iGuana and Firstcoast Technologies are pleased to announce that they have entered into a strategic partnership for the entire region of Sub-Saharan Africa covering 50 countries.

Headquartered in South Africa, Firstcoast Technologies is a leading specialist in digitization & business process optimization, assisting organizations with acquiring the necessary equipment and software for a smooth transition to operate and excel in a new digital environment. Firstcoast Technologies represents the world’s premier software, scanning equipment & technology brands, with over 30% of Top 100 companies in South Africa alone making use of their solutions & services. Headquartered in Belgium, iGuana is one of the biggest players in the market for digitization solutions & services, supplier of state-of-the-art document management software (DMS), a leading distributor of professional scanners in Benelux, Eastern Europe, Russia, CIS, and Southeast Asia, and manufacturer of world leading V-shaped & robotic book scanners sold under the Qidenus brand.

By combining iGuana’s cutting-edge R&D and expertise in designing, developing and delivering document management & digital archiving solutions with Firstcoast’s in-depth understanding of how applied technology benefits business and decades of experience assisting organizations with process optimization & digitization, the two partners are strategically positioned to provide the most advanced solutions, inclusive of capturing devices and software, to customers throughout Africa.

“The conclusion of a strategic partnership agreement with Firstcoast Technologies, South Africa’s leading office optimization & digitization specialists and an appointed distribution partner for the world’s leading scanning technology and best-of-breed software brands & services, was a logical and much awaited step in iGuana’s growth and global expansion strategy through powerful strategic alliances,” said Stéphane Horta, CEO of iGuana. “We are really excited to welcome Firstcoast Technologies to the iGuana family as our Strategic Partner and a valued member of ISPP (iGuana Strategic Partnership Programme). We are looking forward to many years of fruitful cooperation & mutual success,” he added.

“Becoming a Strategic Partner of iGuana in South Africa and other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa allows us to add a leading technology brand to our rapidly expanding portfolio and deliver transformative solutions to our customers, making it possible for them to leverage future-proof technology innovations, address the challenges of today and take advantage of the opportunities of tomorrow,” said Herman Crowther, CEO of Firstcoast Technologies. “We firmly believe that merging our knowledge and expertise to achieve common strategic objectives through a highly-collaborative, hands-on approach, where our teams literally work as one, will make for a truly powerful combination,” he concluded.

This partnership is a very positive and exciting development. Both iGuana and Firstcoast Technologies trust that it is bound to deliver significant added value to customers, help them address the challenges posed by the rapidly evolving digital landscape with confidence, and optimize their business processes through transformative, tailored-made technology solutions.

iGuana and Firstcoast Technologies are very much excited about their strategic partnership and look forward to years of successful cooperation.

About Firstcoast Technologies

Since founding Firstcoast® Technologies in 2000, their mission has been to find better ways to assist organizations throughout Africa with process optimization and digitization. It is their belief that knowledge needs to be preserved for the future and they are committed to finding and implementing the best technologies to make that a reality for organizations. With an in-depth understanding of “how applied technology benefits business” coupled with the world’s most awarded technology, they are perfectly positioned to provide the most advanced enterprise content management solutions inclusive of capturing devices and software that works.

Firstcoast Technologies also specializes in developing seamless access and data retrieval management systems and is the appointed distribution partner for the world’s leading scanning technology and software brands and services. The Covid 19 pandemic has changed the way we will work forever. Firstcoast solutions are geared to facilitate this. In the spirit of change Firstcoast Technologies is repositioning and rebranding their company and will in future be known as FCTEC.

Firstcoast Technologies (HQ)
38 Marine Drive, Paarden Eiland
Cape Town, 7405, South Africa