Southern Lithoplate’s strong customer support and expertise within the newspaper sector and Kodak’s products and technology will now be fully integrated under Kodak’s umbrella of innovative and sustainable print solutions.
Kodak recently announced the acquisition of the service and parts assets of Southern Lithoplate Inc, complementing the strategic alliance formed in December 2020. Kodak’s Service and Support team will provide a comprehensive plan for Southern Lithoplate’s customer base, offering a vast range of different service options to meet a wide variety of business requirements.
‘Our partnership with Southern Lithoplate deepens our expertise in the newspaper segment and strengthens our ability to provide exceptional service for customers,’ said Jim Continenza, Executive Chairman and CEO, Eastman Kodak Company. ‘Kodak’s world-class service and support helps customers maximise uptime and improve operational efficiency to drive profitability and growth.’
‘With an 87-year history of putting our customers first, it was vital that we find the right partner to carry on Southern Lithoplate’s exceptional service legacy. Kodak will provide the very best service, support and print solutions available on the market. Our decision to choose Kodak to continue on with the Southern Lithoplate customer base includes Kodak’s ongoing commitment to print long-term and the honour and integrity by which the team at Kodak has supported our plate business since January,’ stated Edward A. Casson III, SLP Chairman and CEO.
The Kodak service team took over the servicing of Southern Lithoplate’s accounts from August 1, 2021.