Agfa and EFI have entered into a global strategic partnership aimed at leveraging each other’s technologies. They say their collaboration marks a significant milestone in the wide format inkjet printing arena.
Agfa will integrate EFI’s roll-to-roll systems into its offerings. EFI will incorporate Agfa’s high-end hybrid inkjet printers into its suite of solutions. The companies say customers and prospects stand to gain unparalleled advantages from this collaboration. They add that through the mutual strengthening of the Agfa and EFI portfolios, both companies can present the broadest and most innovative product offering available in the market today, as well as a reliable service infrastructure.
Pascal Juéry, chief executive officer of the Agfa-Gevaert Group, says, “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.”
Frank Pennisi, chief executive of EFI, says, “For over 30 years, EFI has focused on the analogue 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.”
The collaboration will debut on the global stage at Fespa Global Print Expo 2024. The show runs from March 19-22 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Arnaud Calleja, vice president Digital Printing Solutions at Agfa, says, “We are thrilled ti have a global strategic partnership with EFI. By integrating their roll-to-roll platform into our sign and 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.”
Todd Zimmerman, senior vice president and general manager for Display Graphics & OEM Ink at EFI, also comments: “This partnership represents a convergence of industry leaders, each bringing its 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.”
Agfa and EFI say they are committed to continuous innovation and expanding the horizons of inkjet printing. Customers can benefit from the strengths and innovative solutions of both companies while maintaining relationships with their existing partners.