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South African Distributor Antalis Intensifies Cooperation with Kodak - 25-08-2011


Companies to Host Joint Press Event to Discuss Strategy for African Printing Market

Kodak press ConferenceJohannesburg, South Africa, 25 August 2011—Kodak and Antalis South Africa (Pty) Ltd, in a move that strengthens their cooperation, will host a joint press conference here to discuss their strategy for deploying Kodak’s revolutionary technology throughout Africa’s commercial printing market.

The event is being hosted by Antalis  at The Michelangelo Hotel, Sandton on 25 August 2011. A number of local media are also set to attend, meeting with Gustavo Oviedo, Chief Customer Officer and General Manager, Worldwide Regional Operations and Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company; Philip Cullimore, Managing Director, Consumer and Commercial Businesses EAMER and Chairman Eastman Kodak Sarl, Komal Sharma, Sales Director Middle East and Africa, Vice President Consumer and Commercial Business, EAMER and Fred Ebersohn, Kodak Business Manager, South Africa. They will elaborate on Kodak's strategy and role in tomorrow's technology transformations and stress the importance of this region for Kodak.

Antalis and Kodak: a winning combination
Fred Ebersohn comments: “The relationship with Antalis goes back a long time and it is one we truly value. At this year's annual Kodak kick-off event in Malta, the company won the Best CTP Workflow Distributor of the Year Award as a tribute to its outstanding distributor performance."
He continues: "South Africa is of key strategic relevance to Kodak and with Antalis, we are confident that the KODAK Solutions are in the best possible hands. These solutions cover the whole Kodak commercial portfolio: world leading production workflow with CTP and Plates, in combination with digital printing solutions for applications in Commercial Printing, Data Printing, Packaging and Publishing."

Keith Solomon, Director at Antalis, adds: “During my career I have received many awards for outstanding distributor performance, but never had I been prouder than I was when this was announced. Winning this award was a clear indication of the extreme effort made by the entire Antalis team to succeed even in trying economic circumstances. This truly was an unexpected and amazing honour for us."
"As a trusted partner of Kodak, we look forward to the event and continuing to help Kodak find solutions that could have a big impact on their print environments and change the way they operate.”

About Antalis South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Antalis Southern Africa is one of five out of the forty four countries in the Antalis Group that offer a Graphics Sector encompassing Viscom, in addition to Print and Office Sectors.

What’s more Antalis Southern Africa embraces the line we can do a lot for you ‘Just ask Antalis’ with one of the best service Divisions in the country operating through sales and warehousing facilities across Southern Africa combined with  an Export arm that services the whole of sub-saharan Africa.

This broad-based coverage ensures optimum, top class service with the shortest possible response times. Over 2000 clients ranging from printers, newspapers and resellers to communication agencies, retailers and corporate companies benefit from service excellence and an all-encompassing one-stop product solution.

During 2010 Antalis Southern Africa was awarded the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC) certification making them the 1st and the largest paper merchant in Southern Africa to receive this certification. For more information go

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