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FUJIFILM Europe B.V. (Fujifilm) have signed an agreement with Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) for the transfer of Fujifilm´s pressroom chemicals and coating operations in EMEA to Heidelberg. The transaction is envisaged to be completed by July 2017.
The transfer includes the handover of both production sites in Reutlingen, Germany, and Kruibeke, Belgium, as well as their sales subsidiaries in Spain, Sweden and Finland which employ a total of about 70 employees. These operations account for a sales volume of approx. €25 million. Fujifilm will continue to focus on supplying total pressroom solutions to plate customers.
Heidelberg is a respected leader in the manufacturing of printing presses and solutions for the printing industry. Hence this transfer provides a broader perspective to all related employees.
“In line with Fujifilm’s strategy for its Graphic Systems in Europe, Fujifilm will continue to focus on plate customers and provide, together with Heidelberg as preferred manufacturing partner, state-of-the-art solutions to our customers”, says Senior Vice President Takashi Yanagawa, Head of European Graphic Systems.
“By means of our strategic partnership, FUJIFILM Europe and Heidelberg are continuing to explore new opportunities for future cooperation through utilizing and combining our common respective proven technologies”, says Go Miyazaki, Managing Director of FUJIFILM Europe GmbH.
Nowadays Fujifilm entities operate in about 50 group companies in Europe and employ approximately 4,500 people engaged in sales, manufacturing, service support and R&D. Throughout Europe they serve a range of industries including medical, chemical, graphic arts, electronic materials, optics, recording media and photographic technologies. FUJIFILM Europe GmbH (Duesseldorf, Germany) acts as Strategic Headquarters for the region and supports its group companies in Europe by formulating marketing and corporate strategies. For more information, please visit www.fujifilm.eu
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen Aktiengesellschaft (Heidelberg) has been a major provider and reliable partner to the global printing industry for many years. We offer our customers all the components tailored to their requirements for successful business operations, primarily focusing on efficient and reliable production processes, economically optimal investments and smooth access to all necessary materials. Our business model is based on the three pillars of equipment, service and consumables. These form the foundation for our future growth as we continue to develop from being a technology-driven company to a market- and customer-oriented one. For more information please visit: www.heidelberg.com
FUJIFILM Corporation is one of the major operating companies of FUJIFILM Holdings. Since its founding in 1934, the company has built up a wealth of advanced technologies in the field of photo imaging, and in line with its efforts to become a comprehensive healthcare company, Fujifilm is now applying these technologies to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the Medical and Life Science fields. Fujifilm is also expanding growth in the highly functional materials business, including flat panel display materials, and in the graphic systems and optical devices businesses. For more information, please visit www.fujifilm.com