EFI acquires reactive inkjet inks maker BDR

PrintAction Staff
May 07, 2019
By PrintAction Staff
Electronics For Imaging (EFI) has acquired privately held BDR Boya Kimya, a manufacturer of reactive inkjet inks for industrial digital textile printing.

Based in Bursa, Turkey, BDR is being integrated into EFI Reggiani, and it will continue to develop inks, working closely with and supporting its clients while expanding and growing its capabilities. BDR’s employees are joining EFI, working from their current sites in Turkey. While financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, they are not expected to be material to EFI’s Q2 or full-year 2019 results, the company explains.
 
“We are excited to have the BDR team on board and to fully support their industry-leading customers,” says EFI Reggiani Vice President and General Manager Adele Genoni. “The synergies arising with BDR and the world-class portfolio of EFI Reggiani textile printers will be a key point of emphasis for us to continue providing high-quality products and innovation. EFI Reggiani is also significantly strengthening its presence in Turkey with this acquisition, which brings us to the heart of an important and growing textile hub.”
 
Founded in 2016, BDR services a range of global textile and apparel manufacturers, and has built a presence in Turkey and Pakistan and, increasingly across Europe, the Middle East and India as well.
 
“BDR has always been very focused on the growing worldwide opportunity with digital to increase sustainability in the textile industry using high-performance and quality inks,” says Serra Saatcıoglu Yildiz and Ibrahim Demir, BDR Co-founders. “EFI’s global, best-in-class Reggiani portfolio fits exactly with our own key goals for innovation and growth. We are excited to be joining EFI to work together on advancing the industry’s analogue-to-digital printing transformation.”
 
EFI Reggiani is a technology provider with a line up of industrial textile inkjet printers utilizing water-based inks. It is part of a complete EFI ecosystem of products for textile design and production, including EFI Fiery proServer digital front ends and Fiery DesignPro software, and the EFI Optitex 2D and 3D integrated platform for product development and design.

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