The Agfa-Gevaert Group announces it will acquire Inca Digital Printers, a Cambridge, U.K.-based developer and manufacturer of printing and production technologies for sign and display applications, subject to meeting and obtaining customary conditions and approvals.
The acquisition is said to strengthen Agfa’s position in high-speed digital printing and bring an additional focus on packaging printing markets.
“The Inca acquisition is a major step in Agfa’s transformation. Digital printing is a profitable growth engine for the group with a tremendous potential that will be further accelerated by the addition of Inca,” says Pascal Juéry, president and CEO of the Agfa-Gevaert Group.
The acquisition encompasses Inca’s portfolio of existing high-speed multi-pass printers, including a service organization, a newly designed line of single-pass printers, as well as a joint development of a customized in-line print engine in collaboration with BHS Corrugated, a corrugator manufacturer.
“The acquisition by Agfa allows us to combine our technological know-how and will enable us to become a leading digital packaging press manufacturer worldwide,” remarks Stephen Tunnicliffe-Wilson, CEO/CTO of Inca Digital Printers. “Our new parent has shown long-term commitment to the digital printing market, and we are extremely proud and look forward to becoming part of the Agfa family.”