At its infancy, PHILCOPY CORPORATION engaged in the sales and distribution of MITA copiers and UCHIDA office printing system after it was granted exclusive distributorship in the Philippines by Mita Industrial Co., Ltd. and Uchida Yoko Co., Ltd. of Japan.
By the mid-1980's, the company started marketing PANASONIC electronic typewriters. With the advent of the 90's and a growing global economy, the company recognized the trend and the needs of its growing clients for state-of-the-art office equipment. Thus, it started introducing to the market diverse product lines such as SANYO facsimile, DAHLE paper cutting products, LIESEGANG audio-visual projection products, DISPLAYMATE interactive whiteboard, WOLFVISION Visualizers, and NICHIGAKU Plantage electronic print boards. During the same period, distribution of MITA document imaging products grew to include advanced plain paper laser facsimiles and digital multi-functional office systems.
In 1998, PHILCOPY rolled out the Digital Copier/ Network Laser Printer to meet the market demands for high-tech network connectivity. The company's other quality products is the METEOR SIEGEN semi-dry diazo printer which copies blueprints without the irritating ammonia odor, ECOSYS laser printers, ROYAL SOVEREIGN laminators and shredders and the NOVUS staplers. The latest addition to PHILCOPY's prestigious line of quality products is the SMART ID card printers from SMARCOM, a company based in Korea.
In January 2000, MITA has been renamed KYOCERA-MITA to mark its start under the Kyocera Group of Companies. Kyocera, established in 1959, is an electronics manufacturing giant in Japan. The combined strengths of both companies promise innovative and dynamic solutions for the workplace.
Last April 2012, KYOCERA-MITA changed its name to KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS. The change reflects the company's growth as a global supplier of solutions to consistently develop and deliver customer benefits, technological innovation and environmental sustainability.
Showrooms & Provincial Branches
PHILCOPY CORPORATION expanded its operations with the opening of its first provincial branch in Olongapo City in the early 1990's. In rapid succession, showrooms were opened in Las Piñas, SM Megamall, SM City North EDSA, SM Fairview, SM Mall of Asia, Medical Plaza in Ortigas, Victoria Plaza, SM Davao and, Lim Ketkai Mall in Cagayan de Oro in the last quarter of 2004. During the end of the 3rd quarter of 2009 another showroom was opened in SM City Naga. And recently, new showroom was opened in SM Lanang.
To grow with its clients, PHILCOPY Corporation expanded its network of service centers across the archipelago and established satellite offices in the key cities of Angeles, Butuan, Cabanatuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cavite, Cebu-Mandaue, Dagupan, Davao, Kidapawan, La Union, Legaspi, Lipa, Lucena, Malolos, Naga, Ormoc, Ozamis, Puerto Princesa, Tacloban, Tagbilaran, Zamboanga, and most recently in Tagum. These offices are tasked to develop local markets, coordinate marketing and distribution and provide service to existing clients within their covered geographical territories.
Today, PHILCOPY CORPORATION with its workforce of more than 420 professionals serves thousands of customers in more than 35 provinces nationwide. Training is accessible and ongoing to ensure that PHILCOPY people maintain the highest possible skills and standards.
Despite the many odds and growing competition, the company and its products have been recognized with the highest professional awards. Among them are "Most Outstanding Copier of the Year Award" by the Consumers' Union of the Philippines for five consecutive years (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th & 13th Annual National Consumers Awards) elevating PHILCOPY to CUP's Hall of Fame Awardees, "Expert Training Award", "Excellent Sales Management Award", and the prestigious "Distributor of the Year" for five times from MITA Industrial Co., Ltd. of Japan; and "The Best Buy" from Hanson Lab. and Business Equipment Users' Association. Recently, PHILCOPY was adjudged "Business Partner of the Year" of the German-based firm Ed. Liesegang in appreciation of the company's outstanding sales of projectors & presentation equipment.