GIT Press Releases

If you are interested to see what GIT has been doing recently, we regularly release information via press releases so you are able to discover more about our constant improvements and innovations. Click on the links below to find out more.

GIT confirms its support to UNGC

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German Imaging Technologies (GIT) confirms its support to UN Global COmpact Sustainable Development Goals



German Imaging Technologies, the leading printing document solutions provider in the Middle East and Africa, reported on its achievements and progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, focusing on achieving gender equality (SDG5), promoting sustained economic growth (SDG8) and ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns (SDG12).

GIT celebrates 18 months success in Kenya

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GIT celebrates its rapid expansion in Kenya, hosting an event in Nairobi with 50 customers



GIT’s CEO hosts a customer event in Nairobi, reflecting on the successful past 18 months and confirming GIT’s support to the Kenyan market. 50 companies attended the event and shared their experience with the GIT team.

GIT awarded as Best Business - Technology

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GIT is awarded "Best Business - Technology" by Finance ME.



The FinanceME Business Vision Awards recognize the best leaders and companies in the Middle-East, and felicitates GIT for its contribution.

GIT awarded as World Greatest Brands and Leaders 2016-17

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German Imaging Technologies receives a double award, as “Greatest Brand 2016-17” and as “Greatest Leader 2016-17”.



German Imaging Technologies, the leading printing document solutions provider in the Middle East and Africa, is humbled to receive a double award, as “Greatest Brand 2016-17” and as “Greatest Leader 2016-17”.

GIT joins the EWS-WWF Corporate Membership Programme

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German Imaging Technologies, the leading printing document solutions provider in the Middle East and Africa, becomes a Gold Member of the Emirates Wildlife Society in association with WWF (EWS-WWF) Corporate Membership Programme.



GIT reports its best quarter in history

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German Imaging Technologies, the leading printing document solutions provider in the Middle East and Africa, reports its best quarter ever.



Asia Greatest Brands & Leaders 2016

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German Imaging Technologies, the leading printing document solutions provider in the Middle East and Africa, is humbled to receive a double award, as “Greatest Brand 2016” and as “Greatest Leader 2016”.



GIT is a Founding Member of the European Remanufacturing Council

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German Imaging Technologies, the leading printing document solutions provider in the Middle East and Africa, becomes a Founding Member of the European Remanufacturing Council (ERC).



GIT partners with Souq.com

GIT partners with Souq.com to offer a new channel to its customers



GIT partners with Souq.com to offer a new channel to its customers. It has never been that simple to become green while saving on the cost of printing.

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GIT joins the UN Global Compact program

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GIT introduces its new packaging

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Recycler - GIT Expansion and new directions in the Middle East

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Recycler Trade Magazine's First Fifty

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Compatible, OEM, original or fake, what am I using?

By Ryan Templar, Prod. Manager, German Imaging Technologies (GIT) Dubai LLC



In the consumables industry, compatible stands for a product that is usable in machines manufactured by an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer), whereas an "OEM " cartridge is manufactured from the same manufacturer who produces the necessary equipment as well. To draw a parallel and clarify the aftermarket phenomenon, in the mobile industry you may purchase an OEM battery pack from your OEM, let`s say Nokia, or you may buy a compatible battery pack from your OEM, let`s say Nokia, or you may buy a compatible battery pack for use in your Nokia phone from any other aftermarket manufacturer. In the latter case you are using a compatible product.

Thus a compatible product shall never be mistaken with a non-original or fake product. In marketing, some OEM`s, instead of selling their benefits, may revert to unfair behaviour by indicating that compatibles are "non-original" or "fake" products. There are good and bad products produced by OEM`s as there are good and bad products produced by aftermarket manufacturers. A compatible product is an original product, originally manufactured by its manufacturer under its own brand with the difference that it is produced to work with or fit into a product, machine or equipment of another equipment manufacturer. A non-original, fake or duplicate product clearly pretends to be an original product exploiting the OEM`s name and commercial benefit.

Compatible toner cartridges - about the benefits of using and selling them:

Compatible today stands as a synonym for high-quality consumables. Compatible toner cartridges are produced to OEM (Original Equipment Manufacture) specifications. This means, their quality, performance and yield (page count) are at least equal to the OEM products. Many compatible consumables meet or even exceed OEM performance and quality.

Compatible toner cartridges offer users significant cost savings over higher priced OEM cartridges. OEMs typically sell their printers at extremely low margins to reap the rewards from high cost consumables. Compatible cartridges can save consumers anywhere between 15 percent and 40 percent on the OEM cartridge cost. Yet, consumers in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region are consuming only around 10 percent compatibles in their markets versus figures of around 30 percent in western and industrialized markets.

Reusing of toner cartridges began in the late 1980`s, in response to a rapidly growing demand for lower-priced alternatives to new OEM cartridges for the millions of Canon-engine facsimiles and laser printers being placed.

Taking advantage of these characteristics, some individuals and small start-up companies began to "drill-and fill" cartridges. This period was known as the drill and fill era of the reuse of cartridges. The procedure consisted of drilling a hole in the cartridge casing, replenishing the ink or toner supply, and resealing the hole.

Drill-and-fill toner cartridges soon became known for unpredictable print quality and yields. Consequently they caused widespread end-user dissatisfaction and many dealers / ISOs reverted to purchasing and selling new OEM cartridges exclusively. In the MEA region, the vast majority of companies are still engaged in drill and fill activity. Consumers, mainly in the very small business sector, opt to work with them due to their price advantage, often however consumers are not informed well enough about the product they are buying.

In 1990, many drill-and-fill businesses began referring to themselves as rechargers. In an attempt to win back lost customers, they incorporated more stringent quality-control measures, and developed the first industry standards and professional associations. Leading rechargers began inspecting (and sometimes replacing) the OPC drum and other critical-to-function parts. At this time, laser printers based on the Canon LBP-SX engine - by far the best-selling laser printers to date - were at the height of their production. Between 1990 and 1994, the recharger industry grew exponentially due to its improved quality standards, as well as the enormous demand created by placement of Canon SX-engine printers and the availability of OEM-equivalent quality replacement OPC drums for these printers. Industry experts estimate, that by late 1994, over 5,000 recharging companies existed in North America alone with a few thousand more in Europe.

These recharging businesses, which where once drill-and-fill operations, have evolved into more quality-focused, technologically advanced industry known for its superior ability to recondition high-quality, used original toner cartridges. While many recharger companies exist - some still with highly questionable quality-control procedures - a few large, quality-focused companies control most of the business today. In recent years, the cartridge manufacturing industry faced with new technological challenges has made great strides in improving product dependability, print quality, and yields. Compatible today, as the common language of the consumables` industry, is to be associated with premium multinational companies like Lexmark, Xerox, Samsung and other regional and international ISO certified cartridge manufacturers. The compatible consumables industry today is a highly sophisticated multi billion dollar industry serving millions of consumers around the globe.

Artikel issued in ARN Magazine Issue 22 / Volume 2 / December 2004

Arabia 500

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