Cartridge World appoints Central American Master

Ink refilling retailer Cartridge World has awarded a Master Franchise for El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Belize to Jose Quan, who will open his first location in Guatemala City in February 2007. Quan, who has owned several businesses in Central America, has revealed plans to open up to five stores by the end the year and a total of 25 locations throughout Central America by 2011.

'We are excited to welcome Jose to the Cartridge World team and look forward to utilising his entrepreneurial experience and knowledge to increase Cartridge World's visibility throughout Central America,' says Cartridge World CEO Burt Yarkin. 'As consumers and businesses are educated on the cost-effectiveness and environmentally friendly benefits to printer cartridge refilling, Cartridge World will continue to be at the forefront of this industry.'

Cartridge World, which opened its first franchise location in Adelaide, Australia in 1997, offers cost-saving solutions for consumers and businesses on the traditionally inflated costs of printer cartridges. Customers can bring their empty name-brand ink and toner cartridges into Cartridge World locations and purchase ones already refilled. The refill process is quick, offers up to a 50 per cent saving and helps the environment by keeping used cartridges out of landfills.