Rob Fletcher talks to Kyocera EMEA, Takuya Marubayashi about his plans for the future of the company
Takuya Marubayashi, who was recently appointed as president of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Kyocera Document Solutions, has set out his plans for the company to continue on its “path of transformation” as it reacts to change in the market.
Marubayashi has been with the company since 1999, having previously served as President of Kyocera Mita China Sales and Trading Corporation, now Document Solutions China, and also Senior General Manager of the corporate sales division at Kyocera Document Solutions Incorporated.
In his new role, Marubayashi will be tasked with delivering both products and services as the company drives its digital transformation. Kyocera has cited the EMEA region as a key area for digital development.
Speaking to FESPA.com about his appointment, Marubayashi acknowledged the level of change in the print industry and said he is keen to use this as a catalyst to help the company focus its research and development efforts.
“Our business industry is constantly evolving, this is no secret,” Marubayashi said, adding: “One can consider the industry as going through a process of disruption or a convergence of multiple industries. Either way, for Kyocera Document Solutions, we view the change as an extraordinary opportunity and are ready to take on the challenges presented.
Over the past couple of years our regional headquarter Kyocera Document Solutions Europe, which manages all our operations throughout EMEA, has readied itself to embrace opportunities coming from this change through our digital transformation journey.
We will continue to grow our business through the expansion of Enterprise Content Management and Document Business Process Optimisation together with the development of premium hardware products and services. Our focus is to remain at the forefront of the Document Solutions industry while continuing to deliver Kyocera’s values to society.”
Marubayashi also said he will use experience from previous roles at the company to lead the EMEA arm to expansion and growth, highlighting his aim to continue on a “path of transformation” under his leadership as president.
Marubayashi continues to say: “In the various roles I have occupied within the Kyocera Group, I have noted the success built within this organisation as a result of the speed and level of change adopted by our talented employees. While I am aware that this journey is still to continue, I am confident that the path of transformation we are embarking will set the course of our future and ongoing success".