National/Azon closes 2020 with best month on record
National/Azon has announced that December 2020 was one of the best sales months ever recorded for Contex large format scanners in the US. The company also reports that sales of Contex scanners remained steady throughout the year despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. It attributes its success to its dedicated sales team and to Contex’s versatile range of scanning solutions.
Throughout 2020, the market shifted from high volume production scanners to home office and portable devices. Sales of the entry level Contex SD One scanner series grew by nearly 70% over 2019, while reprographic and data management companies, among others, continued to invest in Contex’s mid range, high production large format, and specialty scanners — the IQ Quattro X scanner series, HD Ultra X scanner series, and IQ Flex flatbed scanner — at a steady pace. ‘In 2020, we made sure that we went back to basics: connecting with our resellers and the scanning community. We saw an increase in specialty scanning and archiving projects as organizations took advantage of downtime. Reprographic shops were also looking for a more productive set of input devices for the coming year,’ commented senior vice president Rich Gigl.