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Abbey Office Solutions strengthens its offering through new partnership with Canon

Canon UK & Ireland is delighted to announce its partnership with Abbey Office Solutions (Hampshire) Ltd. – a specialist printer and software reseller based in Totton, near Southampton.

Through the partnership, Abbey Office Solutions will become a sole Canon reseller – offering Canon’s renowned product and business solution portfolio to its customers across Southern England.

It will specialise in Canon devices such as the imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX, iSENSYS X and imagePRESS product ranges.  It will also provide its customers with expertise around Canon’s software solutions – including uniFLOW Online, an award-winning cloud-based print and scan management platform.

Established by businessman and charity ambassador Wayne Loon in 1995, Abbey Office Solutions began as a back-room operation supported only by a small bank loan.  Since then, it has grown to become a respected business, providing schools and numerous organisations in the local area with printers, photocopiers and office furniture.  In this next exciting phase of the business’ growth, Abbey Office Solutions has plans to double the number of staff it employs, with new starters in sales and service being onboarded in the coming weeks.  A move it hopes will help meet the increased demand the new partnership with Canon will bring.

Through the partnership, Abbey Office Solutions will have access to in-depth training on the Canon product range, as well as benefiting from a whole host of Learning & Development resources through the Canon Partner Learning Hub.  It will also join Canon’s New Starter Programme, which will allow its sales teams to learn a variety of new skills to help drive profitability.

The business will also be enrolled into Canon’s Partner Programme, a scheme created to provide Canon’s partners with the tools they require to meet today’s customer needs and to grow.  As a Silver Partner, Abbey Office Solutions will have access to market insight, business planning resources, exclusive events, marketing and sales support, and incentive programmes – all delivered through Canon’s Partner Portal.  Canon will also work closely with Abbey Office Solutions to identify shared goals and provide dedicated account support.

James Pittick, Partner Channel Director for Canon UK & Ireland comments: “We are excited to be partnering with Abbey Office Solutions, whose legacy is based on customer service, and we are committed to helping the business to grow and thrive.  Through our partnership, we look forward to working with new customers and introducing them to our award-winning range.”

Wayne Loon, Managing Director of Abbey Office Solutions said: “The new partnership with Canon has come at the perfect time for us.  With changing market conditions locally, there are some strong growth opportunities ahead for our business.  Canon is the perfect partner to support us on this journey – with a superior product range, competitive prices, fast turnaround speeds and unrivalled training and support.  We anticipate an exciting partnership ahead.’

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About Canon UK

Canon (UK) Ltd is the UK & Ireland marketing and sales operation for Canon Inc., employing around 1,400 people.

Founded in 1937 with the specific goal of making the best quality camera available to customers, Canon’s tireless passion for the Power of Image has since extended its technology into many other markets and has established it as a world leader in both consumer and business imaging solutions.  Its solutions comprise products, ranging from digital compact and SLR cameras, through broadcast lenses and portable X-ray machines, to multi-function and production printers, all supported by a range of value added services.

Canon invests heavily in R&D to deliver the most innovative products and services to satisfy customers’ creative needs. From amateur photographers to professional print companies, Canon enables each customer to realise their own passion for image.

Canon’s corporate philosophy is Kyosei – ‘living and working together for the common good’. In EMEA, Canon Europe pursues sustainable business growth, focusing on reducing its own environmental impact and supporting customers to reduce theirs using Canon’s products, solutions and services. Canon has achieved global certification to ISO 14001, demonstrating a world-class environmental management standard.

For further information about Canon UK please visit

http://www.canon.co.uk/

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