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Komori and SCREEN Announce Strategic Business Agreement

  Rolling Meadows, IL, September 13, 2015 -- Komori Corporation and SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd. announce that Komori America Corporation and SCREEN GP Americas, LLC, a division of SCREEN Graphic and Precision Solutions (SCREEN GP) Group, have entered into a strategic business agreement that effectively joins the two companies’ sales organizations.



  Komori America will be the sole distributor in the United States of SCREEN GP’s new Truepress Jet520HD, a state-of-the-art continuous, high-speed, high-definition inkjet press powered by the EQUIOS Digital Frontend Workflow solution. SCREEN GP Americas brings its extensive knowledge and expertise in the inkjet marketplace to the partnership with Komori America.


  Eiji Kajita, Director, Group General Manager, Global Sales & Service Group of Komori Corporation says, “This is a great opportunity for both Komori and SCREEN GP. By joining our US 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 says, “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, printheads 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 customers’ varied needs.


  Both companies agree that by combining the two experienced US sales teams of Komori America and SCREEN GP Americas, they 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.”




Komori Corporation
 Komori Corporation, for over 90 years since its establishment in 1923 has been producing offset printing presses. Its flagship products include sheet-fed offset presses, web offset presses and related equipment. Moreover, Komori has been supplying security printing presses to the National Printing Bureau in Japan as well as to overseas customers in dozens of countries.
Komori endeavors to improve the quality and productivity of its basic printing presses and develop printing information networks and automated integrated printing systems to respond to the recent trend of digital work flow and networking, and realize a total printing production system. With its sights fixed on remaining a trusted Print Engineering Service Provider, Komori also works to bring the range of its proposals to bear in solving customer issues.


Komori America Corporation
 Komori America Corporation is the US subsidiary of Tokyo based, Komori Corporation, a world leader in the development and manufacture of precision printing systems. Komori America provides sales and service support throughout the United States.


SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
 SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd. (SCREEN HD) was established in 1943 under the name of Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. The company changed its name in 2014 after dividing its operations into businesses handling semiconductor production equipment, graphic arts and PCB-related equipment and flat panel display (FPD) and other fine technology equipment. SCREEN HD manages a total of 46 group companies worldwide. These operations manufacture and distribute many of the world’s leading products in areas including semiconductor cleaning equipment, computer to plate (CTP) recorders for printing and FPD coater/developers. Based on its core
technologies in surface processing, direct imaging and image processing, SCREEN HD is currently developing businesses in four new fields: renewable energy, life sciences, inspection and measurement, and printed electronics.


SCREEN Graphic and Precision Solutions Co., Ltd.
 SCREEN Graphic and Precision Solutions Co., Ltd. (SCREEN GP) is a main business operating company of SCREEN HD. As the world’s leading manufacturer in the graphic arts and PCB-related business, SCREEN GP has globally expanded its product lineups such as thermal computer to plate (CTP) equipment, print on demand (POD) equipment and direct imaging systems for PCBs and other units. These advances are based on its core technologies in direct imaging and image processing, which have been cultivated over many years.


 SCREEN GP Americas, LLC is a SCREEN GP group company. It is a leading supplier of systems and components for the graphic arts industry in North America and South America.


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