Copy Type Electronics (Pty) Ltd was established by Mr W Kirkwood in September 1976 trading under the name of BOND & KIRKWOOD, Supplier of General Office Machines. MERCEDES OFFICE MACHINE HOLDINGS, importer of TOSHIBA Photocopiers and Calculators, was one of BOND & KIRKWOOD's main suppliers.

In March 1977, due to a conflict of interest between the importer of TOSHIBA, Canon, Adler and AB Dick, all rights being held by MERCEDES OFFICE MACHINE HOLDINGS, MOM created a company for import and distribution of TOSHIBA copiers/calculators and dictating machines.

This company was headed by MR W KIRKWOOD, a shareholder and the majority of shares were held by MOM and traded under the name of MERCEDES ELECTRONICS NORTH (PTY) LTD.

In May 1981, MR W KIRKWOOD purchased all the shares of MOM. The company name of COPY TYPE ELECTRONICS (PTY) LTD was registered.

ENDEAVOUR FINANCE (PTY) LTD was formed to provide a Finance option to the Blue Chip customers of COPY TYPE ELECTRONICS (PTY) LTD.

In September 1999 the trading operations of Olympia SA were bought, greatly enhancing the product range for the African market. The activities of Olympia SA were incorporated with those of COPY TYPE ELECTRONICS (PTY) LTD.

KAGO FINANCE (PTY) LTD was formed in January 2002 in order to meet the provisions of black economic empowerment subscribed to by the South African Government thus allowing our products the best possible opportunity of success with Government tenders and black empowerment procurement provision. COPY TYPE ELECTRONICS (PTY) LTD obtained the rights to import the range of DUPLO Digital Copy Printers and consumables during 2003 and in 2004 the new corporate headquarters on the N1 Lanseria / Randburg turn off were completed.


1. TOSHIBA COPIERS & FACSIMILES Toshiba one of the largest corporations in the world! Recognized as a leader in the field of digital multifunctional black and colour copiers and fax machines.

2. DUPLO DIGITAL COPY PRINTERS Duplo the long established manufacturer of paper handling labour saving devices produce one of the finest digital copy printers worldwide. These machines operating at 120 copies per minute at a fraction of normal copying costs are ideal for the education, pay for print and government markets.

3  SAGEM PRODUCTS Since November 2004, Copy Type now also distribute the Sagem range of Multifunction Products, ideal for low end fax users requiring high end functionality.

4. BLUE PRINT SOLUTIONs, Since 2008, Copytype have added the Blue Print Solution brand to its range, carefully selected Multidunctional products, ideal for entry level users, providing the most cost effective solutions available to the market.


Is an ongoing commitment to supply and maintain our range of equipment to the highest standard for the benefit of our clients, our staff and our suppliers.


To retain our position as the provider of recognised world quality products. A single supplier of full range of office equipment necessary for the efficient running of today's business organisations. The knowledge derived from over 30 years of marketing and selling office products. The experience of our technical staff with service ranging from 2 years to over 30 years with our organisation.


We fully subscribe to the Government Policy. In this regard De Loitte and Touche (Human Capital Corporation) have devised, implemented, and submitted our plan to the Department of Labour. Our staff members sit on the Management Committee which formulates policy on employment training and promotions. The administration of our non-contributory provident fund, hospitalisation, chronic medicines, life cover and housing assistance is carried out by the same committee. The majority of our technical staff consisting of all groups have studied at company expense and gained qualifications, including City & Guilds Diploma's, CompTIA A+ certification, N+ certification, EMP+ certification and PDI+ certification, all widely recognised international qualifications of the highest standards.