Kyocera Corporation has announced that it will be acquiring 100% ownership of NIXKA S.A.S., an inkjet print engine and system manufacturer. As a result of this acquisition, NIXKA will be renamed to KYOCERA NIXKA Inkjet Systems S.A.S. and will be headquartered in Aubagne, France.
Kyocera has been expanding its digital printing business since 2007 to serve new applications in commercial and industrial printing. The company’s high-speed inkjet printheads have become key devices within industrial inkjet printers, gaining a strong market position by enabling digital printing at high speed and high resolution. NIXKA, established in 2020, develops, manufactures and sells high-efficiency, high-quality inkjet print engines and systems that utilize Kyocera’s flagship inkjet printhead products.
With the trend towards custom, small-lot printing, demand for NIXKA’s solutions is expected to increase. Through the acquisition of NIXKA, Kyocera will expand its business into new markets, including print engines, systems, and integrated services. By combining expertise from both companies, Kyocera aims to maximize synergies and promote the widespread use of inkjet printing technologies by developing new products and applications.
Kyocera Corporation, the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics. Over the years, the company has become a leading supplier of industrial and automotive components, semiconductor packages, electronic devices, smart energy systems, printers, copiers, and mobile phones. During the year ended March 31, 2022, the company’s consolidated sales revenue totaled 1.8 trillion yen (approximately US$15.1 billion).
The acquisition of NIXKA by Kyocera will create new synergies in inkjet print technologies and contribute to the growth and development of the Kyocera Group. With the combination of expertise from both companies, the printing industry can expect to see new and innovative products and applications in the near future.
SOURCE Industry Analysts Inc.
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