EFI buys into digital textile printing

EFI has bought both Reggiani Macchine and Matan Digital, significantly enhancing its digital printing capabilities. The most significant of these purchases is the Italian company Reggiani Macchine, based in Bergamo, which specializes in inkjet textile printing, thus taking EFI into one of the fastest expanding markets. It will be rebranded as EFI Reggiani. Continue reading “EFI buys into digital textile printing”

EFI buys SmartLinc

EFI has acquired SmartLinc, an American company that develops shipping software. This software allows users to select the best carrier for their shipments and can be integrated with other software systems. Thus MIS can automatically submit print jobs to SmartLinc software, which then tracks shipment status, cost and carrier information, and transfers this information back to the MIS to give users a more complete picture of expenses, job delivery and other essential metrics.
As is usually the case with EFI’s acquisitions, the SmartLinc staff have all joined EFI, including co-owners Greg Billinghurst and Scott Kwiatkowski. As a side note, EFI’s CEO Guy Gecht told me last year that such employees were often more valuable to EFI than the companies it bought, pointing out that many of EFI’s senior managers have joined the company following acquisitions.
EFI hasn’t disclosed the terms of the deal but has said that it is not expected to be material to EFI’s Q1 or full-year 2014 results.