Founded in 1922 by Charles Maynard on the present site of our Cape Town head office at No. 80 Shortmarket Street; the original two story building first built in 1922 was reconstructed in the 1950s to the six story building that appears today and is totally occupied by Maynards Office Technology, a family owned and managed business currently in its 4th generation. The company concentrates largely on the importation and distribution of a wide range of office machinery from European and Far Eastern countries. Amongst which is the Italian brand, Olivetti.

Appointed by Olivetti Italy who has over one hundred years of research and development behind it, Maynards Office Technology is proud to bring you Italian innovation, quality and style with service and support to ensure our users’ peace of mind when going about their printing, copying and scanning work done in most offices today.

The town of Ivrea in Italy was established around the Olivetti manufacturing plant. Olivetti has been the Telecom Italia Group’s information technology equipment specialist since August 2003.

With branches in Johannesburg and Durban and approximately 40 dealers throughout Southern Africa, Olivetti Imports SA (division of The Maynards Group), is able to supply and afford technical backup nationwide.

Olivetti Imports SA enjoys a very close co-operation from their dealer network to whom is afforded the 6 year commitment of availability of spare parts. This commitment applies to all the products imported by Maynards Office Technology.