Xeikon will transfer its main activities to its headquarters in Leir, Belgium, by July 1 and will close its location in Eede, the Netherlands, by the end of the year.
Established in 1988, Xeikon started digital full color printing at a former Agfa production site in Mortsel, near Antwerp in Belgium. There, it built the first DCP-1 machine that was to be launched at Ipex 1993.
In 2002, the company moved its headquarters – including R&D, manufacturing and innovation center – from Mortsel to a new building in Lier, Belgium. Since 2008, the company’s head office is based in Eede, just across the northern Belgian border.
Last year, Xeikon celebrated its 30th anniversary and 25 years of digital printing. It also got ready for a new future with Flint Group as its new owner, and inkjet technology as an added part of its broadened digital portfolio. In 2018, it opened both an inkjet and a toner technology competence center in Lier to strengthen its R&D efforts. The consolidation to Belgium is described as 'the next logical step in the consolidation process to continue growing as a leader in chosen digital production applications,' the company said.
The transfer to Lier is a gradual process that started in January 2019. The main activities will be transferred by July 1, 2019, and at the end of the year the Eede location will be closed.