Category: Business

  • Brother abandons Roland Acquisition

    Brother abandons Roland Acquisition

    Brother has released its full year figures for the last financial year ending 31 March, showing a large ¥28.2 billion impairment loss for its British Domino subsidiary alongside an announcement that the company has given up on its earlier hostile bid for Roland DG.

  • Monz to leave Heidelberg

    Monz to leave Heidelberg

    Dr Ludwin Monz, who has been CEO of Heidelberg since April 2022, has announced his intention to leave the company at the end of June. He will be replaced by Jürgen Otto (59). But what does this mean for Heidelberg’s future?

  • Interview: Mike Rottenborn, CEO of Hybrid Software Group

    Interview: Mike Rottenborn, CEO of Hybrid Software Group

    At the end of last year I caught up with Mike Rottenborn, CEO of Hybrid Software Group and discussed the history of the company and where he sees it going forward.

  • Konica Minolta takes bigger slice of MGi

    Konica Minolta has increased its holding in the French manufacturer MGI, so that it now owns 42.3 percent of MGI. More interestingly, Konica Minolta has also outlined its vision for its future in industrial inkjet printing.

  • Global Graphics appoints new CEO

    Global Graphics has chosen Mike Rottenborn to take over as its CEO at the start of the new year, following Gary Fry’s decision to step down from the role.

  • Global Graphics buys Xitron

    Global Graphics has acquired Xitron, a US-based company specialising in prepress solutions, for $4.5 million in cash.

  • Xerox targets HP takeover

    The Wall Street Journal has reported that Xerox is considering making a cash-and-stock offer for HP. Xerox itself told me that it does not comment on rumours, though HP has confirmed that it did receive a proposal on 5th November 2019.

  • Xerox abandons Fuji Xerox business

    Xerox has sold its remaining 25 percent stake in the Fuji Xerox joint venture to a subsidiary of Fujifilm, while Fujifilm has also agreed to give up on its efforts to sue Xerox for $1 billion following the failed merger last year. The two have also modified and extended the existing sourcing terms for future…

  • Avery Dennison expands European manufacturing

    Materials supplier Avery Dennison has expanded its production facility at the Rodange plant in Luxembourg, recently holding an opening ceremony to celebrate.

  • Xaar losses lead to thin film exit

    Xaar has published its interim results for the first half of this year, with even more red than most of my old school reports, and which has prompted the company to give up on its thin film piezo printheads. 

  • Stratasys increases stake in Xaar 3D

    Xaar is planning to sell a larger stake in its Xaar 3D joint venture to Stratasys, which the two companies set up back in July 2018 to develop Xaar’s High Speed Sintering, or HSS, technologies. 

  • DIC to acquire BASF pigment business

    DIC, a Japanese company familiar to most people as the owner of Sun Chemical, is set to acquire BASF’s global pigments business known as BASF Colors and Effects, or BCE, in a deal valued at €1.15 billion. This includes €985 million in cash plus the outstanding debts.