Neil Colquhoun has been appointed as the new President, Epson EME, after more than a decade with the company.
EME is a new sales company established by the Seiko Epson Corporation, reflecting the potential to accelerate expansion in key markets including Africa, Caucasus, Central Asia, the Middle East, Moldova, Turkey, and Ukraine. All these regions will be centrally managed by Neil from a regional office in Dubai, UAE.
The newly established EME sales company has set forth an ambitious goal to accelerate its revenue growth and footprint over the next five years. It plans to achieve this goal by expanding its presence in the core domains of printing, scanning, and visual display solutions.
Colquhoun has said that establishing Epson EME demonstrates the company’s commitment to customers and partners in the region. He further said that the company will continue to invest and grow its presence in all key markets, from Africa to the Middle East to Central Asia.
“This investment will give us the agility and ability to address the changing needs of customers in these dynamic, fast-growing markets with our key areas of printing, scanning, and visual display solutions,” he said.
The company’s progress is expected to gain momentum in line with the wider region’s adoption of sustainable technologies, with particular emphasis on Epson’s business inkjet and ink tank printing systems, a cornerstone of Epson’s business globally. These solutions boast advantages such as lower power consumption, reduced CO2 and plastic waste, compared to laser printers, and heightened efficiency thanks to Heat-Free technology.
“Epson product portfolio provides businesses and consumers with the opportunity to switch to sustainable technology solutions,” Colquhoun added.
Epson reported sales increases of more than 40% in the Middle East and Turkey, almost a third in Africa, and around 10% in Central Asia, Caucasus and Ukraine for FY2022.
The company anticipates a huge demand for Epson technology solutions such as the increased scanning and automation needs for digitised workflows in various business sectors. The continued expansion of world-class professional sports and entertainment events, taking place across the GCC, Africa and into Central Asia is also introducing greater demand for projection technologies and immersive retail experiences.