Brother wins iF Design Award 2019 in 6 categories

Tshwane, 8 April 2019 – Brother Industries, Ltd. a parent company of Brother International South Africa, one of the leading global manufacturers of laser and inkjet printing devices, has won "iF DESIGN AWARD 2019" for 6 product categories.

iF DESIGN AWARD 2019 received 6,375 entries from 52 countries and regions. This is the 12th consecutive year Brother has been named as an iF DESIGN AWARD winner and has now received a total of 72 awards, including the six won this year.

iF Design Awards products available in South Africa

The iF Design Award 2019 was awarded to the HL-L3210CDW colour laser printer; the PT-P710BT bluetooth labelling machine; and the PT-H110 handheld labelling machine. These models are all currently available in South Africa through our network of authorised resellers.

The Luminaire Innov-is XP1; the A150 Sewing Machine; and the ScanNCut SDX1200 were also awarded the iF Design Award 2019 and these models will be launched to the South African market later this year.

“We are extremely honoured to receive these awards. Brother continuously makes efforts to pursue improvements in design quality and product innovation to provide superior value to customers and this is evident with the 72 awards we have received to date” said Dale de Villiers, Marketing Manager at Brother South Africa.


Colour Laser Printer
18/19ppm, wired and wireless


Bluetooth Labelling Machine
6-24mm, TZe Tapes


Handheld Labelling Machine
6-12mm, TZe Tapes, 17 Deco Modes

About iF Design Awards

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 recognised around the world and judged not only on external appearance of the product, but also on criteria such as functionality and environmental performance.

Brother International South Africa

Brother is a leader in the development and manufacturing of technologies in the printing, scanning, labeling, sewing and crafting industries for home, SME and Corporate markets. A trusted brand worldwide that believes in the “Customer First” approach in all aspect of our business, Brother has continuously met the varied needs of our customers through our comprehensive range of technology solutions.

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. For more information about Brother, visit .

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