Jumbo Group received multiple awards during the Sony Business Partners Meeting that took place in Dubai in March 2019. The event was attended by Arvind Agrawal, CEO Jumbo Group, and Atul Joshi, Business Head – Distribution, Jumbo Group who received the awards from Mr. Famiatsu Hirai, Managing Director, Sony Middle East and Africa and Mr. Masaru Tamagawa, Global Sales & Marketing Officer, Sony Marketing Inc.
The first award went to Jumbo’s Sony Business Division which was awarded the ‘Sales Achievement Award’ in recognition of its performance in the Headphones Category which led to significant increase in market share and growth of business during FY18.
The second award was the ‘Omotenashi Project’ Award that was received by the Jumbo Serve division for our consistent efforts to improve the customer satisfaction for Interchangeable Lens Camera Category in 2018.
The third award was presented to Jumbo Oman in recognition of substantial increase in market share and growth of business for the Television Category in FY 2018. This was in addition to three service awards received by Jumbo Oman earlier this year including Multi-Category Technician Award, Retail Operations Improvement Award and the Gold Status Certificate for TV, Audio and Cameras category
Commenting on this recognition, Famiatsu Hirai, Managing Director, Sony Middle East and Africa, said: “Financial year 2018 has been a good year for Sony worldwide as well as in the UAE. Strong performance in key product categories like gaming, televisions, digital imaging and personal audio is expected to contribute to another year of record high operating income of US$7.9 billion in FY 2018; a growth of about 18% over the previous year. Jumbo Electronics Distribution has very significantly contributed to Sony business growth in UAE. Most notable was the 66% growth in the Sony Headphones business that the Jumbo team has been able to achieve with meticulous product display, availability management and promoter deployment. Heartiest congratulations to the Jumbo team for winning the Sony Sales Achievement Award 2018”.
Speaking on the occasion, Arvind Agrawal, CEO of Jumbo Group said: “We are proud to win these prestigious awards at the Sony Business Partners Meet. We continue to have a strong partnership with Sony over the decades to build the Sony brand in the Middle East, and these awards will spur us to perform even better in coming years.
Atul Joshi, Head of Distribution at Jumbo Group added “The entire Jumbo team has worked hard to deliver outstanding results in FY18 – across sales and service which has resulted in growth and market share for the Sony business. We are honoured & humbled to receive these awards and we thank all our customers and partners who have been the pillars of our success.”
Right to left: Masaru Tamagawa, Global Sales & Marketing Officer, Sony Marketing Inc., Arvind Agrawal, CEO Jumbo Group, and Atul Joshi, Head of Distribution – Jumbo Group, Gautam Sharma – Group Brand Manager (Sony Division), Jumbo Group, Vineeth Sebastian – Head of Key Retail Sales (Sony Division), Jumbo Group