HP Print Stations are HP branded stores focusing on service and convenience that will primarily address small and medium enterprise customers and will cater for a wide range of printing applications.
The HP Print Station Dubai will be operated by Al Suwaidi Computer, to address a broad range of customer segments and demands.
“The HP Print Station concept is being implemented in the UAE to address specific customer needs based on a country wide customer feedback HP has received recently,” says Amin, GM, Imaging and Printing Group, HP Middle East
Mortazavi adds that the needs which the HP Print Station concept addresses include: making high quality printing accessible and fast for the travelling business person; simplifying and speeding up the process of getting great quality printouts and, providing equipment for special printing applications. “We plan to roll out additional stores in the UAE within the next year,” he says.
The Print Station programme – which has already been rolled out across the company’s EMEA region delivers a one-stop-shop service for high-value print and design jobs for small-and-medium-sized business.
Jaimi Cyrus, Director, channel sales and programmes for HP in Europe Middle-East and Africa says; “The printing market in the UAE is growing at a rapid rate, there are now 50 HP Print Stations in 9 countries, including now 3 in the Middle-East and HP is currently planning for more”. Cyrus also added that “SMB’s constitute more than 85% of the total business revenue and that owing to the strong UAE governmental focus on SMB development this is forecast to rise in the future. While representing close to 9% of the total Middle Eastern printing market, the UAE is forecast to be the fastest growing market in the region with projected growth of 55% between 2007 and 2012”.
Al Suwaidi Computer GM Shibu Das says the company is extremely excited to be part of the launch of HP Print Stations in UAE. “This is a unique customer oriented initiative, bringing more convenience, high quality and cost effectiveness to every single audience and we are happy to be a part of that,” Das says.
HP Print Stations will offer benefits for three main audiences in Dubai, namely: individuals who don’t have a printer at home and are looking for convenience and quality; professionals who require specific solutions for their specialised applications; and businesses that need high volume print outs and are looking for cost effectiveness and quality.
Service, quality and convenience factors are what make the HP Print Station unique as they offer a complete basket of printing requirements, from photo printing all the way up to poster and outdoor banner printing.
As HP ventures into the digital publishing ecosystem, HP Print Stations are the next step in enhancing HP’s ability to deliver printing services securely where consumers want them.
HP Middle East and Al Suwaidi Computer Co LLC have launched the first HP Print Station in Dubai, a concept that will ensure that the business community has a reliable, professional and convenient one-stop printing shop to enhance any business or marketing materials.