Congratulations to the winner of the Global Service Technician Awards – Kyocera Document Solutions Australia 2012.

We were delighted that eighty four technicians, from our channel partners, registered for the region’s first Global Service Technician Award competing for the title of Best Kyocera Technician. Entrants for the competition weren’t just from Australia; other countries included New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, New Caledonia and Vanuatu.

The finals consisted of a theory exam, covering Kyocera hardware and software solutions, as well as a practical test on a TASKalfa 8000i where the technicians were asked to solve three error messages. If the contestant was able to finish the practical test within the time limit, they could move on to a bonus test relating to Kyocera Net Viewer.

The lucky winner, Alexander Stramsek, was invited to join winners from the other regions for a week-long trip to Japan in recognition of their achievements. During the trip they will meet the management of Kyocera’s headquarters in Osaka, and tour the Kyocera headquarters’ facilities. Their full program will also give them the opportunity to absorb some of the local culture of Japan while they visit the sights the region is famous for. All finalists were awarded a certificate to recognise the high standard that they had achieved.


1st Alexander Stramsek from Multifax DDS, Western Australia
2nd Gerald Sinclair from Corporate Express, Bundaberg Queensland
3rd Charles Danger, Storm Office National, Western Australia

Congratulations to our winners and all participants for a great effort!

KYOCERA to Supply 405 Kilowatts of Renewable Solar Energy to Remote Villages of Fiji

Kyocera Solar, Inc. recently announced that its solar energy systems will power ­over 2000 homes in the FijiIslands. Working in partnership with Fiji’s Department of Energy, and the Fifth Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting project (Palm 5), the solar projects aim to bring renewable energy to remote villages across Fiji.

The remote Fijian villages do not receive power from a traditional electric grid, with the installation of these solar systems; rural villages are able to thrive.  Each system will utilize Kyocera’s modules and the sun’s energy to provide basic lighting and other low-power needs on the islands.

On a recent visit to Fiji George Phani, National Sales and Operation Manager Kyocera Solar Australia was able to see first hand the difference the installation of the solar modules will have on the local people:

“Solar energy makes so much sense for island nations that often lack an electricity grid infrastructure but have an abundance of sunshine year-round,” says George “With our Kyocera modules; many Fijians have been given light and other electricity into the night – maybe for the first time. We hope this program can                                                               serve as a template for other islands to follow.”

Kyocera has partnered with Powerlite Generators (Fiji) Limited to install 3,000 solar modules throughout Fiji. Each system includes at least one 135-watt Kyocera module, a regulator, maintenance-free batteries, and both indoor and outdoor lighting.


About Kyocera Solar:

Kyocera is one of the world’s largest vertically integrated producers and suppliers of solar photovoltaic modules and systems, with a 37-year history of innovation in solar technology. Recognized as a global leader and industry pioneer in solar power solutions, Kyocera is in a unique position to integrate its decades of experience into product development and support for both residential and industrial clients across the globe. Kyocera serves thousands of customers in both developed and developing regions, with more than 3 gigawatts of solar collection equipment installed since 1975. The company has set repeated world records in multicrystal silicon cell efficiency and most recently gained the distinction of producing the world’s first modules to pass the Long-Term Sequential Test for reliability performed by TUV Rheinland Japan Ltd.

Celebrating 20 years of Kyocera ECOSYS technology

This year KYOCERA Document Solutions celebrates the 20th anniversary of the launch of its ECOSYS sustainable printing technology.

Environmental sustainability has been one of the underlying principles of KYOCERA Corporation’s corporate philosophy since its foundation in 1959. In 1986, KYOCERA Document Solutions’ parent company, KYOCERA Corporation, stated that ‘The environment will become an important consideration from now on.’ Since then we have created a range of products with a long lifespan and very low operating costs.

In 1992 the Kyoto Protocol was five years away from being agreed and 13 years away from coming into force. Yet we were already shipping the first ECOSYS sustainable printers. Our heritage in ceramic technology is fundamental to the low-waste design of ECOSYS printers. The long-life components we use are many times more durable than traditional alternatives meaning that in most cases our printers will have a lifespan significantly longer than other printers.

Read the full article here.

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