Carolina Business Equipment of Columbia Honored by Sharp for Outstanding Achievement


COLUMBIA, SC, May 4, 2017 – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America has recognized CAROLINA BUSINESS EQUIPMENT as a Hyakuman Kai Dealer. Sharp awards Hyakuman Kai status to outstanding dealers that have achieved $1 million plus in sales during the past year. CAROLINA BUSINESS EQUIPMENT is among a select group of dealers recognized by Sharp from the hundreds of dealers that sell Sharp’s advanced business products and solutions in the U.S.

“The Hyakuman Kai Award reinforces our commitment to Sharp dealers such as CAROLINA BUSINESS EQUIPMENT,” said Doug Albregts, President, CEO and Chairman, Sharp Electronics Corporation. “Sharp provides industry-leading and innovative multifunction products, intuitive software applications, and unparalleled security and support programs to our dealers; helping them build long-lasting relationships through outstanding local customer service. I have had the pleasure of visiting CBE’s corporate headquarters in Columbia and I must tell you the investments they have made to truly differentiate themselves are incredible. Their Network Operations Center (NOC) is second to none. Along with their commitment to the traditional print business they have dedicated resources in the managed IT space and the high level of service is evidenced by some of the clients that have CBE taking care of their entire network. It is an honor to recognize CAROLINA BUSINESS EQUIPMENT as a leader among our dealer network.”

“Our goal is to provide COLUMBIA-area businesses with world-class products and support, helping encourage business growth within the community,” said John Eckstrom, President/CEO, Carolina Business Equipment. “We are proud to be a Sharp dealer and look forward to strengthening our customer relationships by supplying the latest technology and comprehensive document solutions.”

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America is a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s Sharp Corporation. For more information about Sharp business products, visit