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BUSINESS-INFORM, INFORMATION AGENCY

Russian Federation
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Phone +7 495-988-61-46
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Contact Person Stanislav Malinskiy

Information Agency “BUSINESS-INFORM” was established in 1997. Activities of the Agency include: studying and research of the Russian printing equipment and supplies market, printing quality evaluation, purchase consulting. The Agency consists of central headquarters in Moscow and 52 regional partners. Annually 16000 Russian companies are using Agency’s services. The Agency annually publishes 8 catalogs of printers, copiers, MFPs, and supplies with a total run of 750000 copies. The Agency also publishes Business-Inform E-News Digest electro­nic title, as well as Business-Inform Review magazine dedicated to the news of the Russian and International market of printing equipment, supplies, and parts. The Agency developed the following databases: Supplies (installed in more than 2000 Russian companies), Russian Suppliers of Printing Equipment, and State Procurements of Supplies. Russian market researches are custom-performed upon the request from the large state and commercial organizations. The Agency is the organizer of BUSINESS-INFORM international exhibition.

PRODUCTION: “SUPPLIES FOR PRINTING EQUIPMENT”, “PRINTERS AND MFPS”, “COPY MACHINES” CATALOGS, “SUPPLIES FOR PRINTING EQUIPMENT”, “RUSSIAN SUPPLIERS OF PRINTING EQUIPMENT”, “STATE PROCUREMENTS OF CARTRIDGES FOR LASER PRINTING” DATABASES, “E-NEWS DIGEST” ELECTRONIC EDITION, “BUSINESS-INFORM REVIEW” MAGAZINE, RUSSIAN MARKET SALES STATISTICS, ORGANI­ZING OF INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS AND CONFERENCES

Information from BUSINESS-INFORM, INFORMATION AGENCY

01.08.2022

The Russian Market of Printing Devices and Supplies: the Stats and Trends for 2022

Moscow, July 28, 2022 — Information Agency “Business-Inform” and the Association of Quality Consumables Manufacturers and Suppliers held the Conference dedicated to the situation on the Russian market of office printing devices.

The Information Agency “Business-Inform” and the Association of Quality Consumables Manufacturers and Suppliers (AQCMS) held the Conference, on July 28th this year, “The Russian Market of Printing Devices and Supplies: the Stats and Trends for 2022”. During the Conference the stats of supplying office printing devices in the first half of 2022 were presented, analyzed were the tendencies in the transformation of the different market segments (open, alternative and parallel supplies). Also presented were the forecasts of the development of the Russian market in 2022-2024. The Conference was held in hybrid-format (physical presence and on-line). The Conference saw participation by the representatives of 194 Russian businesses and organizations. The sponsors of the Conference were the companies: DaLZ Ltd. (Moscow), CUHDO Ltd. (Moscow), INKOTEK Ltd. (Moscow) and BUSINESS-INFORM Group.

During the Conference 4 reports were heard:

·   “The Russian Market of Printing Devices 2022: Main Segments, Tendencies and Supplying Stats” (the speaker — Stanislav Malinskiy, BUSINESS-INFORM Group)

The Report Theses: The Russian market of printing devices and supplies - 2022: supplying stats for January-July; open, parallel and alternative markets: recommended suppliers, conditions, real and potential volumes of supplying; the growth of the alternative market: the volumes of supplies, the evaluation of the products’ quality, customs facilities and the requirements of information safety; the downfall of the open market: forecasts, myths and manipulations of the leading distributors; the OEMs have left the Russian market and this is wonderful; the supplying of popular Global brands in 2022-2024: the organizing of supplying, servicing, the issues of informational security and their solution; parallel market: the sanctions have opened new possibilities, the planned volumes of supplying, new suppliers and brands, custom facilities and the requirements of information security; new Russian projects in the fields of import replacement and their perspectives; Russian printer brands and corresponding supplies: models and analogs, the volumes of supplying, the expected quality and the reality; the Sanctions as the driver for printing device and supplies remanufacturing industry.

  • “New Models of Printing Devices: the Organizing of Procurement and Servicing, Sanctional Issues and Corresponding Solutions” (the speaker — Alina Savinova, BUSINESS-INFORM Group)

The Report Theses: We are presenting you the new models of printing devices from the leading Global brands Brother, Canon, HP, Konica Minolta, Xerox; the Models Brother INKvestment Tank MFC-J5855DW/J6555DW/J6955DW, their features, technical novelties, technical and functional characteristics, supplies; models Canon ImageRUNNER ADVANCE DX 4845i/4835i/4825i, their features, technical novelties, technical and functional characteristics, supplies; models Xerox B230 (printer), Xerox Â225/B235 (MFP), their features, technical novelties, technical and functional characteristics, supplies; models HP LaserJet Managed E700/E800, their features, technical novelties, technical and functional characteristics, supplies; models Canon i-SENSYS MF750 è LBP673CDW, their features, technical novelties, technical and functional characteristics, supplies; the models Konica Minolta AccurioPrint C750i based on EFI Fiery IC-420 v2 (platform FS500), its features, technical novelties, technical and functional characteristics, supplies; the features of organizing procurements, supplying, and servicing in current conditions; the terms of preliminary applications are prolonged until the 16th of August.

·                        “The Russian market of Printing Supplies – 2022: Successful Transformation and the Solutions to new Issues” (the speaker — Stanislav Malinskiy, BUSINESS-INFORM Group)

The Report Theses: The economic and political sanctions are changing the Russian market; new requirements towards information security and environmental safety in organizing the supplying of printing devices and supplies in 2022-2023; new requirements towards suppliers; the stats of supplying consumables for laser printing devices in the first half of 2022; the three segments of the Russian market (open, alternative, and parallel), their dynamics and trends; open supplies: the tendency towards the downfall from 75-80% of the Market to 30-35% of the Market (towards the beginning of 2024); alternative supplies: tendency towards growth from 15-20% of the Market to 50% of the Market (towards the beginning of 2024); parallel supplies: the target – 15-20% of the Market (towards the beginning of 2024); the main factors influencing the transformation of the Russian market.

·        “The Quality Leaders: We Are Presenting You the Products from Static Control, Mitsubishi, Imex, Integral, HYB Toner, UNITON Premium Green Line” (the speaker — Alina Savinova, BUSINESS-INFORM Group)

The Report Theses: The Russian testing of consumables quality: methods accredited labs, 2020-2022 testing and the results; recommended brands: the volumes of planned supplies and recommended suppliers; the solutions to the issues of organizing, payment and delivery of quality cartridges and toners in 2022-2023; Sanctional limitations and prohibitions will not interfere with the provision of Russian organizations and manufacturing business with office printing devices and consumables; we are presenting the products by Static Control, Mitsubishi, Imex, Integral, HYB Toner, UNITON Premium Green Line and their Russian suppliers.

The participants of the Conference discussed together with the speakers the provided information, the perspectives of supplying of printing devices and corresponding quality consumables on the Russian market. A special attention by the Conference participants was paid towards the companies recommended as suppliers for 2022-2023.

As a nice surprise for all the Conference participants came the new issue of BUSINESS-INFORM Review magazine (issue #35, 2022) and its appendix “Testing and Quality” (June 2022).



12.07.2022

Information Agency “Business-Inform” Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary!

Malinskiy Stanislav, General Director of the Information Agency “BUSINESS-INFORM” 

    Time, it flies! It seems like yesterday, we started working, establishing partnership connections, concluding agreements on performing scientific and marketing research, software and informational system development, magazine and catalog series publishing, organizing expos and conferences...... And here it is, the 25th Anniversary!

            And it all began far back in 1997, when several departments of Federal Information and Analytics Center, where I was working as an Information Technology Director was transformed into a “Business-Inform” group of companies, one of which later became the Information Agency “Business-Inform” (further to be referred as the Agency). The main fields of the Agency’s activity from the very beginning have been connected with office printing. For instance, the employees of the Agency have continued to perform the research on the quality of printing and consumables during the planning and performing of procurement of printers and copiers for large public structures (we had begun that type of research already during our work in the Federal Center). It is interesting to remember that one of our first commercial customers was an HP office, according to the agreement with the latter we were performing a comparative study of printing quality of HP printers using OEM and remanufactured (refilled) cartridges, already in 1998. It was back then, in 1997-1998, that we developed the first Russian method of evaluating of prints quality done on laser printers.

            Practically right after its official registration, the Agency began the development and usage of “The Supplies for Printing Machines”, “Public Procurement of Consumables” databases, the publishing of “The Russian Market of Copying Equipment” (since 1997), “The Russian Market of Printers” (1998), “The Russian Market of Scanners” (1998), “The Supplies for Printing Machines”, “The Best Suppliers of Compatible Consumables”, and other catalogs. All those products are still being published. The Agency continued the cycle of works dedicated to the marketing research of various segments of the Russian market of office printing. The main customers for this type of research turned out to be the Russian public structures and the offices of the number of leading foreign suppliers of printing equipment (Xerox being one of the examples). Nowadays, everyone can visit the Agency’s web-site and check our first published marketing results of 2001 (https://sforp.ru/docs/marketing/index.htm), and “The Supplies for Printing Machines” database, also presented on the Agency’s web-site, still enjoys popularity.

            Simultaneously with the development of publishing and marketing research the Agency created the Consulting Center which has been helping (and still helps) the large Russian buyers to plan and organize the procurement of printers, MFPs, copiers and corresponding consumables. During the last several years, this direction of the Agency’s activity became one of the main ones, it is no coincidence that the Agency’s experts participated in preparation and performing of almost all large procurement cases on the Russian alternative market in 2014-2021.

            The large volume of the Agency’s proprietary data – the results of marketing research, the news – is of high demand among the specialists of the Russian market of office printing, both among the sellers and the users alike. It was for them that in 2012 we began publishing the “BUSINESS-INFORM Review” magazine, and organized the International “BUSINESS-INFORM Expo” and a number of conferences.

            Today, the “BUSINESS-INFORM Review” magazine is a visit card of the Agency. Its main goal is to provide the reader with the info on the latest office printing and consumables industry news. Together with the articles by well-known foreign experts, in this magazine we publish the articles and interviews with the heads of the Russian companies, the results of our own marketing research, the testing results by the leading European laboratories and many other things. The print-run is 20,000 copies + more than 8,000 digital copies (for Internet subscribers). 8,000 copies go for free to the leading specialists of the printer, copier, MFP and consumables buyer-companies. It is very important for us that those very specialists do learn in timely manner the important information from the modern industry of office printing. All the issues of the magazine are being openly demonstrated on the Agency’s web-site (https://sforp.ru/bireview/ ).

            The “BUSINESS-INFORM Expo” was first organized in 2012, mainly out of the “urgent necessity”. For 7 years before that, another expo had been staged in Russia dedicated to the industry of printing consumables. That expo - RechargeRussia Expo – began as a remanufacturing industry expo, each year becoming more and more the expo for the cheapest compatible new-built cartridges. Since there was no hope of the tendency changing, the Information Agency “Business-Inform” with the support of the number of the Russian (Ramis, RM Company, DaLZ, Umacs) and International (Integral, Delacamp, Imex, Katun) companies began the organizing of the International “BUSINESS-INFORM 2012” expo. During the years 2012-2019, each year, in May, we were holding our own expo on VDNH. The expo has become the industry’s “New Year”, the meeting place for friends, colleagues and partners, the place where you can learn the Industry’s news and speak of your own success. It was that very expo that was visited by the representatives of the large Russian companies and businesses in order to see the booths of companies whose products are recommended by us for planned procurement.

            Unfortunately, in 2020-2022, “BUSINESS-INFORM Expo” didn’t happen due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we really hope that the pandemic is not here to stay forever, and that “BUSINESS-INFORM Expo” will still continue its work. And we are not going to sit and wait until the coronavirus will retreat. Already, since June 2020, the virtual “BUSINESS-INFORM 2020-2022” has begun its work (free access from the Agency’s web-site, https://sforp.ru/BI2020/). This expo is a wonderful tool for operative news spreading on the Russian market. Any owner of the virtual booth may place its own news on it (about the company, products, technologies, etc.). All the information will immediately go to our information spreading service and will be sent out to the 15000 addresses of the Russian specialists, published on our news web-sites, plus on the web-sites of our information partners.

            In 2017, the Agency became one of the founders of the Russian Association of Quality Consumables Manufacturers and Suppliers (AQCMS). The aim of the Association is the promotion of quality products on the Russian market. The Association has already achieved some real success. Together with the Agency it hosted a number of International “OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTESTs”  demonstrating the whole World that we here in Russia do perfectly understand what is printing quality and how it should be evaluated. Each year the Association and the Agency are holding more than 20 conferences with the large buyers of printers, MFPs, copiers, and consumables, where the participants discuss the actual issues of the industry and their possible solutions (https://aqcmsrus.ru/novosti/). One of the real results is a working group specially created by the large buyers in cooperation with the Agency’s experts and the experts of several European manufacturing facilities already having developed the requirements towards the number of quantitative parameters for defining “High Quality Cartridge” and the “Cartridge of Confirmed Quality”. For the alternative supply of non-OEM cartridges these are exactly the requirements that are basic in evaluation of quality of supplied products.

            Another important direction of the Agency’s activity is the performing of scientific-research works. The Agency’s specialists, for 25 years, have been performing all the different kinds of research and development works: from marketing research of the  various segments of the Russian market of computer technologies and periphery devices to development of new informational and digital technologies, databases, multilayer neural networks, methods and means of data protection, pattern recognition systems. For the last few years, the Agency has significantly raised the volume of the performed scientific-research works in the field of providing the information security of corporate networks and the systems of digital workflow, in the first stance, in solving the tasks on providing the cybersecurity of printing devices and systems. The works are being done in cooperation with the specialists of the “Computing Systems, Networks, and Information Security” department of the Russian University of Transport, one of the best departments of the Russian higher education establishments in this field (https://miit.ru/depts/29). Each year the best students and postgraduates of the department are undergoing study practice at the Agency, participating in practical development and acquiring professional skills and competences, required for further successful work in the field of information security. The best graduates of the department continue their work in the “Business-Inform” Group after graduation.

            Time, how fast it flies! Today, we are celebrating the 25th Anniversary, and it is necessary to note that all the success and achievements of our Agency would be impossible without our Russian and International partners. We would like to thank our partners for their help and collaboration, wishing them health, business success and perseverance in overcoming the challenges and issues.  



15.06.2022

BUSINESS-INFORM Review Magazine (Issue #35, 2022), 

News from the World of Office Printing and Supplies 

Information Agency “Business-Inform” web-site displays a new issue of the quarterly magazine, BUSINESS-INFORM Review (issue #35, 2022). The magazine readers are the specialists in the field of the office printing devices, supplies, and parts.

More than 30 articles have been published in the magazine’s main sections: Global Industry Leaders, Russian Market News, Marketing, Information Security and Environmental Safety, Office Equipment and Printing Technology, Printing Supplies and Aftermarket.

In the “Global Industry Leaders” section there is a published article by HYB “HYB – The HongHu that Dares to Soar”, interview with Kim Lee (HYB Toner“HYB Toner Continues to Expand Its Range of High Quality Products”, as well as an interview with Jan Hagemann (INTEGRAL GmbH“Predicated On World Events, Not Interfering, We Are Very Optimistic For Our Company’s Business And Success In The Market”.

In the “Russian Market News” section there are interviews with Alexey Belikov (CUHDO Ltd.) “The Russian Market Will Overcome New Issues”, Igor Chelebaev (LEKOM Ltd.) “LEKOM Ltd. Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary” and Mikhail Pushkarskiy (Osnovnoy Postavshchik Ltd.) “The Bet On Service Always to Be a Winning One”, as well as AQCMS press-releases “The Russian Market of Printing Devices and Supplies – 2022: New Realities, Tendencies, and Perspectives”,  “The Actual Issues of Cybersecurity in the Field of Office Printing”, “New Brands of Printing Devices – Model Ranges, Perspectives, Testing and Quality Evaluation”.

In the “Marketing” section we have placed articles by Graham Galliford “Digging Deeper into Inkjet's Market Share” and Mark Davis (Keypoint Intelligence) “Small But Mighty”, as well as a number of short-notes dedicated towards the forecasts on the development of printing in 2022.

The “Information Security and Environmental Safety” section contains the article by Volker Kappius (Delacamp AG) “VA, or No-VA, That Was the Question”, David Gibbons (RT Media) “EU Commission Rejects Imaging Equipment Agreement”, Malinskiy Stanislav (Russian University of Transport) “The Vulnerabilities of Printing Devices Carry a Potential Threat towards the Security of an Organization”, Louella Fernandes (Quocirca) “Escalating cyberattacks drive zero trust adoption”, as well as a number of short-notes dedicated towards the forecasts of cybersecurity industry development.

In the “Office Equipment and Printing Technology” section there is an article published, called “New Applications for Wide-Format Printers”, as well as short-notes dedicated to new Canon and Epson printers.

 In the “Printing Supplies and Aftermarket” section there are articles published by Tricia Judge (Int’l ITC) “HP Releases More Diabolical Firmware Updates”, Clover Imaging Group “The Important Difference Between Reuse and Recycling — And Why it Matters” and HYB Toner “HYB’s Branding Month Celebration”.

Especially for international specialists, several articles dedicated to the Russian and International markets have been presented in English (see English Pages section). 

The digital version of the magazine can be found on Business-Inform agency’s web-site

The printed version can be ordered starting from the 1st of July, at the Business-Inform distribution department (www.sforp.ru, email: bizinform@list.ru, tel. +7 495 988-6146, Moscow, Barabanniy Lane, 4 (building 6)), Moscow specialists can purchase the magazine in RMS company shop (https://ramis.ru/, +7 495 542-5098, Moscow, Medoviy lane, 4 (building 5)).

 



31.05.2022

New Issues of Cybersecurity in Office Printing

  Moscow, May 26, 2022. — Russian University of Transport (MIIT) hosted the international theoretical and practical conference, “Intelligent Transport Systems”.

            On 26th of May, this year, Russian University of Transport (MIIT) hosted the international theoretical and practical conference, “Intelligent Transport Systems”. During the conference the reports from leading Russian and International specialists – the developers of modern intelligent systems for solving various transportation tasks – were presented. Within the Conference section “The Security of Intelligent Transport Systems” two reports were presented by the head of “Business-Inform” Group, Stanislav Malinskiy:

·    “The ‘Zero Trust’ Security Concept – the Principles and Practice of Implementation” 

The report analyzes the changes within the landscape cybersecurity threats in the condition of COVID-19 pandemic and sanctions. It reviews the downsides of perimeter protection policy and substantiates the necessity of shifting cybersecurity departments of the Russian organizations towards the “Zero Trust” policy, while describing in detail the principles of such policy and possible issues in its implementation as well as corresponding solutions.

 

·     “The Vulnerabilities of Printing Devices Require Fast Removal” 

The report analyzes the threats to cybersecurity of organizations caused by the vulnerabilities of printing devices. The results of successful attacks were demonstrated, the possible hacker-threats and their consequences were evaluated. The report reviews the most dangerous vulnerabilities of the modern printing devices by various global brands. Offered are the recommendations for timely removal of known vulnerabilities.

                On May 31st, within the framework of AQCMS and Information Agency “Business-Inform” Conference on the topic called “New Requirements towards the Cybersecurity of Office Printing Systems within the Conditions of Sanctions”, the head of “Business-Inform” Group, Stanislav Malinskiy, will present those reports together with a detailed analysis of vulnerabilities of all global printing devices from Global brands installed in the Russian organizations. A special attention will be paid towards the issues of cybersecurity of office printing devices occurring due to periodic updates of devices’ firmware by their manufacturers.



22.03.2022

Internet Version of the “Printing Supplies” Database Is Updated

Moscow, March 22, 2022. The update of the Internet version of the “Printing Supplies” Database – presented on the web-site of the Information Agency “Business-Inform” – has been made (Our Products/Reference section).

New printer model descriptions have been uploaded describing new models of printers and MFPs of Epson, HP, Kyocera, Pantum, Xerox and corresponding OEM supplies. Sections dedicated to the branded supplies from CACTUSStatic ControlUNITON Premium have been considerably complemented.

As of March 22, 2022, the Database “Printing Supplies” contains 21,686 descriptions of printing devices and corresponding supplies (cartridges, toners, developers, ink-containers, etc.), including 7,605 printing devices, 10,125 OEM supplies, 3,956 compatible supplies.

The detailed description of the “Printing Supplies” Database version 1.2 and 1.3 can be found on the Information Agency “Business-Inform” website in “Our Products” section.

