Xeikon has announced that it has acquired Flexolaser technology from RSD Technik GmbH and Flexolaser GmbH, leading manufacturers of computer-to-plate (CtP) devices for both flexo and letterpress applications. Xeikon has also acquired the rights to the Trademark Thermoflex from Eastman Kodak. The strategic acquisitions are aimed at expanding Xeikon’s product offerings and reinforcing its dedication to the label and packaging markets.
The acquisitions are in line with Xeikon’s segment strategy to introduce a new product line for its CtP business and to be a leading digital solutions provider in the flexographic market place. The company will be expanding its sales, marketing and service teams worldwide to further these objectives.
Martin Rasenberger, CEO of Flexolaser, said, Xeikon has all the trump cards to continue the success of Flexolaser: knowledge of the labels and packaging markets, strong R&D, lean and experienced CtP manufacturing facilities in Ieper, and, most of all, a clear dedication to grow.
Xeikon’s strategy is to build a strong position in the label and packaging markets by offering printing solutions and the related supplies. We have been manufacturing industry-leading digital label presses and CtP solutions for more than 15 years. With flexo CtP we will be able to further expand our customer base and offer them unique solutions for both digital and flexo printing, said Wim Maes, CEO of Xeikon N.V.