LANDA AND KOMORI FORMALISE STRATEGIC ALLIANCE WITH MULTI-FACETED AGREEMENTS

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Landa and Komori have cemented their long-term strategic alliance by entering into multi-faceted agreements in which Komori will be the global supplier of all sheetfed Landa Nanographic Printing Press platforms to Landa and Landa will provide Komori with Nanographic Printing technology and Landa NanoInk™ Colourants for incorporation into Komori-branded Nanographic Printing presses.

Since drupa, Landa engineers have been evaluating proposals from the industrys leading press vendors, both European and Asian, for the supply of sheetfed platforms for Landa Nanographic Printing™ Presses. In making its assessment, Landa took into account the calibre of engineering, robustness of design, automation, reliability and cost effectiveness. The vendors culture of innovation, technical resources, commercial success and financial stability were also important criteria. The conclusion of this year-long pursuit left no doubt: Komori is in a class of its own and the clear partner of choice for Landa. The outcome led Landa to place orders with Komori for sheetfed platforms for Landas S10 Nanographic Printing Presses, which will start to be delivered to customers in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Following a lengthy technology diligence period, during which Komori scientists and engineers studied, evaluated and tested Landa Nanographic™ Printing technology, Komori concluded that Nanography™ has the potential to deliver on its promise of matching the quality and speed of offset printing at the lowest cost per page in the digital printing industry. Komori formalised its license agreement with Landa, cementing the long-term strategic alliance between the companies.

Landa Founder, Chairman and CEO Benny Landa said, 'Since we first started our collaboration with Komori, we have been deeply impressed by the company, its people and its culture. Komori is an outstanding partner for Landa, bringing an extremely high caliber of engineering expertise, second-to-none quality and performance, together with a fervent commitment and willingness to invest in the future. It is gratifying to have as our strategic partner the one global press vendor that continues to thrive despite the challenges faced by the industry.'

Yoshiharu Komori, Komori President, Chairman and CEO, said, 'It is a great honour to be able to cooperate with Landa in bringing Nanography to market. Our teams have been closely monitoring Landas development and have been amazed with the progress made so far, which exceeds our expectations. We believe that the impact of Benny Landas new invention, Nanography-with the Komori platform-will have a far greater impact even than his introduction of the first digital printing press.'  

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