As with all Information Agency “Business-Inform” products, “Printing Supplies” Databases are distributed both freely and commercially. The free installation of the “Printing Supplies” Database in the large Russian organizations (business partners of the Agency) began in June 2006. As of March 22, 2022, the “Printing Supplies” Database has been installed in more than 4000 public and large commercial organizations.

Detailsbizinform@list.ruinfo@sforp.ru

 


20.03.2022

BUSINESS-INFORM Review Magazine (Issue #34, 2022), 

News from the World of Office Printing and Supplies 

Information Agency “Business-Inform” web-site displays a new issue of the quarterly magazine, BUSINESS-INFORM Review (issue #34, 2022). The magazine readers are the specialists in the field of the office printing devices, supplies, and parts.

More than 30 articles have been published in the magazine’s main sections: Global Industry Leaders, Russian Market News, Marketing, Print Outsourcing, Information Security and Environmental Safety, Office Equipment and Printing Technology, Printing Supplies and Aftermarket.

In the “Global Industry Leaders” section there is a published article by Volker Kappius (Delacamp AG) “Fire-and-Forget NBCs?” and an interview with Andrey Blinov (Static Control Components) “Static Control Offers Quality Products at a Bargain Price”.

In the “Russian Market News” section there are interviews with Marina Chromova (RMS ltd.) We Are Always Open For Cooperation” and Igor Loginov (Clever Bros. Group) The World Has Changed Radically and So Have the Business And All People In It”, as well as press-releases by AQCMS: “The Issues of Informational Safety – New Threats for Office Printing Devices and the Corresponding Countermeasures”, “Russian Toner Market in 2021 – Focus on Quality!”, “Remanufacturing of Printing Devices – New Issues in the Field of Information Security”, “AQCMS Educational Centre Has Finished the Professional Retraining of Specialists”. 

In the “Marketing” section we have placed an article by Louella Fernandes (Quocirca) “Print Industry Trends and Predictions 2022”, as well as a number of articles containing forecasts for the development of printing industry in 2022. 

In the Print Outsourcing section there are also articles by Louella Fernandes  (Quocirca) How zero-trust security can bolster MPS provider offerings”, “MPS and Managed IT: Convergence or Conflict?, and a short note “Osnovnoi Postavshik offers its partnership”.

The “Information Security and Environmental Safety” section contains the article by Malinskiy Stanislav (Russian University of Transport) “The Criminals Are Uniting, and Cyber Threats Are Growing”, as well as the following articles: “Konica Minolta to Raise the Level of Cyber Security for Customers”, “EU: Businesses Find It Difficult to Reduce Environmental Footprint”, “In 2022 Business Will Face Even Harsher Cyber-Threats”.

In the “Office Equipment and Printing Technology” section there are articles and press-releases: Epson Factory Acquires Platinum RBA Rating”, “Epson Rolls Out New Photo Printer”, “Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress C14000 and C4080 Series Are Fogra Certified”, “Konica Minolta Will Promote RPA ROOMY bots Complex”.

 In the “Printing Supplies and Aftermarket” section we have the following articles: “Konica Minolta Updates on the Explosions on Its Factories”, and “HP Embraces Remanufacturing?”, “Worldwide Toner Powder Shortage: India’ Polyton Wants To Set Up 10 Mini-Mono Manufacturing Plants Across the Country”, “Progeasy Chip Resetter Successfully Copes with Annoying OEM Firmware Updates”.

Especially for international specialists, several articles dedicated to the Russian and International markets have been presented in English (see English Pages section). 

The digital version of the magazine can be found on Business-Inform agency’s web-site

The printed version can be ordered starting from 30th of March, at the Business-Inform distribution department (www.sforp.ru, email: bizinform@list.ru, tel. +7 495 988-6146, Moscow, Barabanniy Lane, 4 (building 6)), Moscow specialists can purchase the magazine in RMS company shop (https://ramis.ru/, +7 495 542-5098, Moscow, Medoviy lane, 4 (building 5)).



25.01.2022

BUSINESS-INFORM Review Magazine (Issue #34, 2022) 

Is in Preparation for Print

Information Agency “Business-Inform” (Moscow) has started a preparation for print of BUSINESS-INFORM Review Magazine (issue #34, 2022). The magazine is aimed at the specialists of office printing devices, supplies and parts industry.

The main magazine sections are:

·        Global Industry Leaders,

·        Russian Market News,

·        AQCMS News,

·        Marketing,

·        Print Outsourcing,

·        Information Security and Environmental Safety,

·        Office Equipment and Printing Technology,

·        Printing Supplies and Aftermarket.

The Topic of this Issue is Results-2021 and Prospects-2022 in the Office Printing Industry

In this Issue of the Magazine:

·        The industry is recovering and continues to develop taking into account the new experience

·        Changes in the business organization of the world's leading companies

·        Changes in attitudes towards business and the environment

·        Changes in customer demand

The AQCMS News section will contain the AQCMS and Information Agency “Business-Inform” conferences’ materials for Russian corporative buyers of printing devices and supplies.

The print-run is 20000 copies.The magazine will be on sale (distribution) in March 2022

This issue of the magazine will be received free of charge by all participants of the conferences of the Information Agency "Business-Inform" in March - May 2022.

The digital version of BUSINESS-INFORM Review can be found on the Information Agency “Business-Inform” web-site, http://sforp.ru/birevieweng/ .

Regarding the placement of ads and information in the magazine, please contact us: 

E-mail – bizinform@list.ru



13.12.2021

BUSINESS-INFORM Review Magazine (Issue #33, 2021), News from the World of Office Printing and Supplies 

Information Agency “Business-Inform” web-site displays a new issue of the quarterly magazine, BUSINESS-INFORM Review (issue #33, 2021). The magazine readers are the specialists in the field of the office printing devices, supplies, and parts.

More than 30 articles have been published in the magazine’s main sections: Global Industry Leaders, Russian Market News, Marketing, Print Outsourcing, Information Security and Environmental Safety, Office Equipment and Printing Technology, Printing Supplies and Aftermarket.

In the “Global Industry Leaders” section there are interviews with Arnald Ho (Print-Rite) “Iconic Industry Pioneer Honored”, Jan Hagemann (INTEGRAL GmbH) “It Looks Like the Worst Is Over. We Do See Sales Figures Growing Again”, Volker Kappius (Delacamp AG) “The Percentage of Remanufactured Cartridges Will Go up in the Near Future”, Peter Knak (IMEX EU) “We Will Be Entering into More Niche Segments”.

In the “Russian Market News” section there are interviews with Roman Samoilov (Office Assistant) We Will Continue the Active Development of the Company by Enlarging the Range of Existing Product Groups”, Brazhnikova Tatyana (CUHDO Ltd.) Our Company Has Redirected Itself towards Environmentally Friendly Products”, press-releases of the Conferences held by AQCMS and “Business-Inform” Group: “Russian Office Printing Supplies Market – Tendencies, Perspectives, and New Players”, “High-Quality Cartridges and Toners, as Well as Their Suppliers on the Russian Market”, “The Russian Market of Office Printing Equipment in 2020-2025 – New Requirements Towards Information Safety”, “The Issues of Information Safety and the Corresponding Solutions Concerning the Usage of Office Printing Devices”, “Full Promotion Contract is the Fastest Way to Success on the Russian Market”. 

In the “Marketing” section one can find articles by Louella Fernandez (Quocirca) “Print industry opportunities when the chips are down, “2022 Priorities: Channel Agility Will Create Competitive Advantage”, Ray Stasieczko “Colorless: The Day Businesses Stopped Printing in Color”, as well as the following articles: “There Are 875 Million Good Reasons Why the Paperless Office Won't Happen Soon”, “Are We Finally Headed to a Paperless Office?”.

In the “Printing Outsourcing” section one can find articles by Louella Fernandez (Quocirca) “The Great Resignation: 6 Opportunities for MPS Providers”, as well as the article “8 Reasons Why You Need Managed Print Services For Your Organization”.

The “Information Security and Environmental Safety” section holds the articles: “Office Environment Exposures May Trigger Asthma in Some Employees”“Can a Printer Be Hacked?”Printers are Hackable.

In the “Office Equipment and Printing Technology” section one can find articles by Ray Stasieczko “Should, The Document Imaging Channel Become a Franchise System?”,  “Ricoh Bought DocuWare, Will They Buy PaperCut Next?”, Maggie Wang (RT Media) Toshiba to Split into Three Separate Companies”,  “Epson Releases Two New Supertank Color MFPs”,  as well as a range of articles and press-releases by Canon, Epson, Konica Minolta, Sharp and Xerox, dedicated to new products on the Russian market of office printing.

 In the “Printing Supplies and Aftermarket” section there are articles by Mark Dawson “How Consolidation, Protection and Sustainability Impact Us”, Maggie Wang (RT Media) Half of China Switches Off Factory Power Supplies”, as well as several other articles: “Konica Minolta Shares Latest Update on Explosion”, “Konica Minolta Resumes Toner Production”, New Specialty Paper Made from Stone Proves Sustainable  and “Quality-First Brings Client Satisfaction and Market Growth”.

Especially for international specialists, several articles dedicated to the Russian and International markets have been presented in English (see English Pages section). 

The digital version of the magazine can be found on Business-Inform agency’s web-site.

The printed version can be ordered starting from 17th of December, at the Business-Inform distribution department (www.sforp.ru, email: bizinform@list.ru, tel. +7 495 988-6146, Moscow, Barabanniy Lane, 4 (building 6)), Moscow specialists can purchase the magazine in RMS company shop (www.ramis.ru, +7 495 542-5098, Moscow, Medoviy lane, 4 (building 5)).



09.12.2021

Promotion Contracts for 2022: Only One Contract Left for Sale!

Moscow, December 09, 2021- Information Agency “Business-Inform” concludes the selling of 2022 Promotion Contracts to the suppliers the high-quality cartridges and toners. The sales are to be closed on December the 20th. Just one Promotion Contract for high quality cartridges is left for sale.

            Information Agency “Business-Inform” developed the Program for promotional support of high-quality toner cartridges and toner brands on the Russian market in 2022. The Program provides for introduction of brands (information on the products and manufacturing, organizing quality control, advertising, testing results, specialist and buyers’ opinions, etc.) during all the Agency’s video-conferences, contests, and in all the Agency’s magazines and catalogs.

            Promotional support of high-quality brands will be organized within the framework of the yearly commercial contracts on promoting products (Promotion Contracts). The specialists of the Agency are certain that the work within the framework of the yearly Promotion Contract will certainly improve not only the image of the high quality brand and its products but will significantly enlarge the volumes of its sales on the Russian market.

The maximum number of Promotion Contracts is limited: 5 contracts for the brands of high-quality cartridges and 5 contracts for the brands of high-quality toners. The sales of Promotion Contracts started on 15th of November. As of 09th of December, just one Promotion Contracts for high quality cartridges is left for sale. 4 contracts for the brands of high quality cartridges and 5 contracts for the brands of high quality toners have been already sold.

            Information Agency “Business-Inform” invites manufacturers and distributors of high-quality cartridges to sign a yearly Promotion Contract for 2022. The offer is valid until December 20th, 2021.

Details:bizinform@list.ruinfo@sforp.ru



30.11.2021

The First Stage of the International

OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTEST (2021-03) Is Over –

The Contest Continues! 

Moscow, November 29, 2021. 22 Russian and 14 International brands have become the participants of the International OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTEST (2021-03), which will determine the best alternative Brother TN-3480 cartridges, as well as toners for remanufacturing of those cartridges.

Organizer of the Contest is the Information Agency “Business-Inform” and the Russian AQCMS association.

The works on testing are performed by the Information Agency “Business-Inform” personnel together with the Russian AQCMS association and a number of specialized Russian and International laboratories. The evaluation of each print and cartridge is generally done in accordance with ISO/IEC 24790:2017 International Standard and the method confirmed for evaluation of the printing quality of the toner cartridges for OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTESTs (all in all it contains 46 parameters).

During the First Stage of the Contest the following Nominees were chosen: 4 best cartridge brands (2 – newly-built cartridges and 2 – remanufactured ÎÅÌ-cartridges) and 5 types of toner (2 – Mitsubishi toners, 2 – Tomoegawa toners, 1 – toner under the Russian trademark, the manufacturer is yet to be specified). All nominees received the invitation for participation in the Second Stages of the OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTEST (2021-03), which will define the Winners of the Contest.

The Winners will be declared on the 16th of December.

The results of the Nominees and Winners of the OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTEST (2021-03) will be presented to the large Russian buyers of the office printing devices during the Conferences organized by Information Agency “Business-Inform” during the Q1 of 2022. Besides, the results of the Nominees and Winners of the Contest will be included into the public report “The Best Solutions in the Field of Office Printing (2022)” annually published by the Information Agency “Business-Inform”. The commercial offers by the winner-brands will be transferred, in 2022, to the large Russian companies and public organizations by the Organizer for reviewing those brands of alternative cartridges for Brother printers/MFPs.

Detailshttp://printnews.biz/en/2021/10/18/international-open-quality-printing-contest-proposition-2021-03/



29.11.2021

  Promotion Contracts for 2022 Being a Complex Support for Promoting of High-Quality Brands on the Russian Market

 Moscow, November 29, 2021- Information Agency “Business-Inform” continues selling of 2022 Promotion Contracts to the suppliers the high-quality cartridges and toners. The sales are to be closed on December the 20th. Two Promotion Contracts remain on sale for high quality cartridges and three Promotion Contracts for high quality toners.

            Information Agency “Business-Inform” developed the Program for promotional support of high-quality toner cartridges and toner brands on the Russian market in 2022. The Program provides for introduction of brands (information on the products and manufacturing, organizing quality control, advertising, testing results, specialist and buyers’ opinions, etc.) during all the Agency’s video-conferences, contests, and in all the Agency’s magazines and catalogs. The Program of the Agency’s events and publishing activity was published on November 15th.

            Promotional support of high-quality brands will be organized within the framework of the yearly commercial contracts on promoting products (Promotion Contracts). The specialists of the Agency are certain that the work within the framework of the yearly Promotion Contract will certainly improve not only the image of the high quality brand and its products but will significantly enlarge the volumes of its sales on the Russian market.

            The maximum number of Promotion Contracts is limited: 5 contracts for the brands of high-quality cartridges and 5 contracts for the brands of high-quality toners. The sales of Promotion Contracts started on 15th of November. As of November 29th, the first half of Promotion Contracts has been sold; Two Promotion Contracts for high-quality cartridges and Three Promotion Contracts for high-quality toners remain on sale.

            Information Agency “Business-Inform” invites manufacturers and distributors of high-quality cartridges and toners to sign a yearly Promotion Contract for 2022. The offer is valid until December 20th, 2021.

Details:bizinform@list.ru,info@sforp.ru


19.11.2021

The Issues of Informational Safety and the Corresponding Solutions Concerning the Usage of Office Printing Devices

Moscow, November 18, 2021 — Information Agency “Business-Inform” together with the Association of Quality Consumables Manufacturers and Suppliers presented the results of the vulnerability research for office printing devices and the recommendations for removing the vulnerabilities.

Information Agency “Business-Inform” together with the Association of Quality Consumables Manufacturers and Suppliers (AQCMS), on 18th of November, this year, held the Ñonference “The Issues of Informational Safety and the Corresponding Solutions Concerning the Usage of Office Printing Devices in Corporate Networks”During the Conference the results of the research were shown concerning the vulnerabilities found in office printing devices in Russian and International organizations in 2018-2021, as well as the recommendations on how to remove them. A special attention, during the Ñonference, was paid towards the modern policies of informational protection of businesses’ corporate networks, as well as towards the issues related to the practice of workflow system usage (IT-outsourcing, MPS, the usage of remanufactured cartridges and newly-built cartridges). The Ñonference saw the participation of representatives from 144 Russian businesses and organizations, as well as from the leading Russian and International experts in the field of informational safety.

During the conference 4 reports were heard:


  • “The COVID-19 Pandemic Changes and Raises the Requirements towards Information Safety” (speaker – Stanislav Malinskiy, Russian University of Transport)

The report theses: The growth of cyber-crime rates during the COVID-19 pandemicis a worldwide problem; the growth of the incidence rate, transfer to working at home, emergence of the new vulnerabilities, the growth of a number and intensity of cyber-attacks; the cyber-crime stats for 2020-2021; all spheres of economy are under attack, especially healthcare and finance; during March-May 2020 the hackers sites and forums traffic has grown 66%; the remote work breeds vulnerabilities (through home-printers as well); the trend of the recent years is criminals switching to using outsourcing, the emergence of “crime as a service”; the transformation of informational safety policy is necessary; the new perspectives of informational safety policy based on the “Zero Trust” principle; printing devices and their vulnerabilities; new requirements towards the control of printing devices; cartridges carry the vulnerabilities as well.

 

  • “While The Criminals Unite, the Cyber-Threats Grow”  (speaker – Stanislav Malinskiy,  Russian University of Transport)

The report theses: The growth of crime rates during the COVID-19 pandemic is a worldwide problem; the hybrid working forms, implementation of Cloud technologies, the development of the IT-outsourcing, sacking of information safety employees, the insulted employees during the obligatory vaccination – all these are just a minor parts of a basis for the modern cyber-crime rate rapid growth;the trend of the recent years is criminals switching to using outsourcing; the wide circulation of RaaS (ransomware-as-a-service) on the Internet; the multi-level list of malicious software packages: form “testing” one-month package for 90 dollars to “elite” subscription 12 months package for 1400 dollars; criminal groups creating such web-sites are working on the principles of license models sales; the cyber-crime creating new work-places; the emergence of new thematic sites with products for cyber-fraud became a driver for growth of low-qualified members of hacker-communities; new cyber-threats with ransomware usage; printing devices creating new vulnerabilities.

 

  • “The Principles, Components and Issues of  “Zero Trust” (speaker – Stanislav Malinskiy,  Russian University of Transport)

The report theses: The growth of crime rates during the COVID-19 pandemic; Zero Trust – is a safety model implying the total absence of trust towards any user, device or application; the main components of the zero trust architecture according to “NIST Special Publication 800-207: Zero Trust Architecture”; the requirements of zero-trust towards the operational systems and input/output devices and their functions; software updates as a new source of vulnerabilities; OEM and non-OEM cartridges carry new threats; preventive protection measures; the necessity to continuously monitor the network; if a data-theft is inevitable, the cryptography may help; corrections of existing informational safety policies are inevitable; the tendencies of the development of the Russian office printing market in the existing conditions.

 

  • “Printers, MFPs and Cartridges – the Sources of Vulnerabilities; the Recommendation on Procurement, Usage and Disposal; the Responsibility of Suppliers and Users According to the Russian Legislation” (speakers – Alexander Semenov, “Business-Inform” Legal Agency, Alina Savinova, Information Agency “Business-Inform”)

The report theses: Office printing and its managing: software-technical aspects; the “holes” in system and application software; patches and their role for hackers and informational safety specialists; printers and MFPs as sources of vulnerabilities; the solutions from the manufacturers of printing devices, are they to be trusted; certificates on informational safety of printing devices and how can they be related to the Russian market; firmware and its upgrades; what are the aims of manufacturers; remote working places bringing new problems; cartridges (OEM, remanufactured, newly-built) and chips – one more group of informational safety issues; what is chip doing: the statements of manufacturers and the opinion of informational safety researchers; the spying devices and what is stated on the topic in criminal and administrative codes of the Russian Federation; the overview of court proceedings sings August 13, 2019; the responsibility of suppliers and the responsibility of users; the issues of disposal of printing devices and supplies from informational safety specialists’ perspective: the overview of wrong solutions and practical recommendations for 2022.

The participants of the Conference discussed together with the speakers the provided information, the results of the research on the vulnerabilities found in office printing devices in Russian and International organizations in 2018-2021, as well as recommendations on their removal. A special attention of the Conference participants was paid towards the modern policies of data protection of corporate networks, as well as towards the issues related to the practice of workflow system usage (IT-outsourcing, MPS, the usage of remanufactured cartridges and newly-built cartridges). As a nice surprise for all the Conference participants came the new issue of BUSINESS-INFORM Review magazine (issue #32, 2021) and its appendix “Testing and Quality” (October, 2021).

AQCMSinfo@aqcmsrus.ruhttps://aqcmsrus.ru/

BUSINESS-INFORM: bizinform@list.ruhttp://sforp.ru/



15.11.2021

Full Promotion Contract is the Fastest Way to Success on the Russian Market

Moscow, November 15, 2021 – Information Agency “Business-Inform” offers to the manufacturers and distributors of quality cartridges and toners the promotion contracts for presenting and promoting of quality products on the Russian market in 2022.

