Fairfield, NJ – Kyocera Document Solutions, Inc., one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, is pleased to announce that it has won 12 Buyers Lab (BLI) 2024 Awards from Keypoint Intelligence, including the BLI 2024 A3 Line of the Year Award and the BLI 2024-26 Most Color Consistent A3 Brand Award. These recognitions underscore the company’s enduring commitment to offering reliable, high-quality and innovative products that enable customers to succeed.
The 2024 A3 Line of the Year Award from Keypoint Intelligence, a leading market research firm, was granted after thorough testing of Kyocera’s entire A3 lineup. Kyocera’s A3 devices exhibited superior performance during this testing, and Keypoint Intelligence acknowledged consistently strong reliability, ease of use and image quality.
The research firm also pointed to the reuse of empty black toner bottles from Kyocera’s A3 machines as waste toner containers as a particularly impressive highlight.
This award serves as a reminder that Kyocera boasts a broad portfolio of A3 products that can meet and exceed the requirements of hybrid working environments.
“We are truly honored to receive such an outstanding series of awards from Keypoint Intelligence,” says Óscar Sánchez, President & CEO of Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc. “Our organization’s pioneering spirit and customer-centric focus have been proven for over 60 years. They continue to drive our creation of innovative products designed to provide modern professionals with solutions to their most pressing challenges.”
Kyocera also received the 2024-26 Most Color Consistent A3 Brand Award, which is presented every three years. This award considers results from the last five years of color-consistency analysis. Keypoint Intelligence technicians printed IT8 color test targets at specific points during a Kyocera device’s reliability test, which were measured using a calibrated Xrite i1Pro2 spectrophotometer configured with the Xrite IO table and Xrite i1Profiler software.
Kyocera has a holistic approach to developing its hardware.”
In addition, Keypoint Intelligence recognized Kyocera with 2024 Pick Awards for the following 10 devices:
- TASKalfa MZ3200i
- TASKalfa MZ4000i
- TASKalfa 4004i
- TASKalfa 5004i
- TASKalfa 6004i
- TASKalfa 7004i
- TASKalfa 4054ci
- TASKalfa 5054ci
- TASKalfa 6054ci
- TASKalfa 7054ci
“Our dedication to excellence courses through every vein of our organization. By staying true to the guiding values of our founder, Dr. Kazuo Inamori, we have taken pride in constructing a powerful portfolio of solutions that deliver productivity, quality, and sustainability,” concludes Mr. Sánchez.
Customers today demand reliability, faster-than-average first-print-out times (FPOTs) in multiple formats, stellar image quality, usability and easy maintenance — all of which were found in these Kyocera devices.
Keypoint Intelligence also highlighted below-average color scan file sizes, better-than-average searchable PDF accuracy, valuable help guides and remote-control panel access as factors that contributed to Kyocera’s Pick Awards this year.
“Kyocera offers an excellent lineup of A3 MFPs — congratulations to the company on winning one of our coveted Line of the Year Awards!” said Anthony Sci, President and CEO of Keypoint Intelligence. “These devices delivered exceptional results and some of the noteworthy scan features and test data clearly point toward accelerating your digital transformation (DX) needs for today’s hybrid workplace. Coupled with its award-winning color consistency and that Kyocera earned our seal after passing the first phase of Keypoint Intelligence Security Validation Testing, it is clear to us that Kyocera has a holistic approach to developing its hardware, leaving no stone unturned.”
Kyocera’s founder, Dr. Kazuo Inamori, once said, “Those who aim high will reap great success.” The company’s BLI Awards this year are further evidence of the enduring impact of those words, which continue to serve as a North Star for Kyocera and drive its approach to creating increasingly innovative solutions for customers.
About Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc.
Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc. is a group company of Kyocera Document Solutions Inc., a global leading provider of total document solutions based in Osaka, Japan. The company’s portfolio includes reliable and eco-friendly MFPs and printers, as well as business applications and consultative services which enable customers to optimize and manage their document workflow, reaching new heights of efficiency. With professional expertise and a culture of empathetic partnership, the objective of the company is to help organizations put knowledge to work to drive change.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. is a group company of Kyocera Corporation (Kyocera), a leading supplier of semiconductor packages, industrial and automotive components, semiconductor packages, electronic devices, smart energy systems, printers, copiers, and mobile phones. During the year ended March 31, 2023, the Kyocera Group’s consolidated sales revenue totaled 2 trillion yen (approx. US$15.1 billion). Kyocera is ranked #672 on Forbes magazine’s 2023 “Global 2000” list of the world’s largest publicly traded companies, and has been named by The Wall Street Journal among “The World’s 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies.”
About Keypoint Intelligence
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