Ricoh Company, Ltd. have announced that the company has reached an agreement to buy ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH (hereafter “ColorGATE”), a leading software provider in the printing industry with a specific competence in color management. This acquisition is designed to strengthen Ricoh’s growing industrial printing business. The transfer of shares is scheduled to complete on November 30, 2018.
HP have announced it completed the acquisition of Apogee Corporation, a U.K. based office equipment dealer (OED) and Europe’s largest independent provider of print, outsourced services, and document and process technology. The transaction values Apogee at £380M.
Ricoh has announced that the company has reached an agreement to buy LAC Corporation (hereafter “LAC”), a company with unique inkjet technology that supports printing on three-dimensional surfaces e.g. on the sides of cars, trucks, aircraft and even tyres and glass bottles. This acquisition is aimed at strengthening Ricoh’s industrial printing business, which is one of its three growth strategies. The transfer of the shares is scheduled to complete on October 31, 2018.
Spandex, the one-stop supplier of innovative solutions to the sign, graphics and display industries is expanding its presence in the Nordic region with the acquisition of Seri Deco Oy, the leading distributor of sign making and wide format printing equipment, roll and rigid media to the Finnish and Baltic sign and display markets.