It was June 1977 when Erika and Csaba Begai decided that it was time to quit working for other people, so they opened their little copier company. They decided to call it Bio-Static Systems Ltd. The name translates roughly as living static systems (copiers work on static electricity).
Csaba had a very successful copier career already, having worked with Pitney Bowes, Nashua Murritt, and Canon®. In fact, Csaba sold the very first Canon® copier in North America, while working in Toronto.
Upon their return to Winnipeg, Csaba helped start up the Canon® dealership for the local dealer, but within a year, it became obvious that the time was right to go alone and open a dealership.
With a family of 3 daughters and a mortgage the beginning was pretty rough, especially since suppliers want cash up front for their product until a company is established.
Overcoming most odds, Bio-Static started to grow into a viable copier business, selling and servicing Minolta copiers and OKI® fax machines. During the past three decades, the company has become one of the largest independent office equipment dealerships in Manitoba with a staff of 16 in service, sales, and clerical. Bio-Static has since branched out into shredders and printers, making them a one-stop shop for any business. From one person businesses to those who employ hundreds, Bio-Static has the machine for any size company.
Among the customers, Bio-Static can boast of supplying some of the largest corporations in Manitoba, such as Shelter Canadian Properties, Bison Transport, Valeant Pharmaceuticals, CAA, and Fort Garry Industries, as well as many First Nation accounts such as Island Lake First Nations Family Services, Southeast Resource Development Council, Swan Lake First Nations, and South Beach Casino.
We are proud to say our technicians have been with us an average of twenty years, and our clerical staff twelve years. We have remained, and will continue to remain, a local, family run company.
Bio-Static Systems is committed to service first and customer satisfaction, and we are looking forward to having you as a customer! Contact us today.