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly changed the Global informational space. The introduction of remote working places, the usage of cloud technologies and video-conferences have significantly simplified and stirred up the contacts between the buyers and sellers on the Internet. The possibility to quickly get qualified expert advice within the framework of video-conferences and personal video-contacts has significantly raised the knowledge of the buyers on the real price and quality of products presented on the Russian market. The new possibilities of working with end-users provide new possibilities and new perspectives for manufacturers and suppliers of quality cartridges and toners for 2022.

November the 12th saw the concordance and the affirmation of video-conferences, testing and the publishing activity program of Information Agency “Business-Inform” for 2022. In 2022, the Agency will hold 42 video-conferences for large Russian buyers of cartridges and toners (together with AQCMS); perform 10 instances of quality research for laser cartridges and toners for various brands of printers and MFPs (3 of them – namely International OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTESTs 2022); will be published by BUSINESS-INFORM Review magazine (4 issues), and with special issues of “Testing and Quality” (12 issues), “The Supplies for Printing Machines” Catalogs (2 issues), “The Best Suppliers of Compatible Supplies” Catalog.

All video conferences for large Russian buyers of toners and cartridges will necessarily hold the report regarding the quality toner and cartridge brands presented on the Global and Russian markets and the results of the Russian quality testing. All the participants of video-conferences will receive the digital versions of the Agency’s publishing products for free. As of November 12th, the representatives of more than 11,000 large Russian organizations and businesses have already entered the subscription for Agency’s magazines and catalogs. More than 400 Russian specialists have already received the login-passwords for participating in video-conferences in 2022.

The Agency has developed the promotion support program for quality brands of laser cartridges and toners on the Russian market in 2022. The program provide for introduction of brands (the product and production info, advertisement, testing results, specialists opinion, etc.) during all video-conferences, in all magazines and catalogs.

The promotion support for brands will be organized within the framework of the annual commercial promotion contracts. The Agency’s specialists are certain that the work within the framework of the annual promotion contract will improve not only the image of a quality brand and its products but will also enlarge the volumes of its sales on the Russian market.

The maximum number of promotion contracts being negotiated is limited: 5 contracts for quality cartridge brands and 5 contracts for quality toner brands.

Information Agency “Business-Inform” invites the manufacturers and distributors of quality toners and cartridges to negotiate the yearly promotion contract for 2022. The offer is valid until 20th of December 2021.

Details: bizinform@list.ru , info@sforp.ru



10.11.2021

Information Agency “Business-Inform” Finalizes the Preparation of

 BUSINESS-INFORM Review Magazine (issue #33, 2021)

The main magazine sections are: Global Industry Leaders, Russian Market News, Marketing, Print Outsourcing, Information Security and Environmental Safety, Office Equipment and Printing Technology, Printing Supplies and Aftermarket.

The topic of this issue is the The Impact of the COVID-19 on the Office Printing Industry. Companies - a Global Market Leader, the Best Industry Experts presented their articles and interviews for publication in this issue.

The print-run is 20000 hard copies + 8000 electronic copies (pdf).

Information Agency “Business-Inform” invites manufacturers and suppliers of quality supplies to place their product-ads in BUSINESS-INFORM Review (issue #33, 2021).

The digital versions of BUSINESS-INFORM Review can be found on Information Agency “Business-Inform” web-site, http://sforp.ru/birevieweng/ .

The magazine will be on sale (distribution) in the December 2021

Regarding the issues of ads and information placement in the magazine, please contact us: 

E-mail – bizinform@list.ru



08.11.2021

The International OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTEST (2021-03) Continues! 

Moscow, November 08 - 18 Russian and 14 International brands have already become participants in the Contest for the best non-OEM cartridges – BROTHER TN-3480 analogs – and toners for their refilling.

The Organizers of the Contest are Information Agency "BUSINESS-INFORMand Russian Association AQCMS (The Association of Quality Consumables Manufacturers and Suppliers).

The testing are performed by the staff of Information Agency “Business-Inform” together with the Russian Association AQCMS and a number of specialized Russian and International laboratories. The testing of each printout will be made in accordance with international standard ISO/IEC 24790:2017 and the testing method confirmed for laser cartridge printing quality evaluation for holding of OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTESTs (altogether – 46 parameters).

The Participants of the Contest are striving to demonstrate the advantages of their products in comparison with the ones of the best representatives of the Global industry of office printing supplies. The Russian buyers from large businesses and public organizations are also actively interested in proceedings and results of the Contest.

The results of the Nominees and Winners of the Contest will be included in the public report: “The Best Solutions in the Field of Office Printing (2022)”, annually released by the Information Agency “Business-Inform”. In addition, the organizers of the Contest will represent the winning brand proposals as alternative cartridges for Brother printers / MFPs for the Russian big buyers of consumables in 2022.

The application for participation in the Contest continues until November 15th, 2021

The Nominees of the First Stage will be declared on November 26th2021.

Announcement of the Contest Winners is planned for December 16th, 2021

Detailsbizinform@list.ru



01.11.2021

 The Supplies for Printing Machines Catalogue (issue #46, 2021)

Has Been Released


The Catalogue was prepared by Information Agency “Business-Inform” and is dedicated to the wide range of computer and office equipment users.

The Catalogue contains information on supplies for inkjet, laser, LED, matrix, sublimation printers, copiers, engineering systems, duplicators, faxes and MFPs manufactured by the leading Global companies (Brother, Canon, Epson, HP, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Lexmark, Oki, Panasonic, Pantum, Ricoh, Samsung, Sharp, Toshiba, Xerox etc.). It shows detailed information regarding application, resource, approximate pricing, product codes, and compatibility of the supplies listed.

Besides OEM materials the Catalogue represents compatible supplies, sales leaders on the Russian market (ASC, AT.M, Fuji, GoldenGreen, Handan, Imex, Ink-Mate, Integral, Mitsubishi/MKI, MyInk, TTI, UniJet, UniTon).

The Catalog’s volume is 316 pages. You can purchase The Supplies for Printing Machines Catalogue (issue #46, 2021) at the distribution department of Information Agency “Business-Inform”, e-mail: bizinform@list.ru.

To learn more about the products offered by Information Agency “Business-Inform” on the Russian market (catalogs, magazines, databases) you can check out ‘our products’ section on the Agency’s web-site (https://sforp.ru/en/ ).



18.10.2021

International OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTEST Proposition (2021-03)

1. The Information Agency “Business-Inform” (MoscowRussia) is staging the Contest for the best non-OEM cartridges – BROTHER TN-3480 analogs – and toners for their refilling. The Contest is scheduled for October 18th – December 16th, 2021.

2. The Contest under the name OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTEST (2021-03) will have 2 stages.

During the first stage (October 18th – November 25th) prints will be evaluated made with non-OEM cartridges (remanufactured and new-built), and Nominees of the Contest will be chosen – the best cartridge and toner brands used for refilling.

During the second stage (November 29th– December 15th) cartridges and toners chosen as the first stage Nominees will be evaluated. According to the results of the second sage, the Winners of the Contest will be declared, the best non-OEM cartridges – BROTHER TN-3480 analogs – and toners for their refilling. 

3. The works are performed by the staff of Information Agency “Business-Inform” together with the Russian association AQCMS and a number of specialized Russian and International laboratories.

4. The participation is paid: the price of participation in the first stage is 500 USD for International participants or 36000 rubles for Russian companies.

5. On October 18th the work of the first stage begins on evaluating the quality of non-OEM cartridges (remanufactured and new-built).

Each participant company must submit to the Information Agency “Business-Inform” before November 15th, 2021 the test prints made with its non-OEM cartridge, analog of BROTHER TN-3480. Each participant of the Contest presents 10th, 50th, 100th, 200th, and 500th test prints as well as all subsequent test prints made by its cartridge after each 500 prints with 5% coverage. The test template is presented by the organizer to each of the participant companies after the participation in the first stage of the Contest has been paid.

6. The evaluation of each print will be made in accordance with international standard ISO/IEC 24790:2017 and the testing method confirmed for laser cartridge printing quality evaluation for holding of OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTESTs (altogether – 46 parameters). 

7. Test prints are to be submitted:

With a COURIER (for Russian participants):

Moscow, Barabanniy per., h.4, bld.6, entrance 6. tel.+7 495 9886146,

AQCMS (with “for Contest” notice)

By POST (for International participants): 

127474 Moscow
Dmitrovskoye sh. 62 bld 2

CUHDO Ltd

Attn Brazhnikova Tatyana

+7 916 602 86 22

8. According to the results of evaluation of each of the prints presented by a participant the integral rating of its cartridge will be defined; thus 3-4 winner-brands (Nominees) will be chosen. At the same time, in the cartridge contest the participation is by all participants and for toner contest the participation is only by participants who submitted prints done by remanufactured cartridges (remanufactured OEM cartridges and remanufactured new-built cartridges). The generalized results of winner-brands prints evaluation will be published. Other results won’t be published. The announcement of the first stage Nominees is planned for November 26th, 2021.

 

9. After the first stage, integral ratings of the presented cartridges (prints) for all participating companies will be received, as well as integral ratings for Nominees.

10. After the first stage of the Contest and announcing of its results all Nominees will receive the invitation to participate in the second stage of the Contest taking place November 29th– December 15th. The participation in the second stage of the Contest for Nominees is not obligatory. The price of participation in the second stage of the Contest is 500 USD for International companies or 36000 rubles for Russian companies.

11. Each nominee company from the first stage of the Contest deciding to participate in the second stage must submit to the Information Agency “Business-Inform” before December 08th, 2021 its non-OEM cartridge - BROTHER TN-3480 analog - (for the first stage Nominees in the “Cartridge” group) or its toner used for refilling of remanufactured BROTHER TN-3480 analog cartridge (for the first stage Nominees in the “Toner” group).

12. The testing of products presented for the second stage of the Contest will be done according to the international standard ISO/IEC 24790:2017 and the testing method confirmed for laser cartridge printing quality evaluation for holding of OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTESTs (altogether – 46 parameters). 

13. The generalized evaluation results of the Contest Winners’ products will be published. Other evaluation results will not be published.

Announcement of the Contest Winners is planned for December 16th, 2021.

 

Therefore, if your company wishes to participate in International OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTEST (2021-03), all that you need is:

- to inform the Informational Agency “Business Inform” (mail: bizinform@list.ru , info@sforp.ru , header “Participation in 2021-3 Contest”), name the Contest participant-BRAND (for new-built cartridges) and the Contest participant BRAND + toner BRAND (for remanufactured OEM cartridges and remanufactured new-built cartridges);

- to pay the participation in the first stage of the Contest and receive the Official Invitation for participation and test template for producing test prints;

- to send to the address (specified in the paragraph 7) 10th, 50th, 100th, 200th, and 500th test prints as well as all subsequent test prints made by its cartridge after each 500 prints with 5% coverage until November 15th.

Should you have any questions regarding the participation in the testing feel free to contact the Information Agency “Business-Inform”.

E-mail: bizinform@list.ru , info@sforp.ru



09.10.2021

BUSINESS-INFORM Review Magazine (Issue #33, 2021) Is in Preparation for Print

Information Agency “Business-Inform” (Moscow) has started a preparation for print of BUSINESS-INFORM Review Magazine (issue #33, 2021). The magazine is aimed at the specialists of office printing devices, supplies and parts industry.

The main magazine sections are:

·     Global Industry Leaders,

·     Russian Market News,

·     AQCMS News,

·     Marketing,

·     Print Outsourcing,

·     Information Security and Environmental Safety,

·     Office Equipment and Printing Technology,

·     Printing Supplies and Aftermarket.

 

The topic of this issue is

The Impact of the COVID-19 on the Office Printing Industry

In this issue of the magazine:

·     The industry is recovering and continues to develop taking into account the new experience

·     Changes in the business organization of the world's leading companies

·     Changes in attitudes towards business and the environment

·     Changes in customer demand

The AQCMS News section will contain the AQCMS and Information Agency “Business-Inform” conferences’ materials for Russian corporative buyers of printing devices and supplies.

The print-run is 20000 copies.This issue of the magazine will be received free of charge by all participants of the conferences of the Information Agency "Business-Inform" in November 2021 - February 2022.

The digital version of BUSINESS-INFORM Review can be found on the Information Agency “Business-Inform” web-site, http://sforp.ru/birevieweng/ .

The magazine will be on sale (distribution) in November 2021

Regarding the placement of ads and information in the magazine, please contact us: 

E-mail – bizinform@list.ru



15.09.2021

The Environmental Issues in the Remanufacturing Industry

Moscow, September 14, 2021 — Information Agency “Business-Inform” and the Association of Quality Cartridge Manufacturers and Suppliers presented the results of the marketing research of the Global and the Russian markets for laser printers and MFPs as well as the quality and environmental testing results of the most popular toner cartridges presented on the Russian market.

Information Agency “Business-Inform” and the Association of Quality Cartridge Manufacturers and Suppliers (AQCMS) on September 14th this year held the online-conference called “Remanufacturing of Cartridges for Laser Printers and MFPs – The Issues of Quality and Sustainability”During the Conference the results of the Global and the Russian market research of remanufacturing cartridges for laser printers and MFPs as well as the results of testing for quality and sustainability of the most popular toner cartridges on the Russian market were presented. The conference saw participation by the representatives of 48 Russian businesses and organizations, 29 laser cartridges remanufacturing centers, as well as the leading Russian and International experts.

During the Conference 3 reports were heard:

“The Remanufacturing of OEM and Compatible Cartridges in Russia: Statistics, Tendencies, Perspectives – Environmental issues in the Industry of Remanufacturing” (Stanislav Malinskiy, Information Agency “Business-Inform”)

“Europe Tightens the Screws with the Environmental Legislation – What to Expect in Russia”  (Alexander Semenov, Legal Agency “Business-Inform”)

“GM Technology (Spain), Pelikan (Germany) and Their Products. Solving the Environmental Issues Is the Driver of Business Development” (Yulia Danilogorskaya, Information Agency “Business-Inform”)

The participants of the Conference discussed together with the speakers the provided information, recommendations, testing results, practical aspects of alternative procurement organizing for quality and sustainable cartridges and toners for remanufacturing of toner cartridges. As a nice surprise for all the Conference participants came the new issue of BUSINESS-INFORM Review magazine (issue #32, 2021) and the special issue of its appendix “Testing and Quality” (August 2021).

AQCMS: info@aqcmsrus.ruhttps://aqcmsrus.ru/

Business-Informbizinform@list.ruhttp://sforp.ru



13.09.2021

Five Reasons Why a Section in the Printing Supplies Catalog Is the Best Way to Promote Your brand on the Russian Market

  1. To be published in the Catalog is prestigious. The Catalog is well-known in Russia. It has been published for the last 23 years. The print-run is 40000 copies. The subscribers are 26000 Russian specialists from 16000 companies.
  2. A possibility to present the brand to the buyers of OEM cartridges. The catalog contains original cartridge compatibility charts for all ÎÅÌ. The advertisement placement in the sections dedicated to OEM cartridges is an effective way to attract attention of original cartridge buyers towards your brand.
  3. A possibility to present a brand and establish a dialog with large Russian buyers and resellers.The Catalog is given away for free to all the participants of the conferences organized by the Russian AQCMS association together with Information Agency Business-Inform. This is more than 5000 specialists of the large Russian businesses – buyers and suppliers of printing equipment and supplies.
  4. The advertising in the Catalog works for a long time.The Catalog is not the newspaper and not a magazine. Catalogs are not thrown away after being read, they are kept and used when a necessity to procure printing supplies arises.
  5. Your section is your catalog. Your section of the Catalog in PDF-format is a mini-catalog of your brand. You can place it on your web-site or virtual booth and send it to your Russian partners.

We collect information and advertising materials to be published in “Printing Supplies” Catalog (issue #46, 2021) until 24th of September. 

Details: bizinform@list.ru , info@sforp.ru



01.09.2021

Information Agency “Business-Inform” Finalizes the Preparation

for Publishing of a New “Supplies for Printing Machines” Catalog (issue #46, 2021)

The Catalog contains information on supplies for laser, LED, matrix, and sublimation printers, copiers, engineers systems, duplicators, fax and MFP machines from the leading global manufacturers (Brother, Canon, Epson, HP, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Oki, Panasonic, Ricoh, Samsung, Sharp, Toshiba, Xerox, etc.). It contains detailed information on usage, resource, approximate prices, product codes, compatibility of the supplies.

Apart from OEM materials the Catalog will feature compatible materials, leaders of sales on the Russian market (ATM, IMEX, Ink-Mate, Integral, Mitsubishi/MKI, MyInk, UniJet, UniTon, etc.).

            This issue will feature considerably renewed information regarding OEM and compatible office materials for office printing devices of the leading Global manufacturers.

         The print-run is planned at 40000 copies.

            The submission of the materials ends on September 17th (information and advertising).

            Should you have any questions regarding placing of information and advertising in the “Printing Supplies” catalog (issue #46, 2021) feel free to contact Information Agency “Business-Inform”.

            E-mail:bizinform@list.rutel. 8(495) 9886146



25.08.2021

Business-Inform Review Magazine (Issue #32, 2021),

News from the World of Office Printing and Supplies

Information Agency “Business-Inform” web-site displays a new issue of the quarterly magazine, Business-Inform Review (issue #32, 2021). The magazine readers are the specialists of the office printing devices, supplies, and parts industry.

More than 30 articles have been published in the magazine’s main sections: Global Industry Leaders, Russian Market News, Marketing, Print Outsourcing, Information Security and Environmental Safety, Office Equipment and Printing Technology, Printing Supplies and Aftermarket.

In the “Global Industry Leaders” section there are interviews with Steve Weedon (Print-Rite Pelikan Solutions GmbH) “PELIKAN Brand Prides Itself on Quality and Customer’s Trust”, Volker Kappius (Delacamp AG) “Delacamp Is Greatly Experienced in Supplying Quality Products”, Jan Hagemann (INTEGRAL GmbH) “Customer’s Trust and Confidence Determines the Success of a Toner Brand on the Global Market”, Andrey Blinov (Static Control Components, Inc.) “The Risks Associated with Using Poor Quality Cartridges Do not Always Become Immediately Apparent”, and articles by Zoltan Matyas (GM Technology) “Turning Green Into Gold”, Volker Kappius (Delacamp AG)  “Moving Target Myth Busting ” and ITDL (India)  ITDL – India’s Largest Manufacturer and Exporter of Compatible Toners”.

In the “Russian Market News” section there are press-releases of the conferences held by AQCMS and “Business-Inform” Group: “BUSINESS-INFORM Declares the Winners and the Nominees of the Open Quality Printing Contest (2021-02)”, “Quality of Toner Cartridges – Tendencies and Perspectives”, “Quality Cartridges on the Russian Market – New Search Possibilities”. The section also holds the interviews with the heads of the companies who became the Winners of the OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTEST (2021-02).

In the “Marketing” section one can find articles by Louella Fernandez “8 Factors to Consider When Selecting a Cloud Printing Platform”, Maggie Wang “Global and Chinese Laser OEM Market Leaders Revealed”, as well as the following articles: “10 Printer Market Trends – IDC”, “Global Commercial Printing Market Report 2020-2025”, “Global Printing Market According to Smithers”, “IDC study: Almost 80% of German Companies Are Planning a New Workplace Model”.

In the “Printing Outsourcing” section there is an article published “IT Sourcing Study Shows Outsourcing Is Here to Stay”.

The “Information Security and Environmental Safety” section holds the articles: “Security 101: The 'PrintNightmare' Flaw”, “New Critical Security Warning Issued For All Windows Versions As ‘PrintNightmare’ Confirmed”, “Microsoft Clarifies Its 'PrintNightmare' Patch Advice”, “More Printers Could Mean Security Problems for Home-Bound Workers”, as well  as an interview with Javier Martinez “Winning the War that Has to Be Won”.

In the “Office Equipment and Printing Technology” section you can find a range of articles and press-releases by Canon, Epson, Konica Minolta and Xerox, dedicated to new products on the Russian market of office printing.

In the “Printing Supplies and Aftermarket” section there are articles by Mark Dawson “HP Endorses Remanufacturing – are you paying attention?”, Ray Stasieczko “Is The Green Missing in HP Inc. Subscriptions?”, Kim Lee (HYB TONER) “Color Toners for Copiers are Different to Laser”, an interview with Wendy Duan (Mito Color Imaging Co., Ltd.) “Mito Queen of Color Shares Market Insights”, as well as several other articles: “Reducing Missing Jets Through Proper Printer Maintenance” and “Chipmakers Face Pressure Due to Chip Shortage”.

