Six months after Xerox announced plans to vacate its 30-story office tower and former headquarters in Rochester, NY, and move all its employees a few miles away to Webster, NY, the company announced plans to eliminate jobs at the Webster campus, according to local news reports. The Democrat & Chronicle reported that Xerox informed employees that
One day after Brother released a much-anticipated line of A4 color LED printers and MFPs for small-office and home-office (SOHO) users, Ninestar announced that its own replacement cartridges “will be Coming Soon!” Brother’s new-seven model family includes the MFC-L3710CW, MFC-L3750CDW, MFC-L3770CDW, HL-L3210CW, HL-L3230CDW, HL-L3270CDW, and HL-L3290CDW. Prices on these machines range from $199 to $399,
On August 7, Canon announced four new inkjet all-in-ones designed for home-office users and one new inkjet all-in-one designed for home users who love crafts. The new lineup includes three A4 inkjet all-in-ones, the PIXMA TR4520, TS6220, and TS8220, and two A3 devices that can print up to 11 × 17-inch sheets or 12 × 12-inch borderless photos, the
In what appears to be yet another indication that the aftermarket industry continues to wrestle with overcapacity for toner and ink, Malaysia-based Jadi Imaging Holdings Bhd has entered into an agreement to sell its money-losing toner manufacturing subsidiary Jadi Imaging Technologies (Suzhou) Co Ltd (Jadi Suzhou) in the city of Suzhou in China’s Jiangsu Province.
On August 13, International Data Corporation (IDC) reported an overall decline in shipments of hardcopy peripherals (printers and MFPs) in Western European during the second quarter of 2018, although there were some shipment growth in some equipment categories and in some countries. We have become accustomed to reading such reports about Western Europe; however, it
Supplies Wholesalers recently unveiled an interesting new partnership with Amazon. Fulfilled by Supplies Wholesalers (FBSW) is a program designed to help Supplies Wholesalers’ dealer and reseller customers sell on Amazon and leverage Supplies Wholesalers’ proven capabilities for order fulfillment and distribution. We recently had a chance to hear more about the program from Bruce Gonyea,
German cartridge remanufacturer KMP AG announced that company shareholders have acquired a 49 percent stake in Chinese electronics parts manufacturer Shenzhen Tec-Motion Technology Co., LTD. Tec-Motion develops and produces electronic accessories such as car chargers and power adapters for mobile devices, surge protectors, and sensors for health and environment monitoring, according to KMP’s announcement. KMP said
It has been a busy few weeks in Canon’s toner cartridge investigation before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) (see the tag 337-TA-1106 for all the latest news). While the number of respondents left fighting Canon’s infringement claims has shrunk considerably from the 49 companies named in the original complaint in February, now that list will be
On August 9, Fujifilm Holdings announced its financial results for the first quarter of the fiscal year that will end on March 31, 2019. Fiscal 2017, the year that ended on March 31, 2018, was a tumultuous one for Fujifilm (see “Fujifilm Announces Year-End Results Under Cloud Cast by Termination of Xerox/Fuji Xerox Merger Plans”).
On August 9, Brother Industries, Ltd. reported its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2018, which ended on June 30, 2018. On the surface, it appeared to be another good quarter for the company following a strong fiscal 2017 (see “Brother Posts Revenue and Profit Growth in FY 2017, Exceeds Guidance”). Revenue and