Eastman Kodak has appointed Advanced Channel Technologies (ACT) as an authorized distributor of Kodak personalised imaging products in South Africa.

“Kodak remains fully committed to South Africa as one of our important emerging markets. We needed to find a strong partner who can support our vision for accelerated growth in a rapidly transforming industry while offering enhanced service levels to take the brand forward and reach even further heights in Southern Africa. I believe ACT provide a perfect fit because they share our commitment to serving customers and are prepared to continue investing in the growth of the business with us,” says Alfred Otieno, business manager for personalised imaging for Middle East and Africa.

ACT will be responsible for the distribution, business development, and marketing of consumables for retail printing and the servicing of Kodak retail digital printing systems. Currently there are over 100 Kodak Express stores and over 700 Kodak digital printer outlets serving consumers countrywide.

Advancements in smart phones, tablets and connectivity, combined with the consumer’s desire for speed, experiences and personalization make today a pivotal time for the photographic printing industry. Kodak is providing seamless ways for people to access their images and create great products immediately in-store.

Christian Zanin, brand ambassador for Kodak in South Africa, says: “Through this latest range of advancements, Kodak will create a new category that will enable our partners to go beyond their traditional photo product offering to capitalize on the growing personalized and connected imaging market”.