The Silicon Review
“Cartridge World printer cartridges give both businesses and consumers, consistent optimum print quality, with a print defect free performance every time, whilst providing a significant cost saving.”
Whether you’re looking to buy ink or toner printer cartridges, paper or printers for your home or business, speak to your local Cartridge World. With over 20 years of experience, the company has a network of stores across 55 countries where you’ll find friendly, approachable staff ready to help with all your printing queries.
The Cartridge World franchise concept began in Adelaide in 1996 by Mr. Brain Stokes and Mr. Paul Wheeler. Since then Cartridge World has partnered with franchisee and Master franchisees in 55 countries. It now has over 1,000 operative franchise stores. The network focuses on delivering printing consumables for Laser, Inkjet copiers and multifunctional printers to SME customers. Highest print quality at lower than OEM original prices enable end-users to save up to 40% from the OEM original price. It’s an $80 Billion industry.
In mid 2015, Cartridge World was acquired by Suzhou Goldengreen Technology Co Ltd (SGT), of Suzhou, China. SGT is a world-class photoconductor manufacturer with production capacity of around 90 million units annually. It brings a wealth of technology expertise to Cartridge World. Now Cartridge World is free of debt, has the highest standards of product performance and has new technical innovations, like PrintWorld® to grow its overall market shares on a global stage. After the acquisition the first major investment was to establish a specialized group to handle quality standards, testing and approval and also Intellectual Property rights of patentees in this highly competitive industry. The CW-GPC (Cartridge World Global Procurement Center) investment separates the company from the rest of the industry and is unique within this market sector.
No cost printer programs, Managed Print Services, Printer Repair, Empty cartridge collections for recycling and 3d printers are some of the other innovations provided to Cartridge World’s global customer base. The company won the Global Brand Award for 2016 and was also recognized as DealMaker of the year by the prestigious Franchise Times Magazine earlier this year.
Why Cartridge World
Cartridge World launched the cartridge re-manufacturing industry more than 20 years ago and has grown to become a global leader by delivering high-performance printing products that save you time, money and the environment. By using state-of-the-art technology, manufacturing and testing processes, Cartridge World provides inkjet and toner cartridges that are more affordable, better for the environment and deliver top-quality printing.
“Our cartridges are specially engineered and manufactured to match your printer’s specifications,” said Steve Weedon, Global CEO. “Every Cartridge World store is operated by an independent business professional, a small business owner in your community. We get small business because we are small business owners. So we understand your needs. Likewise, we understand a busy home life and we care about our community, just like you. Our quality products and prompt, friendly service make Cartridge World your local home and office printing experts,” he added.
PrintWorld® is a true mobile printing and scanning project of Cartridge World that allows the 96 million mobile workers in USA to print or scan documents securely and conveniently at thousands of free Wi-Fi locations.
Cartridge World had developed proprietary technology and can control full functionality of a multifunctional printer via a new app. Download the app for free, load up a $ value on your account and print and scan anywhere you find a PrintWorld® mobile print location. View the app map to find the nearest location and click, it’s easy convenient, just like using an ATM, but no credit card is needed.
Franchise and Master franchisee opportunities exist in many areas and the new PrintWorld® innovation is attracting new partners who recognize the strength of the global brand and the growth opportunities. Territories available include those in North America, South America, Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia, Africa, Middle East and Asia.
Cartridge World is proud to be the first franchise network to open a franchise in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2015. Other new territories include Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, India, Philippines, and Indochina.
The Road Ahead
Cartridge World is poised to become the Global leader in Mobile printing and has partnered with Samsung for this global program. Cartridge World’s franchise network of printer specialists will maintain and support each PrintWorld® location and with over 400 franchisees in the US the service will mushroom out from a New York epicenter and go nationwide, before going global. There are 1.3 Billion mobile workers worldwide as of 2015.
Meet the CEO
Steve Weedon, Global CEO – Steve has more than 40 years’ experience in the imaging industry, including building two $100 million companies in the copier and laser aftermarket. He is Global CEO of Cartridge World Global Holdings Company Ltd., and CEO of Cartridge World North America.
Steve joined the imaging industry in 1973. He has held senior management positions with such companies as Nashua, Kalle Infotec, Katun Corporation, and Gestetner. In 1994, Weedon joined Static Control Components to launch and run the European operations, and later he relocated to the USA corporate headquarters as Executive Vice President. In 2003, he won the prestigious Queens Award for Industry, and was presented to Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace to receive the award. In 2012, he established Hong Kong-based Discover Imaging Products Ltd.
Steve uses his vast international industry experience to help Cartridge World expand and succeed globally.