* Retail & Hospitality Automation Sectors to see
John Keells Office Automation (Pvt) Ltd., Sri Lanka’s premier provider of
Office Automation products and services has taken giant leaps in expanding its
operations into the Retail Automation (RA) sector.
With the recent agreement with Firich Enterprises Co., Ltd.
(FEC) of Taiwan, JKOA will
now be the sole authorised distributor for FEC’s cutting edge Retail and
Hospitality Automation solutions both in Sri
Lanka and the Maldives. JKOA will now expand
its operations to market and support
Point-of-Sale (POS) system and accessories, Touch Panel Systems with integrated
software, barcode scanning / data capturing solutions, comprehensive
front-end/back-end inventory management software, digital kiosks and dot-matrix
/ thermal receipt printing solutions to
the Sri Lanka and Maldivesmarkets.
As the most recent development to a much anticipated
business-line extension, JKOA is well poised to seize business opportunities
across all sectors and industries. Its island-wide expert sales and service
network, up-to-date service facilities and direct technical assistance by FEC,
all stand in JKOA’s favor to bring novelty in user experience. The JKOA - FEC
partnership promises professionalism at every stage, from project feasibility
to commissioning and post-support stage.
“I believe the integration of FEC’s expertise in hardware
design and manufacturing and JKOA’s extensive sales and post-sales services
networks will surely bring significant improvement to retail and hospitality
automation in Sri Lanka. With JKOA’s proven capability in offering trustworthy
services across Sri Lanka, we are confident that we will create overwhelming success
in the near future”, said Huang Fernando, Manager -International Sales Division
II of FEC at the Dealer Launch last Thursday (25 March 2010) at the Cinnamon
“With the dawn of peace, Sri Lanka is experiencing a
revamped focus on the retail sector. In all forms of trading from shop level to
transnational business, Sri
Lanka will see developments in automation
applications in trade and commerce. We are eager to be at the forefront of
these new technological developments, at all levels be it Supermarket Retailing
in Sri Lanka or Hospitality
Services in the Maldives.
With renowned global players working with the proven business acumen of John
Keells Holdings PLC, we are confident to push the technological frontiers even
further. FEC brings global expertise and well rounded industry experience
spanning many continents. Its integrated approach to innovation, design,
manufacturing and marketing and seamless integration to our business
process made them the optimal choice as a business partner for our endeavors in
the Retail Automation Sector”, said
Janoda Thoradeniya CEO of JKOA.
JKOA intends to
approach the market through a well established network of System Integrators,
dealers and software channel partners. This will ensure that the most technologically
sophisticated Retail Automation solutions will reach the respective markets
faster and with higher value proposition.
About Firich Enterprises Co., Ltd: FEC (Firich Enterprises
Co., Ltd), a listed company in Taiwan’s
stock exchange market, has been a worldwide leading Point-of-Sales (POS) system
manufacturer since 1995 and is the largest POS and lottery terminal
manufacturer in Taiwannow. With innovative and professional force, FEC provides versatile
state-of-the-art quality products to accommodate the requirements of the
demanding markets. FEC delivers the leading-edge technology and best services
to its customers in various kinds of verticals through the well-establish
networks of its worldwide branch offices and global distribution partners. For
more information visit <http://www.firich.com.tw/>www.firich.com.tw
Photo caption: Sujiva Dewraja, Executive Vice President JKH
accepting the agreement from Huang Fernando, Territory Manager Asia of FEC.
Also in the picture are Janoda Thoradeniya CEO of JKOA, Nandika Udupihilla (Manager POS
Solutions) and Pradeep Dias (Head of Operations & Logistics).