Xeikon N.V. acquires Flexolaser, a leading manufacturer of CtP devices for flexo and letter press applications, as well as the rights to the Trademark Thermoflex

Strategic acquisitions aimed at expanding Xeikon's product offerings and reinforcing its dedication to the label and packaging markets

(PresseBox) (Eede, The Netherlands, ) Xeikon, an innovator in digital color printing technology, announced today that the company has acquired the Flexolaser technology and business from RSD Technik GmbH and Flexolaser GmbH, leading manufacturers of computer-to-plate (CtP) devices for both flexo and letterpress applications.

Xeikon also announced today to have acquired the rights to the Trademark Thermoflex from Eastman Kodak.
Both these individual transactions were signed towards the end of 2011 under conditions that all the involved parties agreed to keep confidential.

These strategic 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. Xeikon will be expanding its sales, marketing and service teams worldwide to further these objectives.

Mr Martin Rasenberger, CEO of Flexolaser, stated:" 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."

According to Wim Maes, CEO of Xeikon N.V., "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."

Xeikon International BV

An innovator in digital printing, Xeikon designs, develops and delivers high-end digital color printing systems for the global industrial, document printing and commercial market segments. These systems are composed of advanced web-fed printing engines using LED-array-based, dry toner electrophotography, open workflow software, exclusive toner and other consumables. The company also manufactures computer-to-plate (CtP) solutions for the print industry under the basysPrint brand name. These practice-proven CtP systems for UV-sensitive plates combine the latest exposure techniques with the cost-efficient and mature UV plate technology. For more information, visit www.xeikon.com.

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