Especially for international specialists, several articles dedicated to the Russian and International markets have been presented in English (see English Pages section).

The digital version of the magazine can be found on Business-Inform agency’s web-site.

The printed version can be ordered starting from 01st of September, at the Business-Inform distribution department (www.sforp.ru, email: bizinform@list.ru, tel. +7 495 988-6146, Moscow, Barabanniy Lane, 4 (building 6)), Moscow specialists can purchase the magazine in RMS company shop (www.ramis.ru, +7 495 542-5098, Moscow, Medoviy lane, 4 (building 5)).



12.08.2021

Internet Version of the “Printing Supplies” Database Is Updated

Moscow, August 12, 2021. The update of the Internet version of the “Printing Supplies” Database – presented on the web-site of the Information Agency “Business-Inform” – has been made (Our Products/Reference section).

New printer model descriptions have been uploaded describing new models of printers and MFPs of Epson, HP, Lexmark and corresponding OEM supplies. Sections dedicated to the branded supplies from CACTUSG&GUNITON Premium have been considerably complemented.

As of August 12, 2021, the Database “Printing Supplies” contains 21,466 descriptions of printing devices and corresponding supplies (cartridges, toners, developers, ink-containers, etc.), including 7,513 printing devices, 10,008 OEM supplies, 3,945 compatible supplies.

The detailed description of the “Printing Supplies” Database version 1.2 and 1.3 can be found on the Information Agency “Business-Inform” website in “Our Products” section.

As with all Information Agency “Business-Inform” products, “Printing Supplies” Databases are distributed both freely and commercially. The free installation of the “Printing Supplies” Database in the large Russian organizations (business partners of the Agency) began in June 2006. As of August 12, 2021, the “Printing Supplies” Database has been installed in more than 3800 public and large commercial organizations.

Detailsbizinform@list.ruinfo@sforp.ru



02.08.2021

Internet Version of the “Printing Supplies” Database Is Updated

Moscow, August 02, 2021. The update of the Internet version of the “Printing Supplies” Database – presented on the web-site of the Information Agency “Business-Inform” – has been made (Our Products/Reference section).

New printer model descriptions have been uploaded describing new models of printers and MFPs of Brother, Canon, Epson, HP, Kyocera, Pantum, Sharp, Toshiba, Xerox and corresponding OEM supplies. Sections dedicated to the branded supplies from CACTUS, G&G, Hi-Black, ProfiLine, Static Control, UNITON Premium have been considerably complemented.

As of August 02, 2021, the Database “Printing Supplies” contains 21,334 descriptions of printing devices and corresponding supplies (cartridges, toners, developers, ink-containers, etc.), including 7,481 printing devices, 9,949 OEM supplies, 3,904 compatible supplies.

The detailed description of the “Printing Supplies” Database version 1.2 and 1.3 can be found on the Information Agency “Business-Inform” website in “Our Products” section.

As with all Information Agency “Business-Inform” products, “Printing Supplies” Databases are distributed both freely and commercially. The free installation of the “Printing Supplies” Database in the large Russian organizations (business partners of the Agency) began in June 2006. As of August 02, 2021, the “Printing Supplies” Database has been installed in more than 3800 public and large commercial organizations.

Details: bizinform@list.ru, info@sforp.ru



28.07.2021

BUSINESS-INFORM Declares the Winners and the Nominees

Of  the Open Quality Printing Contest (2021-02) 

Moscow, July 28, 2021. – The Information Agency “Business-Inform” (Russia) has declared the Winners and the Nominees of the International Open Quality Printing Contest (2021-02). The Winners of the Contest in the section of alternative cartridges are: Pelikan CF244A, CF283X, CF226X (manufacturer –Print-Rite Pelikan Solutions GmbH, Germany), Uniton Premium CF244A, CF283X, CF226X  (supplier – Uniton Service, Russia), the Winners of the Contest in the section of toners for remanufacturing of HP CF244A, CF283X, CF226X cartridges are: Mitsubishi UT1907 and UT1917 (supplier - Delacamp AG, Germany), the Nominees of the Contest in the section of toners for remanufacturing of HP CF244A, CF283X, CF226X  cartridges are: IMEX AKO-3 and CMG-3, HANDAN (HGOA) HG-604 (supplier – ÐÌÑ Ltd, Russia).

The Open Quality Printing Contest (2021-02) dedicated to evaluation of quality of alternative cartridges and toners for HP CF244A, CF283X, CF226X remanufacturing has been organized and held by the Russian-based Information Agency “Business-Inform” with support from AQCMS Association since April 26th till July 28th 2021. Both remanufactured and new-built cartridges (HP CF244A, CF283X, CF226X analogs) were accepted for participation in the First Stage. The quality evaluation was performed by the Information Agency “Business-Inform” specialists together with the Russian AQCMS Association and a number of Russian and foreign laboratories according to a number of International standards (for instance, ISO/IEC 24790:2017) and directives.

The First Stage of the Contest (since April 26th till June 11th) saw the participation of 43 Russian and 17 International brands. Each brand has been represented during the testing by 30 contest prints made by the corresponding brand cartridges after each 500 prints with 5% coverage. During the testing of cartridge quality at the First Stage, 32 parameters were evaluated, characterizing the actual yield of cartridge, the dynamics of optical density, background, general number of various defects, toner spending, etc. After the testing of all cartridges presented for the Contest Nominee-Cartridges have been chosen as well as Toner-Nominees. Also the Nominee companies were declared.

All the Nominees of the Contest are invited for participation in the Second Stage of the Contest which was held from June 14th until July 28th 2021. During this stage the contest cartridges were tested presented by the nominee companies for the Second Stage. During the testing of cartridge quality at the Second Stage, 53 parameters were evaluated, thoroughly characterizing not only the quality of prints made, but also the sustainability and environmental friendliness of the evaluated products.

       According to the results of the testing done during the First and the Second stages, the Winners have been declared:

New-Built Cartridges: Pelikan CF244A, CF283X, CF226X (manufacturer – Print-Rite Pelikan Solutions GmbH, Germany), Uniton Premium CF244A, CF283X, CF226X  (supplier – Uniton Service Ltd., Russia);

Toners for RemanufacturingMitsubishi UT1907, UT1917 (supplier – Delacamp AGGermany).

The following have been declared of the Contest Nominees:

Toners for RemanufacturingIMEX AKO-3, CMG-3, HANDAN(HGOA) HG-604 (supplier – RMS Ltd., Russia).

The Contest Winner and Nominee results will be included into the public report: “The Best Solutions in the Field of Office Printing 2021”, which is annually published by Information Agency “Business-Inform”, and supplier companies (RMS Ltd., Uniton Service Ltd., Delacamp AG, Print-Rite Pelikan Solutions GmbH) are recommended as suppliers of alternative consumables for HP printers in 2021-2022 years.

BUSINESS-INFORMbizinform@list.ru



01.07.2021

BUSINESS-INFORM Review Magazine (issue #32, 2021)

Is In Preparation for Print

Information Agency “Business-Inform” (Moscow) has started a preparation for print of BUSINESS-INFORM Review Magazine (issue #32, 2021). The magazine is aimed at the specialists of office printing devices, supplies and parts industry.

The main magazine sections are: Global Industry Leaders, Russian Market Leaders, AQCMS News, Marketing, Printing Outsourcing, Information Security and Environmental Safety, Office Equipment and Printing Technology, Printing Supplies and Aftermarket.

The topic of this issue is the Focus on Quality!

This issue contains articles by the leading Global experts on quality of remanufactured and new compatible cartridges, their manufacturing, the results of International Contests for alternative HP and Kyocera printing supplies, OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTEST 2021-01 and 2021-02, as well as articles and interviews with Nominees and Winners of those Contests.

The AQCMS News section will host the AQCMS and Information Agency “Business-Inform” conferences’ materials for Russian corporative buyers of printing devices and supplies.

Information Agency “Business-Inform” invites manufacturers and suppliers of quality supplies to place their product-ads in BUSINESS-INFORM Review (issue #32, 2021).

The print-run is 20000 copies.

The digital version of BUSINESS-INFORM Review can be found on the Information Agency “Business-Inform” web-site, http://sforp.ru/birevieweng/ .

The magazine will be on sale (distribution) in September 2021

Regarding the placement of ads and information in the magazine, please contact us: 

E-mail – bizinform@list.ru



24.05.2021

Business-Inform Review Magazine (Issue #31, 2021),

News from the World of Office Printing and Supplies

Information Agency “Business-Inform” web-site displays a new issue of the quarterly magazine, Business-Inform Review (issue #31, 2021). The magazine readers are the specialists of the office printing devices, supplies, and parts industry.

More than 30 articles have been published in the magazine’s main sections: Russian Market Leaders, Global Industry Leaders, AQCMS News, Marketing, Information Security and Environmental Safety, Office Equipment and Printing Technology, Printing Supplies and Aftermarket. 

In the section “Russian Market Leaders” there are several interviews published:  Ivan Delendik (DaLZ) “DaLZ Company: 25 Years of High Quality and Irreproachable Activity”; Evgeny Belikov (RAMIS) “The Existing Economic Model Has Outlived Itself”.

In the “Global Industry Leaders” there are interviews with Steve Weedon (Print-Rite Pelikan Solutions GmbH) “Marketing Is Everything and Is Designed to Achieve Stated Objectives”, Zoltan Matyas (GM Technology) “Cooperation Always Creates More Value Than Competition”, Paramjit Singh (ITDL) “Our Aim Is to Forge a Long Term Relationship with Our Partners In Russia”, Jan Hagemann (Integral GmbH) “Companies that Provide Maintenance for the Printers Have a High Understanding of the Importance of Quality”, Kim Lee (HYB Toner) “No Need To Be Prejudiced About Whether the Cartridge Is a NBC or a Remanufactured”.

In the “AQCMS News” section there are press-releases of the conferences held by AQCMS and “Buisness-Inform” Group: “New Chinese Cartridges are Mythbusters of Common Facts”, “The Industry of Cartridge Remanufacturing Is Changing, but Its Postulates Remain the Same”, “BUSINESS-INFORM Declares the Nominees of the Open Quality Printing Contest (2021-01)”. The section also holds the interviews with the heads of the companies who became the nominees if the Contest, as well as an article presented by HYB Toner, about the toners nominees of the Contest: “How TG-48 and TG-68 Toners Stand Out of the Aftermarket”.  

            In the “Marketing” section one can find articles by Ray Stasieczko The HP Trojan Horse to Capture Your Customers”, Louella Fernandez “MPS Market in 2021 according to Quocirca”, David Gibbons “Using Chip Technology to Control Consumer Choice”, Steve Weedon “Getting the Price + Quality Formula Right”, Darren Turner Giving the Shirt Off Your Back for Quality Price and EthicsMark Dawson “Your Brand Acts as an Influence of Choice”, as well as the results of the marketing research of the Global market of inkjet printers and toner products.

The section “Information Security and Environmental Safety” holds the articles: “Securing the Home Office: Printer Security Risks”, “Ricoh Presents RansomCare”, “Printer Vulnerabilities Leave Companies At Risk”, “New Energy Labels Introduced across the EU”, “Beware of the WHO Imposters”.

 

In the section “Office Equipment and Printing Technology” you can find an article by David Gibbons Remanufactured Cartridges - Core to Ninestar Going Green Strategy”, as well as a range of articles dedicated to the new products on the Russian market of office printing.

In the “Printing Supplies and Aftermarket” section there are articles by Steve Weedon Making NBCs Remanufacturable” and Volker Kappius “Selling the Benefits of Reman to Consumers—How It Has Changed Over 30 Years”.

Especially for international specialists, several articles dedicated to the Russian and International markets have been presented in English (see English Pages section).

The digital version of the magazine can be found on Business-Inform agency’s web-site

The printed version can be ordered starting from 31th of May, at the Business-Inform distribution department (www.sforp.ru, email: bizinform@list.ru, tel. +7 495 988-6146, Moscow, Barabanniy Lane, 4 (building 6)), Moscow specialists can purchase the magazine in RMS company shop (www.ramis.ru, +7 495 542-5098, Moscow, Medoviy lane, 4 (building 5)).

 



26.04.2021

 International OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTEST Proposition (2021-02) 

1. The Information Agency “Business-Inform” (MoscowRussia) is staging the Contest for the best non-OEM cartridges – HP CF244A, CF283A, CF226X analogs – and toners for their refilling. The Contest is scheduled for April 26th – July 30th, 2021.

2. The Contest under the name OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTEST (2021-02) will have 2 stages.

During the first stage (April 26th – June 11th) prints will be evaluated made with non-OEM cartridges (remanufactured and new-built), and Nominees of the Contest will be chosen – the best cartridge and toner brands used for refilling.

During the second stage (June 14th– July 20th) cartridges and toners chosen as the first stage Nominees will be evaluated. According to the results of the second sage, the Winners of the Contest will be declared, the best non-OEM cartridges – HP CF244A, CF283A, CF226X analogs – and toners for their refilling.

3. The works are performed by the staff of Information Agency “Business-Inform” together with the Russian association AQCMS and a number of specialized Russian and International laboratories.

4. The participation is paid: the price of participation in the first stage is 750 USD for International participants or 54000 rubles for Russian companies.

5. On April 26th  the work of the first stage begins on evaluating the quality of non-OEM cartridges (remanufactured and new-built).

Each participant company must submit to the Information Agency “Business-Inform” before June 04th, 2021 the test prints made with its non-OEM cartridges, analogs of HP CF244A, CF283A, CF226X. Each participant of the Contest presents all test prints made with its cartridges after each 500 copies with 5% coverage. The test template is presented by the organizer to each of the participant companies after the participation in the first stage of the Contest has been paid.

6. The evaluation of each print will be made in accordance with international standard ISO/IEC 24790:2017. 

7. Test prints are to be submitted:

With a COURIER (for Russian participants):

Moscow, Barabanniy per., h.4, bld.6, entrance 6. tel.+7 495 9886146,

AQCMS (with “for Contest” notice)

By POST (for International participants): 

127474 Moscow
Dmitrovskoye sh. 62 bld 2

CUHDO Ltd

Attn Brazhnikova Tatyana

+7 916 602 86 22

8. According to the results of evaluation of each of the prints presented by a participant the integral rating of its cartridge will be defined; thus 3-4 winner-brands (Nominees) will be chosen. At the same time, in the cartridge contest the participation is by all participants and for toner contest the participation is only by participants who submitted prints done by remanufactured cartridges (remanufactured OEM cartridges and remanufactured new-built cartridges). The generalized results of winner-brands prints evaluation will be published. Other results won’t be published. The announcement of the first stage Nominees is planned for June 11th, 2021.

 

9. After the first stage, integral ratings of the presented cartridges (prints) for all participating companies will be received, as well as integral ratings for Nominees.

10. After the first stage of the Contest and announcing of its results all Nominees will receive the invitation to participate in the second stage of the Contest taking place June 14th– July 20th. The participation in the second stage of the Contest for Nominees is not obligatory. The price of participation in the second stage of the Contest is 750 USD for International companies or 54000 rubles for Russian companies.

11. Each nominee company from the first stage of the Contest deciding to participate in the second stage must submit to the Information Agency “Business-Inform” before July 20th, 2021 its non-OEM cartridges - HPCF244A, CF283A, CF226X analogs - (for the first stage Nominees in the “Cartridge” group) or its toners used for refilling of remanufactured HP CF244A, CF283A, CF226X analog cartridges (for the first stage Nominees in the “Toner” group).

12. The testing of products presented for the second stage of the Contest will be done according to the international standard ISO/IEC 24790:2017. 

13. The generalized evaluation results of the Contest Winners’ products will be published. Other evaluation results will not be published.

Announcement of the Contest Winners is planned for July 30th, 2021.

 

Therefore, if your company wishes to participate in International OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTEST (2021-02), all that you need is:

- to inform the Informational Agency “Business Inform” (mail: bizinform@list.ru , info@sforp.ru, header “Participation in 2021-2 Contest”), name the Contest participant-BRAND (for new-built cartridges) and the Contest participant BRAND + toner BRAND (for remanufactured OEM cartridges and remanufactured new-built cartridges);

- to pay the participation in the first stage of the Contest and receive the Official Invitation for participation and test template for producing test prints;

- to send to the address (specified in the paragraph 7) the test prints done with your cartridges after every 500 prints with 5% coverage until June 04th.

Should you have any questions regarding the participation in the testing feel free to contact the Information Agency “Business-Inform”.

E-mail: bizinform@list.ru , info@sforp.ru



22.04.2021

Information Agency “Business-Inform” Finalizes the Preparation for Publishing of the BUSINESS-INFORM Review Magazine (issue #31, 2021)

The main magazine sections are: Global Industry Leaders, Russian Market Leaders, AQCMS News, Marketing, Printing Outsourcing, Information Security and Environmental Safety, Office Equipment and Printing Technology, Printing Supplies and Aftermarket.

The topic of this issue is the Remanufacturing Industry Perspectives. Quality and Ecology within the Industry of Office Printing Supplies. Companies - a Global Market Leader, the Best Industry Experts presented their articles and interviews for publication in this issue. The Best Brands - Nominees of the OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTEST (2021-01) also presented their products in this issue.

The print-run is 20000 hard copies + 8000 electronic copies (pdf).

Information Agency “Business-Inform” invites manufacturers and suppliers of quality supplies to place their product-ads in BUSINESS-INFORM Review (issue #31, 2021).

The digital versions of BUSINESS-INFORM Review can be found on Information Agency “Business-Inform” web-site, http://sforp.ru/birevieweng/ .

The magazine will be on sale (distribution) in  the end of May 2021

Regarding the issues of ads and information placement in the magazine, please contact us: 

E-mail – bizinform@list.ru



20.04.2021

We Congratulate the Best Brands! 

Information Agency “Business-Inform” and the Russian Association AQCMS have ruled off the results of the First Stage of the International Open Quality Printing Contest (2021-01) and congratulate the companies whose products turned out to be the best!

The nominees are:

Among alternative Kyocera TK-3190 cartridges - INTEGRAL 12100175 (Integral GmbH), GEN TK3190 (GM Tech), HYB-TK-3190-48, HYB-TK-3190-68 (HYB);

Among the toners for remanufacturing Kyocera TK-3190 cartridges - IMEX YFX-2 (IMEX), Mitsubishi UT19F5 (Delacamp AG), HYB TG-48, HYB TG-68 (HYB).

The First Stage of the Contest saw the participation by 36 Russian and 17 International brands. It must be noted that within the framework of the First Stage not only the cartridges and toners were tested (presented to the Contest by their manufacturers), but also the compatible cartridges of the most popular brands in Russia specially acquired for their comparative testing from the Russian resellers. The Contest Nominee results are included in the public report “The Best Solutions in the Field of Office Printing (2021)”; and the companies Integral GmbH (Germany), GM Technology (Spain), HYB (China), RMS Ltd.(Russia) and Uniton Service (Russia) have been recommended as suppliers of consumables for Kyocera printing devices for October 2021- September 2022.

All Nominees of the First Stage of the Contest have been invited for participation in the Second Stage for determining of the Contest Winning alternative cartridge and toner. The announcing of the Winners has been planned for June 15th 2021.



12.04.2021

BUSINESS-INFORM Declares the Nominees of the Open Quality Printing Contest (2021-01)

Moscow, April 12, 2021. – The Information Agency “Business-Inform” (Russia) has declared the nominees of the International Open Quality Printing Contest (2021-01). The Nominees of the Contest in the section of alternative cartridges are: INTEGRAL 12100175 (Integral GmbH), GEN TK3190 (GM Tech), HYB-TK-3190-48, HYB-TK-3190-68 (HYB), the Nominees in the section of toners for remanufacturing of Kyocera TK-3190 cartridges are: IMEX YFX (IMEX), Mitsubishi UT19F5 (Delacamp AG), HYB TG-48, HYB TG-68 (HYB).

            The First Stage of the Open Quality Printing Contest (2021-01) dedicated to evaluation of quality of alternative cartridges and toners for Kyocera TK-3190 remanufacturing (yield: 25000 À4 pages) has been organized and held by the Russian-based Information Agency “Business-Inform” since March 01st till April 10th 2021. Both remanufactured and new-built cartridges (Kyocera TK-3190 analogs) were accepted for participation in the first stage. The quality evaluation was performed by the Information Agency “Business-Inform” specialists together with the Russian AQCMS Association and a number of Russian and foreign laboratories according to the ISO/IEC 24790:2017 international standard.

