Muratec announces record profits

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Muratec, the multifunction specialist company, has announced record trading figures for the companys last fiscal year. Record profits were recorded based on a 16 per cent uplift in sales of the Muratec range of awarding winning multifunctional devices and fax machines.

Sales were particularly strong for the Muratec MFX-1300, a desktop copier and fax with printer, network and TWAIN scanning options. Sales for the MFX-1300 were up by 96 per cent year on year. Also selling well is the Muratec F320 fax machine, with a 30 per cent increase in sales. Multifunctional device sales were up an impressive 78 per cent.

A major part of Muratecs success has been based on the companys compelling Total Cost of Ownership sales policy making the operating costs of for Muratec fax and multifunctional systems amongst the most competitive in the market. For example, the MFX-1300 has a 0.75p cost per copy because it uses Muratecs new high yield toner. The 20,000-page drum life of the MFX-1300 also ensures low running costs for customers.

Another aspect of the TCO argument is reliability and servicing costs. The MFX-1300 has a mean time between failure of 100,000 pages, which coincides with the recommended service interval. The MFX-1300 has a design life of 300,000 pages, so wearable parts need only to be replaced twice during its lifetime.

Because of Muratecs TCO policy Muratecs channel partners have won large contracts this year from major corporate customers such as Orange, HBOS, Wolseley group and Nationwide.

Muratecs sales success has also led to the company being appointed sole UK distributor of the Develop range of document imaging systems.

Commenting on the record trading year Jonathan Whitworth, Sales and Marketing Director for Muratec said, "This has been a phenomenal period of growth for Muratec UK with the company going from strength to strength. By taking the initiative and pioneering the TCO sales argument we have become market leaders in this area, winning major contracts from cost-conscious customers. I would like to thank all the staff at Muratec UK and our channel partners for making this a record year".

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Suggested picture caption: Muratec has announced record trading figures for the companys last fiscal year. Sales were buoyed up by an increase of 96 per cent for the Muratec MFX-1300 (pictured), a desktop copier and fax with printer, network and TWAIN scanning options.

About Muratec (UK) Ltd

Muratec (UK) Ltd is a subsidiary of Murata Machinery Ltd (MML) a highly successful, multi-national manufacturing corporation founded in 1935. With more than $1.5 billion in annual revenues, MML is one of Japans largest privately held companies.

MMLs foundation in high-technology product development and manufacturing is an especially sound one. Its five independent divisions are recognised technology leaders in their respective markets: telecommunications equipment, textile machinery, automated warehousing equipment, high-precision machine tools, and clean room equipment and systems.

Few fax manufacturers can claim a longer or more illustrious history in the fax marketplace than MML. In 1972, at the dawn of modern facsimile telecommunication, MML began distributing fax machines in Japan under an agreement with Graphic Science, Inc. Two years later, MML began manufacturing facsimile equipment for the Japanese market under a licensing agreement with GSI.

Today Muratec is an acknowledged leader in the technologically intensive multifunctional system and facsimile marketplace. Within this highly competitive environment, Muratec and its employees have established themselves as the fax and multifunction specialists for businesses of all size.

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