In May, Epson celebrated the launch of its Workforce Pro RIPS (Replaceable Ink Pack System) business inkjet printer range by staging the Epson World Cup at Old Trafford stadium, home of Manchester United.
The event took place on the same weekend that Epson and Manchester United announced an extension of their existing global partnership to the end of the 2017/18 season. As the club’s Official Office Equipment Supplier, Epson will continue to supply printing and imaging equipment to Manchester United and benefit from stadium advertising rights and hospitality.
The two-day Epson World Cup involved 12 teams of Epson resellers from 15 countries, with matches taking place at Manchester United’s Aon Training Complex and Old Trafford itself. The UK and Ireland team included representatives from RIPS resellers ASL, Bytek, In-Doc, Ingram Micro UK Ltd, Misco UK Ltd, Printware and Scan DB.
True to form, the Epson World Cup was won by Germany – on penalties, though this time against Italy.