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  • Brazilian Foods Distributor Reduces Print Costs to Practically Zero


    Grupo Sardagna is an ISO 9001:2008 certified food products distributor founded in May, 1994 in Joinville, Brazil. They serve more than 15,000 customers, shipping a variety of food, beverage and hygiene products.

    Problem Met

    Grupu Sardagna wanted to significantly reduce their printing costs. They were printing DANFE (Invoice) on A4 format cut sheet paper using laser printers. The cost for printing with laser printers was around R$4,200 to R$4,300 reais per month.

    Printronix Solution

    Working in close partnership with their reseller Genoa Informatica, Grupo Sardagna was seeking a low cost, yet highly reliable printing solution. They selected efficient and reliable Printronix line matrix printers to replace the costly laser printers.

    The Results

    The change to lower cost technology resulted in 50% saving in printing costs.

    “Now using Printronix line printers our cost is around R$ 2,100.00 reais. But, as the continuous form is sponsored by our suppliers that advertise their company logos on our invoices, our printing cost to print DANFE is ZERO. Additionally, the cost of ribbon is very low, and we use one ribbon per month to print 1,200 invoices each day. The line printers require very little maintenance and I am happy to say our total cost to print invoices today is practically ZERO”, said Geovani Zanatta, Grupo Sardagna's Manager of Information Technology.  Geovani continued, "the savings generated by migrating from laser printers to Printronix line printers is approximately R$50,000.00 per year, almost enough money to buy a new small truck for the company every year."

    "I would recommend with confidence this printing solution with Printronix line printers, both in terms of savings and reliability. It is a robust printer with high dependability and no maintenance at all, without a doubt I do recommend it." 

    Giovani Zanatta
    IT Manager, Grupo Sardagna 

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