EFI acquires BDR for textile inks

EFI has acquired Turkish-based BDR Boya Kimya to develop new ink products for the digital textile print market.

24 May 2019 | By PrintWeek India

BDR, which specialises in the manufacturing of reactive inkjet inks for industrial digital textile printing, will now be integrated into the EFI Reggiani, where it will continue to develop these inks. 

Under the terms of the acquisition deal, BDR will now rebrand as EFI Reggiani BDR. Its products are now available as new offerings alongside the EFI Reggiani inks and will be marketed through EFI’s combined sales teams and channels as EFI Reggiani BDR.

BDR’s employees will also join EFI but remain based at their current sites in Turkey. 

Despite having only launched in 2016, BDR has already built up a presence in Turkey and Pakistan, with plans to pursue further growth opportunities across Europe, the Middle East and India.

“The acquisition bolsters our effective textile ink manufacturing and propels EFI Reggiani into a leading position in the digital inks’ marketplace,” EFI said in the statement. “By combining the EFI and BDR operations, we roughly double our scale in this market.