Landa and Komori strengthen their relationship
-Selects Komori platforms for all sheetfed Nanographic Printing presses
Landa Corporation and Komori Corporation have recently formalized their long-term strategic alliance by entering into multi-faceted agreements. They had collaborated during Landa’s development of Nanography, with Komori providing sheetfed platforms for the launch of Nanographic Printing at Drupa 2012. As per the formal joint announcement, now Komori will be the global supplier of all sheetfed Landa Nanographic Printing press platforms to Landa and Landa will provide Komori with Nanographic Printing technology and Landa NanoInk Colorants for incorporation into Komori-branded Nanographic Printing presses.
Since Drupa, Landa engineers have been evaluating proposals from the industry’s leading press vendors, both European and Asian, for the supply of sheetfed platforms for Landa Nanographic Printing presses. In making its assessment, Landa took into account the caliber of engineering, robustness of design, automation, reliability and cost effectiveness. The vendor’s culture of innovation, technical resources, commercial success and financial stability were also important criteria. The outcome led Landa to place orders with Komori for sheetfed platforms for Landa’s S10 Nanographic Printing Presses, which will start to be delivered to customers by the end of 2014.
Following a lengthy technology diligence period, during which Komori scientists and engineers studied, evaluated and tested Landa Nanographic Printing technology, Komori concluded that Nanography has the potential to deliver on its promise of matching the quality and speed of offset printing at the lowest cost per page in the digital printing industry. Komori therefore formalized its license agreement with Landa, cementing their long-term strategic alliance.
Landa founder, chairman and CEO Benny Landa says, “We have been deeply impressed by Komori, its people and its culture. Together we bring an extremely high caliber of engineering expertise, second-to-none quality and performance, with a fervent commitment and willingness to invest in the future. It is gratifying to have as our strategic partner the one global press vendor that continues to thrive despite the challenges faced by the industry.”
Yoshiharu Komori, president, chairman and CEO, Komori says, “It is a great honor to be able to cooperate with Landa in bringing Nanography to market. Our teams have been closely monitoring Landa’s development and have been amazed with the progress made so far, which exceeds our expectations. We believe that the impact of Benny Landa’s new invention, Nanography—with the Komori platform—will have a far greater impact even than his introduction of the first digital printing press.”