Komori America, Screen Americas Form Strategic Selling Agreement Joining Sales Organizations
ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill.—September 14, 2015—Komori and Screen Holdings announced that Komori America and Screen GP Americas, a division of Screen Graphic and Precision Solutions (Screen GP) group, have entered into a strategic selling agreement that effectively joins the two companies’ sales organizations.
Komori America will be the sole distributor in the U.S. of Screen GP’s new Truepress Jet520HD, a continuous, high-speed, high-definition inkjet press powered by the Equios Digital Front Workflow solution. Screen GP Americas brings its extensive knowledge and expertise in the inkjet marketplace to the partnership with Komori America.
“This is a great opportunity for both Komori and Screen GP," Eiji Kajita, director and operating officer of Komori said. "By joining our U.S. sales teams, we will have double the workforce to take both Komori’s offset and Screen GP’s digital products to the marketplace. But more importantly, we know our customers will benefit from the combined expertise of our two teams.”
Katsuhiko Aoki, president of Screen GP, also noted, "We have a longstanding relationship with Komori and it just makes good business sense to take the strength of our two product lines and the technical expertise of our sales teams to join together to grow our market share. We are looking forward to the future and we are confident commercial printers will see real value in working with one organization that is focused on their success regardless of the technology platform.”
The Truepress Jet520HD enables superior quality that goes beyond the traditional boundaries of inkjet printing, opening additional markets and applications to on-demand printing at speeds and economies unmatched in cut sheet digital and, for many run lengths, rivaling that of offset. Building on Screen GP’s 10 years of experience in the continuous high-speed inkjet market, the Truepress Jet520HD brings together leading technologies in paper transport, drying techniques, print heads and wide-gamut inks. Support for a wide range of stocks, from 18-pound paper to 9-point stock, gives printers the ability to address customer’s varied needs.
Kajita and Aoki agree that by combining the two experienced U.S. sales teams of Komori America and Screen GP Americas it will not only help printers achieve their business goals, but grow market share for the two organizations through increased digital and offset press sales. "We believe this is a win-win for our organizations and our customers.”
About Komori Corp.
Komori Corp., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, manufactures precision printing equipment. In its 90-year history, it has continually introduced award-winning technology to the graphic arts marketplace. Underlying all of Komori's activities is the principle of "kando"—exceeding expectations. With a history steeped in tradition and a longstanding focus on delivering efficiency, productivity and outstanding quality to its customers, Komori continues to develop technology focused on the future of print.
About Komori America
Komori America is the U.S. subsidiary of Tokyo-based Komori Corp., a which specializes in development and manufacture of precision printing systems. Komori America provides sales and service support throughout the United States.
About SCREEN Holdings
SCREEN Holdings (SCREEN HD) was established in 1943 under the name of Dainippon Screen Manufacturing. SCREEN HD operates and manages overall the 46 group companies internationally, manufacturing/distributing the world's top share products, semiconductor cleaning equipment, computer-to-plate (CTP) plotter for printing, and Flat Panel Display (FPD) Coater/Developers. Based on its own core technologies, SCREEN HD enters and expands business in four new fields (renewable energy, life sciences, inspection and measurement, and printed electronics).
About SCREEN Graphic and Precision Solutions
SCREEN Graphic and Precision Solutions (SCREEN GP) is a main business operating company of the SCREEN HD. Manufacturing graphic arts and PCB-related business, it has globally expanded its product line-up, such as thermal computer-to-plate (CTP) equipment, print-on-demand (POD) equipment and direct imaging system for PCB and other units, based on its core technologies in direct imaging and image processing that have been cultivated over the years.