Epson buys textile company Robustelli

Epson’s Italian subsidiary is to acquire 100% of the capital of Fratelli Robustelli, an Italian textile printing company based in Como. It’s a natural synergy given that the two companies have worked together over several years to develop textile printing solutions.

The two companies will collaborate further over R&D and Epson is committed to using its worldwide sales and service network to sell Robustelli’s Monna Lisa inkjet textile printer to more countries and regions around the world.

Valerio Robustelli, one of the proprietors of Robustelli, explained: “Our cooperation with Epson led to the development of Monna Lisa, an industrial digital textile printer that is today a market benchmark for high-quality textile printing. The combination of our respective skills is the natural conclusion of a process of innovation to satisfy customers in Italy and the rest of the world.”

Robustelli is a family owned company that dates back to 1972. The company’s main business is developing and selling the Monna Lisa printers as well as researching and developing digital textile printing technology. Revenue for the last year ending December 31 2015 was €12,060,000.

Sunao Murata, COO of Epson’s Professional Printing Operations Division, will take over as president of Robustelli.


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