Cartridge World to Sell Static Control’s Third-Party Toner, Ink, Components
Cartridge World, a third-party ink and toner retailer and franchisor with more than 1,200 retail locations in over 50 countries, reports that it’s agreed to a new partnership with Static Control Components. Under the agreement, Static Control becomes an approved supplier of non-branded imaging products to the global Cartridge World network.
Static Control bills itself as the largest manufacturer of aftermarket imaging systems and components for the laser- and ink-jet printing industry. Its headquarters and global distribution center is located in Sanford, North Carolina, and it was acquired in 2015 by Apex Microelectronics of Zhuhai, China.
Cartridge World was acquired by China-based Suzhou Goldengreen Technologies (SGT) in 2015. SGT is said to be the world’s largest Organic Photoconductor (OPC) manufacturer and supplier to the aftermarket, manufacturing 90 million units a year.
Cartridge Word will be exhibiting with Static Control products at the upcoming International Franchise Exhibition in New York in June.
Cartridge World’s Global CEO Steve Weedon commented: “A similar deal should have been chiseled out years ago for the benefit of franchisees and the network. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, it was never deemed possible. Our industry requires bold new thinking and strategic partnerships to evolve. I am very proud to have been able to bring Static Control officially into our network. I give Static Control President Bill Swartz the credit for seeing the opportunities and huge potential the new Cartridge World offers. We have a strong vision and direction for our future and Static Control will be an integral part of that future.”
- January 2016: ‘Free’ Printer from Cartridge World Requires Purchase of Toner, Ink Supplies
- May 2015: Static Control Will Merge with Cartridge Chip-Maker Apex Microelectronics
- March 2014: Cartridge World Launches Campaign to ‘Stop Ink Insanity’