February 1, 2016
The theme of quality arose among exhibitors on the third day, following in the footsteps of previous years at the show perhaps unsurprisingly as the issue still remains in the industry of quality versus price. GPI’s Stephen Huang, Vice President of Sales and Strategic Marketing, noted that “consistent quality is key to customers” of the Taiwanese firm, while Biuromax’ Business Development Manager, Karolina Wrze?niak-Cwyl, pointed out that the company is always “thinking about quality, and keeping an eye on quality issues” to compete in the European market.
In turn, Creative Imaging’s Thijs Tuinstra indicated that the “less quality, the more instability” for the industry as a whole, adding that this creates a “vicious cycle” that drives companies towards price competition, and questioning “how far can we go?”. Looking at new product lines and ranges on display, Totalpost was showcasing machines from CBR Engineering as part of its distribution partnership with the refill machine manufacturer, while China Eternal brought along two new lines, consisting of waste toner containers and copier transfer belts, both of which were said to have been “well-received” and gaining “a lot of attention”.
As the show comes to a conclusion, other companies reflected on the experience in Frankfurt. Toner manufacturer AQC Group UK’s Chris Rouse stated that the event had been “very encouraging” in terms of new leads, adding that the company had also been “cementing relationships with existing customers” amid interest in its Konica Minolta image transfer belt line, which had been “very popular”.
You can read our summaries of the first and second days of the show here and here, as well as read our round-up from the three days of the REMCON seminars here, here and here. For all the latest information and news, visit www.therecycler.com, and for an exhibitor list, the full seminar programme and speaker profiles, visit www.therecyclerlive.com.