Agfa and EFI enter into a global strategic partnership aimed at leveraging each other’s technologies. The collaboration between two companies marks a milestone in the wide-format inkjet printing arena. Within the framework of the partnership, Agfa will integrate EFI’s roll-to-roll system into its offerings, while EFI will incorporate Agfa’s high-end hybrid inkjet printers into its suite of solutions.
Pascal Juéry, CEO of the Agfa-Gevaert Group, said, “Digital Print is one of our company’s key growth engines. This strategic partnership with industry leader EFI will broaden the range of options we can offer to our customers and expand the market reach for our state-of-the-art solutions. It truly is a milestone for our company and for the wide-format printing industry at large.”
Arnaud Calleja, vice-president, digital printing solutions at Agfa, commented, “We are thrilled to be partnering with EFI. By integrating their roll-to-roll platform into our sign & display offerings, we are poised to deliver an exceptionally diverse product range with unprecedented value to our customer base. At the same time, we can both maintain a dedicated focus on product innovation within our respective specialized domains, ensuring our technologies remain at the forefront of digital print transformation.”
Frank Pennisi, CEO of EFI, stated, “For over 30 years, EFI has focused on the analog to digital conversion of high-value print applications. EFI and Agfa are the most trusted brands in the industry and we now have the ability to accelerate our customers’ digital journey and make them even more productive. We are excited for this next chapter and the ability to leverage the strengths of both organizations to move the industry forward.”
Todd Zimmerman, SVP/GM, display graphics & OEM ink at EFI, added, “This partnership represents a convergence of industry leaders, each bringing unique strengths to the table. The integration of Agfa’s hybrid platform into our solutions reaffirms our commitment to providing our customers with the most advanced and comprehensive options available.”
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