The new branch is located in Tokyo and signifies continued growth and expansion for Xeikon in the region; the grand opening included a Xeikon Café featuring a number of educational partner presentations. More than 50 invited guests joined the company for the event.
“We are seeing continued and unprecedented growth in the Asia Pacific region,” Wim Maes, Xeikon’s CEO, said, “and we are especially pleased to be able to open this important Technology Centre in Japan. This state-of-the-art facility will play an important role in spurring growth for Xeikon in Japan, and in helping our Japanese customers make the most of their investments in Xeikon.
“The Centre will focus on testing, benchmarking and product demonstrations that the Japanese printing and packaging community has been requesting and will be an important venue for face-to-face meetings, which are so important in Japanese culture. We are very proud of our Japanese team, who conducted such a successful grand opening event.”
The new Technology Centre features Xeikon technology for the production of labels and packaging applications, as well as for document and commercial printing applications, including the 3500 digital press, designed for folding carton printing. Visitors will also be able to learn about the brand-new Xeikon CX3 (which will be launched at Labelexpo Europe) with Cheetah technology for high quality label printing, and the Xeikon 9800 for document printing solutions.
“Xeikon continues its expansion in this important region,” Bent Serritslev, managing director Xeikon Asia Pacific (ASPAC) added. “This Centre is an important demonstration of Xeikon’s dedication to helping its customers stay ahead of developing trends with a broad portfolio of products and services in document and commercial printing as well as labels and packaging.”
Future visitors and customers will also have the chance to have hands-on interaction with Xeikon’s solution suites developed in collaboration with its global network of Aura partners, and the ability to test their own applications. Xeikon suites are designed to address the needs of some of the fastest growing digital printing niches.