TOSHIBA AMERICA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS INC. NAMES PARTS NOW! NATIONAL DISTRIBUTOR OF TOSHIBA PRINTERS, PARTS AND SUPPLIES

Toshiba Expands Distribution of Printer Product Line by Partnering With Largest Laser Printer Distributor in U.S.

IRVINE, California, (Dec 03, 2007)

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) today announced that it has signed an agreement with Parts Now!, the largest distributor of laser printer parts in North America, through which it has become a national printer distributor of Toshiba printers, parts and supplies in the U.S.  The agreement represents a strategic move by both TABS and Parts Now! to solidify their leadership positions and command a greater presence in the printer industry.
 
“Parts Now! is a well-respected leader in the printer parts industry, and Toshiba is proud to partner with them to offer our products to the thousands of small and mid-sized businesses in their U.S. channel,” said Mark Mathews, vice president and general manager, TABS.  “Further reinforcing our decision is the fact that Parts Now! shares Toshiba’s values of demonstrating the highest level of customer service, customer loyalty and industry performance.”

This agreement makes Parts Now! only the second national printer distributor for TABS, and enables Parts Now! to distribute the entire Toshiba product line of small, medium and large workgroup printers, as well as genuine Toshiba parts and supplies.

“This agreement gives our customers access to the best printer hardware, parts and supplies the industry has to offer, with the convenience of getting it all from one source,” said Jason Jensen, vice president of Business Development, Parts Now!  “We anticipate that Toshiba, with its focus on industry leadership and product innovations and through its partnership with Parts Now!, will outpace the overall printer market growth and further reinforce its position as a major industry player.”

About Parts Now!
Parts Now! LLC keeps business printing.  With annual sales of $95.5 million in 2006, it is the largest distributor of laser printer parts.  Parts Now! is proud to be an authorized distributor for Toshiba, Hewlett-Packard, Lexmark and Canon U.S.A. Inc.  Visit www.partsnow.com for more information.

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc.

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) manages product planning, marketing, sales, service support and distribution of copiers, facsimiles, multifunction printing products, network controllers and toner products throughout the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Latin America and the Caribbean.  Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TABS has four divisions: the Electronic Imaging Division; the Toner Products Division; the Document Solutions Engineering Division; and TOPAC U.S.A., Inc., dba Toshiba Business Solutions (TBS), a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation of TABS, that operates a network of wholly owned office equipment dealers throughout the United States.

Named the most favored manufacturer eight times by the Business Technology Association (BTA), Toshiba’s entire product line, customer support and marketing distribution policies are markers for the industry.  Among the many other awards garnered in recent years, Toshiba was named the “Manufacturer of the Year” seven times by Marketing Research Consultants (MRC), and has twice been named to the CIO 100 for being among the top 100 “bold” (2005) and “agile” (2004) companies in the world.

TABS is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the seventh largest electronics/electrical equipment company and the world's 91st largest company in terms of sales.  Ranked by Fortune magazine as the 10th Most Admired Electronics Company in the World, Toshiba Corporation is a world leader in high technology products with more than 300 major subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide.  Fiscal year revenue in 2006 was approximately $60 billion.

For more information on Toshiba copier, facsimile, multifunction printing products, network controllers or toner products, or for a dealer in your area, call (800)-GO-TOSHIBA or visit the TABS Web site at www.copiers.toshiba.com.