Swedish company, Malawi’s Beata Holdings in business machines partnership

A Swedish company that exports electronic duplicating devices and other high-end machines, Scandi Gruppen AB, has partnered with Malawi’s Beata Holdings Limited for the supply and servicing of business machines in the country.

Nkasala: Chief operatiosn officer for Beata
Officials from Scandi Gruppen AB from Sweden interact with patrons at the coacktail

The deal will see the Scandinavian firm delivering top of the market machines to Beata Holdings.

The Swedish company, considered as one of the largest exporters of photocopiers in Europe, has a presence in 80 countries globally with 18 of them in Africa and exports over 40,000 copiers per year worldwide.

Scandi Gruppen AB supplies copiers, printers, wide format and production systems

Announcing the agreement at Beata Holdings Limited head office in Lilongwe, the company’s Director of Operations Martin Nkasala said the agreement will enable Malawians get original photocopiers and printers at half the price.

“For so long, companies and organizations have been sourcing printing services from outside the country, but with this agreement, this will be a thing of the past,”  he said.

The agreement, according to Nkasala, will also see youths being trained in repairing of the printers and photocopiers.

“The initial plan is to start with about 40-50 young people who will be trained as technicians and will be employed by Beata Holdings Limited.

“So its not just a business agreement that will only benefits the two companies but it will also create job opportunities for Malawians,” he said.

Nkasala said the company strive to become the top leading service provider by bringing innovative and demand-driven products and services.

“Our aim is to provide excellentand affordable services for the growth of our clients’ business,” he said.

Scandi Gruppen AB Managing Director Tryggve Erlandsson confirmed that  the new partnership with Beata will extend to providing free training to Malawian youths on how to service the machines.

“We will educate many young girls and boys here in Malawi to be technicians. We will open an academy and bring Swedish engineers and technicians to provide training in servicing the machines,” Erlandsson said.

Incorporated under the Companies Act in 2016 after trading as Beata Investments Limited since 2011, the company has two subsidiaries in the name of Beata Printing and Novablanca Suites and Conferences.

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W.H.O ?
W.H.O ?
6 years ago

Azungu aniake a ndalama angovala casually simple, iwe mpaka suit yachiani, amalawi umbuli pena pali ponse suit za ziii..

The Patriot
The Patriot
6 years ago

How sustainable is Beata holdings? The million dollar question is…can this company survive if the DPP gets out of government? Only time will tell…experience has shown that some people become “business tycoons” because of being connected to a ruling Party. Once the party gets the boot the companies get bankrupt! I hope Beata Holdings is an ” all weather ” company.

Zaya Kunkhongo
Zaya Kunkhongo
6 years ago

Nyasatimes learn to report factually and research well on your articles before publication for the benefit of your readers. Scandi Gruppen AB deals in SECOND-HAND OR USED photocopiers which simply means Beata and Scandi Gruppen AB will be importing USED/REFURBISHED equipment into Malawi whose working condition may not be entirely guaranteed. Yes, they will supply copiers at half the cost because those photocopiers have run their course in Europe. It may be economical paying little at the beginning but with time these copiers will start eating big time into your pockets through maintenance and regular service pafupi pafupi to keep… Read more »

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