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 Information Agency Business-Inform will take active part in the international exhibition RemaxAsia 2014 (China, Zhuhai, 15-18th October 2014)

    This year the specialists from the Information Agency Business-Inform will take active part in the international exhibition RemaxAsia Expo 2014, that will take place October 15-18th in Zhuhai, China. It is planned to present the production of the Agency (Business-Inform Review magazine, Catalogues of printers, MFPs and supplies, 3D-printers DILM, the international exhibition Business-Inform 2015 (Moscow, All-Russian Exhibition Center, 19-21th May 2015)), to make a presentation at the international conference ITS TIME! (Threats and Opportunities in Russia by Stanislav Malinskiy), to hold seminars at the exhibition RemaxAsia Expo 2014 (Russian Printing Supplies Market: Major Trends and Prospects, How to increase cartridge sales in modern conditions in Russia by Stanislav Malinskiy). We invite all Russian and foreign specialists to visit the exhibition booth E330 of the Information Agency Business-Inform, as well as the presentation and seminars held by the specialists of the Agency.

    The international conference ITS TIME! will take place on October 15th in the conference-hall of the hotel Zhuhai Holiday Inn, where leading experts from research companies as well as from original and compatible production manufacturers will present their papers. In the presentation Threats and Opportunities in Russia by Stanislav Malinskiy, CEO of the Information Agency Business-Inform, main changes that have taken place in the Russian printing machines and supplies market in 2013-2014 will be set forth, and consequences of continued low-quality cartridge supplies, trade sanctions againt Russia and possible patent wars will be analyzed.

The international exhibition RemaxAsia Expo 2014 will take place 16-18th October at the Zhuhai International Exhibition & Convention Center, where more than 400 participants will present their production. On the exhibition booth E330 of the Information Agency Business-Inform we will present: Business-Inform Review magazine, Catalogues of printers, MFPs and supplies, 3D-printers DILM, the international exhibition Business-Inform 2015 (Moscow, All-Russian Exhibition Center, 19-21th May 2015). Visitors to the booth E330 will be able to get full information about magazines and catalogues publishing plans for year 2015, prices for printing production of the Agency and advertising in it, to reserve a booth on the international exhibition Business-Inform 2015 (Moscow, All-Russian Exhibition Center, 19-21th May 2015) for their company right on the booth of the Agency. Specialists of the Agency will be glad to answer visitors questions about the production of the Agency, its distribution, the Business-Inform 2015 Expo programm, prices and discounts. More than that, only during the RemaxAsia Expo 2014 visitors to the booth E330 will have an opportunity to sign an advertising contract for the editions of the Agency Business-Inform or reserve a booth on the Business-Inform Expo 2015 at a considerable (exclusive) discount!

During the exhibition Stanislav Malinskiy, CEO of the Information Agency Business-Inform, will hold 2 seminars dedicated to the peculiarities of the Russian printing machines and supplies market. The first seminar Russian Printing Supplies Market: Major Trends and Prospects (October 17th, 13.00-13.45) will consider the printers, MFPs and supplies sales statistics in Russia in 2004-2014. Not only will the data of the Information Agency Business-Inform be set forth in the presentation, but also the Russian market prospects with a glance to modern trends will be evaluated. The second seminar How to increase cartridge sales in modern conditions in Russia (October 18th, 9.30-10.15) will be dedicated to the main means of delivering information to the Russian consumers (dealers, end-users). The paper discusses the following in detail: options of presenting new products in printed and electronic editions, in Internet and social networks; typical errors of foreign suppliers; various options of new product information support with means of the Business-Inform.

The Information Agency Business-Inform invites all Russian and foreign specialists visitors of the international exhibition RemaxAsia Expo 2014 to visit the booth E330, as well as presentations and seminars held by the specialists of the Agency. Looking forward to see you!


