ETIRA certification for global leader of remanufactured photocopiers and printers
January 17, 2023
GM Technology, a global leader of premium refurbished photocopiers, printers and consumables, will promote its remanufactured products with special certification from the European Toner and Inkjet Remanufacturers Association (ETIRA).
Based in Dos Hermanas in Seville, Spain, GM Technology offers a range of sustainable products focused on maximising reuse. These include the unique R-OEM and R-GEN remanufactured toners and the Green Line range of machines.
The company, a member of ETIRA since 2020, will display ETIRA’s label certification which differentiates between remanufactured OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) cartridges from new OEM and non-OEM newbuilds. The label certification raises the profile of remanufactured products produced by ETIRA members, like GM Technology, which offer a superior environmental performance.
Zoltan Matyas, director of international business at GM Technology, said: “Our business model and operations have always been designed around reuse, remanufacturing and most importantly the core value of respecting the environment.
“We believe that nowadays it is essential that all businesses operate this way: committed to the planet and reducing the impact of human activity on the environment.
“Thanks to the presence of the ETIRA label on our toner cartridges and reference to it on our packaging, our customers have the certainty that they are buying a sustainable product, which has been remanufactured with respect for the planet.
“For a company operating in the toner remanufacturing industry, it is extremely important to differentiate our products and effectively communicate our values. The ETIRA label helps us to do exactly that.
“We would like actively cooperate with fellow industry members to support the cause of making remanufactured printing equipment and consumables the first choice for all office printing needs.
“We believe that the current global economic model, which is lineal and based on extracting raw materials, producing, and then disposing of them, must be reversed as soon as possible, or there will be no future on our planet for the next generations.”
Javier Martinez, president of ETIRA, said: “In Europe, 70 per cent of cartridges are thrown away after use but remanufacturing cartridges can reduce their carbon footprint by up to 60 per cent. We are committed to reducing the number of cartridges that go directly to landfill and are so pleased to have GM Technology with us on this sustainable journey.”
For further information about GM Technology, visit www.gmtechnology.net
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ETIRA visits GM Technology
March 3, 2022
In late February, ETIRA Secretary General Vincent van Dijk visited the premises of ETIRA member firm GM Technology near Seville, Spain. He met with owner José Ángel Muñoz, and with business development manager Zoltan Matyas, who toured the facilities with him.
GM Technology are the no 1 in printer remanufacturing in Europe, and have a major toner cartridge remanufacturing activity. Their fast growing business is state of the art, and GMT are proud users of ETIRA’s recently launched product sticker programme, certifying that their toners are remanufactured OEM cartridges produced to the highest industry standard and good fort he environment.
GM and Vincent also discussed several issues on the ETIRA radar screen, such as latest market developments, Spanish public tenders refusing remans, the EU VA, higher member engagement, and the possibility of adding hardware reuse to the ETIRA universe.
“It was great to see GM Technology’s product reuse activity first-hand’, said Vincent van Dijk. They are an example for our industry, and we look forward to further strengthening our cooperation”.