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Fuji Completes Sericol Acquisition

(May 2005) posted on Thu May 05, 2005

Resultant company called FujiFilm Sericol Ltd.


Fuji Photo Film Co. has completed its
acquisition of Sericol, the producer of inks
for wide-format digital printers, screenprinting
systems, and the narrow-web
printing market. The resultant company,
FujiFilm Sericol Ltd., is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Fuji Photo Film and remains
based in Broadstairs, Kent, in England.
Sericol management, including CEO Ed
Carhart, remains with the company.

"The acquisition will further expand
and develop Fujifilm's printing business,
one of the company's core businesses,
into other areas of industrial and package
printing which are expected to grow
steadily in demand," Fuji reported when
the acquisition was first announced earlier
this year.

In addition to manufacturing inks,
Sericol is also the distributor for Inca Digital
Printers (www.incadigital.com). The
acquisition of Sericol by Fuji will not affect
this distribution arrangement, Sericol
reports: "Sericol and Inca will continue to
be strategic partners in the sale of Inca
flatbed digital presses."

Sericol has its main manufacturing
facilities in England and Kansas City, MO.
It has other plants in Australia, India,
China, and Brazil as well as offices around
the world. The company has 1200
employees worldwide. (Fuji Photo Film: www.fujifilm.com; Sericol: www.sericol.com)


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