Lexmark International South Africa has announced a three year global services agreement with Woolworths. The contract, as part of a Managed Print Services initiative, will enable Woolworths to achieve both savings and efficiencies through its print output management.
Following a competitive review, Lexmark was selected because of its thorough approach to total cost of ownership, its worldwide service and support capabilities and its comprehensive set of product features.
Woolworths is one of South Africa’s leading retail brands and has become a household name throughout Southern Africa. The retail giant sells a wide range of products including food, clothing, beauty, homeware and more across its some 400 stores nationwide as well as through franchise partners in Africa and the Middle East. Woolworths has approximately 21,000 employees and posted a turnover of more than R 23 billion in 2010.
Managed Print Services is a business model that allows companies to control their print infrastructure, rationalise the hardware they use, and take advantage of an ongoing service level agreement with a strategic partner to deliver continuous improvement.
Lexmark works with companies around the world to optimise and manage their print infrastructure. The printing company’s ‘Print Less, Save More’ message resonates with large, multinational organizations who wish to reduce their paper use, improve process efficiency and reduce costs. With so much to gain from a controlled and less-costly printing infrastructure, more and more companies are turning to Lexmark to support their needs.