Russian Market of Colour Laser Cartridges  for  January-June 2014 

The Information Agency Business-Inform has completed the evaluation of the colour laser cartridges market in Russia for January-June 2014. Regarding the brands, leaders on the Russian market remained the same - HP (63.02% market share in units), Xerox (25.3%), Kyocera (3.78%), Samsung (2.58%), Epson (1.27%)..

Regarding the cartridges the top ten looks the following  

  • HP CB540/541/542/543
  • HP Q6000/6001/6002/6003
  • HP CC530/531/532/533
  • HP C9730/9731/9732/9733
  • HP CE250/251/252/253
  • HP CE260/261/262/263
  • HP CE310/311/312/313
  • HP CE320/321/322/323
  • HP CE410/411/412/413
  • HP CB400/401/402/403 

The undisputed leadership of HP cartridges on the Russian market starts to gradually reduced (2011- 70.3%, 2012 70.9%, 2013 67.9%, January-June 2014 63.02%). At the same time more and more of the Russian market share is captured by Xerox (2011 10.0%, 2012 12.45%, 2013 14.44%, January-June 2014   25.3%) and Kyocera (2011 0.56%, 2012 1.25%, 2013 4.44%, January-June 2014   3.78%) cartridges.

The full rating of colour laser cartridges for January-June 2014 is presented on the Information Agency Business-Inform web-site  in the research (marketing) section.


 Most Popular Cartridges for Monochrome Laser Printers for January-June 2014 in Russia      

Note 1: The Procurement Rating demonstrates the procurement share of cartridges for January-June 2014 (in pcs.)

Note 2: The Rating of Corporative Popularity demonstrates the share of Russian companies, buying the specified cartridge model for  January-June 2014

SourceInformation Agency "Business-Inform" 

02.08.2014|Partners News


Patent wars on Russian laser printing market are now possible! 

Specialists from Information Agency Business-Inform have finished a series of research concerning Russian laser printing market. One of the research directions was an analysis of equipment manufacturers patents registered in Russia. The results showed that in  2013-2014  Canon the main holder of patents on the market of laser printing registered in Russia practically all its main patents related to laser cartridges (and not just only to Canon cartridges, but to HP cartridges as well, HP being the acknowledged Russian laser printing market leader).

These patents are: RU 2519854, RU 2519783, RU 2519516, RU 2518356, RU 2518339, RU 2518220, RU 2518169, RU 2518135, RU 2510068.

The registration of patents listed above is an important step in the war that OEM companies are currently fighting with those who infringe their IP rights in Russia. Now both Canon and HP have legal rights to make accountable those sellers if compatible cartridges, whose products violate patents, registered in Russia.

Patent wars on Russian market are now possible! 


 Preparations for "BUSINESS-INFORM 2015" EXPO have already begun

BUSINESS-INFORM 2015 EXPO , International Exhibition of Office Equipment, Supplies and Parts,   will be held on 19-21 May 2015  in Russia (Moscow, All- Russian Exhibition Center, pavilion #69)
>The organizer of the EXPO is Information Agency Business-Inform (Moscow)
>The main topics of the EXPO:
>- Office Equipment and Computer Peripherals
>- IT-outsourcing and MPS-solutions
>- 3D-printing
>- Supplies and Parts for printing devices
>- Paper for office, photo and specific printing
>- Computer Accessories
>The 5th International Forum "BUSINESS-INFORM 2015" will go in the same time as the EXPO. The main topic of Forum is Digital Docflow (choice of office equipment and software, IT-outsourcing and it's standardization, estimation of printing quality and etc).
BUSINESS-INFORM EXPOexists since 2012. It's visitors are russian and foreign experts in distribution, development, working and service of wide variety spectrum of office and computer equipment, MPS-solutions, supplies and parts. All them are real experts who visit EXPO to find new interesting vendors for good cooperation.
>Information Agency "Business-Inform" invites russian and foreign companies to take part in BUSINESS-INFORM 2015 EXPO.
>Concerning all questions about the participation in the BUSINESS-INFORM 2015 Exhibition, please contact the organizer, Information Agency Business-Inform (Moscow). tel: +7 495 9886146 , e-mail: 
bizinform@bizinform.ru , bizinform@list.ru


