About Brithol Michcoma

Founded more than 25 years ago, Brithol Michcoma Moçambique, Lda is an active partner, attentive to market needs and committed to a dynamic collaborative relationship with its customers.

Today, Brithol Michcoma is a reference in the printing, issue, control and management of security documents as well as the import and sale of office and banking equipment.

It is also the official representative of some of the most respected global brands in IT and banking equipment such as Giesecke & Devrient, NCR, Wincor- Nixdorf, Talaris, Konica-Minolta, Canon, among others. 

Founded more than 25 years ago, Brithol Michcoma Moçambique, Lda is an active partner, attentive to market needs and committed to a dynamic collaborative relationship with its customers. Today, Brithol Michcoma is a reference in the printing, issue, control and management of security documents as well as the import and sale of office and banking equipment. It is also the official representative of some of the most respected global brands in IT and banking equipment such as Giesecke & Devrient, NCR, Wincor- Nixdorf, Talaris, Konica-Minolta, Canon, among others. 

Brand Values

QUALITY - SERVICE - COMPETENCE. 

Brithol Michcoma is a company with a strong profile, positive spirit, modern and innovative. It is governed by the basic principles of trust, reliability and trustworthiness. Its values aim to ensure market satisfaction in the areas where it operates. This reveals a unique vision, governed by the preservation of a culture of hard work, dedication and entrepreneurship, coupled with the need to look toward the future with ambition, which made Brithol Michcoma a reference company in terms of growth and expansion in the country.  

With technological development, particularly with digitization and the advent of the Internet in the late 90s, there was a need for greater focus, modernization of the business and management model, while focusing on developing the skills of its employees. Always attentive to market demand and the requirements of potential customers, Brithol Michcoma has become one of the pillars  of the country's growth. With hardware, software and applications tailored to the real needs of each client or service, Brithol Michcoma is currently a key element in the success of its customers.

In Mozambique, Brithol Michcoma is dedicated to developing technological security and information solutions for the banking sector, and is also a brand (equipment) representative for Giesecke & Devrient, NCR, Wincor-Nixdorf, Talaris, Konica-Minolta, Canon, among others.

Products and Future Developments

In 1990, Brithol Michcoma began its activity as brand representative of Minolta copiers. From that moment on, the premise has always be to represent what is best and thus become a market leader.

Brithol Michcoma's business is not limited to equipment and accessories. It has provided security printing for 14 years, producing documents not only for the domestic market, but also to foreign government agencies (visas, lottery tickets, passports, driving licenses, etc.), as well as high security controls for the domestic and foreign banking sector. For several years now the company's in-house programmers have created software solutions for national and international customers in the banking sector, government agencies and the private sector, not only in Mozambique, but also in Angola, Cape Verde, Tanzania and Zambia.

Finally, at the end of 2012 our new commercial and high security  printing facilities totalling 2,000 square meters will be inaugurated and protected by maximum physical security measures.   

Market

Over the years, Brithol Michcoma has proved to be a valuable partner and supplier of all its customers. Brithol Michcoma is known for its high quality products, for its expert advice and for its professionalism. Our customers' technical staff recognizes that Brithol Michcoma not only sells top brands recognized worldwide but also provides adequate training in the installation, maintenance and servicing of the equipment it supplies and which is always covered by guarantee. The sustained increase in sales is a reflection of the quality of the services provided. 

Communication

At a time of great competitiveness, in which the commercial side of business is considered crucial and people, although surrounded by modern technology, are under constant pressure, Brithol Michcoma continues to prioritise human contact. Given the nature of some of its services, trust, confidentiality, integrity and accountability are key elements in our communication approach, ensuring that it always reflects values of professional secrecy. Brithol Michcoma maintains constant dialogue with its partners, whether buying or selling. 

Competitive Edge

Brithol Michcoma is extremely focused on the services and products it provides, and constitutes the largest national distribution and technical support network in the industry, with offices in Maputo, Inhambane, Beira, Tete, Quelimane, Nampula, Pemba, Lichinga, and, soon, Nacala. This means cover for the entire country, and in those provinces where it is not established, all support and technical assistance is provided from the nearest provincial capital. 

Our warehouse has a constant stock of accessories worth about $800,000, plus another $400,000 in consumables. This means that our customers are never at risk from a lack of spare parts.

Brithol Michcoma is subcontracted by one of the largest IT companies in South Africa to provide technical support for hardware and software to large groups such as Game, Shoprite, Pep and Usave. 

Things you might not know about us

Brithol Michcoma is a company governed by Mozambican law in which Brithol Michcoma International BV has a stake.

The origin of its name, albeit unusual, is easy to understand after looking at the initials making it up:

BRIT = Britain

HOL = Holland

MI  = Minerals

CH  = Chemicals

CO  = Commodities

MA  = Machinery

Brithol Michcoma currently employs more than 200 workers, while the total number of workers employed by the group exceeds 400. 

Similarly, Brithol Michcoma has about 30 vehicles, while the total number of vehicles owned by the group exceeds 50. The group has about 2,300 square feet of commercial space and 11 professional copy centres.

In 1997 Brithol Michcoma was a founding member of UNAIDS Partners Fighting HIV/AIDS. 

Brithol Michcoma is the only company outside of South Africa, approved as a member, accredited and authorized to produce security documents for South Africa Brithol Michcoma is certified by several South African entities governing the activity of security printing, including the CMSA (Cheque & MICR Standards Authority), PIFSA (Printing Industries Federation of South Africa) and CPA (Cheque Printers Association South Africa). It should be noted that Brithol Michcoma has also been certified by Zambia Electronic Clearing House Limited. 

1986 - License granted by the Ministry of Commerce for the opening of Brithol Michcoma's 1st representative office in Mozambique

1990 - Its 1st representative office is converted into a company governed by Mozambican law.

1991 - Named sole agent of Minolta in Mozambique

1994 - Brithol Michcoma, along with one of the largest British security printing companies, was responsible for printing material in the first elections in Mozambique after the Treaty of Rome.

1998 - First official representative for NCR ATM machines in Mozambique

1999 - The first cheque is produced for Nedbank Paribas.

2007 - After representing NCR, Brithol Michcoma was appointed representative in Mozambique of Wincor-Nixdorf ATMs, thus becoming market leader with over 60% market share

2012 - Acquisition of industrial land in South Africa close to the Mozambican border to construct a production unit for a "Disaster Recovery" site in order to guarantee ongoing production with regards to the security printing sector, thus providing peace of mind to our customers  

 

When tradition is combined with the future

We maintain today the same pioneering spirit, enthusiasm, and dedication to work that we had when we started the company more than 25 years ago. We establish true relationships of trust and partnership with our customers. With them, we build the future!