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Milestones

Xerox has been in South Africa since 1964 and has a proud tradition of pioneering research and continues to be in the forefront of innovation. Chester Carlson’s invention of xerography more than 70 years ago was an extraordinary milestone in the development of the modern information age, as now individuals could much more easily share and access information.

Xerox has a rich history of innovation. As the inventors of Ethernet over 30 years ago, we helped build the foundation for today’s Internet. In fact, not known to many, the Ethernet’s first commercialization was as a communication bus in our production publishing systems in the early 1990s.

1964-2018

2018

2018

  • Xerox MEA Partner of the Year Award
  • MPS Excellence Award
  • Production Excellence Award

2017

2017

  • Bytes Document Solutions wins Xerox Office Systems Group (OSG) MEA award at Xerox partner conference.
  • Bytes Document Solutions awarded the Equitrac Reseller of the Year Award.

2016

2016

  • Bytes Document Solutions awarded the Altron Environmental Award.
  • Bytes Document Solutions receives Managed Print Services (MPS) Partner of the Year Award
  • Bytes Document Solutions receives XPPS X Factor Award for two consecutive quarters.

2015

2015

  • Bytes Document Solutions awarded Customer Service Excellence award at Xerox partner conference.
  • Bytes Document Solutions awarded Managed Print Services (MPS) Partner of the year award.
  • Bytes Documents Solutions awarded Africa and Mediterranean Partner of the year award.
  • Bytes Document Solutions awarded the overall Xerox Middle East & Africa Partner of the year award.

2014

2014

  • Bytes Document Solutions Xerox Authorised Distributor celebrates fifty years of innovation in South Africa.

2013

2013

  • Developing Markets – Star Performer ConnectKey Unit Activity.
  • BDS received the Xerox Award for the best performance across all the ConnectKey platforms for the entire Developing Markets Operations region.

2011

2011

  • BDS wins the Xerox Middle East & Africa Partner of the Year Award for 2010. This prestigious award is contested by Xerox distributors in 76 countries within the Xerox MEA regions’ listed corporation in the US. In addition, Xerox has been named as one of the most diverse corporations in the world, and one of the best in terms of employing women.

2010

2010

  • Xerox distribution rights increased to 26 African countries.

2009

2009

  • BDS is announced as Partner of the Year and wins the “Productivity Through Partnerships” award at the XEROX Middle-East and Africa Operations Conference held in Dubai.
  • BDS wins the award for the Best Company within Bytes in 2009. With R1.956 billion of revenue and operating profit of R179million, BDS consolidated its position as the key contributor to the Bytes group.

2008

2008

  • BDS acquires Nor Paper.

2004

2004

  • The Bytes Group sells 27% of its Bytes South African operations to Kagiso in a BEE deal.
  • The Bytes Group purchases CS Holdings as well as 50% of Xerox SA from Xerox International to move to 100% ownership and re-brands Xerox SA as Bytes Document Solutions (BDS).
  • The Xerox exclusive distribution agreement is renewed for a further 10 years.
  • Xerox increases its distribution rights to 22 African countries.

2003

2003

  • BDS becomes 100% owned after acquisition of Xerox Limited’s 50% plus 1 share.

2000

2000

  • Xerox SA secures the exclusive Sub-Saharan distributorship for Xerox products.

1964

1964

  • Xerox commences operations in South Africa as Rank Xerox.

1964-2018

2018

2018

  • Xerox MEA Partner of the Year Award
  • MPS Excellence Award
  • Production Excellence Award
2017

2017

  • Bytes Document Solutions wins Xerox Office Systems Group (OSG) MEA award at Xerox partner conference.
  • Bytes Document Solutions awarded the Equitrac Reseller of the Year Award.
2016

2016

  • Bytes Document Solutions awarded the Altron Environmental Award.
  • Bytes Document Solutions receives Managed Print Services (MPS) Partner of the Year Award
  • Bytes Document Solutions receives XPPS X Factor Award for two consecutive quarters.
2015

2015

  • Bytes Document Solutions awarded Customer Service Excellence award at Xerox partner conference.
  • Bytes Document Solutions awarded Managed Print Services (MPS) Partner of the year award.
  • Bytes Documents Solutions awarded Africa and Mediterranean Partner of the year award.
  • Bytes Document Solutions awarded the overall Xerox Middle East & Africa Partner of the year award.
2014

2014

  • Bytes Document Solutions Xerox Authorised Distributor celebrates fifty years of innovation in South Africa.
2013

2013

  • Developing Markets – Star Performer ConnectKey Unit Activity.
  • BDS received the Xerox Award for the best performance across all the ConnectKey platforms for the entire Developing Markets Operations region.
2011

2011

  • BDS wins the Xerox Middle East & Africa Partner of the Year Award for 2010. This prestigious award is contested by Xerox distributors in 76 countries within the Xerox MEA regions’ listed corporation in the US. In addition, Xerox has been named as one of the most diverse corporations in the world, and one of the best in terms of employing women.
2010

2010

  • Xerox distribution rights increased to 26 African countries.
2009

2009

  • BDS is announced as Partner of the Year and wins the “Productivity Through Partnerships” award at the XEROX Middle-East and Africa Operations Conference held in Dubai.
  • BDS wins the award for the Best Company within Bytes in 2009. With R1.956 billion of revenue and operating profit of R179million, BDS consolidated its position as the key contributor to the Bytes group.
2008

2008

  • BDS acquires Nor Paper.
2004

2004

  • The Bytes Group sells 27% of its Bytes South African operations to Kagiso in a BEE deal.
  • The Bytes Group purchases CS Holdings as well as 50% of Xerox SA from Xerox International to move to 100% ownership and re-brands Xerox SA as Bytes Document Solutions (BDS).
  • The Xerox exclusive distribution agreement is renewed for a further 10 years.
  • Xerox increases its distribution rights to 22 African countries.
2003

2003

  • BDS becomes 100% owned after acquisition of Xerox Limited’s 50% plus 1 share.
2000

2000

  • Xerox SA secures the exclusive Sub-Saharan distributorship for Xerox products.
1964

1964

  • Xerox commences operations in South Africa as Rank Xerox.

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