The First Stage of the Contest saw the participation of 36 Russian and 17 International brands. Each brand has been represented during the testing by 50 contest prints made by the corresponding brand cartridges after each 500 prints with 5% coverage. After the testing of all cartridges presented for the contest 4 Nominee-Cartridges have been chosen as well as 4 Toner-Nominees (criteria – de-facto yield, the dynamics of the optical density, the total number of the defects of various types, etc.). Among the alternative cartridges the following entries became the Nominees: INTEGRAL 12100175 (Integral GmbH), GEN TK3190 (GM Tech), HYB-TK-3190-48, HYB-TK-3190-68 (HYB), among the toners for Kyocera TK-3190 cartridge remanufacturing the following entries became the nominees: IMEX YFX (IMEX), Mitsubishi UT19F5 (Delacamp AG), HYB TG-48, HYB TG-68 (HYB). Nominees were submitted to the Contest by Global and Russian market leaders, companies Integral GmbH (Germany), GM Technology (Spain), HYB (China), RMS Ltd. (Russia), Uniton Service Ltd. (Russia).

The Contest Nominee results will be included into the public report: “The Best Solutions in the Field of Office Printing 2021”, which is annually published by Information Agency “Business-Inform”, and supplier companies (Integral GmbH, GM Technology, HYB, RMS Ltd., Uniton Service Ltd.) are recommended as suppliers of alternative consumables for Kyocera printers in October 2021-September 2022.

All the Nominees of the Contest are invited for participation in the Second Stage of the Contest which is to determine the alternative cartridge and toner – Winners of the Contest. The Second Stage will be held from April 16th until May 31st 2021. The Winners are to be declared on June 15th 2021.



06.04.2021

BUSINESS-INFORM Review Magazine (issue #31, 2021)

Is In Preparation for Print

Information Agency “Business-Inform” (Moscow) has started a preparation for print of BUSINESS-INFORM Review Magazine (issue #31, 2021). The magazine is aimed at the specialists of office printing devices, supplies and parts industry.

The main magazine sections are: Global Industry Leaders, Russian Market Leaders, AQCMS News, Marketing, Printing Outsourcing, Information Security and Environmental Safety, Office Equipment and Printing Technology, Printing Supplies and Aftermarket.

The topic of this issue is the Quality and Ecology within the Industry of Office Printing Supplies. Remanufacturing Industry Perspectives.

Information Agency “Business-Inform” invites manufacturers and suppliers of quality supplies to place their product-ads in BUSINESS-INFORM Review (issue #31, 2021).

The print-run is 20000 copies.

The digital version of BUSINESS-INFORM Review can be found on Information Agency “Business-Inform” web-site, http://sforp.ru/birevieweng/ .

The magazine will be on sale (distribution) in  May 2021

Regarding the issues of ads and information placement in the magazine, please contact us: 

E-mail – bizinform@list.ru



02.03.2021

The International OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTEST (202101) Has Already Begun!

March the 01st was marked by the start of International OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTEST (2021-01)!

Already during the first day of the Contest 12 Russian and International brands presented for testing their sets of 50 prints, made with their cartridges, analogs of Kyocera TK-3190 (the yield = 25000 pages A4).

The submission of prints by the participants of the first stage of the Contest will continue until April 10.

The organizers of the contest – Information Agency “Business-Inform” and the Russian Association AQCMS expect no less than 30 Russian and International brands to take part in the Contest.

During April 14th-15th the first stage Nominees will be defined and declared who will then compete for the title of the Contest Winner.

Should you have any questions regarding the participation in the testing feel free to contact the Information Agency “Business-Inform” (e-mail: bizinform@list.ru , info@sforp.ru) or AQCMS (e-mail: info@aqcmsrus.ru).

Detailshttp://sforp.ru/BI2020eng/virtex/C6.htm



24.02.2021

 Business-Inform Review Magazine (Issue #30, 2021),

News from the World of Office Printing and Supplies 

Information Agency “Business-Inform” web-site displays a new issue of the quarterly magazine, Business-Inform Review (issue #30, 2021). The magazine readers are the specialists of the office printing devices, supplies, and parts industry.

More than 30 articles have been published in the magazine’s main sections: Global Industry Leaders, Russian Market News, Marketing, Information Security and Environmental Safety, Office Equipment and Printing Technology, Printing Supplies and Aftermarket. 

The Global Industry Leaders section presents interviews by Peter Knak  (IMEX EU Trading S.R.L.) “Reliability Needs to be Proven, Trust Needs to be Earned”, Volker Kappius (Delacamp AG) “NBCs: Riding the Wave of Waste Plastic”, Steve Weedon (Print-Rite Pelikan Solutions GmbH) “We Have Chosen to Position our Pelikan Brand as an Alternative to the OEM Brand”, Jan Hagemann (Integral GmbH) “We Do See a Continuous and Stable Demand for Our Company’s Products in the Foreseeable Future”, Zoltan Matyas (GM Technology) “We Focus on Building Strong Relationships in Business”, Vincent Chen  (HYB) “HYB: Our Partners Are Convinced by our Stable Quality and Innovation”, and an article by Simon E. Weiss (CROSS Imaging-Supplies GmbH) “How to Be Sure your Toner Is Really Genuine TOMOEGAWA Toner?”

In the Russian Market News section one can find articles by:  Stanislav Malinskiy, Alexey Belikov (AQCMS) “New Chinese Cartridges are Mythbusters of Common Facts”, Marina Chromova (RMS Ltd) “New Level of Quality in our Range – “GREEN ÀÒÌ” Toner – Only Japan and US!”; and a number of AQCMS press-releases: “2021 Perspectives – Quality of Printing and Environmental Control, the New in the Industry and the Russian Legislation”, “Office Printing in Russian Enterprises – Actual Issues of Equipment and Supplies Procurement for 2021-2025”.  

In the Marketing section one can find the articles by Louella Fernandes (Quocirca) “New Normal for Office Printing”,  “Quocirca Home Printing Trends, 2021”, Stuart Lacey “Industry Eyes Turn to Africa “.

In the Information Security and Environmental Safety section one can find the articles   “How to Think about Cyber-Security in the Era of COVID-19”, “How the EU Plastic Waste Ban Could Turn the U.S. into a Next-Generation Recycling Destination”, “European Parliament endorses Right to Repair”.

         In the Office Equipment and Printing Technology section one can find the articles by Ray Stasieczko “Xerox: Between the Digital and Physical Worlds”, and a number of articles dedicated to the new products on the Russian Market.

In the Printing Supplies and Aftermarket sectionpresents an article by Steve Weedon  “Too Late to Vertically Integrate”, and a short-article “We Are Also Rechargers” (RT Media).

Especially for international specialists, several articles dedicated to the Russian and International markets have been presented in English (see English Pages section).

The digital version of the magazine can be found on Business-Inform agency’s web-site

The printed version can be ordered starting from 09th of December, at the Business-Inform distribution department (www.sforp.ru, email: bizinform@list.ru, tel. +7 495 988-6146, Moscow, Barabanniy Lane, 4 (building 6)), Moscow specialists can purchase the magazine in RMS company shop (www.ramis.ru, +7 495 542-5098, Moscow, Medoviy lane, 4 (building 5)).



20.02.2021

International OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTEST Proposition (202101)

1. The Information Agency “Business-Inform” (Moscow, Russia) is staging the contest for the best non-OEM cartridges – Kyocera TK-3190 analogs – and toners for their refilling. The Contest is scheduled for March 01st– June 15th, 2021.

2. The contest under the name OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTEST (202101) will have 2 stages.

During the first stage (March 01st – April 10th) prints will be evaluated made with non-OEM cartridges (remanufactured and new-built), and Nominees of the Contest will be chosen – the best cartridge and toner brands used for refilling.

During the second stage (April 16th– May 31st) cartridges and toners chosen as the first stage Nominees will be evaluated. According to the results of the second sage, the Winners of the Contest will be declared, the best non-OEM cartridges – Kyocera TK-3190 analogs – and toners for their refilling.

3. The works are performed by the staff of Information Agency “Business-Inform” together with the Russian association AQCMS and a number of specialized Russian and International laboratories.

4. The participation is paid: the price of participation in the first stage is 500 USD for International participants or 36000 rubles for Russian companies.

5. On March 01st the work of the first stage begins on evaluating the quality of non-OEM cartridges (remanufactured and new-built).

Each participant company must submit to the Information Agency “Business-Inform” before April 01st, 2021 the test prints made with its non-OEM cartridge, analog of TK-3190 (the yield is 25000 pages). Each participant of the Contest presents all test prints made with its cartridge after each 500 copies with 5% coverage (50-52 test prints in total). The test template is presented by the organizer to each of the participant companies after the participation in the first stage of the Contest has been paid.

6. The evaluation of each print will be made in accordance with international standard ISO/IEC 24790:2017. 

7. Test prints are to be submitted:

With a COURIER (for Russian participants):

Moscow, Barabanniy per., h.4, bld.6, entrance 6. tel.+7 495 9886146,

AQCMS (withfor Contestnotice)

By POST (for International participants): 

127474 Moscow
Dmitrovskoye sh. 62 bld 2

CUHDO Ltd

Attn Brazhnikova Tatyana

+7 916 602 86 22

8. According to the results of evaluation of each of the prints presented by a participant the integral rating of its cartridge will be defined; thus 3-4 winner-brands (Nominees) will be chosen. At the same time, in the cartridge contest the participation is by all participants and for toner contest the participation is only by participants who submitted prints done by remanufactured cartridges (remanufactured OEM cartridges and remanufactured new-built cartridges). The generalized results of winner-brands prints evaluation will be published. Other results won’t be published. The announcement of the first stage Nominees is planned for April 12th, 2021.

 

9. After the first stage, integral ratings of the presented cartridges (prints) for all participating companies will be received, as well as integral ratings for Nominees.

10. After the first stage of the Contest and announcing of its results all Nominees will receive the invitation to participate in the second stage of the contest taking place April 16th – May 31st. The participation in the second stage of the Contest for Nominees is not obligatory. The price of participation in the second stage of the Contest is 500 USD for International companies or 36000 rubles for Russian companies.

11. Each nominee company from the first stage of the Contest deciding to participate in the second stage must submit to the Information Agency “Business-Inform” before May 17th, 2021 its non-OEM cartridge - TK-3190 analog - (for the first stage Nominees in the “Cartridge” group) or its toner used for refilling of remanufactured TK-3190 analog cartridge (for the first stage Nominees in the “Toner” group).

12. The testing of products presented for the second stage of the Contest will be done according to the international standard ISO/IEC 24790:2017. 

13. The generalized evaluation results of the Contest Winners’ products will be published. Other evaluation results will not be published.

Announcement of the Contest Winners is planned for June 15th, 2021.

 

Therefore, if your company wishes to participate in International OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTEST (202101), all that you need is:

- to inform the Informational Agency “Business Inform” (mail: bizinform@list.ru , info@sforp.ru , header “Participation in 2021-1 Contest”), name the Contest participant-BRAND (for new-built cartridges) and the Contest participant BRAND + toner BRAND (for remanufactured OEM cartridges and remanufactured new-built cartridges);

- to pay the participation in the first stage of the Contest and receive the Official Invitation for participation and test template for producing test prints;

- to send to the address (specified in the paragraph 7) the test prints done with your cartridge after every 500 prints with 5% coverage (50-52 test prints in total) until April 01st.

Should you have any questions regarding the participation in the testing feel free to contact the Information Agency “Business-Inform”.



10.02.2021

Pelikan (Germany & UK) —

A New Participant of BUSINESS-INFORM 2020-2021 Virtual Expo

 February 08, 2021, Moscow. - Pelikan (Germany & UK– a new participant of International Printing Equipment, Supplies and Parts Virtual BUSINESS-INFORM 2020-2021 Expo.

            Pelikan brand printer consumables deliver high quality and instant brand recognition with end users and dealers across Western and Eastern Europe, the Americas and a number of other important global regions. The brand itself was established in 1838 and has over 183 years become synonymous with reliability, dependability and trustworthiness. The Pelikan brand is unique in that it has instant end user recognition and has a passionate following, particularly in Germany and Latin America.

                Company focuses on guaranteed delivery of the highest quality prints for all purposes. For almost two centuries the Pelikan brand has been a common name – initially providing the production of ink and toner. Pelikan brand cartridges and toners are supplied exclusively by Print-Rite who has over 40 years built a solid global reputation based on award-winning product innovations, supported by an industry-leading 3,000 patents and a 3-year product guarantee.

                Print-Rite Europe recently launched the Pelikan branded Bio-Based productline which offers the most eco-friendly, innovative product range for those discerning customers who are concerned about the environment and who want to play their part in reducing CO2 levels. Bio based toner in the cartridges reduce carbon content by 48% and Bio based plastic reduces dependence of fossil fuel-based derivatives by 57%. Pelikan Branded Bio-Based cartridges are unique and TUV certified. Bio-Based cartridges are a game changer. (www.pelikan-printing.com/biobased).

            Pelikan strives to enlarge the network of its partners in Russia and invites Russian specialists to visit its virtual booth B7 on International Virtual BUSINESS-INFORM 2020-2021 Expo.

    On issues related to organizing meetings and contacts with Pelikan representatives please contact the Information Agency “Business-Inform” (Russia), e-mail: bizinform@list.ru (subject: Contact with Pelikan”), or Pelikan directly, e-mail: info@prp-eu.com (Steve Weedon).

 

Details: http://sforp.ru/BI2020eng/virtex/B7.htm



02.02.2021

AQCMS and BUSINESS-INFORM recommend to Russian Buyers

High-Quality Consumables and Their Suppliers

The volumes of procurements of quality supplies grow in Russia. The fact is confirmed by the statistics of the Russian market 2015-2020. The Russian buyer is gradually recognizing all the advantages of quality consumables and more often chooses to buy products of higher quality (though for higher price).

The stated dynamics of quality products sales are supported by several Information Agency “Business-Inform” working vectors. For instance, in 2017 the Russian Association of Quality Consumables Manufacturers and Supplies (AQCMS) was formed (https://aqcmsrus.ru/?lang=en). In 2020 the Association consolidated the majority of the Russian market leaders, the suppliers of quality consumables. The active work of the Association allowed even in COVID-19 pandemic times to organize and hold more than 20 video-conferences with the largest buyers of printing devices and corresponding supplies. Press-releases of those video-conferences are published on AQCMS web-site (https://aqcmsrus.ru/novosti/?lang=en).

The Association and Information Agency “Business-Inform” organized and held the number of studies of the Russian market, as well as testing, the results of which have been presented to the largest Russian buyers of printing devices and consumables. Among other things the buyers were presented with ratings of 50 leading Russian suppliers of cartridges and toners as well as with the results of the testing of products supplied by those suppliers on the Russian market. The buyers were shown the evaluation of prints quality, cartridge toxicity, and possibility of quality cartridge remanufacturing. Special attention was paid towards ÎÅÌ-cartridges whose quality turned out to be lower than expected. As a result of collective discussions, the technical and environmental requirements were defined towards quality cartridges; supplier companies were chosen who are ready to supply quality cartridges for large Russian companies. In 2021 the research of the market and testing will be continued.

In conditions of pandemic the Information Agency “Business-Inform” has organized and is holding (until April 30, 2021) virtual exhibition BUSINESS-INFORM 2020 (http://sforp.ru/BI2020eng/). Any supplier of quality products has a chance to procure a virtual booth where it can publish company information, information on its products, awards, etc. All the information presented on these booths is in English and it is translated for free into Russian and distributed among Russian specialists (both among buyers and sellers). The exhibitors of the virtual expo have a possibility to order their products testing and if necessary its comparison with products of winners and nominees of the Russian 2020 contests, including OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTEST. Such activity of the virtual exhibition allows Russian specialists not only to present the new products  by their traditional international partners, but opens a way onto the Russian market for the new supplier companies of quality products.

It is also necessary to note the work of Information Agency “Business-Inform” and AQCMS in field of environmental protection. The testing for toxicity of cartridge cases done by the number of the Russian Academy of Science research institutions allowed to receive real, not advertising evaluation of sustainability of cartridges supplied on the Russian market. The list of brands thus acquired became the basis for procurement planning for many large Russian buyers. Moreover in 2021, it is planned to supply on the alternative Russian market 5.4 million cartridges with obligatory confirmation of their environmental sustainability and compliance with RoHS requirements.  In 2021 the work on environmental compliance and RoHS compliance will be continued. In the nearest future a meeting is planned for the representatives of “Business-Inform” Group and AQCMS Expert Council on Environmental Safety (https://aqcmsrus.ru/strukturan/3-1-4-ekspertnyj-sovet-po-problemam-ekolo/?lang=en) with the employees of Ministry of Law and Federal Custom Services on the issues of control of compliance of products imported into Russian with RoHS and Stockholm Convention on Persistent Pollutants requirements.

Thus, in Russia the cluster of quality consumables buyers is formed and grows ever more. It is expected that the support by the Russian state structures of the initiatives by “Business-Inform” Group and AQCMS will speed up the number of the buyer companies of quality supplies and the growth of their procurement volumes.



24.01.2021

 BUSINESS-INFORM Review Magazine (issue #30, 2021)

Is In Preparation for Print

Information Agency “Business-Inform” (Moscow) continues the preparation for print of BUSINESS-INFORM Review Magazine (issue #30, 2021). The magazine is aimed at the specialists of office printing devices, supplies and parts industry.

Information Agency “Business-Inform” invites manufacturers and suppliers of quality supplies to place their product-ads in the magazine. Deadline is February 05.

The main magazine sections are: Global Industry Leaders, Russian Market Leaders, AQCMS News, Marketing, Printing Outsourcing, Information Security and Environmental Safety, Office Equipment and Printing Technology, Printing Supplies and Aftermarket.

The topic of this issue is the Quality and Ecology within the Industry of Office Printing Supplies. Advertising and Results of Real Testings.

The print-run is 20000 copies.

The digital version of BUSINESS-INFORM Review can be found on Information Agency “Business-Inform” web-site, http://sforp.ru/birevieweng/ .

The magazine will be on sale (distribution) in the beginning of March 2021

Regarding the issues of ads and information placement in the magazine, please contact us:

 E-mail – bizinform@list.ru



11.01.2021

BUSINESS-INFORM Review Magazine (issue #30, 2021)

Is In Preparation for Print 

Information Agency “Business-Inform” (Moscow) has started a preparation for print of BUSINESS-INFORM Review Magazine (issue #30, 2021). The magazine is aimed at the specialists of office printing devices, supplies and parts industry.

The main magazine sections are: Global Industry Leaders, Russian Market Leaders, AQCMS News, Marketing, Printing Outsourcing, Information Security and Environmental Safety, Office Equipment and Printing Technology, Printing Supplies and Aftermarket.

The topic of this issue is the Quality and Ecology within the Industry of Office Printing Supplies. Advertising and Results of Real Testings.

Information Agency “Business-Inform” invites manufacturers and suppliers of quality supplies to place their product-ads in BUSINESS-INFORM Review (issue #30, 2021).

The print-run is 20000 copies.

The digital version of BUSINESS-INFORM Review can be found on Information Agency “Business-Inform” web-site, http://sforp.ru/birevieweng/ .

The magazine will be on sale (distribution) in the beginning of March 2021

Regarding the issues of ads and information placement in the magazine, please contact us:

 E-mail – bizinform@list.ru



13.12.2020

Business-Inform Review Magazine (Issue #29, 2020),

News from the World of Office Printing and Supplies

Information Agency “Business-Inform” web-site displays a new issue of the quarterly magazine, Business-Inform Review (issue #29, 2020). The magazine readers are the specialists of the office printing devices, supplies, and parts industry.

More than 30 articles have been published in the magazine’s main sections: Global Industry Leaders, Russian Market Leaders, Standardization and Certification, Marketing, Printing Outsourcing, Information Security and Environmental Safety, Office Equipment and Printing Technology, Printing Supplies and Aftermarket, as well as in the new section, AQCMS News, dedicated to the activities of the Russian based Association of Quality Consumables Manufacturers and Suppliers (AQCMS).

In the Global Industry Leaders section presents articles by Scott Odom (Clover Imaging Group) “Customer Needs to Understand the Value of a Genuine Remanufactured Product”, Volker Kappius (Delacamp AG) “Quality Cannot Be Proclaimed But Needs to Be Proven and Earned” and “Ethos of the Genuine Remanufacturing Industry: Crossroads Ahead”, Jan Hagemann (Integral GmbH) “Focusing On Quality Is The Best Long-Run Strategy In The Market”, Zoltan Matyas (GM Technology) “COVID-19 Shows the World a “Double-Eco Challenge”. At GM We Are Ready to Take It Head On!”, and article by Ninestar Image Tech. LimitedNinestar’s Product Launch Event Unveils More Opportunities.

