Degrava Systems and OKI Printing Solutions, a subsidiary of OKI Data Corporation of Japan, have formed a strategic partnership in which OKI will become the exclusive distributor for the Degrava DP-8500 printer within the EMEA market (Europe, Middle East and Africa). The EMEA market represents 50 percent of OKI’s worldwide sales.
The printer combines OKI Printing Solutions’ digital LED print engine with Degrava’s DP-8500 digital press to deliver an ‘affordable, high quality’ solution for short run label printing, say the companies.
‘OKI Printing Solutions, with their outstanding marketing, sales and customer support, provides Degrava Systems, LLC with the best possible opportunity to support users of the DP-8500 in the EMEA market,’ said Mike Bertolani, international sales and marketing, Degrava Systems. ‘The partnership with OKI has allowed both companies to expand into new markets and offer the most affordable, flexible and technologically sound printing solution to our customers.’
Tony Lock, general manager sales and marketing at OKI Printing Solutions said, ‘We welcome the chance to collaborate with Degrava in this innovative way. By bringing together the technologies of our two companies, we’re now able to provide the EMEA market with a superior, short run label printing system.’