Brother Canada ranks first in Canadian laser multi-function printer (MFP) sales

    Source: IDC Canada 2008 Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker
    DOLLARD-DES-ORMEAUX, QC, Aug. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Brother International
Corporation (Canada) Ltd. is proud to announce that it continues to be the
most popular laser multi-function printer brand in Canada. Indeed, according
to the 2008 Hardcopy Peripherals data collected quarterly by IDC Canada
(International Data Corporation Canada), Brother maintained its number 1
position in 2008 year-over-year, ahead of rivals Hewlett-Packard, Samsung,
Canon and Lexmark.
    "We believe our first place ranking over the past few years certainly
proves Brother's strength in the Canadian SOHO-SMB market", states Martin
Featherston, President of Brother Canada. "We attribute our strong customer
service culture and award winning products in helping us to remain successful
year over year".
    Evan Hardie, Senior Analyst at IDC Canada, continues: "Brother has held
the #1 spot in the Multifunction Laser Printer (MFP) market in Canada since
2005. Brother has also outpaced the overall Laser Printer & MFP market in
2008, showing exponential growth led by its dominance of the Mono Laser MFP
    Brother is a worldwide electronics manufacturing company, with sales in
over 100 countries. Key products include business equipment such as:
Multi-Function Centres(TM), printers, faxes, and P-touch(R) labellers. Brother
also markets a wide range of domestic sewing and embroidery machines, as well
as semi-industrial embroidery machines. In 2010, Brother will celebrate the
50th anniversary of its operations in Canada. Established in 1960 on the
outskirts of Montreal, Brother Canada is an independent subsidiary that
manages customized marketing, sales and distribution services, as well as a
customer call center for the entire Canadian market.


    Brother Canada is part of an impressive worldwide network of companies
that finds its origins in Nagoya, Japan, headquarters of Brother Industries,
Ltd. As a multinational group of companies, Brother markets a wide range of
business machines and home appliances known for their reliability, ease of use
and versatility at affordable prices. Globally, Brother is a 5 billion-dollar
company, employing more than 26,000 people (including non-consolidated
employees), 160 of who call Canada home. It has 19 production facilities and
47 sales companies operating in 43 countries and regions around the globe.
Over 100 years ago (in 1908), the Brother Group began its humble beginnings
with the Yasui Sewing Machine Co., a company that sold and repaired sewing
machines. The name was later changed to what is now simply called Brother.
Additional information about Brother and its products is available on or by calling the toll-free number: 1-877-BROTHER (276-8437).
    Brother and its logo are trademarks of Brother Industries Ltd, Japan. All
    specifications are subject to change without notice.

    All registered trademarks referenced herein are the property of their
    respective companies.

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