In the Russian Market Leaders section one can find a interviews:  Marina Chromova (RMS ltd) “Smart Customer Will Never Chase Dubious Benefits” and Vyacheslav Teslenko (Uniton-Service) “An Educated User Will Be Able to Reverse the Situation in Our Industry”.

In the AQCMS News section one can find a number of AQCMS press-releases: AQCMS Discusses with the Russian Buyers the New Products of Office Printing Industry”, “Quality Cartridges on the Russian Market – the Requirements towards Products, and the Responsibility of Suppliers”, “AQCMS Discusses with the Russian Buyers the Environmental Issues of Office Printing Industry”.

The Standardization and Certification section presents articles by Ray Stasieczko “Meeting Standards Means Staying Relevant” and Tricia Judge Static Control Continues to Set High Industry Standards”.

In the Printing Outsourcing section one can find the articles by David Gibbons 5 Steps Revealed to Seize the Cloud Print Advantage” and “MPS Channel Optimistic Despite Impact of COVID-19”.

            In the Marketing section one can find the articles by Aaron Leon (LD Products) “E-commerce and the New Normal”, Christine Dunne (Keypoint Intelligence) “Rethinking the Mix of Print Devices Post-COVID”, Louella Fernandes (Quocirca). “COVID-19: Accelerating Print Industry Transformation”, Shirley Ba (IDC) “The Future Trend of Home Office and Covid-19 Pandemic”.

In the Information Security and Environmental Safety section one can find the articles “Is Your Printer a Weak Link in the System of Data Security?” and “Chipjet Solves 3 Most Common Error Messages with HP NeverStop Printers

            In the Office Equipment and Printing Technology sectionone can find the articles by  Graham Galliford Toner/Laser Supplies Will Continue to Dominate the Desktop Printer Market”, Jarek Yang “Inkjet VS Laser: Inkjet is a Better Business Tool”, and detailed review of technical and functional models of printers/MFPs from Canon, Epson, and Zonewin.

            In the Printing Supplies and Aftermarket section presents articles by Mark Dawson  “Printer Supplies Opportunities Post COVID-19”, Dhruv Mahajan New "Make-in-India" Policy —Is this an Opportunity for Printing Consumables?”, Steve Weedon Disrupting Imaging Supplies in Europe” as well as an article “HYB Update Toner Testing in Their Labs”.

Especially for international specialists, several articles dedicated to the Russian and International markets have been presented in English (see English Pages section).

The digital version of the magazine can be found on Business-Inform agency’s web-site.

The printed version can be ordered starting from 21th of December, at the Business-Inform distribution department (www.sforp.ru, email: bizinform@list.ru, tel. +7 495 988-6146, Moscow, Barabanniy Lane, 4 (building 6)), Moscow specialists can purchase the magazine in RMS company shop (www.ramis.ru, +7 495 542-5098, Moscow, Medoviy lane, 4 (building 5)).



17.11.2020

COVID-19 Raises the Requirements towards the Data Safety

of Russian Businesses and Organizations

 

Moscow, November 10, 2020 – The Association of Quality Consumables Manufacturers and Suppliers (AQCMSand Information Agency “Business-Inform” organized and held on November 10 the online-conference “COVID-19 Raises the Requirements towards Data Safety of Russian Businesses and Organizations. The conference saw participation by the representatives of 141 Russian companies (buyers of office printing devices and corresponding supplies), as well as a number of Russian experts in the field of Cyber-Security (CS), and the heads of Russian companies supplying printers/MFPs and quality alternative supplies. The Conference sponsors are Cuhdo Ltd., Uniton Service Ltd., and Incotec Ltd.

During the Conference three reports were presented:

— COVID-19 Changes and Raises the Requirements towards Data Safety(Stanislav Malinskiy, Information Agency “Business-Inform”)

Theses of the report:

COVID-19 transforms all industries of Global Economy. Transfer to “remote working” changes the patterns of businesses work, and changes the concept of “perimeter” for CS departments. Remote working creates new vulnerabilities. As a result: the rates of cyber-crimes grew manyfold. The cost of losses in 2021 will be 6 trillion USD (at minimum). COVID-19 and WHO related Phishing: the scope, main tactics, how to protect oneself against it. The official statement and recommendations from WHO. Beware, SMShing! Fake sites and ransomware attacks. New vulnerabilities of working from home. Recommendations for CS departments. Special attention for home appliances: computer, laptop, smartphone, telephone, printer. Attention – Home Printer! Printer vulnerabilities and how to avoid them. How to choose a cartridge? Recommendations by AQCMS experts for CS departments. COVID-19 creates new personal vulnerabilities. Previous CS policies ceased to work. VPN only provides time for turning to new CS policies. Russian statistics and 2021 forecasts. The future belongs to “Zero Trust” policy and professionals’ collaboration.

 COVID-19 Forces the Implementation of the “Zero Trust” Policy. (Stanislav Malinskiy, Mikhail Petrov, “Busines-Infrom” Group)

Theses of the report:

COVID-19 pandemic and Global economy shocks. COVID-19 waves and their influence on CS. The number of vulnerabilities will continue to grow. The concept of “perimeter” for CS departments and its transformation. The stream of cyber-threats is getting stronger. How to win time of organizing (improving) of cyber-defense? VPN-solutions and managing the remote working for employees. The offers by Global leaders in terms of CS. The problems are many and they’ll continue to grow. Attention – Information Security is not only cyber-defense. The Human Factor and its role in CS policy. “Zero Trust” (ZT) policy: the history of inception development, success and mistakes. The main principles of ZT policy and their practical implementation. The project ofThe National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST, USA) regarding Zero Trust architecture (800-207 document). Attention towards home computer, laptop, smartphone, telephone, printer! Attention towards the remote personnel. The most frequent “home” vulnerabilities. Do we need to teach the personnel CS basics? Is “bait-phishing” justified? The problems of designing and realization of ZT policies. The experience of International and Russian businesses. Russian specificsRecommendations by AQCMS experts for Information Security departments.Printer also requires attention. How to choose a printer and a cartridge? How to choose the suppliers and what to make of their recommendations and testing? The issues of the Russian legislation and their solutions during pandemic period. Federal Law #187 and the perspectives of its implementation. AQCMS experts recommendations for Information Security departments.

COVID-19 Raises the Requirements towards Data Safety of Office Printing. (Stanislav Malinskiy, Alina Savinova, “Business-Inform” Group)

Theses of the report:

Transfer to “remote working” changes the patterns of businesses work, and changes the concept of “perimeter” for CS departments. Remote working creates new vulnerabilities. The change of office printing system during the pandemic: the return to the past – A4 format, low printing speeds, the priority for cheap and easy to use models. The vulnerabilities of printing devices: evident and hidden. Do we really need complex systems of office printing? Let’s evaluate “Pros and Cons”. How to protect office printing for businesses and who must be responsible? The study of vulnerabilities of printers and MFPs presented on the Russian market. Manufacturers’, suppliers’ and sellers’ myths. Let’s take a look at the web-sites of the Russian market leaders. Printing supplies requires the attention from CS departments. The office quality evaluation (printing, environment, remanufacture-ability + cyber-security). Attention – the chips! Attention – MPS software! The testing of products for office printing, presented on the Russian market. Let’s look at the web-sites of the Russian market leaders. The recommendations by experts from “Business-Inform” Group and AQCMS. The Expert Council of AQCMS on informational safety offers cooperation.

The participants of the conference discussed with the reporters and Russian CS experts as well as with the heads of office printing devices supplying companies the presented recommendations and testing results, the practical aspects of organizing office printing devices and supplies procurements, as well as the necessary organizational, informational and legal support from “Business-Inform” Group and AQCMS in transformation of CS and Information Security policies during COVID period.

In the end of the Conference, the Participants thanked the organizers and sponsors and expressed the wish to meet again within the framework of other AQCMS Online Conferences to discuss the issues of Information Security for Russian businesses.

AQCMSinfo@aqcmsrus.ru , https://aqcmsrus.ru/?lang=en

Business-Informbizinform@list.ruhttp://sforp.ru/en/



30.09.2020

AQCMS Discusses with the Russian Buyers

the Environmental Issues of Office Printing Industry 

 

Moscow, September 29, 2020The Association of Quality Consumables Manufacturers and Suppliers (AQCMS) and Information Agency “Business-Inform” organized and held on September 29 the Online ConferenceThe Environmental Issues of Office Printing Industry and Possible Ways of Their Solution in 2020-2022. The Conference saw the participation by representatives of 123 Russian companies — buyers of the office printing devices and corresponding supplies. The conference sponsors are Cuhdo ltd. and Incotec ltd.

 

During the Conference the following reports were presented:

 

- Environmental Requirements for Printing Devices and Supplies on the Russian Market – the Content and the Practical Implementation. Environmental Testing of OEM and New Compatible Cartridges – The Situation on the Global Market Changes Extremely Quickly. (Stanislav Malinskiy, Information Agency “Business-Inform”)

Theses of the report:

Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), RoHS, REACH;

The demands for POPs liquidation and prohibition of their manufacturing;

The legislative requirements for collection, transportation and disposal of toxic waste;

The environmental friendliness of printing devices of well-known Global brands and newer brands (Avision, Deli, Elean, Foundertech, G&G, Lenovo, Xiaomi) – the results of European and Russian testings;

Popular myths, tricks and manipulations by suppliers of illegal cartridges;

In which countries do the lawyers declare decaBDE to be “safe”; and what do medics think of it;

New European requirements towards OEM and the environmental safety of products supplied (year 2020);

The leading Chinese compatible cartridge manufacturers on the Global market and their environmental initiatives;

Legitimacy of certificates and Russian realities;

Does the certificate (provided by the supplier) protect cartridge sellers and buyers?

The statistics of supplying remanufactured and new compatible cartridges into Russian in the first half of 2020;

The Alternative shipments on the Russian market in 2020-2021, the reasons for their volume growth and their influence on the open market dynamics;

Russian facilities for disposal of toxic and dangerous waste – their location, real capacities and perspectives.

 

- The Liquidation of Toxic Cartridges in Russia – the Practical Issues of Legislative Requirements Implementation. (Stanislav Malinskiy, Yulia Danilogorskaya, Information Agency “Business-Inform”)

Theses of the report:

The import and sales of cartridges in Russia – the legislative requirements and practice;

The volumes of toxic cartridges on the Russian market in 2018-2020;

The responsibility of manufacturers, suppliers, sellers and buyers of toxic cartridges;

European fines and the experience of their implementation;

The issues of collection, transportation and disposal of toxic cartridges – who is paying for it all?

The results of environmental testing of OEM and non-OEM cartridges in Russia and Internationally – the expected and absolutely surprising results;

New offers by the leading Chinese manufacturers of compatible cartridges and their environmental testing;

Toners and their chemical composition;

The issues of counterfeits and manipulation with the names of well-known brands on the Russian market;

News of the Russian legislation 2020-2021 – New requirements for suppliers and buyers – How to follow them?

Russian facilities for disposal of toxic and dangerous waste – their location, real capacities and perspectives;

The Business-Inform public company’s experience in disposal and liquidation of cartridges;

The AQCMS Council on the Issues of Environmental Safety consults the buyers of remanufactured and compatible cartridges;

Who is  Who on the Russian market of printing supplies;

The recommendations on the choice of brands and suppliers of environmentally friendly products.

 

The participants of the Conference discussed together with the speakers and the leading industry experts the practical aspects of quality cartridges, toners and parts procurement organizing, practical aspects of environmental control of procured products, as well as the issues of remanufacturing and disposal of consumables.

In the end of the Conference, the Participants thanked the organizers and sponsors and expressed the wish to meet again within the framework of another AQCMS Online Conference for Russian corporate buyers of printing equipment and consumables.

 

AQCMS: info@aqcmsrus.ru , https://aqcmsrus.ru/?lang=en

Business-Inform: bizinform@list.ru, http://sforp.ru/en/ 



20.09.2020

Information Agency “Business-Inform”

Starts Preparation for Publishing of

“The Best Suppliers of Compatible Consumables”

(Issue 3, 2020) Catalog 

 The Catalog contains information regarding the leading office inkjet and laser (printer, copiers, and MFPs) compatible consumables supplier-companies.

It has the detailed contact info and the brands of supplied products. 

            The Catalog consists of two parts:

- World Leaders of Printing Industry

- Russian Company-Resellers (750 companies from 135 cities of Russia)

In the part "World Leaders of Printing Industry" we're planning to place ADS or ADS accompanied by INFO (A5 Color + A5 bw) about the Companies - World Leaders. 

            The Catalog will published with a print run of 10.000 copies; the major part of the print-run (5000 copies) will be distributed between the profile specialists of Russian state and large commercial organizations. 

            We invite companies active in the field of office equipment and supplies to place their advertising regarding their business and products in “The Best Suppliers of Compatible Consumables” (Issue 3, 2020) Catalog. 

Contact: bizinform@list.ruinfo@sforp.ru

Web -    http://www.sforp.ru/en/ 

Danilogorskaya Yulia,

managing director

 


16.09.2020

BUSINESS-INFORM Review Magazine (issue #29, 2020)

Is In Preparation for Print

Information Agency “Business-Inform” (Moscow) has started a preparation for print of BUSINESS-INFORM Review Magazine (issue #29, 2020). The magazine is aimed at the specialists of office printing devices, supplies and parts industry.

The main magazine sections are: Global Industry Leaders, Russian Market Leaders, AQCMS News, Marketing, Printing Outsourcing, Information Security and Environmental Safety, Office Equipment and Printing Technology, Printing Supplies and Aftermarket.

The topic of this issue is the Quality and Ecology within the Industry of Office Printing Supplies.

Information Agency “Business-Inform” invites manufacturers and suppliers of quality supplies to place their product-ads in BUSINESS-INFORM Review (issue #29, 2020).

The print-run is 20000 copies.

The digital version of BUSINESS-INFORM Review can be found on Information Agency “Business-Inform” web-site, http://sforp.ru/birevieweng/ .

The magazine will be on sale (distribution) in the beginning of December 2020. 

Regarding the issues of ads and information placement in the magazine, please contact us:

E-mail – bizinform@list.ru



13.09.2020

Business-Inform Review Magazine (Issue #28, 2020),

News from the World of Office Printing and Supplies

Information Agency “Business-Inform” web-site displays a new issue of the quarterly magazine, Business-Inform Review (issue #28, 2020). The magazine readers are the specialists of the office printing devices, supplies, and parts industry.

More than 30 articles have been published in the magazine’s main sections: Global Industry Leaders, Russian Market Leaders, Standardization and Certification, Marketing, Information Security and Environmental Safety, Office Equipment and Printing Technology, Printing Supplies and Aftermarket, as well as in the new section, AQCMS News, dedicated to the activities of the Russian based Association of Quality Consumables Manufacturers and Suppliers (AQCMS).

In the Global Industry Leaders section presents articles by Peter Knak (IMEX EU Trading S.R.L.) “Responding to New Requirements on Compliance”, Jackie Zhang (Ninestar Image Tech. Limited) “We See Great Perspectives for Our High Quality G&G Cartridges on the Russian Market”, Jan Hagemann (Integral GmbH) “You Should Never Blindly Trust the Words of Your Reseller”, Celine Coleman (Clover Imaging Group EMEA) “Do you know the real truth behind your supplier’s recycling program?”, interview with Paramjit Singh and Alan L. Kronstat (ITDL) “ITDL Offers Cooperation To Russian Companies”, as well as the press-release “BUSINESS-INFORM Declares the Winners of Open Quality Printing Contest”.

In the Russian Market Leaders section one can find a number of interviews:  Roman Samoilov (Office Assistant Company) “The Distribution of MSE and G&G Brands Is a Logical Widening of Our Recent Range”, Igor Loginov (Clever Bros.) “Russian Market Expects High Quality Service – Clever Bros. Shows the Way”, Vyacheslav Teslenko (Uniton Service) “It Is the Educated Consumer That Can Change the Situation in our Industry”, Sergey Guz (ROTEK Technologies) “Cartridges Dangerous for Users’ Health should not Enter Our Country”.

In the AQCMS News section one can find the article by Stanislav Malinskiy (AQCMS) “COVID-19 Pandemic Changes IT-Priorities”, as well as a number of AQCMS press-releases: “AQCMS Offers Collaboration to Russian Governmental Organizations and Commercial Companies”, “AQCMS Discusses the Office Printing Industry Issues with the Largest of Russian Consumables Buyers”, “AQCMS Recommends Modern MPS-Solutions for Public and Large Commercial Companies”, “AQCMS Presents Quality Cartridges, Toners and Parts”.

The Standardization and Certification section presents articles by Graham GallifordTesting Cartridge Components and Meeting Standards”, Kim Lee (HYB TONER) “Using Standards to Market Products”, George Nubar SimonianPrinting Standards in the Arab World”, as well as a number of information materials “ISO and IEC International Standards”, “ASTM Standards”, “German National Standards”.

In the Marketing section one can find the articles by Ray Stasieczko Thankfully My Doctor Wrote a Prescription Not My Obituary”, Louella Fernandes  (Quocirca). “COVID-19: Accelerating Print Industry Transformation”, Christine Dunne (Keypoint Intelligence) “Reducing Your Risk at the Printer”.

In the Information Security and Environmental Safety section one can find the article by Louella Fernandes  (Quocirca) “Zero trust in the remote working era”, abstracts from articles published on  www.helpnetsecurity.com  Office printers: The ticking IT time bomb hiding in plain sight”, and www.rtmworld.com “ETIRA Demands Environment Action from the EU”.

In the Office Equipment and Printing Technology section there is a cycle of articles dedicated to the new products on the Russian and International markets of office printing. There is a detailed review of technical and functional models of printers/MFPs from Casnon, Konica Minolta, and Sharp.

In the Printing Supplies and Aftermarket section there is an article by Michael Gell  Coronavirus Lockdown … and Now a Printer Lockdown”, as well as an article “ETIRA Demands Environment Action from the EU” (www.rtmworld.com).

Especially for international specialists, several articles dedicated to the Russian and International markets have been presented in English (see English Pages section).

The digital version of the magazine can be found on Business-Inform agency’s web-site.

The printed version can be ordered starting from 28th of September, at the Business-Inform distribution department (www.sforp.ru, email: bizinform@list.ru, tel. +7 495 988-6146, Moscow, Barabanniy Lane, 4 (building 6)), Moscow specialists can purchase the magazine in RMS company shop (www.ramis.ru, +7 495 542-5098, Moscow, Medoviy lane, 4 (building 5)).



10.09.2020

Virtual BUSINESS-INFORM 2020 Expo (Russia) Invites New Participants

 Virtual BUSINESS-INFORM 2020 Expo (Russia) continues its work. The participants of the Expo (leading Global companies) are manufacturers and suppliers of office equipment and consumables, who are working or planning to start work on the Russian market.

            The Expo’s address on the Internet:

http://sforp.ru/BI2020eng/ (in English)

http://sforp.ru/BI2020/       (in Russian)

            The participants’ virtual booths demonstrate all necessary contact information, the description of the company and its products, photo-materials, news and press-releases. The participants of Virtual BUSINESS-INFORM 2020 Expo have a possibility to use their virtual booths as a Russian Internet resource for presenting and spreading the information among Russian specialists.

            Each of the participants has a possibility to weekly update (complement) the information presented on its booth. All the new information, presented on the virtual booth by an International participant is translated into Russian for free and is sent to 15000 e-mails of Russian specialists, also being places on the Russian news-sites. By placing its news or press-releases on the virtual booth the participant of the Virtual BUSINESS-INFORM 2020 Expo can be sure that this information will be seen by many of the Russian specialists working in the industry of office equipment and consumables.

            The Virtual Expo began its work in April 2020 and will continue working until the end of April 2021. Since May till August 2020 the Virtual Expo has been visited by more than 7000 Russian and International specialists. Among the virtual visitors the most popular booths are those owned by Clover, Apex, Imex, Integral, Delacamp, AQCMS, Business-Inform, HYB Toner, Ramis, RM Company, Bulat, Uniton Service.

            The organizers of the Virtual BUSINESS-INFORM 2020 Expo, the Information Agency “Business-Inform” and the Russian-based Association of Quality Consumables Manufacturers and Suppliers (AQCMS) invite Russian and International companies to become the participants of the Virtual Expo. You can join the expo at any moment. The price of the virtual booth on the period until the end of 2021 is 400 USD.

Contacts: bizinform@list.ru (Business-Inform), info@aqcmsrus.ru (AQCMS).



02.08.2020

Connect with Russia!

