By Wayne Robinson | 22 November 2023
Fujifilm Business Innovation Australia has a new managing director, Yasuyuki Matsumoto, and three new dealers in Queensland and WA .
Matsumoto is now managing director and head of Oceania Region, and comes with 30 years’ experience in the Fujifilm Group. He transfers to Australia from his role as chairman and president of Fujifilm Business Innovation (China), chairman of Fujifilm Business Innovation (Hong Kong), and head of East Asia Operations.
He was managing director of Fujifilm Business Innovation (Hong Kong) from 2019 – 2022, and has also served in other leading roles across Vietnam, Japan, China and Singapore.
Matsumoto’s appointment comes as Fujifilm BI Australia appoints three new authorised dealers across Queensland and Western Australia, marking, it says, a new chapter in the growth of “valued partners to offer solutions with an added regional focus”.
Brisbane-based Fuji Solutions Group is headed by director, Shane McVicar, who brings deep experience in working at Fujifilm BI Australia since 2016. In WA, DX Business Innovation is led by Sean Tilbrook, managing director, and most recently regional manager for Fujifilm BI Australia in WA.
In addition, Uteck will operate under the management of co-directors Quintin Whitcher, current owner of SOS Office Equipment in Bunbury, and Damon Rowan, most recently master agent for Fujifilm BI Australia in Perth.
Matsumoto said, “I am pleased to be appointed managing director of Fujifilm BI Australia and joining the incredibly talented team to support the growth and evolution of our solutions and services.
“IT spending in Australia is expected to reach $133bn in 2024, largely led by software and IT services. Combined with the appetite to modernise IT systems, there is enormous opportunity for us to support organisations across the board with their most complex digital transformation challenges.
“Growing businesses are placing more importance on building a strong foundation for customer’s digital experiences, as well as supporting their employees and a range of other efficiencies to accelerate their own transformation.
“It’s also one of the many reasons bringing our valued partners on this journey with us is key. These highly experienced local dealerships can connect more organisations, especially those small-to-medium sized, with our growing software, services and solutions portfolio to help them get on with doing what they do best.
“I look forward to working with our partners to enable new and exciting ways of providing the best digital transformation experiences to organisations across Australia.”
Stephen Sims, executive general manager, Sales and Solutions said, “This is an exciting new chapter for Fujifilm BI Australia. Under the leadership of Yasuyuki Matsumoto, and with the focus of our global strategy, we’re well positioned to continue our leadership in the market, while innovating digital transformation solutions for all our customers, partners and the community.
“Already these authorised dealers represent a significant increase in market coverage and have the added benefit of providing their local perspective and knowledge to the customers they service.
“Each dealer brings the highest standards of practice with a deep knowledge of our offerings, so we’re extremely confident these appointments will add tremendous value to our SMB and mid-market customers who trust and value local relationships.”
Fujifilm Business Innovation Australia authorised dealers offer a broad range of products and solutions with an added focus on metro and regional customers. Authorised dealers provide end-to end-support (from sales to service) with financing options provided by Fujifilm Business Innovation Australia.