Member Update – Special members only meeting

November 3, 2023


ETIRA invites all its members to an online meeting on 12 December to learn about the upcoming EU rules for our industry. The planned regulation is an industry-first and will materially impact how you can do your business for years. We already gave you some top-line info on 25 September, but now it is time for details. Members should be fully aware of the plans and express their views. So please don’t get caught off-guard:  Join us on 12 December at 4 p.m. for a virtual info and networking session with your fellow members!

Log-in details will follow in December.

The online meeting will also approve ETIRA’s new statutes. As mentioned before, changes in the overall Belgian legislation require groups like ETIRA to adjust their laws to conform to the new rules. The changes are mainly administrative.


ETIRA to exhibit at Remanexpo 2024

October 31, 2023

ETIRA and several members to exhibit with a dedicated pavilion at Remanexpo, Part of Ambiente, this coming 26 – 30 January.

ETIRA has confirmed its participation in Remanexpo, a prominent segment of the renowned Ambiente trade fair. Scheduled to take place from January 26 to 30, 2024, in Frankfurt, Germany, this event promises to be a pivotal platform for the promotion of sustainable printing solutions.

Visitors to the ETIRA Pavilion, nestled within Forum 1 Hall, can expect to gain valuable insights into the latest activities of the association and its positive lobbying activities that have a positive impact on the environment. Several ETIRA members are co-sponsoring the pavilion. Thus the pavilion will serve as a meeting point for industry professionals, offering a casual atmosphere for discussions and networking opportunities.

ARMOR Print Solutions SAS is one of the co-sponsors. Their CEO, Gerwald van der Gijp, said: “ARMOR Print Solutions is proud to endorse the ETIRA Pavilion on the Remanexpo show, illustrating that integrating sustainability and social responsibility into your core business strategy can lead to a thriving and prosperous business.”

ETIRA, a leading voice in the remanufacturing sector, will use the occasion to highlight its ongoing efforts in promoting sustainable printing practices and the benefits of remanufactured printer consumables. Attendees are encouraged to drop by for a friendly chat, a refreshing coffee, or even something a little stronger at 5 p.m. to toast to the future of sustainable printing.

“We are delighted to participate in the Remanexpo show, standing united with ETIRA to further our collective mission in advancing sustainable printing solutions.” Said Jan-Michael Seig, CEO of KMP AG, who is also co-sponsoring.

The ETIRA Pavilion’s presence at Remanexpo wouldn’t have been possible without the generous sponsorship of industry leaders. Other co-sponsors, including IMEX, Katun, Delacamp, and The Recycler, have all contributed to making this showcase a reality, emphasizing their commitment to sustainable printing and the role of remanufactured products in achieving this goal.

“The Recycler wholeheartedly supports ETIRA and the invaluable work they continue to do in championing sustainability within the printing industry. Through the ETIRA Pavilion at Remanexpo, ETIRA highlights its initiatives for the benefit of its members and the broader office printing community.” Commented Stefanie Unland, Editor and Publisher of The Recycler.

Peter Knak, General Manager at IMEX Europe, said: “Supporting the crucial work of ETIRA, our participation in the Remanexpo show underscores our commitment to eco-friendly printing practices.”

The pavilion is expected to be a hotbed of conversation, offering a glimpse into the latest developments in remanufacturing and upcoming legislation and services. This event is an excellent opportunity for businesses and individuals looking to reduce their environmental footprint without compromising on quality.

“ETIRA’s dedication to sustainable remanufacturing aligns with our values, and we are honoured to be part of the Remanexpo show in support of their vital efforts.” Said Heidi Boller, General Manager for Katun EMEA.

ETIRA’s presence at Remanexpo, supported by its esteemed sponsors, underscores the growing importance of sustainable printing solutions in today’s world. With a focus on reducing waste and promoting eco-conscious practices, this event is set to make a significant impact on the printing industry. Make sure to mark your calendars and visit the ETIRA Pavilion at Ambiente 2024 for a taste of the future of printing.


ETIRA and member firm Armor podcast promoting cartridge reuse

July 3, 2020

In June, ETIRA joined hands with our member firm Armor during a 1 hr podcast Dutch language broadcasted live on Dutch radio station New Business Radio. Armor’s Frans Hondmann and ETIRA’s Vincent van Dijk highlighted the benefits for end-users of reusing cartridges. We raised awareness about the lower CO 2 emissions and use of natural resources. We also informed the listeners about the unfair barriers to reuse erected by printer manufacturers, and about the risks when buying cheap non-OEM newbuilds from Asia that pollute the environment and endanger your health.



June 28, 2019


Interesting speakers and networking in a 2-day session

On 27-28 June 2019, ETIRA held its annual meeting in Brussels, in the context of the  “The Recycler Live Europe” conference. With over 90 delegates it was again the #1 event to meet fellow industry members and hear the latest industry data.  ETIRA  thanks organisers The Recycler and David Connett for a great event!


On Thursday, expert Zoltan Matyas spoke on Digital Marketing, and Keypoint Intelligence’s Andrew Carroll showed latest industry market data: they expect the toner B&W aftermarket share to grow somewhat, but clones remain a concern. Nubeprint addressed security in the internet, and Italian industry experts tackled blockchain options to trace the flow of cartridges. Drinks and dinner allowed for great networking. On Friday, UK remanufacturer ECS highlighted the concerns of single-use plastics. Chip supplier APEX elaborated on firmware updates issues.  And Lauren Rabbitte drew the crowds with her take on waste and how to avoid it. The rest of the morning was dedicated to EU issues: David Fitzsimons of the EU Remanufacturing Council showed how they can help lobby EU bodies to promote product reuse. Javier Martinez and Vincent van Dijk updated the floor on our EU lobby successes in Green Public Procurement, the Voluntary Agreement, and a possible EU Ecolabel for reman cartridges (PowerPoint available). After lunch, David Connett wrapped up the event with many interesting views on the overall market.

At the ETIRA “Member’s Only” general meeting on Thursday, members elected Javier Martinez (Turbon) as their new President. Also re-elected were Gerwald van der Gijp (Vice-President), Jan-Michael Sieg, and David Connett. Newly appointed Board members include Volker Kappius (Delacamp), Peter Knak (IMEX), and Milan Banjac (TIN Group). Christian Wernhart and Jörgen Wonisch stepped down from the Board, ETIRA thanks them for their service.  At the meeting, ETIRA members discussed the new strategy of the association. We will enhance our communications and outreach in traditional and social media, and set up working groups to address selected topics. The newly appointed Board of Directors will further elaborate its 2019-2020 work programme in the coming months.

ETIRA also welcomed several new members: REEQ (NL), Delacamp (Hamburg, D), WTA (Suhl, D) and Recoll (Etten-Leur, NL) and approved the 2018 finances and 2019 budget.


ETIRA kindly thanks the sponsors for making this event possible: ECS, APEX, SPEED, Nubeprint,  Armor, Biuromax and Lightwords

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