Computer Printer Specialist teams up with childrens charity
Tally Ltd., the computer printer specialist, has launched a range of festive promotions to take place in the run up to Christmas. As the company celebrates its successful 2001, it has joined forces with childrens charity, Barnado’s, to donate funds raised through a national newspaper campaign, printer sales and a staff fund-raising day.
Tally kick-started the festive season early in association with thesun.co.uk, online arm of The Sun newspaper. Through an advent competition, Tally is among a number of companies offering free product to readers through thesun.co.uk’s advent calendar competition. The competition allows readers to preview all 24 prizes, one for each day up until Christmas Eve. The first reader to call with the correct answer to the topical question on each specific day wins the prize. Up for grabs are offerings from Tally’s new colour laser and mono laser ranges, the T8006 and T9312. In a second promotion, Tally will donate to Barnardo’s £10 for every T8006 model sold and £5 for each T9312 model sold from 03 to 21 December 2001, a project being co-ordinated from Tally’s and Barnardo’s websites in addition to thesun.co.uk.
In support of Barnardo’s major fundraising day on 14th December, Tally will be running an ‘odd’ day at its UK offices. All members of staff will be asked to attire for the day with odd clothes and accessories, with all participants making a contribution to Barnardo’s cause.
Tally’s Managing Director, Robin Edwardes, says, “2001 has seen customers embrace our new colour laser printer range, and we’ve strengthened our position as a top consumables brand. Tally is a serious player in the printer market, and it’s great to add a little fun with promotions like these.”
Reformed in 1996 following the buy out of Mannesmann Tally from the German conglomerate Mannesmann AG, Tally has been dedicated to the manufacture and support of computer printers for more than 30 years. The company offers business users a wide range of mission critical, colour and desktop printers. These include mono/colour lasers, volume inkjet printers, high performance matrix printers and line printers where the company is recognised as the market leader.
Tally is based in Basingstoke in the UK from where it sells into more than 60 international markets through local distributors. This new facility includes a state of the art training, repair and commissioning centre and is the hub of its UK-wide service team of 20 engineers, which boasts a first-time-fix rate of 97%. Tally Ltd has enjoyed ISO9001 accreditation since 1991, and achieved Investor in People status in 1999.
A global player in the computer printer market, the company employs more than 1100 staff operating out of subsidiaries in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Russia, Singapore and North America, and manufactures in Germany and the USA.
In the UK, the company sells through distribution partners and VARs, and corporate customers include Tesco, B&Q, Ministry of Defence, Unichem, Kwik-Fit and HSBC Bank.
For further information on Tally Ltd, please visit http://www.tally.co.uk.
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