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Copy Type Electronics (Pty) Ltd was established by Mr W Kirkwood in September 1976 trading under the name of BOND & KIRKWOOD, Supplier of General Office Machines. MERCEDES OFFICE MACHINE HOLDINGS, importer of TOSHIBA Photocopiers and Calculators, was one of BOND & KIRKWOOD's main suppliers.

This company was headed by MR W KIRKWOOD, a shareholder and the majority of shares were held by MOM and traded under the name of MERCEDES ELECTRONICS NORTH (PTY) LTD.

In May 1981, MR W KIRKWOOD purchased all the shares of MOM. The company name of COPY TYPE ELECTRONICS (PTY) LTD was registered.

ENDEAVOUR FINANCE (PTY) LTD was formed to provide a Finance option to the Blue Chip customers of COPY TYPE ELECTRONICS (PTY) LTD.

KAGO FINANCE (PTY) LTD and KAGO OFFICE AUTOMATION (PTY) LTD were formed in January 2002 in order to meet the provisions of black economic empowerment subscribed to by the South African Government thus allowing our products the best possible opportunity of success with Government tenders and black empowerment procurement provision. COPY TYPE ELECTRONICS (PTY) LTD obtained the rights to import the range of DUPLO Digital Copy Printers and consumables during 2003 and in 2004 the new corporate headquarters on the N1 Lanseria / Randburg turn off were completed.


1. DUPLO DIGITAL COPY PRINTERS Duplo the long established manufacturer of paper handling labour saving devices produce one of the finest digital copy printers worldwide. These machines operating at 120 copies per minute at a fraction of normal copying costs are ideal for the education, pay for print and government markets.

COPIERS & FACSIMILES Toshiba one of the largest corporations in the world! Recognized as a leader in the field of digital multifunctional black and colour copiers and fax machines.

Our Vision

Is an ongoing commitment to supply and maintain our range of equipment to the highest standard for the benefit of our clients, our staff and our suppliers.


To retain our position as the provider of recognised world quality products. A single supplier of full range of office equipment necessary for the efficient running of today's business organisations. The knowledge derived from 30 years of marketing and selling office products. The experience of our technical staff with service ranging from 2 years to 30 years with our organisation.

Employment Equity

We fully subscribe to the Government Policy. In this regard De Loitte and Touche (Human Capital Corporation) have devised, implemented, and submitted our plan to the Department of Labour. Our staff members sit on the Management Committee which formulates policy on employment training and promotions. The administration of our non-contributory provident fund, hospitalisation, chronic medicines, life cover and housing assistance is carried out by the same committee. The majority of our technical staff consisting of all groups have studied at company expense and gained the City & Guilds Diploma, a widely recognised qualification of the highest standard.