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Xeikon Expands Presence in Asia Pacific with Successful Opening of Technology Center in Tokyo


Xeikon, an innovator in digital color printing technology, is pleased to announce that it has now opened a second Technology Center in the Asia Pacific region. The new Center is located in Tokyo and signifies continued growth and expansion for Xeikon in the region. The grand opening included a Xeikon CafĂ© featuring a number of educational partner presentations.  More than 50 invited guests joined Xeikon for this exciting event, including trade journalists.

“We are seeing continued and unprecedented growth in the Asia Pacific region,” Wim Maes, Xeikon’s CEO, says, “and we are especially pleased to be able to open this important Technology Center 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 Center 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 Center 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.

During the grand opening event, visitors were welcomed by Wim Maes and Atsushi Yamabe, Xeikon’s Managing Director for Japan. Mr. Yamabe also conducted a demonstration of the Xeikon 3500 label and packaging solution in the showroom, while Bent Serritslev, Managing Director Xeikon Asia Pacific (ASPAC), shared information about the Xeikon portfolio.

“Xeikon continues its expansion in this important region,” Serritslev concludes. “We are already seeing the benefits of the Tokyo Center with a very positive response from visitors, and we expect to see good coverage in the Japanese trade press as a result of the terrific journalist turn out. This Center 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. The Tokyo Technology Center will allow us to further improve our service to new and existing customers in Japan,”.

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.