Screen Americas to relocate to new Chicago HQ this fall
By PrintAction Staff
By PrintAction Staff
Screen Americas will be relocating in fall 2020 to a new, larger North American headquarters in Elk Grove Village, located outside of Chicago, Illinois. The campus will be housed in a new construction, state-of-the-art technology park and will include an equipment staging and shipping depot, increased office space and a Customer Experience Center.
The company, a division of Kyoto-based Screen Graphic Solutions Co., Ltd., has been based in Rolling Meadows, Illinois since 1975, when its principal product was prepress image scanners manufactured for offset printing operations across the country.
A leading manufacturer and provider of digital inkjet printing technology around the world, Screen, as well as its parent company, Screen Graphic Solutions Co., Ltd., has played a key role and pioneering and popularizing the rapid adoption of inkjet within the printing industry.
“We will use our existing facility in Rolling Meadows for warehousing,” said Ken Ingram, president of Screen Americas. “This will allow our new facility, which is coincidentally housed on Innovation Drive, to be used to showcase new technologies, and benchmark and demonstrate new solutions for the markets we serve.”
The HQ’s state-of-the-art Customer Experience Center will provide Screen Americas with a complex for comprehensive demonstrations and training. It will also allow the company to handle future growth due to its planned launch of additional new Print on Demand (POD) technology offerings within the company’s portfolio of label and packaging solutions, as well as its high-speed continuous feed solutions for the commercial print, direct mail, transactional and publishing markets.
To support the company’s growth, Screen’s service and sales teams will be expanded, including the addition of service and product support technicians working with dedicated sales and product manager teams, along with further capital investments in advanced service technology and delivery solutions.
“As we moved through the relocation planning and evaluation process, working in concert with Screen senior management in Kyoto, it became more and more clear that we needed to move all operations to a new, larger, modern, Class ‘A’ space,” added Ingram.