Up until 2008, the world economy was a confident, arguably brash environment, where the familiar ‘buy now, pay later’ culture had largely evolved into a mentality of ‘buy now, think later’. Over the past 12 months though, markets have slumped, credit has dried up and purchasing decision-makers have become increasingly risk-averse. In today’s world, every expense is scrutinised, and pressures for reduced costs and rapid returns on investment are mounting.
Nipson SAS (‘Nipson’) today announced that it has left the procedure of ‘Redressement Judiciaire’, which means the company can now resume its activities under the full control of the Board. On 28 October 2008, Nipson SAS filed for the French ‘Redressement Judiciaire’ in the light of the financial difficulties which it had been experiencing, and obtained an agreement with the French Courts for a restructuring plan.
InfoTrends, the leading worldwide consulting firm for the digital imaging and document solutions industry, announced today that Océ has signed as a worldwide sponsor for the 3rd annual TransPromo Summit and the inaugural European TransPromo Summit. The TransPromo Summit will take place August 13-14, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Boston in Boston, MA and the European TransPromo Summit will be held October 6-7, 2009 at Square Brussels Meeting Centre in Brussels, Belgium.
InfoTrends, the leading worldwide consulting firm for the digital imaging and document solutions industry, announced today that Xeikon, a division of Punch Graphix International, has signed as a worldwide sponsor for their 3rd annual TransPromo Summit and the inaugural European TransPromo Summit.
MORTSEL, BELGIUM—Belgian imaging technology group Agfa-Gevaert plans to reduce its operational costs by 120 million euros ($163.4 million) over the coming two years, in addition to cost cuts already planned for 2008. Agfa said that the savings mainly concerned sales and general administration (SG&A) costs.
BY MARK SMITH Technology Editor The media road tour leading up to Drupa 04 recently made stops in Brussels, Belgium, and Athens, Greece. Judging by the vendor previews offered so far, people making the trek to Düsseldorf for the international trade fair should expect to see incremental advances, not revolutionary changes, in the products shown. The outlook for the global economy—and printing industry—leading up to this year's event is vastly different from the heady days that preceded Drupa 2000, says Albert Follens, general manager, Graphic Systems, at Agfa-Gevaert N.V. The keys to success are increasing manufacturing efficiency and streamlining how business is transacted between