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Brother wins iF Design Award 2017 for 7 categories

South Africa – Brother Industries, Ltd., a parent company of Brother International South Africa (Pty) Ltd, one of the leading global manufacturer of laser and inkjet printing devices, has won “iF DESIGN AWARD 2017” for 7 categories.

iF DESIGN AWARD 2017 received 5,575 entries from 59 countries. This is the 10th consecutive year Brother has been named as an iF DESIGN AWARD winner and has now received a total of 62 awards, including the seven won this year. Six of the award-winning product ranges are available in the South African market.

The iF Design Award was presented to the HL-L5200DW and HL-L6400DW Monochrome Laser Printers and the MFC-L5700DN and MFC-L6900DW Monochrome Laser Multi-function Centres; the ADS-3600W Desktop Scanner and PJ-773 Mobile Printer; and the PT-P950NW and PT-P300BT Labelling Machines. All these award-winning Brother International products are covered by a free three-year warranty against manufacturer defects in materials and workmanship. The warranty, either On-Site or Carry-In, is applied automatically from 1 October 2016 so there is no need to register your product or log your details online. This is a great advantage and certainly a consideration when buying a new product. To know you have the support of a company with a ‘Customer-First’ approach provides a sense of extra confidence in your new Brother device.

Dale de Villiers, marketing Manager at Brother South Africa, said “We are extremely honoured to receive the award. We continuously make efforts to pursue improvements in design quality and product innovation to provide superior value to customers.’’

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Mono Laser Printer
50ppm, duplex print, wireless


Mono Laser Multi-function Centre
50ppm, 4 in 1, wireless


Desktop Wired & Wireless Network Document Scanner

HL-L5200DW mono laser printer

Mono Laser Printer
40ppm, duplex print, wireless

MFC-L5700DN mono laser multi-function centre

Mono Laser Multi-function Centre
40ppm, 4 in 1, network

PocketJet PJ-773

Direct Thermal Mobile Printer with Wi-Fi and Airprint capabilities

E800T industrial labelling machine

Tube & Label Printer

PT-P900W Product Image

Label Printer

p-touch PT-P300BT

Bluetooth Label Printer

About iF Design Awards

iF – International Forum Design Hannover iF DESIGN AWARD is hosted and judged by the iF-International Forum Design, in Hannover, Germany. This is one of the most prestigious international design competitions and has been running since 1953. It is recognized around the world and judged not only on external appearance of the product, but also on criteria such as functionality and environmental performance.

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Brother International South Africa

For more than a century, Brother has won recognition as a brand synonymous with delivering product innovation and customer satisfaction. Founded in 1908, Brother is a leading International brand that produces quality innovative products for the print and imaging, labelling and sewing markets in more than 100 countries worldwide. Brother International South Africa (Pty) Ltd is the regional sales office for South Africa and markets a range of products manufactured by its parent company, Brother Industries, Ltd. of Nagoya, Japan.  Established in 1970, Brother International South Africa (Pty) Ltd manages an extensive network of distributors in both domestic and Sub Saharan markets.

Brother’s printing business is committed to the advancement of technologies and “work style innovation” and constantly strives to pioneer new technologies and improve product quality. The different types of technology Brother offers are convenient to use and helps streamline workflow and efficiency in corporate, SME and home environments.

About Brother Earth

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