Komori and Highcon Announce Strategic Business Partnership
Komori and Highcon announced the formation of a strategic partnership between their two companies. Komori will be selling and supporting the HighconTM Euclid digital cutting and creasing solutions in the Japanese market. This partnership is a key step in Komori's strategy to provide comprehensive solutions to their customers, covering both analog and digital workflows, and spanning printing and finishing alike. The first Highcon Euclid machine in Japan is being installed at Komori's Graphic Technology Center in Tsukuba, in time for the Komori Open House to be held on February 4th-5th. As part of this event, 400 of Komori's strategic customers in Japan will receive the opportunity to see first-hand how this revolutionary digital finishing technology fits into the Komori portfolio.
By offering the Highcon Euclid, Komori will provide customers with a solution that removes bottlenecks in the post-press process. Moreover, the Highcon Euclid II+ can perform the most intricate cut-outs, deliver production samples for test marketing and produce packaging for customers that simply could not be done conventionally.
Komori will offer the UV inkjet digital printing machine (Impremia IS29) and the Highcon Euclid digital cutting & creasing system to allow their customers to grow their business by adding value. The Euclid series of machines has already been installed in over 20 sites worldwide, and the companies who are using this system are successfully demonstrating the benefits of the differentiation it offers. This collaboration is a win/win situation for Komori, Highcon and their customers.
Eiji Kajita, Operation Officer and Global Sales & Service Group, Group General Manager of Komori said: "We believe that concluding the agreement with Highcon, is an important step in Komori's business target of being a PESP (Print Engineering Service Provider). We are encouraging our customers' success by providing a variety of solutions to resolve their problems with partner companies from all over the world. The combination of Highcon's innovative system and Komori's products will provide a new business model which has not been possible to implement until now".
Aviv Ratzman, Co-Founder and CEO of Highcon said: "This partnership is a testament to the quality and industrial strength of our product offering which brings huge benefits to both digital and conventional workflows. We are proud to have our young technology taking its place amidst the portfolio of Komori, with their almost 100 years' experience of manufacturing products of superior quality and reliability."