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Behind bringing Xerox to Africa


BYTES DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS (BDS) is the worlds largest Xerox distributor and Africa’s leading technology and services company. It markets and services the complete range of Xerox document equipment, software solutions and services to 26 sub-Saharan Africa countries. BDS forms part of the Telecommunications, Multi-Media and Information Technology (TMT) organisation of Altron, the parent holding company and has an annual turnover of more than R2 billion. In 2014, the company celebrated two important milestones: Xerox’s 50th year in South Africa, as well as the invention of xerography, the basis of the most widely used document-copying machines, which was developed by Xerox 75 years ago.  



  • Established in South Africa in 1964 as Rank Xerox
  • Ownership: Altron
  • Staff complement in excess of 1249 employees
  • Over 10,000 customers
  • 40 South African service centres and 40 sub-Saharan African service centres
  • Accredited by Empowerdex as a Level 2 since June 2010
  • ISO9001:2008 certified


The Bytes philosophy, “helping our customers do great work”, is embodied in our work ethos to live the values of innovation underpinned by high quality output and service excellence.   As a market leader in document technologies, products and services, we are committed to providing value added solutions and remaining relevant to our broad customer base in the face of changing market dynamics.


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