Ricoh and Aeoon announce global partnership at Innovate 2021
The partnership, between industrial inkjet technology solutions provider Ricoh and DTG specialist Aeoon Technologies, will allow the former to extend its DTG offering into higher productivity market segments and further demonstrate a focus on sustainability and cost-efficiency.
The partnership will feature Ricoh’s inkjet printhead development knowledge, while colour management capability and print data generation will be provided by ColorGATE, a Germany-based company owned by Ricoh.
As the DTG market continues to show a steep recovery in the post Covid-19 economy, the partnership aims to bring solutions to the market that support fabric printers with growth strategies.
The future portfolio intends to include systems that drive sustainable, on-demand textile production and respond to the growth opportunities presented by decentralised fulfilment operations and centralised online businesses, according to Ricoh.
Dr Christian Compera, general manager, global industrial print solutions at Ricoh, says: “We are excited to collaborate in providing a scalable product range that allows clients to flexibly adapt to the steadily rising demand in digital textile printing.”
Angelo Schiestl, founder and CEO of Aeoon Technologies, adds: “We are delighted to partner with Ricoh as a leader in inkjet technology, further extending our joint offering towards clients across the globe.
“Both companies share the same values, such as unrestricted commitment to sustainability and sharing knowhow for training, education and support to the benefit of our clients.”