing manager at Brother International South Africa.