Virtual BUSINESS-INFORM 2020 Expo helps you find partners in Russia

Virtual BUSINESS-INFORM 2020 Expo, which began its work on April 1, 2020, has already welcomed more than 7000 virtual visitors.

New information presented on the virtual booths is sent weekly onto 15,000 addresses of Russian specialists and is placed within the social media Facebook, Twitter,VK, and published on the news web-sites: http://sforp.ru/en/  and http://printnews.biz/en/

All participants who paid for the booths they’ve reserved on BUSINESS-INFORM 2020 are able to place the information regarding their company or its products on their virtual booths using them as web-pages in English and Russian free of charge during the year.

Any company can purchase the virtual booth and become the participant of BUSINESS-INFORM 2020 Expo right now!

The price of the virtual booth for new participants of the virtual exhibition is 400 USD (the full payment of creation and working of the booth until May 2021). The booking of the virtual booth is simple – It is enough to visit BUSINESS-INFORM 2020 Expo, page, chose any booth that you like which has only a number and notify the Organizer, Information Agency “Business-Inform”, of the wish to become am expo participant with a chosen virtual booth (E-mail: bizinform@list.ru or info@sforp.ru).

The regular placement of information on the virtual booth with the following distribution will become a good informational support both for International and Russian companies. The most interesting for the Russian virtual visitors have been the virtual booths which display articles, interviews or news regarding a company’s products.

For instance:

CLOVER booth - http://sforp.ru/BI2020eng/virtex/B11.htm

DELACAMP booth – http://sforp.ru/BI2020eng/virtex/B4_C3.htm  

APEX booth - http://sforp.ru/BI2020eng/virtex/C12_D4.htm  

HYB Toner booth – http://sforp.ru/BI2020eng/virtex/A3.htm  

BULAT booth –  http://sforp.ru/BI2020eng/virtex/BC2.htm  

RM booth -  http://sforp.ru/BI2020eng/virtex/CD1b.htm  

RT Media booth - http://sforp.ru/BI2020eng/virtex/A4.htm

AQCMS booth – http://sforp.ru/BI2020eng/virtex/C6.htm  

BUSINESS-INFORM booth - http://sforp.ru/BI2020eng/virtex/C4.htm   

The Virtual BUSINESS-INFORM 2020 Exhibition can be found here:

In English – http://sforp.ru/BI2020eng/ 

In Russian - http://sforp.ru/BI2020/  

Virtual BUSINESS-INFORM 2020 Expo will continue its work until May 2021.



27.07.2020

 BUSINESS-INFORM Review Magazine (issue #28, 2020)

Is In Preparation for Print

Information Agency “Business-Inform” (Moscow) continues the preparation for print of BUSINESS-INFORM Review Magazine (issue #28, 2020). The magazine is aimed at the specialists of office printing devices, supplies and parts industry.

The main magazine sections are: Global Industry Leaders, Russian Market Leaders, AQCMS News, Marketing, Printing Outsourcing, Information Security and Environmental Safety, Office Equipment and Printing Technology, Printing Supplies and Aftermarket, Expos and Conferences.

The topic of this issue is the Evaluation of Quality and Standardization Within the Industry of Office Printing Supplies.

In this Issue of the magazine: 

·        How did COVID19 pandemic affect the Russian Market?

·         Which Brands of Cartridges and Toners are the Best?

·        Best Brands Offer Best Solution for the Russian Companies

·         AQCMS recommends the Best Russian Resellers to Big Russian Buyers.

Information Agency “Business-Inform” invites manufacturers and suppliers of quality supplies to place their product-ads in BUSINESS-INFORM Review (issue #28, 2020).

The print-run is 20000 copies.

The digital version of BUSINESS-INFORM Review can be found on Information Agency “Business-Inform” web-site, http://sforp.ru/birevieweng/ .

The magazine will be on sale (distribution) in the beginning of September 2020.

 

Regarding the issues of ads and information placement in the magazine, please contact us: 

E-mail – bizinform@list.ru



28.06.2020

The Distribution of MSE and G&G Brands Is a Logical Widening of Our Recent Range 

Roman Samoilov, Director, Office Assistant Company, 

answers the questions of Information Agency «Business-Inform»

   Your company, Office Assistant, is a successful distributor of Cactus, Static Control, Pantum, and CET products. Each of those brands is well-known on the Russian market and has its own resellers and buyers. And now you are about to undertake MSE and G&G cartridges distribution. What is the cause of such decisionAmbitions or economic calculations? How do you plan to position them?

As we once said a year and a half ago, when Office Assistant was just a start-up project, our main aim is to provide our partners on the Russian market with the set of brands each of those has its own unique features and characteristics, together though all those brands produce a synergy effect in terms of sales and fit in with 99% of customers and users requests in the field of printing compatibles.

For us MSE and G&G cartridges distribution is a logical broadening of our recent product range.

Each brand from our portfolio will receive clear and accessible from the market’s point of view positioning not only in terms of price, but in terms of technical features of products, marketing and promotional support as well.

MSE and G&G cartridges fall into quality category, they are well-known internationally. It is exactly those brands that have many times become the winners of our Agency’s and AQCMS’s contests in the “Best Quality” nomination. However the prices on MSE and G&G are quite high. What advantages of each of those two brands do you consider to be primarily important for the Russian market?

Industry professionals know well that the product having stable quality extra features and own patent solutions just cannot be the cheapest on the market. Unfortunately in Russia the share of low-quality cartridges is still considerable, often it is the so-called “Noname” with the quality and yield below any acceptable criticism. For the most part it is due to such products that buyers and users form their negative attitude towards compatible materials.

On the other hand, we think that in Russia there is an already formed pool of customers and users who know what level of quality they need for products to fulfill their printing tasks and who realize the adequate price for such consumables, at the same time not being ready to overpay for using OEM products.

Both MSE and G&G have a large number of their own patents and technological solution, but the most important advantage for the buyer is the presence of the stably high performance in terms of prints quality and cartridge yield for reasonable price.

G&G and MSE are the brands with a successful history of development globally that have proved the stability of their quality comparable with the quality of OEM compatibles during multiple tests and comparative trials.

We wish to repeat the global success journey of those brands in Russia.

Your company is a successful distributor of Static Control cartridges. These cartridges already enjoy the established circle of buyers oriented towards the products of high quality. However could it be that the volume of procurement that potential buyers have been planning for Static Control cartridges they would simply divide between the two brands, Static Control and G&G, but the volume itself will remain the same?

We are counting on the notion that each brand from our portfolio will find ‘its own’ buyer. To keep partners interested in working with our brands, we’ll be using individual marketing tools and programs for each brand.

For a long time the distributor of G&G cartridges on the Russian market has been ROSCO Company. Many resellers and corporative buyers have got accustomed to the fact that it is necessary to ask ROSCO regarding the procurement of G&G cartridges. What now?Will there be two distributors of G&G cartridges? Is there a plan for some kind of coordination between Office Assistant and ROSCO?

You are absolutely right, Rosco has for a long time been the first and the only G&G products distributor on the Russian territory. Our colleagues have made a considerable chunk of work on bringing the brand to the market and its recognition among consumers.

We think that Office Assistant resources will allow enlarging the channels and the geography of sales of G&G brand, and improving of service scope on the Russian territory owning to the regional service centers which successfully provide warranty services for other brands from our portfolio such as Cactus and Static Control.

Of course we count on close cooperation and interaction with G&G head office as with a vendor, as well as with Rosco as with a distributor for performing unified strategy of brands development in Russia.

On which segment of the Russian market are you counting on by offering MSE cartridges? Since those cartridges are more expensive than Static Control’s and G&G’s. However there is a wide range of cartridges for color laser printing as well as high yield cartridges oriented towards MPS-contracts. If you are oriented towards MPS-segment, will you be supplying also the solutions for remanufacturing of MSE cartridges?

During the first year we will provide for the Russian market MSE cartridges of extended yield. Those cartridges are made by Clover company with the use of unique own patented SCS (Secondary Cleaning System) technology, which allows to considerably enlarge the yield of the cartridge without any damage to the quality of prints.

This decision is especially interesting for the lines of color cartridges for middle and heavy segment of laser printing machines since there is no analogous solution anywhere in the world. That is why those MSE products in our view will be especially interesting for companies providing cost per copy print services, as well as for customers who are not just evaluating the price of consumables but complex costs including consumables, servicing of printing devices, logistics of spare parts and consumable materials.

According to the results of the year we will evaluate the achieved results and make a decision regarding the necessity of broadening of MSE brands assortment and bringing other Clover products on the Russian market.

How environmentally friendly are G&G and MSE cartridges? Whose certificates testify their eco-safety? To what extent are they in line with the requirements of Stockholm Convention (ratified in Russia in 2011), as well as RoHS and REACH?

Since the cartridges of both brands are widely known and demanded globally they satisfy the strictest world standards and possess all the documents and certificates testifying the high level of production culture as well as environmental safety, including RoHS and Reach certificates.

Your company is now a distributor of several expensive quality brands of non-original cartridges, MSE, Static Control, G&G. Is your company planning to enforce the work on promotion of quality products or are you supposing that every reseller should solve it this problem personally depending on its potential buyers?

Of course as a distributor we will do everything to provide our partners and users with most complete on our products on the market and its difference from analogs. We are ready to provide informational support for our partners during talks with customers as well as to provide samples and participate in product testing on customer’s technical base in case of necessity.

Right now our Agency together with AQCMS promotes on the Russian market the number of initiatives on support and development of Russian remanufacturing industry. Since remanufacturing industry is focused first of all on remanufacturing quality products, it is (though indirectly) stimulates in its development the procurement of quality cartridges. For instance, the idea presented by AQCMS on creating in Russian higher educational establishments the remanufacturing centers implies not only teaching students but also them further working for the good of their own university. It also changes the economic model in providing printing equipment with consumables from the one oriented towards the cheapest products to the one oriented towards more valuable products. To what extent are you interested in such initiatives?

Undoubtedly the promotion and support of cartridges remanufacturing industry is an important initiative. It seriously reduces the impact on environment, creates jobs and forms the right perception of the remanufactured products with the consumer.

It is not a coincidence that all MSE branded products are remanufactured and the Cactus brand as well has a considerable share of such cartridges in its range.

Of course the market introduces its corrections and we see that not all the cartridge models make economic sense in terms of being remanufactured; there is more demand for it within medium and heavy segments of printing equipment. However in those segments the quality and workability of remanufactured products often equals or even exceeds the new-built cartridges performance parameters.

Therefore we from our side are ready to support the initiatives in developing cartridges remanufacturing in Russia.

All the world now is facing the corona-virus pandemic, which will undoubtedly hit the economy of all countries. How do you evaluate the consequences of the pandemic for the Russian market of consumables? In the conditions of funding absence will the buyers choose low-quality cheap cartridges or still more expensive higher quality ones. Will the perspective of creating new jobs become the argument for developing the remanufacturing industry and therefore the argument for buying quality MSE and G&G cartridges?

The corona-virus pandemic made significant correctives not only in the field of economy but to everyday life in the whole world as well. Quarantine measures and restrictions hit the business and the economy in absolutely every country affecting more or less all market segments. Talking about consumables market, in my view the hardest impact has been received by smaller countries lacking financial reserves and being not ready for 2-3 months of a business lockdown. It is possible some companies will be forced to close or restructure their business.

Speaking of users and customers, the market of consumables in Russia has been already formed and has its supporters both in the segment of using OEM-materials and in the segment of compatible production. Undoubtedly within crisis times all the companies and organizations search the ways for optimization and decreasing the costs including printing costs, so some shift towards cheaper products is possible. But I do not think it will be significant in the present situation on the Russian market.

Today we see gradual withdrawal of restrictions in Russia, regions are returning to normal life. Following it, the businesses will start being restored.

We believe that the set of brands and the strategy presented by Office Assistant on the market will be required and will bring us partners for mutual implementation of our ideas into reality.

We would like to thank Business-Inform Agency for their interesting questions and the opportunity to share our ideas and opinion, as well as for all this long educational and analytic work of many years, which you are doing in such complex segment as the market of printing consumables in Russia.

Thanks ones again! Until our new meeting!

About Office Assistant (LLC «Delia»): The company is one of the leaders of the Russian market of office printing consumables, the member of AQCMS, official distributor of MSE, Static Control, G&G, CET, Pantum, Cactus brands’ products.



23.06.2020

OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTEST Approaches Its Final Stage

Stage 3 – The Evaluation of Remanufactured OEM Cartridge Printing Quality 

   June 23, 2020. - Moscow. The 3rd Stage of the International OPEN QUALITY PRINTING CONTEST is about to be completed. During this Stage the printing quality testing of remanufactured (refilled) first-pass genuine cartridges HP CF283A is performed.

            Contest Organizer – Information Agency «Business-Inform»

            Contest Co-Organizers – AQCMS and Laboratory of Electrography.

            The evaluation will be performed in accordance with the Russian method of standardized testing LEM 2.01.19., certified in Russia (Registration # ÐÎÑÑ RU. 32155.04ËÝÌ0).

The active phase of the Contest continues until July 06, 2020.

Cartridges for the Contest are accepted until July 06 with the obligatory indication of the company participating, toner type used in refilling and its manufacturer.

The Winners and Nominees of the 3rd Stage of the Contest will be announced on July 20.

The cost of participation in the 3rd Stage of the Contest is: 300 USD per cartridge.

According to the results of the expertise of each of LEM 2.01.19-tested remanufactured (refilled) OEM cartridges Nominees and Winners of the Third Stage will be decided, as well as types of toners, providing the quality refilling of OEM-cartridges.

After the end of the 3rd Stage of the Contest all participant-companies will receive the results of testing for cartridges presented as well as winner-results.
            
Should you have any questions related to participation in the Contest, feel free to ask Information Agency “Business-Inform”, mail: bizinform@list.ru, info@sforp.ru



21.06.2020

BUSINESS-INFORM Review Magazine (issue #28, 2020)

Is In Preparation for Print

Information Agency “Business-Inform” (Moscow) has started a preparation for print of BUSINESS-INFORM Review Magazine (issue #28, 2020). The magazine is aimed at the specialists of office printing devices, supplies and parts industry.

The main magazine sections are: Global Industry Leaders, Russian Market Leaders, AQCMS News, Marketing, Printing Outsourcing, Information Security and Environmental Safety, Office Equipment and Printing Technology, Printing Supplies and Aftermarket, Expos and Conferences.

The topic of this issue is the Evaluation of Quality and Standardization Within the Industry of Office Printing Supplies.

Information Agency “Business-Inform” invites manufacturers and suppliers of quality supplies to place their product-ads in BUSINESS-INFORM Review (issue #28, 2020).

The print-run is 20000 copies.

The digital version of BUSINESS-INFORM Review can be found on Information Agency “Business-Inform” web-site, http://sforp.ru/birevieweng/ .

The magazine will be on sale (distribution) in the beginning of September 2020.

Regarding the issues of ads and information placement in the magazine, please contact us:

E-mail – bizinform@list.ru



17.06.2020

Business-Inform Review Magazine (Issue #27, 2020),

News from the World of Office Printing and Supplies 

Information Agency “Business-Inform” web-site displays a new issue of the quarterly magazine, Business-Inform Review (issue #27, 2020). The magazine readers are the specialists of the office printing devices, supplies, and parts industry.

More than 30 articles have been published in the magazine’s main sections: Global Industry Leaders, Russian Market Leaders, Marketing, Information Security and Environmental Safety, Office Equipment and Printing Technology, Printing Supplies and Aftermarket, Expos and Conferences, as well as in the new section, AQCMS News, dedicated to the activities of the Russian based Association of Quality Consumables Manufacturers and Suppliers (AQCMS).

In the Global Industry Leaders section presents articles by Tricia Judge  (Int’l ITC) “Clover Imaging Ready to Take Remanufactured to the Next Level”, Volker Kappius (Delacamp AG) Throw Away the Concept of Throw Away”, and interview by Volker Kappius (Delacamp AG)  “Ambiguity Is the Worst Enemy of Business”.

In the Russian Market Leaders section one can find a number of interviews: by German Plotnitskiy (BULAT Group)We Will Support the Industry with Our Own Solutions”, Panova Natalya (Uniton Service)The Remanufacturing Industry Support Will Have the Positive Effect on the Economy and Environment of Our Country” Igor Loginov (Veneta System) “The State Pays Fourfold for Cheap Chinese Products”.

In the AQCMS News section one can find a number of interviews by Sergey Kuzin (the Head of the Expert Council on the Remanufacturing Industry of the AQCMS) “You Are not to Skimp on Customers”, Stanislav Malinskiy (AQCMS President) “Industry of Remanufacturing in Russia Is Getting a New Chance”, Alexey Belikov (the Head of the Expert Council on Environmental Safety of the AQCMS) “Remanufacturing Industry Is a More Reasonable and Safe Alternative to Contaminated NBCs”, as well as a number of up-to-date press-releases from AQCMS.

In the Marketing section one can find the article by Stanislav Malinskiy (Business-Inform) Russian Market of Printing Supplies 2019 – Cheap Products Continue to Dominate”.

In the Information Security and Environmental Safety section there is a short digest of the article published on www.ey.com, “How to Defeat Those Who Perform Cyber-Attacks on Medium-Size Businesses”, as well as a short digest of an annual report by TUV Rheinland regarding the tendencies in cyber-safety for 2020.

In the Office Equipment and Printing Technology section one can find the article by Louella Fernandes (Quocirca) «6 Advantages of Cloud Print Services”,as well as a range of articles dedicated to new products on the Russian market of office printing. The technical and functional aspects of new printers/MFPs from Canon, Epson, Konica Minolta and Xerox are being reviewed in detail.

In the Printing Supplies and Aftermarket section one can find the articleHow Trade Associations Help Protect the Environment”, a press-release “ETIRA: Non-OEM Newbuild Cartridge Toner Emission Tests Reveal 100% Failure Rate – Danger to Health and Environment”, as well as debates by Volker Kappius(Delacamp AG) and Steve Weedon (Print-Rite) on whether “New Built Cartridges (NBC) Are Bad for the Environment?”. Besides, the section holds an article by Tricia Judge (Int’l ITC) “The U.S. Department of Energy Scores High with Remanufactured Cartridges”, and a press-release “Static Control Welcomes Changes to the Russian Marketplace”.

In the Expos and Conferences section one can find the article “Event technology and the future of events”.

Especially for international specialists, several articles dedicated to the Russian and International markets have been presented in English (see English Pages section).

The digital version of the magazine can be found on Business-Inform agency’s web-site.

The printed version can be ordered starting from 1st of July, at the Business-Inform distribution department (www.sforp.ru, email: bizinform@list.ru, tel. +7 495 988-6146, Moscow, Barabanniy Lane, 4 (building 6)), Moscow specialists can purchase the magazine in RMS company shop (www.ramis.ru, +7 495 542-5098, Moscow, Medoviy lane, 4 (building 5)).

 



29.05.2020

Virtual BUSINESS-INFORM 2020 Expo Continues Its Work

Virtual BUSINESS-INFORM 2020 Expo, which began its work on April 1, 2020, has already welcomed more than 5000 virtual visitors.

All participants who paid for the booths they’ve reserved on BUSINESS-INFORM 2020 are able to place the information regarding their company or its products on their virtual booths using them as web-pages in English and Russian free of charge during the year. All new information, placed on virtual booths, will be sent out to 15,000 addresses of the Russian specialists weekly.

The most interesting for the Russian virtual visitors have been the virtual booths which display articles, interviews or news regarding a company’s products.

For instance:

CLOVER booth - http://sforp.ru/BI2020eng/virtex/B11.htm 

DELACAMP booth – http://sforp.ru/BI2020eng/virtex/B4_C3.htm  

APEX booth - http://sforp.ru/BI2020eng/virtex/C12_D4.htm  

HYB Toner booth – http://sforp.ru/BI2020eng/virtex/A3.htm  

Bulat booth –  http://sforp.ru/BI2020eng/virtex/BC2.htm  

RM booth -  http://sforp.ru/BI2020eng/virtex/CD1b.htm  

AQCMS booth – http://sforp.ru/BI2020eng/virtex/C6.htm  

Business-Inform booth - http://sforp.ru/BI2020eng/virtex/C4.htm  

 

The Virtual BUSINESS-INFORM 2020 Exhibition can be found here:

In English – http://sforp.ru/BI2020eng/ 

In Russian - http://sforp.ru/BI2020/ 

 

Virtual BUSINESS-INFORM 2020 Expo will continue its work until May 2021.

