Fujifilm South Africa opens new head office in Johannesburg

  • This week Fujifilm South Africa officially opened its new head office in Sandton.
  • The new location houses the Fujifilm Technology Centre Africa and will showcase its latest healthcare, large format printing, and camera products.
  • It was also designed to help Fujifilm South Africa fall in line with the company’s global target of reaching net zero CO2 emissions by March 2041.

Yesterday Fujifilm South Africa held an event to mark the official opening of its new head office in Johannesburg.

The new building is located at 18 Holt Street in Sandton, and will serve as the company’s local headquarters moving forward.

Fujfilm’s previous head office in Roodepoort will still serve as the location for the company’s warehousing operations, as well as a satellite office for employees living in that region of the city.

“The grand opening of the newly constructed building was attended by several local dignitaries, international Fujifilm management as well as the Japanese ambassador to South Africa, His Excellency, Shigeru Ushio,” noted Fujifilm in a press release sent to Hypertext.

The company adds that the opening of the head office coincides with Fujifilm SA’s 10 year anniversary celebration in South Africa, having first opened its doors in March 2012 as a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation.

The building totals 999 square metres of space and stands five storeys tall, incorporates the Fujifilm Technology Centre Africa, an office space for employees adopting hydrid work, boardrooms, an official repair centre, and a 30-seater auditorium for training purposes.

“Today is truly a special occasion in the history of Fujifilm since it marks a new chapter in our relationship with South Africa. Our new head office emphasises Fujifilm’s ongoing commitment to the country, having celebrated a successful decade of local presence. We are proud to be a part of South Africa and we hope to be able to further serve the public through this new premises,” enthused Fujifilm South Africa’s MD, Taro Kawano, of the new space.

It is also worth highlighting that this location houses the only Fujifilm Technology Centre on the African continent, taking up two floors and providing a demo centre for Fujifilm’s different departments to showcase a myriad solutions to customers. 

“This includes products from Medical Systems (radiography, mammography, pathology, X-ray diagnostics), Graphic Communication (wide format printing, packaging, commercial digital and commercial offset), as well as Imaging Solutions (Instax instant cameras and printers, Fujifilm X-series and GFX mirrorless cameras),” the company adds.

Lastly, with an emphasis on sustainability, Fujifilm explained that the building features a rooftop solar panel system, which is helping to reduce carbon emissions. To that end, this new head office falls in line with the company’s greater global goal of reaching net zero emissions by March 2041.

“This beautiful building is testament to the hard work of everyone who contributed. It shows what can be achieved through team effort and dedication. Fujifilm South Africa is proud to now be able to better serve our South Africa customers and contribute to their growth,” concluded Kawano.

[Image – Nathalie Boucry Photography]


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