November 7, 2014
The largest manufacturer of aftermarket imaging systems and components saw representatives from Epson, Lexmark and Canon at its seminar in Tsaghkadzor.
The event took place at the Hotel Kecharis in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia on 11 October, and was co-organised with Static Control’s authorised Armenian reseller, MV Service L.L.C., who are based in Yerevan. Over 40 remanufacturers attended, as well as representatives from OEMs Epson, Lexmark and Canon, whilst a Yerevan mayor’s office official was also present.
Static Control stated that the seminar “focused on the current state of the industry” as well as “opportunities for development in the region” and solutions that the company “can offer to cartridge remanufacturers”. In turn, the company’s UK Technical Support Manager Tom Yates presented a technical demonstration in which he highlighted the COLORCONTROL replacement imaging system, as well as answering delegates’ questions.
Sophie Lillie, Static Control’s Distribution Manager for Eastern Europe, who hosted the seminar and has “participated in numerous events” during 2014, commented: “The feedback we received from attendees was extremely positive. Everyone said they learned something new, and that they want to see more seminars in the future. The industry news is particularly valuable as this region has no alternative sources of such information available.
“Nearly half of attendees were actively interested in launching COLORCONTROL, having seen the potential it holds for breaking through into the region’s colour aftermarket. Meeting with remanufacturers gave us a lot of information about the local market and ideas about which product solutions will help to move their businesses forward.”
Vardan Mkhitaryan, General Director of MV Service L.L.C., stated: “Our partnership with Static Control has grown over time and strengthened since we first cooperated in 2008 and will continue to improve. This seminar has given us the tools we need to improve the promotion of new technologies, and increase the level of service and support delivered to the remanufacturers of this country.”
The seminar was the latest in the company’s expanded seminar programme, and forms the most recent part of its seminars announced in March. The Recycler recently reported on Static Control’s autumn seminars, which took place in Zagreb, Croatia and Belgrade in Serbia, and on events in Belarus, Italy, Latvia, France, Romania, Poland and Greece.