FEC appoints JKOA as Authorised Distributor in Sri Lanka

FEC appoints JKOA as Authorised Distributor in Sri Lanka

March 30, 2010   11:06 pm


* Retail & Hospitality Automation Sectors to see unprecedented development



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 Grand.



“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).

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