Fujifilm Doubles the Size of Its Current Chicago-Area Technology Center
HANOVER PARK, IL—March 24, 2014—With an ongoing commitment to develop new and innovative products and solutions, and the ability to showcase and demonstrate these technologies, Fujifilm North America, Graphic Systems Division has begun a significant renovation at its Technology Center in Hanover Park, IL.
Construction is underway to more than double the size of the current Technology Center with the new space expanding to encompass over 20,000 square feet to display everything from traditional offset printing to the latest technologies in flexography, wide-format and production inkjet solutions. The expanded Technology center will showcase Fujifilm Brillia HD plates and platesetter solutions, the complete range of award winning J Press sheetfed and rollfed inkjet solutions, and Xerox toner-based production presses. Also featured will be entry to mid-range roll-to-roll, flatbed and hybrid wide-format presses including the production powerhouse Inca Onset series of UV flatbed presses, the versatile Uvistar and the popular Acuity Advance Select and Acuity LED. The Graphium UV inkjet web press for labels, packaging and specialty print, plus the new Clarity flexo print for packaging will be on display. Fujifilm XMF workflow solutions including ColorPath color management software will also be demonstrated.
The current Technology Center in Hanover Park will continue to host customer demos and events throughout the entire renovation process.
“A key success factor in our future growth will be to showcase and demonstrate all of our innovative solutions at a centrally located Technology Center,” said Todd Zimmerman, vice president and general manager, Fujifilm North America, Graphic Systems Division. “The new world-class Technology Center will be an industry destination, and our Chicagoland location is convenient for customers to visit.” Zimmerman explained that this substantial renovation reinforces the company’s dedication to inkjet leadership and innovations in print technology. “We look forward to hosting many more events in Hanover Park, including our highly successful Technology Summits,” he said.
The renovations are expected to be fully completed later this summer.
Fujifilm North America, a marketing subsidiary of Fujifilm Holdings America consists of four operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division provides consumer and commercial photographic products and services, including: photographic paper; digital printing equipment, along with service and support; personalized photo products; film; and one-time-use cameras; and also markets motion picture archival film and on-set color management solutions to the motion picture, broadcast and production industries. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the graphic printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and also markets binoculars. Fujifilm Canada sells and markets a range of Fujifilm products and services in Canada.
Fujifilm Holdings, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 10 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2012, and in the year ended March 31, 2013, had global revenues of $26.7 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship.
*At an exchange rate of 83 yen to the dollar.