The Key Point Blog

09/14/2021

Keypoint Intelligence

Digital 3D print technology expands growing portfolio of textile applications

Kornit Digital recently announced the acquisition of Voxel8, a technology company specializing in 3D additive printing on textiles and footwear products.

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09/07/2021

Deborah Hawkins

Smart thinking from Ricoh

This blog discusses Ricoh Europe's acquisition of Apex's European business and the expansion of managed services to include smart lockers.

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08/18/2021

Randy Dazo

Keypoint Intelligence to educate on the office and dealers of the future

We may not be able to predict the entire future, but we can help with what we’ve learned from the past, our newest research findings, and involving industry leaders that can all help you see a clearer future for the office and dealers.

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03/08/2021

Keypoint Intelligence

An update on the Custom Gateway acquisition

In August 2020, Kornit acquired Custom Gateway, a cloud-based software solutions provider of end-to-end workflow solutions for on-demand apparel and home décor production. This blog provides insight regarding this decision from Robert Nute, Global Commercial Director of Custom Gateway at Kornit.

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11/03/2020

Deborah Hawkins

The new joint venture helps Sharp continue to grow beyond the realm of print

Japan’s Sharp Corporation, under the guiding hand of its Taiwan-based parent company Foxconn Technology Group, just closed its previously announced deal to form a joint venture with display maker NEC Corporation. This blog explores the details.

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11/11/2019

Keypoint Intelligence

On November 5th, Xerox announced that it is selling its 25% stake in Fuji Xerox to Japanese partner Fujifilm for $2.3 billion, ending a 57-year joint venture. The deal gives Fujifilm 100% ownership of Fuji Xerox, over a year after it failed to acquire majority ownership of Xerox and merge it into Fuji Xerox.

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11/06/2019

Jamie Bsales

Update: On March 31, 2020, Xerox officially dropped its tender offer for HP shares, citing the macroeconomic uncertainty and market turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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09/05/2019

Keypoint Intelligence

As Pitney Bowes adds to the Syncsort arsenal of software solutions with the recent acquisitions of SQData and Pitney Bowes Software solutions, the company looks to focus on its core business in the mail and shipping space. Just a few weeks after announcing a cash dividend of $0.05 per share, Pitney embarked on a move that would help the company pay down its near-term debt as it comes to maturity.

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08/07/2019

Keypoint Intelligence

Sign of the times – SGIA Acquires NAPCO Media

On August 6, 2019 the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) announced that it has acquired NAPCO Media. “Under the terms of the agreement, which has been unanimously approved by SGIA’s Board of Directors, NAPCO Media – owners of Printing Impressions, Packaging Impressions, Promo Marketing, In-Plant Impressions, Total Retail, Target Marketing, and Wide-Format Impressions – will become an LLC and will continue to operate as an independent entity. All NAPCO Media staff and business units will remain in place. SGIA offices and NAPCO Media offices will continue to reside in Fairfax, Va., and Philadelphia, Pa., respectively. “

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07/02/2019

Ron Gilboa & Colin McMahon

Observers of the global print industry recently got more evidence of the power Japan-based Toppan’s drive to expand its industrial print operations and marketing. On June 24, Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., announced it has acquired 100% of Interprint GmbH (Germany), a global printer of décor materials such as wallpaper and laminates. Dubbing Toppan as just a printing company does not do justice to this giant organization, which has been an innovator in print and related activities for over a century. Today, it is a leading supplier of print, equipment, and services to a wide range of segments, including décor, packaging, and other industrial applications. On June 27th, 2019 Toppan also announced a new president, Mr. Hideharu Maro. As part of the announcment, Toppan stated “Mr. Maro takes over at a time when digital transformation and changing market dynamics are creating new openings and opportunities for the printing industry. Toppan has identified packaging, décor materials, and security solutions as its main growth engines globally and is strengthening the well-established international network of its electronics business.”

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