Print Outsourcing on BUSINESS-INFORM 2014 International Exhibition


On 2022 of May, in the pavilion #69 of All-Russia Exhibition Center(Russia, Moscow), the Business-Inform 2014 EXPO took place. It was organized by Information Agency Business-Inform (http://www.sforp.ru/en/ ). The official sponsors were UniNet (USA) and SINDOH (Russia). 74 companies from Russia, China,USA, Japan, Germany,Lithuania, Sweden, Switzerland,India, Malaysia, and Poland took part in the Exhibition. Most representative were the following groups of companies: Russia (33 companies), China (25 companies). 4 companies represented Germany, 3 - USA(http://sforp.ru/BI2014eng/exhibitors.htm ). The exhibition was visited by more than 1500 specialist. It is notable that along with Russian buyer-companies management (around 40% of visitors) the interest towards the Exhibition was expressed by specialists from Russian buyer-companies (more that 15% of visitors). The largest part of visitors came from different regions of Russia (54 cities and towns). The event was also visited by guests from Japan, France,Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Lithuania, Uzbekistan,Kirgizstan, Estonia, and Moldova.

The visitors showed considerable interest in the Fourth International Conference, Business-Inform 2014, which was held simultaneously with the Exhibition in the conference hall of pavilion #69 (http://sforp.ru/BI2014eng/list.htm ). During the Conference the representatives of the printing supplies industry leading companies exchanged views on actual production and promotion issues on international and Russian markets, evaluated main market trends, shared the forecasts. 17 reports presented on the conference were visited by more than 750 specialists. Most of them got the opportunity not only to hear the leading industry specialists, but also to discuss actual issues with them.

The reports that attracted most interest from the specialists were dedicated to the Print Outsourcing and MPS-solutions. The reports of the first day were dedicated to those subjects. They contained most detailed reviews of the most actual questions of technical, technological and economical solutions during Print Outsourcing implementation in modern environment.

Mr. Denis Budnik from KYOCERA Document Solution Russia in his report, MDS Together with KYOCERA, presented modern line of Kyoceras MFPs and printers, showed models prominent features, demonstrated KYOCERA (ECOSYS) fundamental system. He told in detail about HyPAS (Hybrid Platform for Advanced Solutions), which can simultaneously support Java and Web-services technologies. His report also contained the overview of software products focused on cost and security management (KYOeasyprint, KYOmulticode, PCL Barcode Flash), document workflow management (Kyocera Cloud Connect, Kyocera Capture), network devices control (KMNet Admin, KMNet Viewer, MyQ). The speaker gave a detailed review of successfully implemented KYOCERA MDS-solutions in large commercial structures (Lufthansa, Genser, Ferronordic Machines Ltd.), implementations main steps and the level of effectiveness.

            Next report called MPS with PRISMA Profitable and Simple by Mikhail Hurges from PRISMA contained a detailed overview of 4 MPS (Managed Print Services) major steps, tasks solved by PRISMA system (help in sales, audit, and optimization of the device fleet, control of printing policies, cartridge availability management, control over incidents, repair and maintenance), different PRISMA partner groups, and the effectiveness of PRISMA usage by every group. The speaker especially underlined the profitability of PRISMA system usage for recyclers and service centers.

            In the report How to Gain More Profit? MSE Cartridges Selling Value not Prices  Amaya Martinez Lalanne from MSE (USA) has analyzed in detail the advantages of using remanufactured high yield MSE cartridges for Print Outsourcing. The speaker presented economical calculations as supporting evidence for expediency and effectiveness of MSE cartridges usage in outsourcing tasks. She presented to the visitors the MSE production as well as Intelligent Re-Engineering technology implementation for laser cartridge remanufacturing tasks. The marketing research results also confirmed the prospectivity of remanufactured cartridges usage for Print Outsourcing (both b/w and color). 

