Kodak Alaris hosted more than 200 partners from 43 countries at its 2021 virtual Partner Summit for the Europe, Africa, India and Middle East (EMEIA) region. The overarching theme for the 2021 edition, which was opened by Kodak Alaris President & General Manager, Don Lofstrom, was ‘Growth Starts Here’.
During the 2021 event, Don provided a recap of the business’ strong performance in a year that presented unprecedented challenges and reinforced the company’s commitment to continue to invest for growth. Plans to further expand the company’s market reach include bringing to market new versions of its award-winning production capture and distributed capture scanners and software solutions; continued innovation within the cloud-based connected solutions software and solutions space; forming and building new partnerships; and enhancing the company’s skills in software solutions and professional services to support these initiatives.
The event also shone a light on the excellence, growth, and engagement of its top partners, with the company recognising ten partners from the EMEIA region in its annual Partner of the Year awards. An important event on the annual calendar, the awards celebrate partners who have demonstrated excellent growth, engagement, innovation and implementation of customer-centric solutions based on Kodak Alaris’ technology and services portfolio. The winners were chosen based on their commitment to customers, investment in solutions from Kodak Alaris, year on year revenue and growth trajectory, as well as successful joint wins over the past year.
Two partners in the UK scooped awards this year. Midwich was named Top Value Added Distributor, in recognition of its strong performance across all four quarters, excellence in terms of stockholding and product range, and initiatives such as work from home bundles and NHS pricing. Restore received the Top Performing Partner accolade. The company recorded strong overall performance and celebrated several key wins including an NHS hospital trust and large government agency.
Gerry Kelliher, EMEIA Managing Director, Kodak Alaris said, “these awards recognise the considerable contribution that our partners make to our business and applaud their success in helping our customers leverage Kodak Alaris technology solutions to solve the complex challenges they face. The 2021 award winners have gone above and beyond, continuing to deliver outstanding levels of customer service and solve problems for their customers during these unprecedented times.”