Komori and Highcon entered into a strategic selling agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Komori America will sell and support the entire Highcon product line, including the world’s first production speed digital cutting and creasing machine.
The partnership is integral to Komori’s overall strategy to create new value and richer communications through ‘connected print’, the ability to effectively connect various processes to Komori’s diverse functions with the latest technologies.
Komori sees the Highcon digital finishing solutions as the perfect complement to its fleet of offset presses, as well as the new Impremia IS29, 73.66cm (29-inch) inkjet, sheetfed UV printing system. In addition to removing bottlenecks in the post-press process, the Highcon solutions also deliver increased design flexibility with the ability to produce intricate cutouts, etching, unique scoring capability, and cut over creasing, perfect for print providers who want to offer a wide range of applications from unique packaging solutions to customisation with variable data cutting, web-to-pack, and even 3D modelling.
‘We are very excited about this partnership because it underscores Komori’s commitment to helping our customers develop a successful path to becoming a print media enterprise with the ability to cover both analogue and digital workflows from print to finishing. It will allow our customers greater flexibility for delivering innovative applications and a faster time to market,’ said Jacki Hudmon, senior vice president, New Business Development for Komori America.
Ron Kukla, Highcon sales director, Americas added, ‘The partnership with Komori America Corporation will help us reach a wide range of digital and conventional customers. The recognition of our revolutionary technology by Komori with their 100 years of focus on reliability and quality is a powerful endorsement. We look forward to the installation of the Highcon Euclid III at the Komori demo centre towards the end of the year.’