Italian ink producer opens its first North American production facility.
Kiian USA officially opened for business in late September in Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, marking the launch of the company’s first digital textile and signage ink production facility in North America and the expansion of the Kiian digital business in the Americas.
The development is part of a strategic program to internationally expand Kiian’s ink business, the company reports. The focus for the Kiian USA operation will be to extend and develop its digital business in North America, as well as to support and assist growth for rapidly-developing markets in Central and South America.
"The next phase of growth for Kiian is to develop our innovative ink business in the key global textile and signage markets,” says Fabio Festorazzi, Kiian Group CEO .“The establishment of a Kiian headquarters in Tennessee provides our business with a professional base in a strategically-important market and one that will grow our business and improve the service that we provide our customers."
“In the North American market, there is already a strong demand for our specialist aqueous textile inks, and I am excited and confident about the potential to generate the kind of success that will continue to grow our business profitably in the US,” says Alessandro Ratti, general manager of Kiian USA.
Headquartered in Italy, Kiian Group is an international supplier of specialty inks for the digital, textile, and industrial markets. Operating in 90 different countries, the company comprises three divisions: Kiian Digital, Kiian Screen, and Kiian Industrial. Its Digital products include Digistar water-based, solvent, and sublimation inks for a variety of applications (graphics, textiles, and sublimation).