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 user 2006-11-28 at 11:23:00 am Views: 66
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    UK : Brother opens a new recycling facility in Slovakia
    November  2006 Brother Industries Ltd,Nagoya,Japan announced that its subsidiary in Wrexham, UK has opened a new recycling facility in Krupina, Slovakia. The new Slovakian facility will recycle used toner cartridges from Brother’s digital multi-function products and printers.

    Outline of the New Recycling Facility
    Name : Brother Industries (Slovakia) s.r.o.
    Representative : Fumihiro Yamada
    Location : Osloboditelov 963 01 Krupina Slovakia
    Capital : 115 million Slovak Koruna(fully owned by Brother Industries(U.K.)Ltd.)
    Business Description : Recycling of used toner cartridges for multi-function products and printers
    No. of Employees: Approximately 70 (at the time of operation commencement)
    Incorporation : July 28, 2006
    Facility Opening : July 2007 (scheduled)
    Property Space : Approximately 42,000 square meters
    Floor Space : Approximately 9,000 square meters

    In 2004, the Brother Group established a recycling center within the premises of Brother Industries (U.K.) as the group’s main recycling facility in Europe to recycle used toner cartridges. The group expects that the amount of used toner cartridges that they collect will increase in the future since its recycling network is currently expanding throughout Europe. They also believe that increased sales of digital multifunction products and printers will result in growth in amount of used toner cartridges.The group had discussed measures to handle increased amount of recyclable toner cartridges, and decided to build a new recycling facility in Slovakia, which is close to major cities in Europe, offers inexpensive operational cost, and good transportation infrastructure, and has political and social stabilities.