Brother wins BLI 2017 Line of the Year Award and Winter 2017 Pick award in Printers/MFPs

Mar 13th, 2017

Brother Industries, Ltd., is pleased to announce that the company has won the “2017 Line of the Year Award” and “Winter 2017 Pick award” in Printers/MFPs, based on rigorous evaluation by Buyers Laboratory* (hereinafter BLI), a division of Keypoint Intelligence, an independent evaluation organization.

Winning Brother Products

Line of the Year Award for Monochrome Printers/MFPs  

“Brother’s monochrome products have always been known for their excellent reliability, intuitive design, and great overall value,” said BLI Director of Office Equipment Product Analysis Marlene Orr. “With the recent introduction of their workhorse models, Brother has a complete and robust line for business users. Adding in features, like NFC technology, a wide variety of mobile print support and the award-winning Brother Web Connect, which lets users scan documents to searchable and editable file types and route them to, or print from, popular cloud platforms, it’s clear why Brother’s monochrome products are an excellent choice for business.”

Winter Pick Award for MFC-L2700DW and MFC-L2740DW Multi-function Centres

Brother’s MFC-L2700DW and MFC-L2740DW, available in South Africa have been awarded the Winter Pick award from BLi for 2017. “Brother’s monochrome printers and MFPs provide business users with exactly what they need in a monochrome device — affordability, ease of use and superb reliability,” said BLI Director of Office Equipment Product Analysis Marlene Orr. “These machines gives mid-size workgroups fast speeds, cloud connectivity and a low cost of ownership.”

“We are extremely honored to receive these awards. Brother continuously makes efforts to pursue improvements and product innovation to provide superior value to customers,” says Dale de Villiers, marketing manager Brother International South Africa, pictured right receiving the award from Ross Chapman, BLI’s Business Development Manager.

*About BLI (a Division of Keypoint Intelligence LLC)

The leading provider of intelligence on the document imaging and software solutions industry, BLI has been putting products to the test for more than 50 years. BLI Pick awards, presented twice annually, acknowledge the hardware and software offerings that measure up as the best in their respective categories throughout rigorous lab testing. Line of the Year awards honor the manufacturers whose product line is determined to be the best overall based on the cumulative test results of all models tested in BLI’s rigorous two-month laboratory evaluation. Unique in the industry, the comprehensive tests assess a wide range of the most important features and performance factors for buyers. BLI acquired InfoTrends, leading market research and consulting company, in 2015, and together formed Keypoint Intelligence LLC in November 2016.

Brother International South Africa (Pty) Ltd 

For more than a century, Brother has won recognition as a brand synonymous with delivering product innovation and customer satisfaction. Founded in 1908, Brother is a leading International brand that produces quality innovative products for the print and imaging, labelling and sewing markets in more than 100 countries worldwide. Brother International South Africa (Pty) Ltd is the regional sales office for South Africa and markets a range of products manufactured by its parent company, Brother Industries, Ltd. of Nagoya, Japan.  Established in 1970, Brother International South Africa (Pty) Ltd manages an extensive network of distributors in both domestic and Sub Saharan markets.

Brother’s printing business is committed to the advancement of technologies and “work style innovation” and constantly strives to pioneer new technologies and improve product quality. The different types of technology Brother offers are convenient to use and helps streamline workflow and efficiency in corporate, SME and home environments. For more information about Brother, visit http://www.brother.co.za .