The Search for Qualified Distributors
Penguins are a group of aquatic flightless birds. They live almost exclusively in the southern hemisphere and are highly adapted for life in the water. The emperor penguin is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species and is endemic to Antarctica. The male and female are similar in plumage and size, reaching 100 cm in length and weighing from 22 to 45 kg.
It’s no wonder Ninestar chose to use these elegant creatures as its company mascot back in 2000 when it commenced operations as a printer cartridge manufacturer, promising to help improve the environment with its remanufactured and reused printer cartridges.
Berto has used the Ninestar mascot in this cartoon in a cheeky, fun way as the emperor penguin fronts up to the Distributors Wanted exhibit claiming to be fully qualified.
Here are eight “cool” facts about penguins you probably never knew:
- A group of penguins in the water is called a raft but on land, they’re called a waddle;
- The black and white “tuxedo” look donned by most penguin species is a clever camouflage called countershading;
- Penguins huddle together to keep warm as well as to protect themselves from predators;
- Despite being birds they cannot fly in the air, but they are said to “fly” underwater;
- Contrary to what many may say, you’ll never see penguins and polar bears together in the wild;
- Penguin feet can walk long distances;
- Male penguins gift female penguins with rocks in order to woo them;
- According to experts, the penguin is one of the most streamlined animals in the world
Ninestar chose the emperor penguin as its company mascot because both are noted for the following characteristics:
- loyalty: always there to support customers with technical, legal, marketing and sales support;
- streamlined: products are consistently tested at each stage of research, development and production to ensure a smooth user experience;
- intelligent: Chinese ingenuity, inventiveness and innovation are at the heart of all products;
- friendly: to the environment, with partners, with end-users and with staff;
- diver: willing to go deep to assist customers with the research, development and support
- flightless: well-grounded, stable and will never disappear or “fly off” when needed
- meticulous: the labs work tirelessly and over long periods to make sure every product will work in each region.