Details: http://sforp.ru/en/



26.05.2020

 BUSINESS-INFORM REVIEW (issue #27, 2020): 

Best Brands Offer Best Solutions for the Russian Companies

In this Issue of the magazine: 

-        Throw Away the Concept of Throw Away (Volker Kappius, Delacamp AG)

-         We Will Support the Industry by Our Own Solutions (German Plotnitskiy, Bulat Group)

-    You Are not to Skimp on Customers (Sergey Kuzin, TONEX)

-        The State Pays Fourfold for Cheap Chinese Products (Igor Loginov, Veneta System)

-        Remanufacturing Industry is a More Reasonable and Safe Alternative to Contaminated NBCs (Alexey Belikov, CUHDO)

-        Industry of Remanufacturing in Russia Is Getting a New Chance (Stanislav  Malinskiy,Business-Inform

-  AQCMS Specifies the Unified Requirements for New and Remanufactured Cartridges (AQCMS)

Articles have been placed at the booths of the BUSINESS-INFORM 2020 virtual exhibition: http://sforp.ru/BI2020eng/ 

     We collect ADV untill the end of May. 
     The magazine will be printed before June 14 with a circulation of 20,000 pieces. 

     AQCMS - a new partner of the Information Agency «BUSINESS-INFORM» in the distribution of the BUSINESS-INFORM REVIEW magazine in Russian companies and organizations.


     We invite manufacturers of quality and environmentally friendly supplies to place advertisements and information about their plants and their products.
 

Email: bizinform@list.ru

Details: http://sforp.ru/en/

 


20.05.2020

AQCMS Offers Cooperation to the Largest Russian Universities

Moscow, May 20, 2020. The members of Association of Quality Consumables Manufacturers and Suppliers are ready to provide Russian higher education establishments with methodological, technical and technological provisions in order to organize institutionally-based office printing cartridge remanufacturing centers. The Association is convinced that creation of such centers is not only profitable economically but also allows higher educational establishments to protect their students and tutors from harmful impact of persistent organic pollutants found in the majority of cheap low-quality cartridges on the Russian market.

The Association of Quality Consumables Manufacturers and Suppliers (AQCMS) on May 20th this year held an online-conference with participation by Association members and representatives of state organizations and large Russian higher educational establishments during which the reports by the heads of AQCMS Expert Councils were heard on the advantages of quality and environmentally safe cartridges; on economical effectiveness of remanufacturing of quality cartridges; on the Russian method of printing quality evaluation (LEM); on the results of testing of new-built cartridges presented on the Russian market; as well as on basic violations of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants by a number of manufacturers and sellers of low-quality newly-built cartridges.

Having listened to and discussed the reports, the participants of the conference expressed their concern regarding the presence on the Russian market of a large number of cheap low quality new-built cartridges, violating not only the ecological requirements of RoHS and REACH, but also the requirements of the Stockholm Convention (ratified in Russia in 2011) (a Global agreement by signed 183 country with the aim of protecting human health and environment from highly toxic substances). The participants noted that they understand the range of objective reasons having determined the present situation on the Russian market and the forced nature of procurements by a number of Russian state organizations (including higher educational establishments) of cheap consumables for office printing.

The participants from AQCMS offered to the representatives of the Russian state organizations and large Russian higher educational establishments to provide methodological, technical and technological provisions for creating their own office printing cartridge remanufacturing centers. The leading Russian companies – suppliers of quality consumables – offered large Russian higher educational establishments not only to supply them with high-quality cartridges of confirmed quality, but also the whole necessary set of methodological materials for repeated remanufacturing of the supplied cartridges as well as for preparing (educating) locally institution’s own specialists in remanufacturing and office printing quality evaluation.

“We are ready to meet right away with representatives of any Russian higher educational establishments and discuss with them the whole specter of specific issues related not only with organizing office printing cartridge remanufacturing centers by the establishments, not only with supplying these establishments with cartridges of confirmed quality, but also with preparing or re-training the establishments’ own specialists with their further employment. We offer the Russian higher educational establishments to really help our Association in recreating the Russian remanufacturing industry, in creating of Russian production and jobs so necessary for our country in those difficult times”, – told the president of AQCMS, Malinskiy S.V.

AQCMS: bizinform@list.ru



18.05.2020

AQCMS Specifies the Unified Requirements for New and Remanufactured Cartridges for Use in Public Organizations and Large Commercial Structures in Russia     

Moscow, May 18, 2020. Association of Quality Consumables Manufacturers and Suppliers is ready to recommend to the Russian buyers cartridges of any manufactures if those cartridges are providing quality printing, are environmentally safe, and are suitable for remanufacturing and reuse.

On 18th of May, this year, Association of Quality Consumables Manufacturers and Suppliers (AQCMS) held an on-line conference with the members of the Association and a number of representatives from state organizations and large commercial structures. During the conference the reports were heard from the heads of Expert Councils on the results of tests of new-built cartridges present on the Russian market; also the necessary requirements for the use of new and remanufactured cartridges by state and large commercial organizations were discussed.

The participants of the conference have heard the following reports:

- by Dr. Alexey Belikov and Dr. Yulia Danilogorskaya, the heads of the Expert Council on Environmental Safety, regarding the list and critical values of ecological parameters that require control in newly-built and remanufactured cartridges, supplied on the Russian market for needs of the large Russian organizations and commercial structures;

-  by Dr. Stanislav Malinskiy, President of AQCMS, the head of Expert Council on Informational Safety, and the head of Information Agency “Business-Inform” on the test results of the most popular new-built cartridges presented on the Russian market acquired during the work within the framework of state contracts during 2019-2020. 

After listening to and discussion of the reports the participants of the conference expressed their concern regarding the presence on the Russian market of the large number of cheap and low-quality new-built cartridges violating RoHS and REACH requirements, not suitable for remanufacturing or recycling. The participants noted that they understand the reasons stipulating the current situation on the Russian market, however, low-quality products not only compromise all the non-OEM products on the whole on the Russian market, but in fact hinder the development of the Russian production and creating of new jobs in the industry. The participants of the conference have recommended to highlight the list of low-quality and non-eco-friendly new-built cartridges in the state report of Information Agency “Business-Inform” for visible demonstration of the aforementioned brands of cartridges in the lists of public bid-winners in 2019.

The participants of the conference made a decision to recommend Russian state and commercial organizations the procurement of new and remanufactured cartridges of confirmed quality (this being defined not only by the printing quality itself but by the range of other important characteristics).

“We are ready to recommend for large Russian companies the new-built cartridges of Russian and International manufacturers, if they have good printing quality, are environmentally safe and suitable for successful remanufacturing. All the above-stated characteristics of new-built cartridges must be confirmed by testing, done by Russian expert organizations based on methods legitimate on the territory of Russia. Absolutely the same requirements are applied to remanufactured cartridges”. – told the President of AQCMS, Dr. Stanislav Malinskiy.

Also the participants have recommended to Dr. Malinskiy, the President of AQCMS and to Dr. Alexey Belikov and Dr. Yulia Danilogorskaya, the heads of the Expert Council on Environmental Safety to continue their work on organizing meetings with the representatives of state organizations and large commercial structures for discussing the issues of practical usage of AQCMS recommendations during procurements in 2020-2021.

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11.05.2020

BUSINESS-INFORM 2020 Expo Is Postponed for 2021

while BUSINESS-INFORM 2020 Virtual Expo Continues Its Work

May 11, 2020, Moscow. The ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus and the decision taken by Moscow’s mayor regarding the prolongation of the restrictive conditions (Mayor’s Decree #55, May 07, 2020) make it impossible to hold the International BUSINESS-INFORM 2020 Exhibition during the scheduled dates of June 03-05, 2020. That is why the organizer of the Exhibition – the Information Agency “Business-Inform” (Moscow) – has decided to postpone the BUSINESS-INFORM Expo for June 2021. All participants who paid for the booths they’ve reserved on BUSINESS-INFORM 2020 Expo will be able to participate in BUSINESS-INFORM 2021 on their booths without any additional payment.

At the same time, Virtual BUSINESS-INFORM 2020 Expo, which began its work on April 1, 2020, will continue its work until May 2021. All participants who paid for the booths they’ve reserved on BUSINESS-INFORM 2020 are able to place the information regarding their company or its products on their virtual booths using them as web-pages in English and Russian free of charge during the year. All new information, placed on virtual booths, will be sent out to 15,000 addresses of the Russian specialists weekly.

The Virtual BUSINESS-INFORM 2020 Exhibition can be found here:

In English – http://sforp.ru/BI2020eng/ 

In Russian - http://sforp.ru/BI2020/ 

Besides, the companies which haven’t yet paid for participation in BUSINESS-INFORM 2020, can pay for the update of their virtual booth (price = 400 USD). For companies which choose this option the price of booths on BUSINESS-INFORM 2021 Expo will be reduced by the amount of the specified virtual booth price (400 USD).

«We're deeply sorry the pandemic doesn't allow us to hold our Expo as we planned. But we're very pleased to announce, that we've already made new instrument which will help our exhibitors to promote their goods on the Russian market. It's the virtual BUSINESS-INFORM 2020 Expo. Besides the virtual booths, where the exhibitors can place information about their achievements, they can be sure that we'll deliver their news  to 15,000 Russian specialists directly. Also, we've launched on-line meetings to keep in  touch with our customers, discuss latest news and answer questions» -  Dr. Stanislav Malinskiy, CEO of Information Agency “Business-Inform”, said.

Email: bizinform@list.ru 

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AQCMS: http://sforp.ru/BI2020eng/virtex/C6.htm 

 



01.05.2020
      BUSINESS-INFORM REVIEW (issue #27, 2020): Environmental Issues and Remanufacturing Industry 

    We changed the release date of BUSINESS-INFORM REVIEW magazine (issue #27, 2020). 
    We collect ADV and articles untill 
May 18, payment - until the end of May. 
    The magazine will be printed before June 10 with a circulation of 20,000 pieces. 
    The magazine is dedicated to Environmental Issues and the Remanufacturing Industry. 
    These problems are very important in Russia now (RoHS, REACH, 
Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants), many Russian buyers are now changing their suppliers and reach out to Business-Inform and AQCMS for advice. 
    Every week we publish new press-releases on our virtual booths, 
http://sforp.ru/BI2020eng/virtex/C6.htm 
http://sforp.ru/BI2020eng/virtex/C4.htm 
and the best American, European, Russian companies have already reserved a place in this magazine for their advertisements, articles or interviews. 
    We invite manufacturers of quality and environmentally friendly supplies to place advertisements and information about their plants and their products.
    Deadline - May 18 

    Email: bizinform@list.ru

 

 


20.04.2020

AQCMS Reacts to the Challenge of Time

Association of Quality Consumables Manufacturers and Suppliers has reviewed the situation on the market of consumables in times of economic crisis and pandemia.

On April 17 the Association of Quality Consumables Manufacturers and Suppliers (AQCMS) held an online-conference with participation by members of the Association during which it reviewed the situation on the Russian market of office equipment and supplies in times of COVID-19 outbreak and Global economic crisis. 

The Conference participants have expressed their concern with negative tendencies which can lead to significant changes in the industry. “We understand that the current situation is definitely impacting the market of new and remanufactured compatible consumables. However, before taking any decisive action we must collect the maximum possible amount of reliable information”, - noted Sergei Kuzin, the Head of Remanufacturing Industry Expert Council of AQCMS.

According to the results of the discussion the Expert Council has been given a task to perform the study of the Russian recycling market to identify urgent problems in the working process of the participants. The results of the study will be taken into account during the development of the support and promotion program for remanufactured production of confirmed quality in Russia.

Email: bizinform@list.ru

Details: http://sforp.ru/BI2020eng/virtex/C6.htm

 


18.04.2020

 BUSINESS-INFORM Review (Issue #27, 2020)

is In Preparation for Print

Cover Story: Industry of Remanufacturing in RussiaIs Getting a New Chance. Are We Going to Take Advantage of It?

The Issue Contains:

  • Russian Market 2019 Results
  • The Industry of Remanufacturing can provide: New Jobs, New Quality Products, Economy and Ecology. This is exactly what Russia needs now
  • LEM: what products have really High Quality
  • AQCMS: The Russian Association starts the Program to support and promote the products of the Industry of Remanufacturing

We invite Advertisers: bizinform@list.ru

Deadline: May 03.



15.04.2020

Industry of Remanufacturing in Russia Is Getting a New Chance.

Are We Going to Take Advantage of It?

Looks like not so long ago, just some 20 years back in time, the perspectives of remanufacturing industry looked bright. Its representatives confidently demonstrated economic and environmental advantages of their production promoting it on the market. The manufacturers of printing devices were of course not completely happy because of such competition on the market of consumables and fought the remanufacturers where it was possible; however the Global market had place for both OEM and remanufactured compatibles.

The emergence of newly-built compatibles from China changed the situation drastically. Price dumping offered by many manufacturers and sellers of newly-built cartridges seriously impacted the Global remanufacturing industry. Multiple savvy customers switched from remanufactured OEM-cartridges to buying cheap newly-builds. The advance of new compatibles sellers was so impressive that many small remanufacturing companies either left the market completely or were forced to diversify their activities and started selling new compatibles as well. This Global tendency has been characteristic of the Russian market as well.

The position and prospects for cheap newly-built cartridges on the Russian market seemed quite promising; however troubles have come for them as well. Firstly, European efforts have led to ever more discussions about environmental unfriendliness of cheap newly-builds. Toxic decaBDE additives found in them – violating European RoHS and REACH requirements, as well as the Stockholm’s Convention – have influenced the choice of consumers even outside Europe. The implementation and putting in action of RoHS and REACH requirements in Russia immediately transferred the majority of newly-builds into the environmental violators group.

The outbreak of COVID-19 will influence all industries. It is already clear that all real business will come under the attack, some companies will discontinue their existence, and others will have to resort to huge redundancies. As a result the unemployment will grow. The growth of USD exchange rate will make the advantages of Russian production more evident.

In this difficult situation the Russian industry of remanufacturing gets a new chance! It is this chance that can give the Russians new jobs.It can give them their local production and help retain the considerable amount of money usually flown abroad mostly as payment for cheap newly-built cartridges. It is this possibility that can give second-third-forth life not only to OEM-cartridges but to quality environmentally-safe newly-built cartridges, as well as to Remanufactured (virgin) cartridges from Europe. And taking into consideration the registration in 2020 of the local LEM print quality evaluation method in Russia, we can say that today the Russian industry is ready to offer consumers not just remanufactured products but remanufactured products with confirmed quality.

So the Russian remanufacturing industry is getting a new chance. Are we going to take advantage of it?



11.04.2020
Russian Market of Printing Supplies 2019 –

 Cheap Products Continue to Dominate 

Information Agency “Business-Inform” (Russia) has finalized the cycle of research of the Russian Market of the Office Printing 2019. The acquired results within the segment of supplies for monochrome laser printing demonstrated that in 2019 the sales of new compatible cartridges and the market of remanufactured products continued growth (as they have been doing since 2014), and the sales of OEM cartridges stopped falling and even showed small growth. However, this is not surprising given the fact that the number of working office devices and the volumes of office printing in 2015-2019 were not de facto different from the numbers of 2014. The issue is that the financing of office printing supplies procurement continued to diminish. So the majority of Russian companies had to provide office printing with maximum cost-cutting by buying ever cheaper and ever less quality products. And as the low-quality products were not able to provide the required volumes of printing, more and more cheap consumables and refills were needed. Buy cheap, and as it is said, waste your money.

The results:

1. The share of Russian organizations using compatible consumables for office printing grew in 2013-2019 from 81% to 98%. At the same time the share of organizations focused on quality printing with compatible consumables went down from 34.6% (in 2013) to 11.6% (in 2019), and the share of organizations focused during procurement solely on price grew from 46.0% (in 2013) to 81.1% (in 2019).

2. In conditions of economic sanctions during 2015-2019 the growth of cheap compatible cartridges procurement provided with new compatible cartridges (of Chinese origin) the considerable share of the market, 22.1% (14.3 mln. units), and lack of money to buy OEM cartridges diminished their share on the Russian market down to 12.8% (8.3 mln. units). Considerably grew the share of remanufactured products, in must be noted that the share of remanufactured new-built compatible cartridges became quite noticeable and constituted 45.7% (19.2 mln. units). Also one must note the appearance on the Russian market of quality remanufactured ÎÅÌ-cartridges of from leading European and American manufacturers. And even if their share is not yet large on the Russian market the very fact of their emergence shows that the Global remanufacturing industry not only exists but is ready to demonstrate the advantages of their products (first of all – the environmental friendliness, quality and effectiveness in MPS solutions) on the Russian market.

3. The Growth of cheap cartridges share on the Russian market is reflected in final numbers: in 2019 the market grew by 2.05% in units and fell by 2.1% in USD.

The detailed report on the Russian market-2019 will be published in the ImagingWorld Magazine, Russian Edition (issue 27, 2020).



11.04.2020

Business-Inform Review Magazine (issue #26, 2020),

News from the World of Office Printing and Supplies

Information Agency “Business-Inform” web-site displays a new issue of the quarterly magazine, Business-Inform Review (issue #26, 2020). The magazine readers are the specialists of the office printing devices, supplies, and parts industry.

         More than 30 articles have been published in the magazine’s main sections: Global Industry Leaders, Russian Market News, Marketing, Printing Outsourcing, Informational and Environmental Safety, Office Equipment and Printing Technology, Printing Supplies and Aftermarket.

         In the Global Industry Leaders section one can find a number of interviews by Scott Odom (Clover Imaging Group) “Environmental Friendliness Has Always Been Our Focus”, Jan Hagemann (INTEGRAL GmbH) “Our Products Are Fully Compliant with REACH and RoHS”, Volker Kappius (Delacamp AG) “Environmental Consciousness of Society Is Growing”, Javier Martinez (Turbon AG) “Remanufactured Cartridges Are of Higher Quality than NBCs”, Vincent Chen (HK HaoYinBao Group)  “HYB Supplies Premium Toner-Cartridges and Bulk Toner”, Christine Liu (Solnce Tech.)  “Quality Cartridges Have Wonderful Perspectives”.

         In the Russian Market News section one can find a number of articles by Anton Vetluzskih and Vladimir Balashov (RM Company) “ProfiLine Has Become the Winner in “Open Quality Printing Contest” in its 20th Anniversary Year on the Market”, Alexey Belikov (CUHDO Ltd.) “We Expect that Chinese Manufacturers Will Be Able to Establish Environmental Friendly Production”, Sergey Danilov (ROSCO Company) “G&G Always Supplies Quality Cartridges Only”.

         In the Marketing section one can find a number of articles by Ray Stasieczko “The World of Print is Falling Victim to the Atmosphere around it”, Michael Ecaruan Emerging Trends in the Printing Industry for the Year 2020Louella Fernandes “Print 2025: The IT and Office Worker Print and Digital Divide”, as well as an article “Printing Devices 2020 – Main Tendencies”.

         In the Printing Outsourcing section one can find a number of articles: “What the Continuing Popularity of Remanufactured Toner Cartridges Means for Your MPS Program”, “7 MPS Sales Strategies for Vertical Markets”, “Managed Print Services – Outlook”.

         In the Informational and Environmental Safety section one can find a number of articles: by Louella Fernandes “Five Ways the Print Industry Can Apply Circular Economy Principles”Neil Kell What Will Cyber Security Look Like in 2020?”, as well as articles “Predictions for Cyber Security in 2020”, “What You Need to Know about Global Environmental Standards & Regulations”.

         In the Office Equipment and Printing Technology section one can find anarticle by Kathleen Wirth “Epson Previews First Industrial Direct-to-Garment Printer”, the review “Office Printing Trends in the Digital Era”, as well as a range of articles dedicated to new products on the Russian market of office printing. The technical and functional aspects of new printers/MFPs from Epson and Konica Minolta are being reviewed in detail.

         In the Printing Supplies and Aftermarket section one can find a number of articles: by Mark Dawson “Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt”, Lois Ritarossi Inkjet Justification – Cost & Benefits of Manufacturing”, as well as an article “Aftermarket Toner Cartridge Takedowns on the Rise”.

         Especially for international specialists, several articles dedicated to the Russian and International markets have been presented in English (see English Pages section).

         The digital version of the magazine can be found on Business-Inform agency’s web-site.

The printed version can be ordered starting from 27st of March, at the Business-Inform distribution department (www.sforp.ru, email: bizinform@list.ru, tel. +7 495 988-6146, Moscow, Barabanniy Lane, 4 (building 6)), Moscow specialists can purchase the magazine in RMS company shop (www.ramis.ru, +7 495 542-5098, Moscow, Medoviy lane, 4 (building 5)).



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