Uxbridge, UK – Xerox Europe and FUJIFILM Europe, have announced an agreement for FUJIFILM Graphic Systems to be a reseller of Xerox digital presses, which will increase opportunities for both companies in the growing hybrid digital and offset printing systems market.
This agreement unites two of the graphic arts industry’s leading brands and makes Xerox digital technology more accessible to the customers of FUJIFILM Graphic Systems.
Effective from July 2007, the framework agreement between Xerox Europe and FUJIFILM Europe which confirms a business scope covering the European territory will drive to start business through FUJIFILM’s existing Graphic systems distribution channels, potentially in all countries but initially in six countries, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Sweden and Finland, where local level preparation has started. FUJIFILM will sell Xerox mid range and entry level production colour and monochrome digital presses. Additionally, FUJIFILM will work with Xerox’s direct sales force to identify sales opportunities for the Xerox iGen3 Digital Production Press. Xerox will provide service and support for the digital presses. Opportunities to further extend the agreement to other countries where FUJIFILM Europe operate, in both Europe and beyond, are being explored.
“FUJFILM has one of Europe’s best graphic arts distribution networks, really strong customer relationships as well as an in-depth knowledge of digital colour printing, and adding Xerox products to the portfolio will provide customers with access to a powerful solutions line-up,” said Valentin Govaerts, Senior Vice President, Production and Graphic Arts Industry, Xerox Europe. “This agreement is evidence of the strong relationship between Xerox and Fuji, and our commitment to work with and through customer preferred relationships” he added.“Xerox is the clear industry leader in delivering advanced digital colour presses for the graphic arts market,” said Naohiro Fujitani, General Manager, Graphic Systems, FUJIFILM Europe. “Pairing Xerox digital equipment with the powerful FUJIFILM portfolio deepens our comprehensive range of products and services. It is also worthwhile for us to boost sales for the products Fuji Xerox supplies.”
This agreement builds on the success of a similar one, announced in 2004, that covers the United States of America and Canada.
About Xerox Europe
Xerox Europe, the European operations of Xerox Corporation, markets a comprehensive range of Xerox products, solutions and services, as well as associated supplies and software. Its offerings are focused on three main areas: offices from small to large, production print and graphic arts environments, and services that include consulting, systems design and management, and document outsourcing.
Xerox Europe also has manufacturing and logistics operations in Ireland, the UK and the Netherlands, and a research and development facility (Xerox Research Centre Europe) in Grenoble, France. For more information visit, www.xerox.com
Xerox supports The New Business Of Printing strategy by providing the largest portfolio of state-of-the-art digital products, solutions and services in the industry, integrated streamlined and efficient workflow solutions and a suite of business development tools that help customers to achieve sustained long-term growth. In the changing world of print, these three elements enable customers to improve business performance and productivity to ensure they uncover more ways to profit.
Xerox Graphic Arts Premier Partners is an exclusive global community of innovative digital printing, graphic arts and communication companies that is defining the future of the print industry. Together they are shaping The New Business of Printing to give their clients a competitive edge. For more information on the Xerox Premier Partner network, please visit www.xerox.com/xpp
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Robert Corbishley, Xerox Europe, tel: +44 (0) 1895 843 239, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FUJIFILM brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries including medical, life sciences, consumer electronic, chemical, graphic arts, information systems, photography and office products based on its vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company provides products and services that contribute to the advancement of culture, science, technology and industry, as well as to improved health and environmental protection. It is the global leader in digital minilabs; Computed Radiography systems; ink dyes, pigments and UV inks for inkjet printers and materials used in the production of flat panel displays. The company employs more than 76,000 people worldwide and in the year ended March 31, 2007, had global revenues of 18.67 billion Euro. The FUJIFILM group comprises of 270 subsidiaries and 32 affiliated companies.
FUJIFILM Europe, the regional headquarters in Europe, represents FUJIFILM for most of the products and services provided in its territory.
Hans Walla, FUJIFILM Europe, tel: +49 (0) 211 5089-169, email: HWalla@fujifilmeurope.de