Durban-Data was established in January 1990 as one of the first Olivetti dealerships in the country. A showroom, offices and fully equipped technical workshop were opened at 124 Berea Road, Durban. A direct sales team to market and sell the full range of Olivetti products, which included business computers, printers, photocopiers, typewriters and word processors, was established.
In addition Olivetti had just launched a comprehensive range of office furniture and seating along their European designs which was added to their product offering. In less than a year Durban-Data became the No 1 Olivetti Dealer in the country and in this short space of time the company had grown considerably, boasting the largest Olivetti Dealer workshop, manned by trained technicians, in Kwazulu-Natal, with a considerable maintenance base of both government and commercial clients.
Olivetti approached Durban-Data in November 1995 to take over their Durban Office Systems Division, and in January 1996 Olivetti Office Systems was incorporated into Durban-Data. The sudden growth in staff and in business precipitated the move of the company to new premises and in March 1996 Durban-Data acquired larger premises at 141 Berea Road. Durban. The building was renovated to accommodate furniture and hardware showrooms, offices and workshop, making it both pleasant for clients visiting and staff working in the new surroundings.
In 2003 Olivetti, like many other multinationals decided to withdraw direct representation inSouth Africa and Olivetti appointed Durban-Data as an official Importer and Distributor for the Sub-Sahara Region. This once again necessitated acquiring new offices and warehousing and in 2006 we moved to 2 Corobrik Road, Riverhorse Business Estate, Durban. Our operation was converted to distribution only and our direct operation was moved to our Dealer base.
Durban Data distributes to Dealers countrywide Olivetti's range of Colour and Mono Digital Photocopiers, Facsimiles, Printers, Calculators and Cash Registers through our offices and warehouses in both Durban and Johannesburg. We also export to most Sub-Sahara countries including Madagascar and Mauritius.