Third award received by U.S. distributor since 2019

Chantilly, VA — March 7, 2023 — Contex, Contex, the world leader in large format scanning, recognizes National / AZON as the top-selling distributor of Contex large format scanning solutions worldwide in 2022. This marks the third time that National / AZON has received this notable award.

Michigan-based National / AZON is a leading distributor of hardware and software products, with a special focus on the reprographic, graphic arts, and sign-making markets. The company maintains sales and distribution points across North America, which allow it to meet the needs of large format printing and scanning professionals. National / AZON has been a distributor of Contex large format scanning solutions since 2010.

“It’s fantastic to be recognized on a worldwide basis. This is something that we work towards every year. It’s a goal of ours. It’s certainly an affirmation of all the hard work and dedication we put into selling Contex products,” comments Rich Gigl, Senior Vice President, National / AZON.

Gigl adds, “We have a couple hundred resellers, and none of this is possible without them. We work very hard to partner with and support them, both with technical support and promotions — whatever we can do to make the product more visible and help them to meet their customers’ scanning requirements.”

“Experience has shown that it is very difficult for any company to remain the leader in technology advancement over a long period of time. Contex has done a superb job of this for decades,” comments Doyle Cryer, National Account Executive, National / AZON.

“Congratulations to everyone at National / AZON for their success. They’ve really blown it out of the park this year, and I think that’s a tribute to all the experience and knowledge they offer,” comments Steve Blanken, General Manager, Contex. “What makes National / AZON unique is their commitment to providing their resellers and their customers with scanning solutions that stand the test of time. They’re dedicated to wide format, and the team understands the product and the applications, and finds the right product that fits — supporting it from sales to service. That’s why they’re always successful. They understand the business better than any other.”

Strong installation base of new and long-time customers

“More than 50% of our sales are to new customers in the manufacturing and AEC markets. The rest are Contex customers on their second and third generations, or even later,” Cryer notes. “Contex is the only company out there that has been in the market long enough for somebody to have purchased four or five different generations of the scanners. Contex customers are in business for the long haul.”

Contex offers a range of large format scanning solutions for capturing CAD drawings, plans, blueprints, maps, posters, artwork, books and more. The company offers an online ‘find a match’ feature that lets customers select solutions with the right combination of speed, resolution, and operational simplicity for their scanning requirements.

Rich Gigl, Senior Vice President, National / AZON holds the Top Distributor award from Contex.

About Contex

As the world’s leading developer and producer of large format imaging solutions, Contex leads the market with innovative technology and advanced scan and copy software applications. Sold worldwide in more than 100 countries, Contex solutions are recognized in a wide range of industries for reliability, value, high performance, and superb image quality. For more information, please visit


Steve Blanken
Contex North and South America

SOURCE: Contex

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