On January 20, Clover reported it would expand its reach into Latin America, announcing the hiring of key sales and business-development executives in Latin America. The new hires will be responsible for strengthening Clover’s position in the region. The firm’s announcement indicates that one of Clover’s goals is to strengthen its position in the burgeoning
Hamburg, Germany-based aftermarket supplier Delacamp AG recently announced the appointment of Troofi Confidential Data Solution Group as its preferred distributor in Spain and Portugal. Troofi is based in Barcelona, Spain, and provides various services including computer recycling, document management, and document destruction. The firm also markets compatible and remanufactured cartridges. Troofi will distribute all Delacamp’s
Canon Inc. announced that it had been ranked first among Japanese companies for the number of U.S. patents awarded in 2014, according to preliminary results released by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services on January 12. On the list, which can be seen here, Canon ranked third on a global basis, behind U.S.-based IBM and Korea-based Samsung.
International Data Corporation (IDC) recently released data on hardcopy-related markets in Russia and Turkey. The data on the Russian hardcopy peripherals market and the Turkish consumables market present markets that continue to struggle. Shifts in Russia’s Laws Assist Decline Perhaps not surprisingly, IDC reports that the Russian printing market continued its decline in the third
German bulk ink manufacturer OCP recently announced the launch of a new set of inks for HP 62 and 62XL cartridges. The new HP SKUs include the CPP04A standard-yield black cartridge, the C2P05A high-yield black cartridge, the C2P06A standard-yield tricolor cartridge, and the C2P07A high-yield tricolor cartridge. The black cartridges use pigment-based ink, while the
Van Nuys, CA-based remanufacturer Micro Solutions Enterprises (MSE) is celebrating its 20th anniversary in business this month. The company launched in 1994 as a family owned startup and has become one of the largest manufacturers in the world. Yoel Wazana, president and founder of MSE, said he and his brother Avi “are proud of the
On December 17, Seiko Epson Corporation announced it has acquired Somerset, WI-based K-Sun Corporation, a supplier of portable and desktop electronic label printers. Epson has supplied K-Sun with label printers on an OEM basis since 1994. The company says that its acquisition of K-Sun, which has more than three decades of experience in industrial identifications
On December 16, Sanford, NC-based aftermarket components manufacturer Static Control announced the release of more than 20 replacement chips, as well as toners and other components for various cartridges. Including the December product releases, Static says it launched more than 800 new products in 2014. Static released more than 15 regional replacement chips for a
On December 10, Van Nuys, CA-based remanufacturer Micro Solutions Enterprises (MSE) announced the expansion of its distribution facilities in the southeastern and northeastern United States. The company announced expanded distribution capabilities in Jacksonville, FL, which will allow it to deliver products within one to two business days in most of the Southeast. MSE will also
On December 10, International Data Corporation (IDC) released findings from its “IDC Asia/Pacific Quarterly Printer Consumables Tracker” regarding the printer consumables market in the Asia-Pacific region excluding Japan (APEJ) for Q3. The research firm reports that the market declined 1.2 percent sequentially but increased 2.6 percent year-over-year, to reach U.S. $1.7 billion in Q3 2014.