Recycling Times Buys Recharger MagazineOn January 21, Recycling Times Media broke the news that it purchased Recharger Magazine from 1105 Media for an undisclosed price. The World Expo, a remanufacturing industry tradeshow event that Recharger Magazine organized, was also included in the purchase. According to Recycling Times Media, the current subscriptions of Recharger Magazine will be honored with Recycling Times news and views magazine, and the World Expo will be replaced by a new event for the remanufacturing industry and it will continue to be held in North America.
Compared with Recharger Magazine, which had been in business for over 25 years prior to the purchase, Recycling Times Media is a relatively new organization serving the aftermarket printer supplies industry. It published the first issue of Recycling Times magazine in 2007 and organized its first aftermarket tradeshow, RemanxAsia Expo or Remax Asia Pacific as it was called then, in the same year. In a span of seven years, its industry magazine has grown from a publication with local aftermarket industry news and opinions into one of the premium magazines covering the printer supplies industry worldwide. Its tradeshow has grown from a small event of 113 exhibitors in 2007 to over 440 exhibitors in 2013. The purchase of Recharger Magazine is one more step that Recycling Times Media took for further growth, but outside of China this time.