Xerox has acquired Impika, the France-based manufacturer of industrial inkjet presses. The company’s offerings will join Xerox’s CiPress Production Inkjet systems.
Impika was founded in 2003 by a team of 11 engineering experts and today offers a portolio of aqueous inkjet presses based on proprietary technology. The company had a significant presence at drupa last year where it presented its iPrint range of continuous feed production presses. The company has a 32,000 square foot warehouse and assembly facility in Aubagne, France.
“We’ve succeeded in developing one of the industry’s most formidable product lines,” said Paul Morgavi, President and Chief Executive Officer, Impika. “To continue our growth, we need to be part of a leadership organization that has broad global distribution and service, a strong brand, and the same customer-centric culture that we champion. Xerox is a logical fit for our growing business and for our customers, who will benefit from Xerox’s shared focus on innovation to advance digital color printing.”
“A hallmark of Xerox’s long-term success is our focus on innovation, and Impika has demonstrated an innovative approach to advanced production inkjet printing that complements Xerox’s technology,” said Jeff Jacobson, president of Xerox’s Graphic Communications Operations. “We have established leadership in serving the graphic communication marketplace. With Impika as part of our broader set of solutions, we’re bolstering our brand strength and better serving the market with digital products, solutions and resources to meet the needs of print providers so they can satisfy their clients and grow their businesses.”
Xerox has been reselling the Impika brand in Europe since 2011. Impika’s operation, which includes 55 employees, led by Morgavi, will now report to Jacobson.