EFI celebrate 10 years of their inkjet business

California-based EFI marked the 10-year anniversary of its acquisition of Vutek, a pioneering developer of superwide-format industrial inkjet technologies.

04 Jun 2015 | By Sriraam Selvam

The deal, completed on 3 June, 2005, moved EFI from focusing only on digital production and print MIS workflows into the industrial inkjet space an industry segment that continues to be one of the best-performing parts of the global graphic arts and printing market.
When EFI first announced its plans to acquire Vutek, EFI CEO Guy Gecht praised the Meredith, New Hampshire (USA), company as ‘the best acquisition to enter the market,’ adding that ‘its UV applications bring interesting advantages to our customers.’
“Ten years later, the significant success we have seen with our Vutek, Jetrion and Cretaprint products definitely validates our decision to enter the industrial inkjet market,” said Gecht on the occasion.
“I’m tremendously proud, looking at our accomplishments over the past decade, of the innovation that EFI has brought to industrial inkjet and the success of our customers across the world,” said Scott Schinlever, who joined EFI as part of the Vutek acquisition and is now SVP/GM of EFI Inkjet Solutions.
“Ten years later, when I look at the team, roadmap and market expectations, I can only conclude that the best is yet to come” he added.
EFI’s inkjet portfolio has expanded beyond Vutek superwide-format printers to include Jetrion label and packaging printers, wide-format printers, inks and Cretaprint ceramic tile printers.
Meanwhile EFI India is set to host its fourth Advisory Council meeting at their Bengaluru office on 11 June 2015 with the theme “ERP/MIS in Indian Print and Packaging Industry”.
Gaby Matsliach, SVP of Productivity Software will deliver the keynote address at this event.