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Printer sales growth for Sharp

Sharp Electronics Europe had the highest unit sales growth of all office equipment manufacturers, July to September 2018, according to IDC’s latest overview of the office printer market in Western Europe. The number of multifunction printers that Sharp sold increased by 22%, compared to sales in the same quarter of the previous year.

IDC reported that Sharp’s value growth (turnover per unit) was 18%, within the top three manufacturers measured. Phil Sargeant, Program Director, Imaging and Hardcopy Devices and Document Solutions, European Region, IDC, said: “The data shows that Sharp gained in strength even while the overall market showed a slight decline. We saw growth for Sharp in all areas, especially in sales of A3 colour devices and geographically, in France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK.”