When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, it forced Ninestar to pause its in-person factory tours. The uncertainty of when worldwide clients and distributors could visit again has been frustrating for all parties.
The Ninestar team recognized there was a need for an efficient and economical way to allow customers to visit the factory hassle-free. So, in March 2020, Ninestar transformed the in-person factory experience into a virtual tour designed for mobile devices using ultra-modern 360-degree VR (virtual reality) technology. It meant that customers and would-be buyers could “virtually visit” the factory and enjoy a simulated physical presence, no matter where they are in the world. They just need the Internet.
Recently, the Ninestar team has updated the experience with three additional features:
- Ink factory
The advanced lab where engineers analyse OEM inks as well as Ninestar’s own formulations, is where a lot of magic happens.
Ninestar put solar panels on the rooves of the buildings to capture efficient, economical energy from the sun to help run the factories.
Ninestar’s advanced sewage treatment station turns water contaminated by inks during the cartridge cleaning process into clean water.
The 450,000 square meter industrial park, opened in 2013, is where Ninestar manufactures and remanufactures its globally recognized brand of printing supplies.
For those who want to participate in the journey, click right here to step inside the factory.
For those wishing to a tour guide of Ninestar’s factory, or to get more details about the manufacturing facilities, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting a tour guide to the 360 VR Tour.