Canon recognises excellence in the channel at 2020 Partner Awards

24th March 2021

Canon’s Sales and Support Division celebrates EFEX Shepparton as Partner of the Year at Canon Australia’s annual Partner Awards

2020 Canon Partner Channel Awards

SYDNEY, 24 March 2021: Canon Australia today recognises outstanding business performance and excellence in the channel by announcing the winning recipients of its 2020 Canon Partner Channel Awards. An industry accolade with a twenty-year heritage, Canon’s annual Partner Channel Awards acknowledge partners from across the country who exceeded annual growth targets, supported customers’ digital transformation via a diverse offering of innovative software and hardware solutions, and, provide best-in-class implementation and after-care, service and support.

Canon’s Partner Channel Awards recognise a shortlist of nominee partners in each of the eight annual award categories, with one outstanding winner selected to take home the category gong. The highest honour among the Canon Partner Awards is the coveted National Partner of the Year Award which is bestowed to one partner whose achievements well exceeded every financial, technological, and service and support target.

Announced via Canon’s second ever virtual Canon Partner Awards ceremony, IT and Print Managed Service Provider, EFEX Shepparton, has been awarded the National Partner of the Year Award for its continued leadership in the channel and doubling its projected growth targets in 2020.

Inland Digital also collected two top honours in this years’ awards ceremony, taking out Software Partner of the Year and, retaining its position as Canon Service Partner of the Year for the second consecutive year.

“Congratulations to each of our 2020 Canon Partner Award winners, and a special nod to the EFEX Shepperton Team for your contribution to our business and the channel,” said Ben Luke, General Manager – B2B Sales, Canon Australia.

“Canon has always held its partners to the highest standard of service to add value to our customers and drive competitiveness in the channel. However in a year when every business across the country faced challenges due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, these celebrated partners not only continued to exceed the expectations of our customers and stakeholders; they also achieved their lofty growth targets and revenue goals, which is truly outstanding. On behalf Canon Australia, I thank each of our partners for delivering an exceptional level of work for our customers.”

2020 Canon Partner of the Year Award Category winners

National Partner of the Year Award and Business Partner of the Year 2020 - VIC/TAS: EFEX Shepparton
National Partner of the Year Award and Business Partner of the Year 2020 - VIC/TASEFEX Shepparton proves that the ability to attach value-adding solutions to basic business packages is where the market is headed in a world of hybrid workplaces. In combining multiple Canon software and hardware solutions (i.e. Therefore, uniFLOW Online and multifunction devices), EFEX Shepparton was able to secure a number of large opportunities doubling its projected growth targets in 2020.

“EFEX Shepparton has shown that regional businesses can deliver incredible results using a combination of clever account development, deep industry knowledge, and a relentless desire to win. Underpinned by a dedicated cast of team members that consistently go above and beyond for their customers, EFEX Shepparton effectively engages customers across multiple verticals and market segments, making them an incredibly strong partner for Canon.” – Ben Luke, General Manager – B2B Sales, Canon Australia.

Business Partner of the Year award - SA/NT/WA/ Asia Pacific: Datec PNG
Business Partner of the Year award - SA/NT/WA/ Asia Pacific2020 was the third consecutive year that Datec PNG exceeded its ambitious growth targets via a strategy of diversifying its product solutions portfolio to provide end-to-end services to a broader range of customers. In 2020, Datec PNG continued its success in the government sector, while maintaining long-term relationships with clients across the education and Not-For-Profit sectors. In providing strong Print Managed Services to the Asia Pacific market, Datec PNG continues to effectively integrate Therefore and uniFLOW solutions for its customers, helping to achieve impactful business automation.

“The secret to Datec PNG’s success is its ability to forge meaningful and enduring relationships with its partners by offering world-class solutions and having an exceptional commitment to customer service. Congratulations to the team for another year of business growth and making a difference in the community.” – Ben Luke, General Manager – B2B Sales, Canon Australia.

Business Partner of the Year 2020 – NSW: Colourworks Coffs Harbour
Business Partner of the Year 2020 – NSWColourworks Coffs Harbour’s ongoing success can be attributed to its consistent ‘Client Centric Focus’ which has enabled the business to enjoy year-on-year growth with no sign of slowing down. As a single-branded partner with superior strength in uniFLOW online solutions, few can be surprised by the team’s new business winning track record, over the past 12 months.

“Colourworks Coffs Harbour is a fantastic local business known for driving efficiency for its customers, and community spirit amongst local sporting clubs and councils. I commend the team for its superb approach to sales and support, and or being an all-round great partner for Canon.” – Ben Luke, General Manager – B2B Sales, Canon Australia.

Business Partner of the Year 2020 – QLD: Duplic8
Business Partner of the Year 2020 – QLDDuplic8 has established itself as a market leader in the Wide Bay District by proactively starting discussions with local businesses about the benefits and impacts of digital transformation on their day to day operations. As a result, Duplic8 has achieved year-on-year market growth by helping new and existing customers realise cost, productivity, and time saving efficiencies through new hardware and software solutions.

“As a locally owned and operated business in Queensland’s Wide Bay District, the team at Duplic8 invested a lot of time and energy engaging in community events and supporting organisations to boost the local economy during a challenging 2020. This level of commitment to its community, paired with the team’s ability to help clients reduce their business downtime via automation has truly set Duplic8 apart from its competitors.” – Ben Luke, General Manager – B2B Sales, Canon Australia.

Software Partner of the Year award and Service Partner of the Year: Inland Digital
Software Partner of the Year award and Service Partner of the Year2020 is the second consecutive year that Inland Digital has taken home Canon’s top Service Partner accolade; awarded for achieving all performance targets, while delivering continual improvements in service outcomes. This year, Inland Digital was also recognised as Software Partner of the Year for its second-to-none approach of implementing Canon software solutions to truly transform the businesses they support.


“The team at Inland Digital are very collaborative, open to change, and are hyper focussed on driving results that can be celebrated by the customer, their team, and our team here at Canon. They drink champagne of their own making – a truly sweet drop given the honours achieved this year.” – Ben Luke, General Manager – B2B Sales, Canon Australia.

Outstanding Achievement Award: Printech
Outstanding Achievement AwardPrintech’s passion for seeking out innovative solutions that create value to customers paired with a hunger for results-driven performance is reflected in both its year-on-year sales performance and in the enthusiasm of its team.

“Canon awards the Outstanding Achievement Award to partners that deliver on what they commit to. For Printech, that means highly efficient implementation and operation of Canon-driven managed print service solutions that meet the digital transformation needs of customers. Printech is highly deserving of this award – congratulations to the team.” – Ben Luke, General Manager – B2B Sales, Canon Australia.

Business Partner of the Year 2020 Large Format: Total Image Supplies
Business Partner of the Year 2020 Large FormatTotal Image Solutions continues to establish itself as the Canon Large Format Print specialist in the market, providing a best-in-class end-to-end service across the Large Format hardware and supplies portfolio. In keeping abreast of industry trends and requirements in the Graphics Sector, the Total Image Supplies business is able to tailor applications and solutions to drive impressively large growth numbers.

“Congratulations to Total Image Supplies on an outstanding result in 2020. It was exciting to see the business expand both its team and operating premises – complete with a dedicated showroom – to better service its ever growing customer base in 2020. I’m proud to celebrate achievements of the Total Image Supplies team whose expertise in the Large Format Printer field is second to none.” – Ben Luke, General Manager – B2B Sales, Canon Australia.

For more information on Canon Australia’s Channel Partners, visit https://www.canon.com.au/business/canon-business-partners 

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