Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific has entered the digital label printing business by expanding its product offerings to the Durst Tau 330 UV inkjet press.
‘This partnership between Durst and Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific is a perfect fit for two market leaders,’ said Helmuth Munter, segment manager, Labels and Package Printing, Durst. ‘Fuji Xerox is a leading company in the document services and communications field and Durst is a leading manufacturer of professional digital imaging systems. Together, we aim to expand our market in Asia Pacific through the vast network of Fuji Xerox to provide added values to customers in the region.’
Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific has the exclusive distributorship with Durst in Asia Pacific, including Australia, New Zealand, China (including Taiwan and Hong Kong), while it has non-exclusive distributorship in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Myanmar and Cambodia. Durst currently runs its Asia-Pacific business from Singapore-based subsidiary, Durst Industrial Services Pte. Ltd.
Steve Ford, general manager, production sales & marketing, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific, said, ‘As packaging and label markets are linked to consumer spending and population growth, it is a key printing segment with great potential. Today digital printing has limited penetration in this segment, however, as it advances globally and the demand for traditional printing tapers off, many of our existing customers are rapidly diversifying and are looking to us for a reliable and comprehensive solution. This partnership will help our customers expand and grow their business in the label and packaging segment of the industry.’
InfoTrends estimates that the value of print from color digital label presses in Asia Pacific, including Japan and China, was about USD 457 million in 2015. InfoTrends forecasts that the print value - the billings from digital label converters among their customers - will reach USD 1.185 billion in 2020, reflecting a 21 percent compound annual growth rate.
The Durst Tau 330 series now comprises the Tau 330, an entry-level Tau 330E, and an optional inline Laser Finishing System 330.