            In the next two reports: How to Cut Costs in MDS Business by Tryggve Erlandsson from SCANDI Gruppen AB (Sweden) and Aftermarket Quality: Moving from Good to Bad Why? by Volker Kappius from Delacamp (Germany) the speakers reviewed two actual problems related to the question on what can savings be made in outsourcing and on what not. The first report demonstrated the economical reasonability of using remanufactured printer and MFPs models, the speaker shared positive experience of solving similar tasks on European market. It should be noted that on BUSINESS-INFORM 2014 Exhibition the remanufactured models for Print Outsourcing were presented by two companies: SCANDI Gruppen AB (Sweden) and GEST (Russia). In the second report, one of leading specialists from Delacamp (Germany), Volker Kappius showed the ineffectiveness of using cheap newly-made cartridges in the outsourcing process. The speaker has in detail reviewed the possible reasons of low costs of newly-made cartridges (raw-materials, patents infringement, and maximal economy on everything). He also demonstrated that a cause-effect chain of low price low printing quality low outsourcing quality can serve as a basis for focusing on quality remanufacturing, not on low quality newly-made cartridges.

According to the majority of the exhibitors and visitors of the Business-Inform 2014 Exhibition, the informational events (exhibitions, conferences, seminars) are attaining more and more importance in Russia. Only regular supply of information by the industry leaders, open discussions of new products and tendencies would allow the Russian market to remain up-to-date, quickly reacting to the emergence of new and perspective technical and technological solutions on the worlds market. The Business-Inform 2014 EXPO organizers, Information Agency Business-Inform, says a preparation for publishing of Business-Inform Review #5, 2014, has begun. It will not only include there the majority of interesting reports made during the exhibition, but a lot of other information from the leading industry specialists


BUSINESS-INFORM 2014 Virtual Exhibition Begins Its Work

On 9thof June 2014 BUSINESS-INFORM 2014 Virtual Exhibition began its work. It was developed by specialists of Information Agency BUSINESS-INFORM (Moscow) within the framework of BUSINESS-INFORM Informational Project (http://www.sforp.ru/BI2014eng/participate.htm ), and it is presented on Agencys web-site in Russian (http://www.sforp.ru/BI2014/) and English (http://www.sforp.ru/BI2014eng/). The aim of the virtual exhibition is to present BUSINESS-INFORM 2014 International Exhibition Exhibitors, their products, solutions, ideas, news, and commercial offers.

BUSINESS-INFORM 2014 Virtual Exhibition is based upon the floor map of the exhibitors booths of BUSINESS-INFORM 2014 International Exhibition, which took place on 2022 of May, in the pavilion #69 of All-Russia Exhibition Center (Moscow). 74 companies from Russia,China, USA, Japan,Germany, Lithuania, Sweden,Switzerland, India, Malaysia, and Polandtook part in the Exhibition. The products exhibited on the booths, demonstrations of modern technical, technological, and software solutions attracted more than 1500 visitors from Russia Japan, France, Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Lithuania, Uzbekistan, Kirgizstan, Estonia, and Moldova. The considerable interest that visitors expressed towards the information presented on the Exhibition is evident, as well as evident is the need for timely technical and technological exhibitors novelties presentation on the Russian market without waiting for the next exhibition in 2015. It is for the solving of urgent presentation tasks of BUSINESS-INFORM 2014 exhibitors new products that this virtual exhibition was made.

Now by clicking on the image any of the presented booths shown of the floor map a visitor can get onto the virtual booth of the exhibitor, containing all necessary contact information, companys products description, and the whole bundle of additional information sent by the exhibitor to the BUSINESS-INFROM Agency for placing on the virtual booth  (all services regarding translation, preprocessing and information placement on the virtual booth are performed by the Information Agency Business-Inform specialists for free).

BUSINESS-INFORM 2014 Virtual Exhibition  will continue its work until April 2015.

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