Forms Media Independent Africa (FMIA) is widely recognised as an industry leader in our relevant market spheres – computer consumables, office stationery, office furniture, and a complete forms design and management service. This encompasses storage, warehousing, countrywide distribution and inventory reporting.
The company known today as FMIA was established in 1981, as a supplier and distributor of business forms. Over the past 39 years we have grown to be the largest independent supplier of print and office products in Southern Africa. From the company’s inception, it was evident that through its style of management and the running of its business activities FMIA would be the driving force in our industry in South Africa.
Our staff is an integral part of our business, and as such thirty percent of the company is held by an empowerment staff trust. René Du Toit is the CEO of FMIA and he is joined on the board by Jessica Stockhall and Denise Van Der Walt. Our board is backed by a passionate team of experienced management and a dedicated, loyal staff.
We pride ourselves on our product knowledge, competitive pricing and service excellence. We are a fully integrated and committed South African company that has embraced the opportunity to empower fellow South Africans and create an environment where our South African diversity truly flourishes.
Independent Group – National Footprint
As an independent group with no affiliation to any dealer group or procurement franchise, FMIA offers a national footprint for our corporate clients seeking service from all the major centres. FMIA not only delivers to all the major centres and outlying areas, but offers the all-important sales service and backup from our regional offices and depots. Our team of dedicated account executives are positioned to pro actively manage all our national accounts.
We have branches in nine centres nationwide namely: Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Polokwane, Secunda, Tzaneen, Nelspruit and Witbank. Our fleet of vehicles delivers daily to most major centres in South Africa.
National Contract Management
Being independent, FMIA offers our national clients the option of centralised national contract management from our head office in Johannesburg. Our integrated systems offer national management from one centralised office.
Office Ingenuity – Online Ordering & Management System
Many large corporate companies have chosen FMIA as their electronic trading partner. We have the capacity to host buy-sites of various electronic portals and operate our own electronic buy-site. We are committed to expanding our electronic trading sector and view this as a major growth area for the future.
As leaders in digital innovation, FMIA offers access to a variety of web-based platforms and online utilities to all of our clients as part of our service offering. Ensuring that things happen, faster, better while enforcing best practices is the cornerstone of Office Ingenuity, our online ordering and workflow management platform.
Managing not only the procurement process in real time, Office Ingenuity offers various workflow processes that ensure that what you buy from us is utilised and managed in a responsible manner in the workplace. Being able to facilitate the process from the point of need at requisition level, Office Ingenuity expedites document management through an optional authorisation process, while generating purchase orders quicker, more accurately and offering the transparency necessary to ensure that you get what you need quicker and more efficiently.
Offering access to reporting and analytical resources ensures that we empower our clients with the proper tools to manage the procurement and use of the products from start to finish, all this as a way of us ensuring that we offer the Complete Office Solution.
The Office of Tomorrow… Today
The concept of work and the modern office as we know it today is a far cry from what it was back when the company was founded in 1981. In this time we have experienced firsthand the evolution of how we work, because for 36 years we have been servicing and fulfilling the needs that the workplace has necessitated at any stage during this time.
Investment in product research and development by all our brand partners in not only the office of today, but that of tomorrow and their commitment in sharing this information with us, is one of the primary reasons that we have been successful over the years at comprehensive service delivery.
Meeting the needs of the modern office, requires a finger on the pulse like no other time during our history. Needs have been evaluated and trends analysed and this has all culminated in the addition of the “Advanced Office” to our catalogue. Work has been ongoing however, to ensure that this sector is supported by product specialists who manage this portfolio as an independent department within our organisation. Product development and advancement occurs at such a rapid rate within this sector, that we will be utilising all our digital platforms as a means of keeping our clients informed, so be sure to keep an eye on our website to monitor ongoing developments.
The Total Office Solution
The concept of total office solution provision, extends beyond the mere extension of one’s product list. At FMIA we understand the importance of sustainability and the ability to support the products on offer. Our five dedicated departments are supported by product specialists that are focused on providing solutions for office requirements rather than the mere fulfillment of orders. If you have a specific office need that requires fulfillment, consult your sales executive who will engage the support of a solution specialist to analyse the requirement comprehensively before offering the appropriate solution for your specific need.