October 13, 2014
The largest manufacturer of aftermarket imaging systems and components reported on the “continued success” of its events in Croatia and Serbia.
The latest seminars, which form part of the expanded programme that the company revealed last month, and which are part of Static Control’s free programme announced in March, took place in Zagreb, Croatia, Belgrade in Serbia, and Tsaghkadzor in Armenia on 19 and 23 September and 11 October respectively, with attendees coming from neighbouring nations including Montenegro, Macedonia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Static Control’s Unit Business Manager for Central Europe, Ludmila Pekarova, spoke in Zagreb and “was pleased with the turnout”, adding: “The Croatian market is still developing and this was a great opportunity to meet not just our customers, but potential new remanufacturers. Since clones are a problem in Central Europe, people were enthusiastic to see the new opportunities that are possible with genuine remanufacturing.”
ETIRA’s Secretary General Vincent van Dijk spoke in Zagreb about the “importance of genuine remanufacturing” in a presentation entitled Fight Against Clones, commenting: “In Croatia, patent-infringing new-builds have become very popular, but ETIRA expects that OEMs will soon take legal action against trades selling these products.”
Additionally, Static Control’s Unit Business Manager for Eastern Europe, Stefan Gavrilov, noted of the Serbian event: “These seminars help educate people about the many aspects of Static Control. We are not like our competitors; we do not just shift boxes! Rather, we are a manufacturer of the components required in a remanufactured cartridge, including our most recent developments in toner formulation and blending.”
Gavrilov also commented on a discussion at the Belgrade seminar about the development of a Serbian remanufacturing association, stating: “An industry association in Serbia would serve as a great tool for lobbying in front of the government, for banning access of clone dealers to public tenders and instead promote locally recycled cartridges. The prospect of an association forming in 2015 looks hopeful.”
The Armenian seminar meanwhile took place at the Hotel Kecharis in Tsaghkadzor, co-hosted by Static Control and its Yeveran-based reseller MV Service LLC, with technical demonstrations, introductions to COLORCONTROL replacement imaging systems and “current issues and trends within the industry” forming the basis of the seminar.
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