Heidelberg, a major provider and partner for the global printing industry, and Fujifilm, a leading manufacturer of computer-to-plate (CTP) plate systems, are forming a broad alliance aimed at strengthening existing business and establishing a platform to drive new business in future-oriented markets.
The alliance has a special focus on bringing next-generation products to the attractive digital printing market and gives both companies access to advanced technologies Heidelberg and Fujifilm have in the prepress area. Meeting current and future customer needs remains primary for Fujifilm and Heidelberg as both companies continue to focus their portfolios on market segments with the greatest potential for profitability and growth.
This strategic global collaboration targets growth potential in commercial and packaging markets. Heidelberg gains access to Fujifilm’s inkjet technology, and Fujifilm will leverage Heidelberg’s strengths in engineering and manufacturing. In addition, synergies are expected from leveraging sales strength and the global customer service network in each company.
“In Fujifilm we have found an internationally recognized partner with innovative strengths in future-oriented areas - consumables and inkjet technology. This marks a significant step forward in our corporate strategy,” says Gerold Linzbach, CEO of Heidelberg.
“Fujifilm and Heidelberg have led the printing industry in each domain. Heidelberg’s reputation among world’s printers is unique”, says Shigetaka Komori, chairman and CEO of FUJIFILM Corporation.